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Finding my Apartment in China

Finding My Apartment in China While Teaching ESL

Everyone's experience teaching English abroad will be different depending on where they choose to go. My partner and I decided to teach English in China, and one of the first steps on our adventure was finding a place to live in our new country. Much like teaching English abroad, everyone's experience finding an apartment in China will also be ...

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5 Questions to Help You Save Money While Teaching English Abroad

Travel can be expensive, but as an ESL teacher abroad, you have a unique opportunity to make money while you travel. Depending on where you teach, you may be able to cut your travel costs and save money! If one of your goals for teaching English abroad is to save money, ask yourself these five questions when you are ...

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How Teaching English in China Became My Career - Video

How Teaching English in China Became My Career – Video

In this video our grad Laura talks about teaching English in China and Peru, how she got started teaching ESL, her class, and how teaching English in China became her career. Watch the video and see highlights from her Instagram below: Want to get started teaching English abroad? Attend a Free Information Session Find a Course Near You Read ...

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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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Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

So, you're thinking about taking the leap and teaching English abroad and start exploring the World. What can you expect after this experience of teaching abroad? What will you gain from a year or more living far away from your home? Here are some of the biggest reasons to consider teaching English abroad: Enhance Your Resume Teaching ...

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6 Questions to Help You Choose Where to Teach Abroad

6 Questions to Help You Choose Where to Teach Abroad

When I talk to prospective ESL teachers interested in going abroad, some already know exactly where they want to go. However, many others are not so sure where to teach abroad. Some are trying to pick between a few top destinations, and others have no idea where they want to go. They’re just excited to travel and teach English abroad. ...

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4 tips for saving money while teaching in South Korea

4 Tips for Saving Money While Teaching English Abroad in South Korea

Teaching English abroad is a great way to save some money or pay off those crippling student loans. If you’re interested in teaching English in South Korea, most schools offer contracts that pay rent for you (unless otherwise specified, for whatever extenuating circumstances). Saving money before you leave is crucial for when you are just starting your ...

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How Much Do ESL Teachers Get Paid Overseas?

The average salary for K-12 teachers across the United States is about $45,000 per year. Of course this number varies greatly based on several factors, particularly location and experience. The same formula applies to ESL teachers abroad. Most people who decide to teach English overseas do so for the cultural experiences and travel opportunities. But there are others who ...

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How much money can I save by teaching in South Korea? Video

How Much Money Can I Save By Teaching in South Korea? [Video]

People teach English abroad for a variety of reasons, but a common one, especially if you are just finishing college or university is to pay off your student loans and save money. Oxford Seminars Instructor, Heidi Bundschoks did just that when she went to teach English in South Korea. In this video, she talks about great ways to save ...

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7 FAQ for ESL Teachers About Life in a New Country

As you start looking into the logistics of living in a foreign country as an ESL teacher, many questions start to come up, which can be daunting.  I have been asked several questions about living abroad by people interested in taking a leap to have their own adventure.  Having moved to Asia to teach English abroad on two separate ...

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