For the last few years teaching English abroad has become a popular option for recent college graduates. Seemingly, you can get the best of both worlds: you get to travel and you get paid.
But what if you could teach “abroad” all from the comfort of your computer? This way you can still teach and earn an income while living in your home country, or better yet, while you are traveling. Continue reading →
When Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” he must have been in classroom full of students.
Regardless of the age group, there will always be a need for actionable ESL classroom management to help control side talks and rally the students’ attention. The challenge is far more daunting than it seems. How can you grab the students attention? How can you manage their behavior in a fair and effective way? Continue reading →
Countries like South Korea, Japan, and China are synonymous with teaching English abroad, and by extension, the living abroad experience. As the demand for learning English continues to grow, more countries across the globe are hiring native English speakers and providing numerous opportunities for professionals looking to teach and live abroad.
But now professionals aren’t just limited to teaching if they want to move overseas. Start-ups, non-governmental organizations, and smaller companies are now hiring for a wide variety of positions all around the globe. With this many options, why would you ever stay at home? Continue reading →
When deciding where and when to teach English abroad, another major decision you will have to make is whom to teach. Specifically: Do you want to teach ESL to adults or children?
For some people this choice comes intuitively or derives easily from personal experience. Some people enjoy working with children and playing games, while some people prefer having in-depth conversations with adults who are dedicated to their studies. Continue reading →
The world is getting smaller and more and more people are getting the travel bug. While vacations are great and three-day-weekends are always refreshing, maybe you’ve been thinking of something a little bit more adventurous and long term.
Whether you’re teaching English abroad, or a teacher who travels, we’ve dug up some amazingly inspirational traveling teacher quotes to help you remember what you do is so very important to everything and everyone. After all, “teaching is the one profession that teaches all other professions,” or so goes the anonymous famous quote, and we couldn’t agree more. Continue reading →
Isaan is situated in the northeast of Thailand. It is not known for being part of the tourist trail; it’s mainly known for its flat farmlands. It’s where the majority of the country’s rice is produced. But don’t let the thought of ‘rural’ put you off. There are some hidden gems to be found in Isaan, and it is as beautiful a region as the rest of the country so commonly seen on picturesque postcards. Continue reading →
Warning: don’t choose a TESOL/TEFL certification course until you read this.
I’m guessing you’re a little lost on how to get started teaching English abroad. You’re probably emailing multiple program providers and following them on Facebook. Maybe you’ve even talked to a few on the phone, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different offerings out there.
I get you.
I was in your shoes once, too.
And that’s why I started Teach English: ESL — to make it easier to help people like you get started on their teach abroad adventure.
Something I’ve learned in the process of my own trial and error is that choosing a training course (commonly referred to as TEFL certification course) can be one of the biggest challenges to getting started.
Do you study online or onsite? What are the things to look out for? Are all courses accredited? Will they help you find a job?
So I wrote this handy guide to help you navigate the process and ultimately find the BEST TEFL course for YOU! Continue reading →
Thailand is an extremely fun and easy country to visit, even as a first time traveler. In fact, it was my first trip overseas and I loved it so much I stayed for almost two years! While the tourist trail is quite well-worn, and Thailand has an amazing travel infrastructure to make things super simple, culture shock can still hit.
To make the most of your time, I’ve suggested a few travel tips for Thailand below. Continue reading →