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TEFL Course Reviews from the classroom to Teaching ESL Abroad

TEFL Course Reviews from the Classroom to Teaching ESL Abroad

The decision to teach English abroad can be intimidating, but with a little preparation, it quickly transforms from an intimidating decision into an unforgettable adventure that will change how you see the world and yourself in it. Two Oxford Seminars Grads, Terry and Bethany, experienced this firsthand. In their reviews of our in-class TESOL/TESL/TEFL Course, they talk about how ...

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How do I teach ESL without speaking the students' language?

How Do I Teach ESL Without Speaking the Students’ Language?

I stared at my new teacher incredulously. It was my very first Spanish class, and she was speaking in Spanish, only in Spanish. After the first class I was pretty irritated, but after a week or so it started to make sense. If I was going to learn Spanish, then I needed to be in a Spanish-speaking environment. The same principle ...

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Public Schools VS. Training Centers in China

When you’re first beginning in this wonderful world of ESL teaching, it can be daunting to know what is best for you. Do you know what country you want to teach in? Do you have all the requirements they ask for? Urban or rural? What grades and levels should you teach? What should you bring with you to your new home? ...

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The most important skill for any ESL teacher

The Most Important Skill for Any ESL Teacher

Improvisation! Whether you are traveling in your new country or teaching a class, things don't always go according to plan, so it is important to be able to think on the fly and improvise. Improvisation is the most important skill for any ESL teacher to have. Sometimes, your quick thinking is rewarded with an even better outcome than you ...

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The Importance of Lesson Plans in ESL Teaching

The Importance of Lesson Plans in ESL Teaching

Every new teacher worries about what will happen on the first day of teaching. "What if my class activities are over too quickly and I have extra time?" "What if my lesson goes off topic and my class falls behind?" Detailed lesson planning is the best solution to these worries. In this video, Oxford Seminars Instructor, Bridget McLaughlin explains ...

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