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The Adventurous Teacher’s Guide to Teaching English in Taiwan


Are you itching for a change of pace and scenery?

Maybe even feeling bored and uninspired at your current job?

Try flexing your teaching skills on the other side of the world!

The island of Taiwan has everything a potential, …

Jump into Action: How ESL Teacher Training Makes You a Better Teacher


Making the initial jump into the world of teaching ESL can be scary.

The idea of teaching a class for the first time is daunting enough, but when you’re teaching a second language, things get even more complicated.

You may …

Your Guide for Getting All Set Up Teaching English in Prague


What do cathedrals, one very old castle and classrooms all have in common?

They’re all waiting for you in Prague.

Praised as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague looks like something straight out of a fairytale with …

Fatten Your Wallet by Working Short-term TEFL Summer Jobs


Are you tired of staring at an empty summer calendar?

There’s a way you can turn your summer into the adventure of a lifetime—and even get paid for it!

If you’re a native English speaker who enjoys interacting with interesting …

The Top 3 Resources to Find Paid English Teaching Jobs in South America


We get it.

You just want to pack your bags and take the next flight out.

Maybe the Andes Mountains are calling to you. Or Brazil’s vibrant cities. Or Colombia’s rainbow-colored river.

There’s a lot that might draw you

Sitcoms in ESL Class? Why the “Friends” TV Series Is Fantastic for Teaching English


Are your students not getting your “Smelly Cat” references?

Or do they act completely oblivious when you shout “we were on a break!” at the end of each class recess?

If so, you might need to add some “Friends” into

Are Native English Teachers Better Than Non-native? The 4 Biggest Myths


Some years ago, a colleague told me something that’s stuck with me for almost 15 years:

Non-native English teachers are better than native-speaking teachers.

He was British. The rest of our group was comprised of Americans, an Australian and myself, …