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How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

Dating? KFC? How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

In North America the Holiday Season often evokes images of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other religious traditions, as well as presents, food, and time off work. But Christmas and other holiday festivities are not limited to North America. Cultures around the world celebrate Christmas and many other holidays as well. Some cultures have been celebrating longer than North America has, ...

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My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand - TESOL Stories

My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand – TESOL Stories

Getting your TEFL Certification equips you with the skills, insights, and credentials you need to apply for ESL teaching jobs in nearly any country in the world. The next step is to make your most exciting decision: With the whole world to choose from, where should you go? There is no simple answer. Choosing a country really comes down ...

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4 Things You Must Do in Tokyo While Teaching ESL

There's no time in my life I cherish quite like the years I was lucky enough to call Tokyo, Japan my home. Whether you're teaching ESL in Tokyo like I was, or visiting on vacation, it really is the ultimate city in which to work hard, play hard, and experience the thrill of being overseas to its fullest. [caption ...

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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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How I got started teaching English in Japan

How I got started teaching English in Japan – Video

Matt, an ESL teacher, talks about how an unexpected opportunity to teach English in Japan got him out of an unfulfilling job and into a life-changing new experience, as well as how a trip to a Japanese punk club became one of his favorite memories from teaching English abroad. Matt’s new-found love of teaching ESL abroad turned his initial plan ...

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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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5 Countries you didn’t know offered English teaching jobs

Many of us have heard of places like Japan, South Korea, Thailand, France, and China as common English teaching destinations. Although they are excellent options for teaching English abroad, there is a world of overlooked countries just waiting for qualified teachers to fill open ESL teaching positions. Here are some of the off the beaten path destinations for you ...

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Where are the ESL teaching jobs abroad?

When you're thinking about teaching English abroad, selecting your top teaching destinations can be an unexpected challenge. If you have the travel bug, the desire to explore and see the world can outweigh the desire to see a specific country. Some people already know where they want to go, but for these soon-to-be world explorers, choosing a first teaching destination often comes down to ...

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How to Fight Travel Anxiety While Teaching ESL Abroad

Preparing to teach ESL and travel in a foreign country can be an intimidating process. Enriching cultural experiences, thrilling adventures, and unexpected challenges all lie ahead. With such a big change ahead of you, feeling some travel anxiety and stress is very common. While no amount of preparation will ensure that things always go 100% smoothly or according to ...

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3 Ways Teaching ESL Overseas will Change Your Life

So, you have heard the rumors that teaching ESL overseas is an awesome experience (it is) and have decided to explore the possibility that this experience might be right for you. You are perhaps thinking of taking a TESOL course before applying for teaching jobs and heading abroad (good idea!).  No one can predict how their overseas experience is ...

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