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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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Cinco de Mayo Special: How to conquer Mexico as an ESL Teacher

Cinco de Mayo Special: How to conquer Mexico as an ESL Teacher

From the jungle-clad temples of Chiapas to the bustling streets and iconic roundabouts of Mexico City, Mexico truly has something for everyone. That being said, for those hungry to experience new cultures, languages, food, and adventures, the prospect of living and teaching English overseas can be both thrilling and intimidating. Most of us start off not knowing exactly where ...

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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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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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Alex’s ESL Journey (then COVID-19 struck)

When the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, I was living and teaching on a small island off the coast of Taiwan. We were on holiday for the Chinese New Year when the news of a terrifying new virus broke. Of course, nobody knew at that point how seriously to take the news. Being on an island gave ...

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How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

Watch the video below for our interview with Sydney & Colin, two Oxford Seminars grads teaching ESL abroad. In the video they'll talk about their experiences teaching English in China, including info about their school, what it's like living in China, and how teaching ESL allowed them to save money on travel. Want to get started teaching ESL abroad? ...

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