Archive for June 2018

Popular Regions: Teaching ESL Abroad In The Middle East

The Middle East has a reputation for being the golden ticket in the ESL world. Schools here tend to pay the most, come with nice housing packages, and salaries are tax-free. Not a bad gig, by any means. On the other hand, because these are typically conservative Muslim countries, they are also quite a culture…

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Popular Regions: Teaching ESL Abroad In Asia

By far, the most popular region to teach for first time TEFL educators abroad is Asia. Logging on to Dave’s ESL Café will show about 75% of jobs coming from Asian countries like China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. If you’re new to teaching, I would suggest this region as the best place to start.…

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How To Market Your TEFL Experience Later On

To the long-term dreamers (like me), teaching English abroad as a second language (TEFL) may seem like a pretty reckless option. In terms of immediate consequences, you have to move internationally! This comes with a whole host of problems. What You’re Probably Worried About… First, you’ll have to purge your belongings—sell what you don’t need, store what you…

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Teaching In Bush Alaska: How It Will Make You A Badass

When I first walked into the school, I was pleasantly surprised. It was not the dirty, poorly-equipped bush school I had expected. The building had newly carpeted floors throughout, fresh paint, a SmartBoard in every classroom, a fully stocked teacher workroom (something East Coast teachers only dream about!) and even a break room with free…

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