10 Questions to Ask a School Before You Accept your ESL Job Abroad

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You have spent the last few months researching and applying for jobs teaching English abroad. Now your hard work has finally paid off: you have just been offered an ESL job! Congratulations!

But before you sign on the dotted line and commit yourself to a teaching position in a foreign country, there are a few questions every teacher should ask their employer. Continue reading

10 Fascinating Work Abroad Jobs You Can Apply to Now!

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 arent 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

Should You Teach ESL to Children or Adults?

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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

Why You Should Consider Teaching English Overseas

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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.

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18 Inspirational Traveling Teacher Quotes

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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

5 Reasons To Consider Teaching English in Rural Thailand

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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

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best TEFL Course for You

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While it’s true there are still many countries where one can teach EFL without a certification, it’s also true that the market is changing. With travel getting easier and more affordable than ever before, more and more people are finding ways to stay abroad longer, and teaching English as a foreign language is one way to do so. Continue reading

9 Crucial Travel Tips for Thailand

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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

What to Pack for Thailand

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Thailand definitely isn’t lacking in the shopping department. Throughout the country, you can find bright and bustling markets and street-side hawkers selling everything from underwear to exotic birds. In big cities like Bangkok and Phuket, you can find a fair share of malls and supercenters.

If you forget to pack something, you can likely find it either down a sidewalk aisle or in a more traditional supermarket. But there are more than a few things that you should try to pack with you, as they can be more difficult or more expensive to buy once you’re in the Land of Smiles. Continue reading

TEFL or TESOL — What’s the Difference?

TEFL or TESOL? CELTA and ESL? When you’re first starting to think about teaching English abroad, the whole game can seem like all the players know the rules and you’re left on the sidelines just trying to figure it out. Right?

We felt the same way, too.

One of the most confusing things in the industry is how many acronyms are used, and often without explanation. So, what is the difference between them all?

We’re so glad you asked. Continue reading