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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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Supernatural

Teaching English Abroad: Supernatural Experiences in Oman

It was Saturday, the first day of the school/work week in Oman. Younis, one of my students, came in looking noticeably tan. Of course, Oman is the land of 363-days-of-sunshine-per-year and many Omanis have tan faces, but Younis was usually quite pale. On this Saturday morning, he looked as though he had spent a solid week at the beach. ...

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mariachi

More than Mariachi: The Music and Rhythm of Mexico

One of the great things about teaching English abroad is discovering the hidden gems of a region. Sometimes it's food (Kimchi grows on you eventually!), sometimes it's the culture. Other times, it's a sound or a note that catches you, like when it comes to the music of Mexico. Music has always had a rhythm to it that makes ...

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Where shoud I teach

Where Should I Teach? 5 Ways to Choose Your Destination

So, you’ve decided that you’re ready to take off on a journey to go teach English as a second language overseas? Not everyone has the courage to step out of their comfort zone and commit to living and working in a new and likely unfamiliar country. Deciding to make this move is the first of several major decisions you ...

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One Step Masan Korea

Teaching English Abroad: A World of Wonder with Just One Step

I was standing on the tarmac, waiting to board the plane that would take me further from home than I’d ever been, wondering what in the world I was doing. I was terrified. I was moving to the other side of the world to a place where I didn’t know a single person, couldn’t speak the language, and had ...

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Japan Transportation

Planes, Trains & Subways: The Amazingly Easy Transportation of Japan

I knew, when looking for a position teaching English abroad, that I wanted to live in Tokyo. Having been here for three years now, even knowing it’s crowded, I’m still surprised at just how many people are here. Japan has around 127 million people; of those 127 million, 37 million live in the greater Tokyo area with an additional ...

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In their Own Words

In Their Own Words: Why I Chose To Teach English Abroad

Are you on the fence about teaching English abroad? It can be intimidating and exciting all at once, maybe even a little overwhelming. And that's understandable because it's a pretty big decision to make. But, as our graduates explain, it's worth it! One of the Best Decisions I Ever Made Teaching has been something I’ve wanted to do since ...

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Taiwan

22 Breathtaking Views of Taiwan

Are you thinking about teaching English abroad in Taiwan? There is, of course, plenty of people hungry to learn the English language and culture. On the flip side, Taiwan offers a lot for potential teachers.  With five mountain ranges, four islands, and plenty of beaches, Taiwan has an abundance of natural beauty for you to explore. Here are a ...

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