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Upcoming Volunteer ESL Teaching Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer ESL Teaching Opportunities Abroad

Want to make a difference in the world? Teach English and travel abroad as a volunteer ESL teacher. People volunteer to teach ESL abroad for many reasons: You may want to travel and learn the language of another country, or strengthen your resume with additional teaching experience, or you may volunteer to teach ESL overseas for the pure enjoyment of the experience. ...

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Using games to teach English - 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

Using games to teach English – 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

What influences in your childhood development allowed you to learn English? Was it all of the hours sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher? I suspect that the answer would be “no”. Looking back on my English development as a kid, there were multitudes of resources that helped in my English skills development. If such techniques allowed for ...

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Why I decided to teach English in Japan

Why I Decided to Teach English in Japan – Video

Thom, an ESL teacher in Japan for 10 years, talks about why he decided to teach English in Japan, his memories of helping students succeed, participating in Japanese cultural traditions, and how teaching English abroad changed his life. Want to learn more about teaching ESL overseas? Sign up for a free information session near you, or download our course guide. [wp_social_sharing social_options='facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest' ...

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Why should I teach abroad? See the world & change lives

Why Should I Teach Abroad? – See the World & Change Lives – Podcast

Teaching abroad is a great way to see the world and a rewarding opportunity to affect people's lives in a positive way. ESL teacher, Janice explains why she decided to teach abroad and how her experiences teaching English in China gave her the opportunity to travel and make a difference in the lives of her students. Want to learn ...

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Should I Take a Year Off Before College?”

What Is a Gap Year Before College?

As an overachiever in high school, my plan was to fast track college, and then immediately pursue a business management career. Back then, it seemed like I never stopped working hard to achieve my academic goals. Until I realized I needed a break. And until I learned that sometimes—when high school grads feel just as burnt out as I ...

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6 Reasons to Choose Oxford Seminars

Are you on the fence about teaching English abroad? Here are several convincing reasons that serve as persuasive reminders about the perks of teaching abroad and how Oxford Seminars can help make it become a reality! 1. The ability to travel to exotic locations Teaching ESL abroad means you have the opportunity to see and do so many things: ...

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Make an Impact

3 Ways You Can Impact the World as an ESL Teacher Abroad

As a volunteer ESL teacher in a rural village of Northern India, I learned many things about myself and my relationship with the world around me. The economic and social challenges of my students gave me an appreciation for what I have, while their bright smiles and optimistic attitudes showed me areas I needed to grow.   How about ...

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5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Chose to Teach English Abroad

In all honesty, I can say that the decision to teach abroad was one of best decisions I have made in my entire life. The change from growing up in a small Canadian town to spending ten years living in nine different countries and traveling to numerous more has left a lasting impression on who I am and how ...

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