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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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Do I Need Experience to Teach English Abroad?

If you are wondering whether or not you need teaching experience to succeed as an ESL teacher; here’s a quick answer: you don’t. Just speaking English, however, is normally not enough. English schools won’t just hire the first English speaker they come across. If you’re interested in teaching English abroad, you must demonstrate to them that you will be ...

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4 Fields with Jobs Teaching English Abroad

4 Ways to Specialize While Teaching ESL Abroad

Congratulations! You have your TESOL certificate, and opened a world of exciting jobs teaching English overseas. There’s opportunity to explore exciting new cultures, and teach in a variety of different classrooms and settings. As you gain more experience teaching ESL, there are many different areas that you can specialize in. The more specialized training you get under your belt, the better teacher you’ll be, and ...

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What's It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

What’s It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

“If there is an ideal time to visit Kyoto, it’s early April. With the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the city takes on an otherworldly persona. Despite the throngs of visitors, which provide continuous people-watching opportunities, there is a sense of calm, stillness, and peace as you pause to marvel at the exquisiteness of the cherry blossom, a shape ...

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Do I need to know a foreign language to teach ESL overseas?

Do I Need to Know a Foreign Language to Teach ESL Overseas?

Many prospective teachers ask whether they need to know the language spoken in the country they hope to teach in. "Do I have to speak fluent Korean to teach in South Korea, or fluent Japanese to teach in Japan?" The short answer is no, you do not have to speak the language, but the more of the language you do know, the easier ...

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