Archive for May 2018

Teaching ESL Abroad In Ecuador

While I was in my M.A. program in 2017, I volunteered in an intensive field-service course teaching ESL (TEFL) in the Henry David Orphanage in Conocoto, Ecuador, on the outskirts of the capital, Quito. When I scroll through the pictures today, I still smell the green mountain rain through the cloudy bus window, the summer scents in…

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4 Big Questions To Consider Before Your First Job Teaching Abroad

So, you know you want to travel. And you know teaching is a perfect opportunity to travel sustainably. Now what? You could just go to Dave’s ESL Café and apply for the first job you find. But you won’t. It can’t be that easy. Instead, you’ll spend hours doing research—first finding the right questions to ask, and…

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Why You Should Jump On The TEFL Bandwagon

  Ok, so you’re fresh out of college. Congrats! You finally have your degree—along with a ton of student loan debt, no job, and no experience. Awesome! You know what that means? You have no anchors! The world is your oyster! You have no house, no spouse, no kids (presumably), and nothing holding you back…

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About Me: What The Hell Am I Doing In Bush Alaska?

Right now, it is about 8pm on a Tuesday in May, Alaskan Time. Now is the time of year that the sun stops going down, so it really only looks about 2pm. I can expect it will look like this until about 11pm tonight, which means it’s gonna be tough to fall asleep again with…

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