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The ‘New’ Italian Job (and the Pineapple on Pizza Debate) – The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 3)

The 'New' Italian Job (and the Pineapple on Pizza Debate) - The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 3)   In this episode James and Rowan discuss their favorite (and not-so-favorite) pizzas from around the world, and attempt to spark the great Pineapple on Pizza debate. After the break we learn about the best pastas in Italy, and how to succeed ...

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Teaching ESL in Korea – A Mountain and Beach Lover’s Paradise

Through Oxford Seminars, I was connected to several job placement agencies according to my preferred locations. I ultimately decided to go forward with their recommended public school recruiting agency, who in turn connected me to the Gyeongsangnam-Province Office of Education in South Korea. This decision proved to be one of the best ones I've ever made as I ended up staying in ...

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Love Is in the Air – The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 1)

Love Is in the Air - The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 1) James reminisces with co-host Rowan about falling in love in Korea, while an interview with guests Becky and Mike uncovers how they found love in China. They also discuss some uncommon but amazing Korean and Chinese dishes, and incredible off-the-beaten-path travel destinations.  

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Why I Love Teaching for Oxford Seminars

I started with Oxford Seminars in March 2015. On the first day of my first course, I was nervous. Teaching a new course is nerve-racking. Still, I had found a vocation in teaching ESL, and I was excited to share my experiences and knowledge with others. Fortunately, the course was a success, and I have now been an Oxford Seminars Instructor for ...

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Free Flights to China with Quarantine Costs Covered

Looking for a job abroad can be tough, especially during a pandemic. Travel delays, quarantines, and closed borders are not something we would have factored into teaching overseas before 2019. That's why Oxford Seminars' Job Placement Advisors are working hard to provide helpful advice and connect our teachers with trustworthy contacts overseas. We have many options available during this ...

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How COVID-19 Helped Me Decide to Call Vietnam Home

January 27, 2021 The frying pan pops and sizzles, the smell of onions thick in my cramped kitchen. My eyes are teary from chopping as the tiny ding of my phone signals a message: Have you heard about the 80 cases of COVID? It’s a strange feeling, a kind of falling away, as I read the link my friend ...

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How an Oxford Seminars Grad Got an Online Teaching Job [Video]

Oxford Seminars grad Aline shares tips to secure an online teaching job including the interview process, demo lessons, and required technology. She also discusses working hours, her pay rate, lesson planning, classroom setup, teaching strategies, and much more! Watch the video below to hear about Aline's experiences in our course and her plans to teach online! Want to get ...

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Tips and Tricks for Teaching ESL Online – Part 2: Mastering Zoom

Before COVID-19, I had already gotten a Zoom account out of curiosity and started to tutor some of my overseas students who used to 'Skype' with me through it. When the pandemic hit and the lockdowns commenced in March 2020, Zoom became my go-to when many of my online students transitioning from an in-class experience to online were struggling ...

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