A travel writer and artist, Sarah Shaw is currently enjoying her last remaining months as an expat in South Korea. She’s originally from Maine, but throughout the past six years has lived on four different continents, and spends her days getting lost, petting stray cats and embarrassing herself in foreign languages.
The first time he saw Michael Palin’s Around the world in 80 days Nicholas Orwin knew he wanted to travel and not just go on a holiday abroad. Captivated by Asia for as long as he can remember he took a job teaching English in Thailand.
Christine Thompson, originally from New Hampshire, has taught EFL for the past 20 years in the Kansai Area of Japan, as well as in the Slovak and Czech Republics. She currently works as Director of Studies for Threshold Training Associates and as Lead Trainer and Career Placement Specialist for TEFL International Prague. Today she gives her take on living and working in Prague.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.