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Two Places Retro Gamers MUST See in Japan!

There are many paths to developing a lifelong interest in Japanese culture. When I moved to Japan in 2014 to teach English, I got to know how many of my fellow ESL teachers came to be there. Some practiced Japanese martial arts like judo or karate, while others were there for the food, the trains, or anime. For me, ...

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Teaching English in 2022: Top ESL Job Opportunities

As the new year approaches, and society as a whole is hoping to put COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror, many teachers are wondering about upcoming job opportunities for 2022. Well, for those thinking of getting back on the road to teach English overseas, and experience amazing travel adventures in 2022, we’ve got some good news. There are lots of ...

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What Teaching in Japan is REALLY like

Japan, for many, fires the imagination in ways that other countries just…don’t. Sorry other countries, but you have a lot to compete with: an epic history, an intricate and well-preserved culture with some seriously deep roots, an amazing and unique cuisine, a landscape straight out of a fantasy novel, and some of the friendliest, most incredible people in the ...

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COVID-19 Restrictions in Top 10 Teaching Markets

Many teachers considering taking up new work abroad in 2021 have a lot of very valid questions as to the process of relocating these days, especially as it pertains to COVID-19 restrictions. Are schools even hiring? Can they sponsor visas? Do I need a COVID-free test? And so on. We've compiled the answers to many of these questions for ...

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Teaching English in 2021: Top ESL Job Opportunities

While the global COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted airlines and the travel industry as a whole throughout the year 2020, there are still a number of countries, predominantly in Asia, with a strong demand for foreign English teachers. Schools in South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand have all been able to sponsor visas and assist with relocation ...

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Live from Teaching ESL in Japan - Meet Our Grad Sierra!

Live from Teaching ESL in Japan – Meet Our Grad Sierra!

In the video below our grad Sierra talks to us live from Japan! Watch to learn all about her adventure teaching English abroad, from certification to starting her ESL teaching job in Japan. Want to get started teaching ESL abroad? Attend a Free Information Session Find a Course Near You   Read some of the highlights from the video ...

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HOW TEACHING ESL ABROAD EMPOWERED ME & BUILT MY CONFIDENCE – VIDEO

How Teaching ESL Abroad empowered me & built my confidence – Video

Watch the video below to see how our graduate Leigh stopped delaying her travel plans and decided to teach ESL and travel the world. Leigh talks about how she found empowerment by teaching English abroad, as well as how travel can empower women. Leigh also shares tips on what to pack for your adventure abroad, and advice for anyone ...

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6 must try foods you can't miss while teaching ESL abroad

6 must try foods you can’t miss while teaching ESL abroad

Teaching English overseas offers a wide variety of benefits for every teacher. Whether you’re into traveling and exploring a different landscape, gaining work experience and making money, or making a difference in the lives of others, there is something for everyone. But there is another benefit that should never be overlooked: The food. Traveling and teaching English abroad is ...

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Fall in love with travel - Celebrate Valentine's Day around the world

Fall in Love with Travel – Valentine’s Day Around the World

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s time to make those last minute dinner reservations, or buy those chocolates you were supposed pick up. Or, maybe it’s time to get comfortable on the couch and get caught up on Netflix. But what if you want to try something new this Valentine's Day and celebrate in a whole new way? You’re in luck because ...

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How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

Dating? KFC? How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

In North America the Holiday Season often evokes images of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other religious traditions, as well as presents, food, and time off work. But Christmas and other holiday festivities are not limited to North America. Cultures around the world celebrate Christmas and many other holidays as well. Some cultures have been celebrating longer than North America has, ...

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