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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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4 Things You Must Do in Tokyo While Teaching ESL

There's no time in my life I cherish quite like the years I was lucky enough to call Tokyo, Japan my home. Whether you're teaching ESL in Tokyo like I was, or visiting on vacation, it really is the ultimate city in which to work hard, play hard, and experience the thrill of being overseas to its fullest. [caption ...

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How I got started teaching English in Japan

How I got started teaching English in Japan – Video

Matt, an ESL teacher, talks about how an unexpected opportunity to teach English in Japan got him out of an unfulfilling job and into a life-changing new experience, as well as how a trip to a Japanese punk club became one of his favorite memories from teaching English abroad. Matt’s new-found love of teaching ESL abroad turned his initial plan ...

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Why I decided to teach English in Japan

Why I Decided to Teach English in Japan – Video

Thom, an ESL teacher in Japan for 10 years, talks about why he decided to teach English in Japan, his memories of helping students succeed, participating in Japanese cultural traditions, and how teaching English abroad changed his life. Want to learn more about teaching ESL overseas? Sign up for a free information session near you, or download our course guide. [wp_social_sharing social_options='facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest' ...

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Top 6 ESL teaching destinations for new teachers

The Top 6 ESL Teaching Destinations for New Teachers

“All the job postings I see online require teaching experience, so what am I supposed to do if I’ve never taught before?” – That’s a common refrain we hear in the Job Placement Service at Oxford Seminars. But fear not, there are plenty of great positions for new English educators to get into the classroom and flesh out that ...

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How I started my adventure teaching ESL abroad - podcast

How I Started My Adventure Teaching ESL Abroad – Podcast

In this podcast, ESL teacher Michael Adams shares how he started teaching ESL abroad, his first experiences teaching and traveling in Japan, and how exploring the mountains and deserts of Oman made his life an adventure he will never forget while teaching English in the country. Want to learn more about Teaching English abroad? Visit a free information session near you or download a free course ...

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Making the most of your weekends while teaching ESL abroad

Making the most of your weekends while teaching ESL abroad

When your weekdays are filled with planning lessons and teaching English to class after enthusiastic class of students, time goes fast. This is good, because even though teaching English might be the greatest gig in the world, it still is …ahem… work. So when Friday rolls around, it is with a sigh of relief that you leave your school, ...

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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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What's It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

What’s It Like Living in Japan as an ESL Teacher?

“If there is an ideal time to visit Kyoto, it’s early April. With the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the city takes on an otherworldly persona. Despite the throngs of visitors, which provide continuous people-watching opportunities, there is a sense of calm, stillness, and peace as you pause to marvel at the exquisiteness of the cherry blossom, a shape ...

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Teaching English overseas

How Teaching English Abroad Opened Career Doors in Florida

Teaching English abroad is not only a great way to travel and see the world, but a great way to gain valuable experience that can open countless career doors both at home and overseas. Read on to see how teaching ESL improved my job prospects in America, and for tips on how to network and find jobs teaching ESL ...

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