TEFL Destinations

Teaching ESL in Colombia

As part of Rhode Tripper’s informational directory for up-coming international ESL teachers, I interviewed fellow instructor Fischer Jackson* from the US about his experience teaching in Colombia.    Teacher Introduction I am from the United States. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and a Juris Doctor (entry-level law degree). I also have a…

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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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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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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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