Category Teaching English

Working and Living Abroad

Kathryn Smith: From The Peace Corps to Teaching English Online

We’ve recently joined up with VIPKID to offer the readers of our Jobs Abroad Bulletin the opportunity to make a roving living teaching English online to children in China. Part of the reason we did so was thanks to Kathryn Smith, our guest writer today. Though she has found a number of interesting roles to finance her travels, from teaching in Korea to working on a private yacht, she describes working for VIPKID as “hitting the jackpot.”Read More
Get TEFL Certified in Chiang Mai with SEE TEFL

Get TEFL Certified in Chiang Mai with SEE TEFL

Recently we compared the services of six organisations offering TEFL teaching internships in Thailand. Of the choices available SEE TEFL is the only one that focuses solely on Thailand and we often see them praised in forums and groups. We asked John Quinn, director of SEE TEFL, to give us a little background to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and why Chiang Mai is such a great place to begin your career as a travelling teacher.Read More
Thailand TEFL Internships

Thailand TEFL Teaching Internships Compared

If you are new to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a TEFL internship in Thailand is a great way to experience life in an exotic yet easy going country. Several companies offer the opportunity to get TEFL certified and quickly placed in a job with a Thai school, while providing the support that can be the difference between deciding to go or backing out and staying at home.Read More
Teaching English in Japan

An Expat’s Advice on Teaching English in Japan

From preparing for the move abroad and choosing the right type of visa to becoming a qualified language teacher and applying for jobs, Shaun, a British expat working as an Assistant Language Teacher, offers his advice and useful tips to help us decide which route is best for becoming a language teacher in Japan.Read More
Teaching English in China

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in China

We've turned over The Working Traveller once again to Cez and Agness of eTramping, asking them to share their first hand expertise on teaching English in China.Read More
Teaching and Tourism Jobs Abroad with Disney

3onFriday: 3 Jobs Abroad With Disney

The mighty mouse is prevalent on the high seas, in Europe, America and elsewhere. From selling soft toys to dressing up as the face of the company, Disney can help pay the bills racked up on a year out. Read More
Bad Working Abroad Experiences

3onFriday: 3 Bad Working Abroad Experiences

Travel blogs and websites tend to make travelling out as an always great experience, emphasising the wonders of the world and neglecting the negative. We are no less guilty in our working abroad niche so here are some horror stories for Friday the 13th. Read More
Teach English in Japan

3onFriday: 3 Websites for Finding a Teaching Job in Japan

There's more to working in Japan than just teaching English though, to be honest, not that much more if you don't speak Japanese. Our initial short list for today's Friday three did include a couple of sites good for other ways to work in Japan but we'll follow these up another day and instead focus today on good sites for finding teaching jobs in Japan.Read More
English Teaching Assistant Jobs Abroad

3onFriday: 3 English Teaching Assistant Programmes Abroad

If you are willing and able to get out in front of the students and teach your own language, several governments around the world will welcome you with open arms to their country and put some money in your pocket too. We’ve picked out three varied countries where you could soon find yourself spending up to a year as an English language assistant.Read More
Bad experience Teaching English in Korea

James Benge’s TEFL Torment

You’ve got your ticket and a job abroad lined up. What can go wrong? Well, lots of things can and sometimes we like to present a reminder that working abroad isn’t all puppies and pie. This cautionary tale from James Benge originally appeared in TWT when it formed the magazine section of our Overseas Job Centre site:

“This is just a short warning emphasising the need for people who are going to teach abroad to check their contracts. This is due to a recent trip to South Korea where my plan was to stay for twelve months being cut short after only six weeks...

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