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Using games to teach English - 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

Using games to teach English – 4 great ways to engage your ESL students

What influences in your childhood development allowed you to learn English? Was it all of the hours sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher? I suspect that the answer would be “no”. Looking back on my English development as a kid, there were multitudes of resources that helped in my English skills development. If such techniques allowed for ...

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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,pinterest' ...

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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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How Teaching ESL Allowed Me To Travel Around The World

How Teaching ESL Allowed me to Travel Around the World

Thinking of teaching English abroad? Let me tell you how it enriched my life and opened me up to a world of travel. After completing a bachelor degree in music, I decided to travel to Japan to perform and teach instead of immediately immersing myself in graduate studies. I wanted to be absolutely certain about the field of work I ought to prepare to ...

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Video: The Key to Managing an Efficient ESL Classroom

Teaching English as a second language isn't always about teaching straight from a book. As Oxford Seminars' instructor Peter Connell explains in this video, sometimes it, first of all, requires you to evaluate where your students are. From there, you can reach into your bag of teaching tricks to give them exercises and lessons that will best suit them. This ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Start a New Life with Oxford Seminars

Each year as December 31st rolls around, we have an opportunity to revisit our past year to consider our accomplishments, remember our moments of exhilaration, and ponder our ups and downs. We reflect on moments of awe, wonder, sorrow, and joy. As we parse these experiences and how they’ve impacted us, we can begin to look ahead to the ...

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Teaching English Abroad: Oh, the People You’ll Meet

Miles of beautiful beaches. Sunshine. Warmth. Smiles. Pervasive friendliness. Sea salt and ocean breezes. When I think about what I enjoyed most about Puerto Rico, all of these things come to mind, but, above all,  I think about the friendly people who really made my experience special. People made a point to really connect with one another wherever they ...

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5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Chose to Teach English Abroad

In all honesty, I can say that the decision to teach abroad was one of best decisions I have made in my entire life. The change from growing up in a small Canadian town to spending ten years living in nine different countries and traveling to numerous more has left a lasting impression on who I am and how ...

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