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Top 10 Amazing International Sports

I admit, I’m not usually what you’d call a sports fan, or at least not in the way that anyone in North America might think of it. I don’t follow any specific teams, nor do I follow any major professional sports. I’ve never attended a single professional game of baseball, basketball, or hockey (I know, I’m a terrible Canadian). ...

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Teaching EFL as a Non-Native English Speaker

Learning the English language can be a long and challenging pursuit, and who knows that better than ESL learners themselves? Entering the English teaching world as a non-native speaker can be intimidating, but our Job Placement Advisors are here to help you find opportunities where your English learning journey is valued. Many of our contacts in China hire non-native ...

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Teaching Business English? Here’s What You Need To Know

I know for a lot of people the thought of teaching adults can be really intimidating. I always had a feeling I would like it, but have spent most of my teaching career so far teaching children and teenagers. At my current job, I made the switch to teaching adults with a little hesitation, even though I was excited. ...

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How One Intrepid Teacher Landed a Dream Job in Korea (Without a Degree!)

Let’s time travel back to February 2021: I had just turned 25 and had quite literally a quarter-life crisis. The pandemic had undoubtedly put a pin in my previous plans of becoming a lawyer, and I was now a manager at the same job that I had been working at since I was 16 years old. I never wanted ...

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Teach Abroad at Any Age

One common question that often arises for teachers over the age of 50 who are considering embarking on the journey to teach English overseas is: are there teaching positions available for mature teachers? Although the idea of teaching English abroad often conjures up images of young, recent university graduates, there are many opportunities available in the ESL world for more ...

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Teaching EFL without a Bachelor’s Degree

Having a bachelor’s degree opens many doors in the world of TEFL, but for those without a bachelor's traveling the world to teach English as a foreign language is still very much an adventure worth pursuing! In Latin America, Oxford Seminars' Job Placement Service contacts in Brazil and Mexico prefer degree holders or current post-secondary students; however, they will ...

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COVID and the Forecast for Teaching Abroad in 2022

It's pretty fair to say that COVID has been like a very big, very wet blanket, thrown over so many of our plans since it emerged in 2019. Many of us have had to adjust our career goals, our travel plans, and our lifestyles to accommodate this almost surreal situation. Now however, after more than two years of frenzied ...

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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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2021: The Year that Inspired my Life-Changing Leap to Thailand

I am a Canadian actor and now ESL teacher and coach, and this is my story. In 2021, the year when the world locked down and self-isolated, the year that I decided to change my life direction, something happened that I had been longing for and thinking about for many years, but never actualized. I have now just finished ...

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