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Do I know enough about English to teach ESL overseas?

Do I know enough about English to teach ESL overseas?

As an Oxford Seminars instructor, one of the most common concerns I hear from teachers-in-training is that they might not know enough about English to become an effective teacher.  Is such a fear justified? The short is answer is no.  If you speak English comfortably, you can learn to teach it! But what if I don’t know much about grammar? ...

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Top ESL teaching destinations hiring this year

The Top ESL Teaching Destinations Hiring this year

Many people decide to make the leap from living in their home country to teaching and traveling abroad. Teaching English abroad is a fascinating journey of adventure and self-exploration. The opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture is something that should be embraced with enthusiasm and vigor. However, you may not know exactly where and when you should look for ...

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3 Key Attributes for Living and Teaching English Abroad

3 Key Attributes For Living & Teaching English Abroad

There are many articles out there about what it takes to be an ESL teacher, how to prepare for your journey overseas, and other aspects. These are important things to research to help you navigate the often complex pathways to your final destination. You may have also read about teachers dealing with culture shock abroad. Culture shock is completely normal and not ...

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Mostly Smooth Sailing in Cambodia

Mostly Smooth Sailing in Cambodia

Our adventures traveling, relaxing, and sailing in Cambodia have been fantastic, just like the rest of our trip throughout South East Asia. But, every once in a while travel plans can hit a snag, just as they did when we were getting ready to leave the island of Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia. We had our tickets in hand as we approached the ...

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Visiting Angkor Wat as we travel and teach ESL

Visiting Angkor Wat As We Travel and Teach ESL

When people think of Cambodia, their minds usually gravitate to one of two things: the hellacious history of the Killing Fields or the spiritual splendor of Angkor Wat. After experiencing the gut wrenching stories of Cambodia's dark time during Pol Pot's reign, we continued our adventure teaching English and traveling abroad and ventured into Siem Reap, Cambodia's most heavily ...

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Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

After leaving Inle Lake, we prepared for the next major stop on our adventure: Cambodia. Before leaving Myanmar, we headed up to Mandalay for a few days to check out the city. We'd heard two differing reviews from other travelers of Myanmar's major centers: One said, “skip Yangon, it's dirty and there's not ...

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