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teach in china

2 Main Reasons ESL Teachers Like to Teach in China

China is a “wild wild west” of the teaching world. There’s a reason behind it. Their economy is booming. Students in China have an obsession with English, and as a […]

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Types of Schools You Can Teach at in China — from Kindergarten to University

I used to teach English in China, at a private university in the Guangdong province (pictured above) where my students were kind and made me laugh on a continual basis. Now […]

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9 Best Teaching English Abroad Blogs

It all started with teaching English abroad: this blog, my endless desire to see the world, my current business. I remember I was sitting up nights in my bed in Bend, […]

overcome your fears

3 Simple Steps to Facing Your Fears

We all have fear, be it a fear of summiting your first mountain, fear of teaching English abroad, fear of taking your first solo trip abroad, fear of camping alone. […]

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What I Do For a Living And Why Nobody Understands It

Most of my family and friends have no idea what I do for a living. I’ve explained it to each of them numerous times, and yet whenever I return home […]

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How This Blog Started a Business: Teach English: ESL

One year ago, I started a business. It was a direct result of this blog. While I was still teaching English in China and Thailand, I received weekly emails requesting […]

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Facing Your Fears: On Deciding to Teach English Abroad

“People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.” ~John Porter The conversation about how to make decisions has come up quite a lot […]

Teach in Thailand

From Teaching English Abroad to Teaching English at Colorado State

Last year at this time, I was celebrating my 27th birthday with these adorable Thai kids who brought me a cake and told me I was old: Those of you […]

teaching in thailand

Teach Abroad Myth Revealed

Today’s article is written for the Reach To Teach Teach Abroad Blog Carnival, a monthly series that focuses on providing helpful tips and advice to ESL teachers and travelers around the […]

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Travel is a Drug

Someone once told me that ESL teachers abroad are either running away from something or running toward something. It made perfect sense and, of course, I put myself in the […]

types of schools you can teach at in china

Teach Abroad in China: 10 Unexpected Challenges of Working with University Students

I had no idea what to expect before stepping into my first class of Chinese university students. I wasn’t a first-time ESL teacher – I had spent six months teaching […]

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Top 10 Life Lessons I Learned While Teaching English Abroad

It’s time for another guest post! A few times each month, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, […]

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9 Tips for Your First Year Teaching English in Asia

This is a guest post from Robert, an avid traveler, writer and ESL teacher with experience teaching English in Asia. I strive to only publish quality content from paying contributors, […]

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10 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me for the Better

  I don’t think it’s possible to live abroad, to completely immerse yourself in a foreign culture, and to not come back changed. If you don’t see something, do something […]

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