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Experiencing Generous Culture and Making Friends in Japan

Making Friends as an ESL Teacher in Japan [Video]

In this Video, Oxford Seminars Instructor, Paul Workman recalls a story of a generous family he met while living and teaching English in Japan. The generosity of the Japanese Culture has stuck with him and resulted in long-lasting and valued relationships. These friendships helped him overcome the anxiety that can come with living in a new country, and embrace Japanese ...

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Using English and German in an ESL Classroom

Using English And German In An ESL Classroom

In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor, Peter Connell, speaks about the confusing situation he ran into with his German students when he said the German word, "gesundheit", after a student sneezed. His high-level students were confused when he explained that English speakers often borrow words and phrases from other languages like German and use them in every day speech, ...

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Video Recap: Magda and Brent in Hanoi, Vietnam

Video Recap: Magda and Brent in Hanoi

Where in the World Are Magda and Brent? A Recap of Their Experiences in Hanoi, Vietnam Check out the video below for a quick recap of Magda and Brent's journey throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe so far. In this video, Magda and Brent talk about their experiences as they travel in Hanoi, Vietnam, from buying and learning how ...

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Why Different is OK when teaching English abroad

Why Living in a Foreign Country is Different and That’s OK [VIDEO]

In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor, Jennifer Goodnow discusses how living in a foreign country is different. She admits she was initially overwhelmed with all the changes she faced while teaching English abroad in Japan. Many things were different, unfamiliar, and confusing, but then she came to the realization that, just because it was unfamiliar, that didn’t make it ...

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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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Video: Memorable Food Experiences While Teaching in Japan

Video: Memorable Food Experiences While Teaching in Japan

Cold rice balls? Curry-filled doughnuts? Fried Sting Ray? Oxford Seminars instructors Corinne Toffan and Paul Workman tried these and many other new and exciting foods while teaching in Japan, to (mostly) delicious results. In this video, Corinne Toffan talks about how much she enjoyed going out for dinner with her class and trying strange new dishes. It was a great ...

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How To Teach ESL to Middle School Students, Video

How to Teach ESL to Middle School Students [Video]

ESL teachers often have the opportunity to teach ESL to a wide variety of students of different ages and ability levels. Each age group, whether they are children, teenagers, or adults, requires a different strategy and set of teaching techniques to help them learn English and succeed in the class. Watch this video for Oxford Seminars instructor Peter Connell's tips for ...

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Video: An Unforgettable Experience as an Instructor in Korea

It’s not every day that one gets to experience North Korea on a personal level. As Oxford Seminars’ instructor Heidi Bundschoks explains in this video, she had many amazing experiences teaching ESL in South Korea for four years. But, hands down, her most memorable opportunity came when she got to visit North Korea on the inaugural cruise between the ...

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Video: What Does It Take to Be an ESL Teacher?

Are you considering a life of teaching English abroad but are concerned you don’t have what it takes? In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor Paul Workman discusses the various personality traits most successful ESL teachers possess. Take a look as Workman explains his experience: Are you adventurous? If you’re even contemplating a life abroad, you’ve probably got this trait ...

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