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Teaching Abroad

Teaching English In Turkey: My Experience As An EFL Teacher

Monday, June 24, 2013

Why should you consider teaching English in Turkey? First off, Istanbul makes for a great place to begin an exploration into Middle Eastern culture. In many respects, it’s a European city, spider-work boroughs of narrow streets, public transportation around the city and wonderful arcades of well-maintained shops. In other ways — the turrets breaking up […]

Have a Little Faith: Advice From A Teacher Abroad

Thursday, February 23, 2012

There are many characteristics that the international traveler tends to have in common. They are typically adventuresome, adaptable, open-minded and independent. But there is one characteristic that you must have and continue to build as you travel, live and/or teach abroad: You must trust. Trust the people around you, trust the systems and structures man […]

Stranger In A Strange Land: A Teacher’s Life In Korea

Monday, February 6, 2012

The previous weekend, in a brief fit of madness, I had purchased a baby bunny from an adjuma in the Singil station of the Seoul subway system. The old woman crouched in the middle of the transfer walkway, tossing bunnies from a cardboard box like enticing, furry water balloons. Pushing my way through the crowd, […]

Top 5 Countries For Teaching English Abroad (That Aren’t in Asia)

Monday, January 23, 2012

When it comes to jobs teaching English abroad, South Korea and Taiwan are the headliners. Teaching English jobs are easy to find, and high salaries and free housing are some great incentives to head east, but it’s not enough to lure everyone. There are a lot of motives behind your move: curiosity about a certain […]

Top 9 Resources To Get You Teaching ESL Abroad

Friday, March 18, 2011

I remember the conversation I had with a friend about taking a year off with just my backpack. She was fresh off of a year teaching ESL in Shanghai and the tone in her voice told me I’d be stupid not to teach English somewhere. “Dude, you get paid and you travel. Don’t be an […]

A Welcome Of The Most Korean Kind

Thursday, July 29, 2010

South Korea, my Asian home away from home where I experienced my first living abroad experiment, is an anomaly of sorts, really. There are aspects of the culture I will never comprehend, nor should I. There are things in which I tilt my head in confusion, which is fine. There are things I embrace and […]

5 Facts About TEFL Courses And Teaching ESL

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lusting to dive into the world of teaching English to speakers of other languages at home or abroad? Here are a few tips for the curious. By Lillian Marshall I was an English teacher in Boston for six years, and one summer my colleague lured me down to Costa Rica for an intensive, month-long TEFL […]

A Tale Of Two Exchange Students

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Two exchange students — one from Denmark, the other from Korea — sit down and discuss their observations about life in America, including their thoughts on American dentistry, the myth about gun ownership, and the sheer number of drive-thrus. By Jon Wick Mia Pederson is a 16-year-old exchange student from Hinnerup, Denmark, a small town […]

The Truth About Teaching ESL Abroad

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Future contributor (more on that later this week) Jon Wick takes a look at the ups and downs of packing up your bags and heading abroad to teach ESL (English as a Second Language), an unforgettable experience full of heightened expectations, numerous frustrations, and personal rewards you’re unlikely to encounter anywhere else. Oh yeah, […]

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