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Education Grad? Gain Experience Teaching abroad

Education Grad? Here’s Why You Should Teach Abroad

Teaching is an attractive career choice for many university students, so it’s not surprising that the job market in education is very competitive. Whenever private and public schools post job openings, many qualified and experienced teachers apply. For new teachers, having two or more degrees isn’t enough when the experience section of their resume is thin. Coaching, volunteering and ...

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How Teaching ESL Allowed Me To Travel Around The World

How Teaching ESL Allowed me to Travel Around the World

Thinking of teaching English abroad? Let me tell you how it enriched my life and opened me up to a world of travel. After completing a bachelor degree in music, I decided to travel to Japan to perform and teach instead of immediately immersing myself in graduate studies. I wanted to be absolutely certain about the field of work I ought to prepare to ...

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Where in the World Are Magda and Brent?

Where In The World Are Magda and Brent?

Follow Magda and Brent as they travel abroad on an epic journey through Asia, the Middle East and Europe! Over the next several months, Magda, an Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Course graduate, and Brent, an Oxford Seminars instructor, will be on the adventure of a lifetime. Follow them to see blog posts, photos, and videos of every new adventure they share and stay ...

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The Abaya: Women Traveling in Oman

The Abaya: Women traveling in Oman

As a foreign woman traveling in Oman, and one who did not cover her hair, I was constantly stared at by men. They weren’t threatening stares, I soon realized, but curious ones, which at least in part spoke of the locals’ curiosity about me (and about my many colleagues both female and male) as newcomers and obvious foreigners. Although ...

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Can I switch careers and teach abroad?

Can I Switch Careers and Teach Abroad?

My life hasn’t been exactly on the same timeline as others. Living as a caretaker for my aging grandparents while working full time meant that it took me several years to finish my Bachelor’s Degrees. At the end of my studies, I was able to pull enough strings to leave the country for a summer abroad in Paris. That ...

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Four ESL Teaching Tips for Your First Classroom

Four ESL Teaching Tips for Your First Classroom

My wife and I are veterans of almost 20 years of teaching overseas in five different countries.  I had been teaching in public schools in California for several years before we left for our first overseas adventure (Saudi Arabia) so I was pretty well prepared to walk into a classroom with a good degree of confidence.  My wife, however, ...

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Top 10 Countries

Top 10 Countries for Teaching English Abroad

If you are considering teaching English overseas, do your research. Where should you go? Is it right for you? There are trends in ESL markets worldwide, which can help in determining if this is, in fact, the type of career path that you want to take. We've compiled a list of the top 10 countries that have a strong ...

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Supernatural

Teaching English Abroad: Supernatural Experiences in Oman

It was Saturday, the first day of the school/work week in Oman. Younis, one of my students, came in looking noticeably tan. Of course, Oman is the land of 363-days-of-sunshine-per-year and many Omanis have tan faces, but Younis was usually quite pale. On this Saturday morning, he looked as though he had spent a solid week at the beach. ...

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