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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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Experiencing Generous Culture and Making Friends in Japan

Making Friends as an ESL Teacher in Japan [Video]

In this Video, Oxford Seminars Instructor, Paul Workman recalls a story of a generous family he met while living and teaching English in Japan. The generosity of the Japanese Culture has stuck with him and resulted in long-lasting and valued relationships. These friendships helped him overcome the anxiety that can come with living in a new country, and embrace Japanese ...

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Using English and German in an ESL Classroom

Using English And German In An ESL Classroom

In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor, Peter Connell, speaks about the confusing situation he ran into with his German students when he said the German word, "gesundheit", after a student sneezed. His high-level students were confused when he explained that English speakers often borrow words and phrases from other languages like German and use them in every day speech, ...

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20 Common English Mistakes Not to Pass on to Your Students (Part 2)

20 Common English Grammar Mistakes Not to Pass on to Your Students (Part 2)

In July 2015 we published a blog post about 20 Common English Grammar Mistakes Not to Pass on to Your Students. The post provoked substantial discussion about the correct usage of many of the terms that it highlighted. Here are 20 more common errors to avoid passing on to your students: 1. Yet/already In colloquial American English using yet and ...

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3 things to know before teaching English abroad

3 Things To Know Before Teaching English Abroad

Teaching English Abroad is an exciting and life-changing experience. It gives you the opportunity to travel, make new friends, and earn money while exploring an entirely new culture and way of life. But it can be a daunting and nerve-wracking experience as well. Many new and first-time teachers worry about what it will be like living in another country, especially one where ...

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Teaching English Abroad: Why I Love Teaching Korean Kindergarten

Teaching English abroad is always an adventure, but the adventure takes on a new meaning when teaching kindergarten. You may recall one of my colorful experiences from my previous blog post "Teaching English Abroad: The Evils of Spinsterhood (According to Kindergartners)." Here is another experience from my Korean adventure for your enjoyment: I think it was in November when ...

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Video: My First Day as an ESL Instructor

As Peter Connell, an ESL Instructor with Oxford Seminars, explains, everyone remembers their first day of class teaching overseas. Whether it's a lesson that sticks with you for the rest of your time as a teacher or if it's a student that touches a chord inside, teaching English abroad is an unforgettable experience! There will, of course, be challenges, ...

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Teaching English Abroad: Language Barriers – Say What?

Sometimes a person just needs a change. Last year, I decided to take a sabbatical from my “living-to-work” life in the United States and change to a “work-to-live” life, so I could travel in Europe.  Teaching English as a second language seemed to be the best course to meet this goal. I completed my English teaching certification and chose ...

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