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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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9 Tips for Your First Year Teaching English in Asia

Teaching English in Asia is a fantastic opportunity for adventure and a good way to gain teaching experience if that is your chosen career path. To fully appreciate your time […]

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Introducing Teach English: ESL – TEFL Certification & Job Placement

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new site I’ve been working hard on for several weeks now: TeachEnglishESL.com. I’m the proud owner of a new website baby, where my […]

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5 Things I Miss Most About Teaching English Abroad

After a year of teaching English abroad in both Thailand and China, I find myself thinking of certain people, specific moments or special students at random times throughout the day. […]

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3 Short-term Alternatives to Teaching English Abroad

There are many reasons you may want to teach English abroad. Perhaps you’re on a mission to give back to a community, or you want experience in the teaching field, or maybe […]

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Teaching China’s Worrywarts by Joslynn Jones McLaughlin

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for another guest post. What do you mean there have been several Tuesdays since the last guest post?? I have no idea what you’re […]

Goodbye, Acne. Goodbye, China.

I just gave up the only job I’m probably ever going to have that requires me to work less than 20 hours a week, only eight months a year, and […]

How to Survive the End of the World

For final exams, my students became the teachers. I learned all kinds of things from proper Chinese table manners and new dinner recipes, to magic tricks and origami, to kung […]

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