When I was in high school, I learned seven or eight different subjects each semester: the four core subjects, Spanish, health, gym, band, and either another elective or a study hall. I attended classes between 7:30 in the morning to 2:30 in the afternoon. Within these seven hours, there was a break for lunch, a few minutes to stop by my locker on the way to the next classroom between periods and hopefully a free period. Continue reading
As Colombia rids its cities and towns of crime, beautiful areas are being restored to the perfect getaway destinations they once were. One such place is Santa Marta, where beaches meet mountains and ancient history meets recent renovations. A combination of honeymooners and backpackers mesh with old school Colombian culture to create a unique vibe. Continue reading
There are many hardships in teaching English abroad, but there are even more things you´ll fall in love with when you adjust to the rhythm of living and teaching in Colombia. While many people think teaching English abroad is just a way to survive, I am here to convince you there is a lot more to it than sticking to a textbook.
If you love languages, interact with people easily and have a little courage, here are seven reasons why you will likely love teaching English in Colombia: Continue reading
I’ve had my fair share of nicknames throughout life, but this year I added another moniker to the list: teacha.
After working in the journalism and marketing fields during and after college, I decided to try something different. I can’t say I thought too much about becoming a teacher until I spoke to fellow recent graduates who were teaching English abroad. Continue reading
When it comes to teaching English in Colombia, the first concern that always pops up in all the discussions is safety. Is it even possible to stay out of trouble in such a dangerous country? Won´t you get robbed immediately after you step out of the plane? Can you even take photos there without getting threatened? How come you decided to work there in spite of the alarming crime rates? Continue reading
When I told people that I was moving to Thailand to teach English, the most common response was, “Oh! My [friend, cousin, sibling, grocery store cashier, etc] did that!” And I wondered why Thailand is such a popular place to teach English abroad.
There has been a large influx of recent graduates – as well as people who have been out of school for a while – accepting ESL teaching jobs in countries around the globe instead of seeking work domestically. Continue reading
I get it. The fear of long-term commitment runs deep, especially when it comes to uprooting your life and moving to another country to teach English. What if you don’t like it? Or maybe you just want to experience teaching English abroad while you travel, be it to finance your adventures, discover if you like teaching, or immerse yourself for longer than a few days in a particular community. If so, you might consider these three short-term ways to teach English abroad: Continue reading
We know choosing the best TEFL certification course for you can be almost as overwhelming (or more!) as choosing a country where you want to teach English abroad. While the onsite courses certainly have their appeal, we think the Online TEFL course advantages might be what you’re looking for if you haven’t yet decided on that country, you’re still working or in school, or you simply want a high quality course with maximum flexibility. Continue reading
Psst. I’m willing to bet that you’re teaching English in Thailand. You want to know how I know?
And, no. I didn’t stalk your Facebook photos, your Instagram updates of Pad Thai, or your WordPress blog meant to keep in touch with family. (Although, yes, I saw those!)
The truth is that there is just something about the people who teach abroad in Thailand. They love to experience new cultures. They love their jobs. And they love to seek adventure. Continue reading
The most important decision you’ll make while teaching English abroad is where. Teaching English might appear to be the same across the world, but the country you choose will have a great impact on your work and personal life. What’s our personal favorite right now? Teaching English in Nicaragua.
If you have ever envisioned yourself teaching abroad in an easy-going, fun-loving country with tons of beaches and great food, Nicaragua should be at the top of your list. Continue reading