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FAQ Fulltime Job

FAQ: Will I Find an ESL Job Working Full Time Hours?

“Not black & white.” Grey. Yes, very grey. This is a good way to describe the terms & conditions of an ESL contract abroad, where written items that should be clear, rarely are. Even worse, legal jargon that – even when written in perfect English —can appear as foreign as the culture you might be emigrating to. Overseas ESL ...

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Small town

Why Small Towns Offer More Personal TESOL Experiences

Small town or big city? Many of my friends and family members who have taught abroad have longed for the bright lights of the world’s largest metropolises such as Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo, Mexico City, and Madrid. Based on my own experiences teaching abroad, however, I recommend relocating to a small city or town. Here's why. (more…)

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Not in Kansas Anymore

Teaching English Abroad: I Don’t Think We’re In Kansas Anymore

When you live in foreign countries, you occasionally have these moments where it suddenly all hits you: I'm not in ________ anymore! For me, Canada is home, so traveling to another country can have it's share of adventures. The story I'm about to tell describes one of my own "WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I?" moments from my time teaching abroad ...

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Top 10 Countries

Top 10 Countries for Teaching English Abroad

If you are considering teaching English overseas, do your research. Where should you go? Is it right for you? There are trends in ESL markets worldwide, which can help in determining if this is, in fact, the type of career path that you want to take. We've compiled a list of the top 10 countries that have a strong ...

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Jobs That Take You around the World (Infographic)

Are you on the lookout for an international job but aren't sure about what's out there? From the military to journalists, and of course, our personal favorite of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), there are multiple opportunities available. However, they each have their advantages and disadvantages. So, how can you know what's best for you? While that's a ...

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Common English Mistakes

20 Common English Grammar Mistakes Not to Pass on to Your Students

It's easy to use regional dialects or commonly misused language mistakes when speaking everyday English. However, when teaching a second language to new students, it's important that you're giving them the proper foundation from which to build their habits. This includes your own speaking and writing habits in the classroom. The following are 20 common English grammar mistakes you ...

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Teaching English Abroad: What Will Teaching ESL Be Like?

At the end of any Oxford Seminars Certification Course, there is a certain measure of excitement as students are being handed their certificates of completion. Applause rings out, camera phones are flashing and hugs and contact information are being exchanged. The air is full of celebration as students feel a mixture of accomplishment and relief. In the midst of ...

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