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Our grad answers your questions about teaching English in Korea

Video: Our grad answers your questions about Teaching English in Korea

Watch the video below to see our TESOL/TESL/TEFL grad, Emily, answer your questions about teaching English in Korea, including salary, traveling abroad, & what teaching ESL is like. Emily taught ESL in South Korea for two years after graduating with her bachelor's degree and TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification and has spent the last 6 months traveling the world on her savings from ...

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Our grads share stories from teaching ESL in China & South Korea

Two Oxford Seminars grads, Amanda and Chelsea, share their stories and review their experiences teaching ESL abroad. Amanda taught English in China, while Chelsea taught ESL in South Korea. Amanda - Teaching English in China "Even for a seasoned traveler like myself, it’s always a scary thing ...

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Experience halloween around the world while teaching English abroad

Experience Halloween around the world: teach ESL abroad

As you think about teaching English abroad, you may find yourself wondering how you’ll celebrate your favorite holidays after you go overseas, as well as what kinds of new holidays you’ll get to experience. How do people celebrate Halloween around the world?...Do they celebrate it at all? With Halloween approaching, costumes, parties, and candy are on everyone’s mind, but how do ...

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Oxford Seminars grads review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars Grads Review their ESL teaching jobs abroad

Oxford Seminars grads teach English and travel to a wide variety of different countries around the world. Read below for reviews from two of our grads, Nancy and Jason, about their experiences teaching English abroad. Nancy and her husband, John, both got certified and found positions teaching English in Mexico, while Jason taught ESL in China after he earned his certification. ...

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My travels as an English teacher in South Korea & Cuba – Video

In the video below, Rowan, an Oxford Seminars grad, shares his travel memories from his adventures as an English teacher in South Korea and Cuba. His experiences teaching and traveling abroad not only changed his outlook on life, but allowed him to save enough money to spend a relaxing 4 months living the hammock lifestyle in Nicaragua. In Cuba, he ...

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Grad Story - How Teaching English abroad changed my life

Grad Story – How teaching English abroad changed my life

If you have been reading about teaching ESL overseas, you’ve probably read about the wonderful experiences and benefits of becoming a teacher abroad, such as travel, food, money, culture, and people. All of these are great reasons for getting certified and moving abroad. What if an added benefit was losing weight or a change in your vision? Here are ...

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How Much Money Can I Make Teaching English in China?

Numerous articles have been written getting you excited about teaching English abroad. These articles tell you about the wonderful travel opportunities, marvelous culinary delights, interesting cultural experiences, and wonderful classroom/social lifestyles that await you. When asked, “Why did you become an ESL teacher and move to your host country?”, many will give the reasons listed above. Seldom is the ...

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How to Choose the Right ESL Teaching Job

How to Choose the Right ESL Teaching Job

One of the difficulties with assessing a potential TESL employer or ESL teaching job overseas is the distance involved - you are in your home country and they are most likely on a different continent or in another hemisphere. If you are conducting a distance job search and interviewing via webcam, you probably won’t have the chance to see ...

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How living abroad lets you experience new cultures

How Living Abroad Lets You Experience New Cultures

As a tourist, you never really get a full sense of another culture. Instead you only see a limited, surface view of the culture and never really get to experience how that culture actually feels and functions. Actually living in another country, on the other hand, can give you a much more in-depth and organic experience of that culture ...

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Visiting Angkor Wat as we travel and teach ESL

Visiting Angkor Wat As We Travel and Teach ESL

When people think of Cambodia, their minds usually gravitate to one of two things: the hellacious history of the Killing Fields or the spiritual splendor of Angkor Wat. After experiencing the gut wrenching stories of Cambodia's dark time during Pol Pot's reign, we continued our adventure teaching English and traveling abroad and ventured into Siem Reap, Cambodia's most heavily ...

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