How to Find a Teaching Job Overseas?

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To teach abroad you are required to get certified by completing and passing the (TESOL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages course. There are two choices to enroll into this course, which is on-line or sitting in a class with others. If you decide to attend the on-line course, they typically will cost [...]

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Earning your TEFL or CELTA

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The main purpose of taking a TEFL course is to help individuals acquire the ability and authority to teach English, especially overseas. Schools and learning centers in other countries usually require teachers to have a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certificate in order to teach English to their students. If you plan to become an [...]

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How to get a job teaching English overseas

Teach and Learn by Flickr CC Carrie Kellenberger

Teaching English abroad is a great way to travel and see the world after college but where to begin? The following are steps you can take to reaching your goal of moving abroad and teaching English. First, you will need a Bachelor’s degree and to receive a certification. Typically the certification is Teaching English to [...]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Teach English in South Korea

South Korea School by Flickr CC USAG- Humphreys

Teaching English is South Korea might not seem like something you would think would be in high demand, but the fact is that over 25,000 people each year are helping locals to learn the English language. Here are four reasons you should consider teaching English in South Korea. The South Korean Culture When you pack [...]

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Teaching Slang to ESL Students

ESL Students by Flickr CC Cal America

It’s always good to encourage students to speak the local slang. Understanding how people interact with language is the most important part of communicating efficiently. Not properly interpreting words can lead to confusion, students may not feel like the fit in properly if they can’t understand dialect. In the overall scheme of things, speaking properly [...]

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Welcoming ESL Students on the First Day of Class

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First of all we know it is not easy to be the person that speaks a different language than the other person you are trying to communicate with. So I feel that when greeting your students the first day of class you should greet them with a great big smile and speack to them in [...]

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What is Total Physical Response?

Classroom by Flickr CC Denise Krebs

In the January 1969 edition of the Modern Language Journal, San Jose State University emeritus professor of psychology James J. Asher wrote an article introducing a brilliant new method of foreign language teaching known as total physical response. This method was novel in that it was based upon the principle that physical gestures, and not [...]

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Benefits of obtaining a TEFL or TESL certificate

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There are many reasons why obtaining Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is valuable when trying to obtain an employment opportunity in the field. Of these, the below are examples of why these certifications can prove to be important when searching for an ESL opportunity: [...]

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