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Teaching English in 2022: Top ESL Job Opportunities

As the new year approaches, and society as a whole is hoping to put COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror, many teachers are wondering about upcoming job opportunities for 2022. Well, for those thinking of getting back on the road to teach English overseas, and experience amazing travel adventures in 2022, we’ve got some good news. There are lots of ...

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English Through Drama: A Dramatic Approach to Teaching English Online

In the long-lost world before the Covid -19 pandemic, I was a woman with a bachelor’s degree in drama, exploring careers in the theater industry. I had the opportunity to be a drama leader in many programs and camps for children between the ages of 5-17 years old. I had great experiences and opportunities, but I still struggled to figure ...

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What Teaching in Japan is REALLY like

Japan, for many, fires the imagination in ways that other countries just…don’t. Sorry other countries, but you have a lot to compete with: an epic history, an intricate and well-preserved culture with some seriously deep roots, an amazing and unique cuisine, a landscape straight out of a fantasy novel, and some of the friendliest, most incredible people in the ...

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Beyond the Classroom: The Value of TESOL Training in the Workplace

Leamington is a smallish Canadian town on the north shore of Lake Eerie, in southwestern Ontario. It’s surrounded by some pretty lush and fertile farmland, and has been known for over 100 years as “The Tomato Capital of Canada.” In addition to the endless acres of gently rolling farm fields, modern day Leamington is also surrounded by massive greenhouse farm operations, growing hydroponic tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other produce. As such, the town’s contemporary slogan is “The Greenhouse Capital of North America.” Producing ...

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Getting Paid to Drink Wine (and Teach ESL) – The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 2)

Getting Paid to Drink Wine (and Teach ESL) - The Teaching Abroad Pod (Episode 2)   In this episode, co-host Alex recalls some thrilling English camp teaching adventures from Korea, Taiwan and Poland. Zombies, bee stings, and dancing, oh my. After the break, TESL course instructor Brent checks in with some insights on where you can get paid to ...

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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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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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