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My Family’s Journey to China: Our Motivation, Challenges, Conflicts and Misconceptions

A dad describes his decision to bring his entire family to China, including the challenges they faced from family and why they were interested in the first place.
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The Value of Classroom Seating Arrangements: 4 Layouts to Try

Want to encourage more interaction between students? Try changing up your seating arrangement – this post outlines the pros/cons of 4 different layouts.
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The Complete Guide to the TAPIF Program in France

Always dreamed of living and working in France? Check out this complete guide to the TAPIF teaching program.
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Should You Get Your Teacher’s Certification While Teaching Abroad?

Want to boost your salary or improve your teaching skills? Here’s how one teacher got his certification while teaching abroad in China.
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How To Make Your Gap Year Attractive To Employers

Wondering how to make your gap year sound attractive to future employers? Here we look at some tips to help you use your gap year to stand out from the crowd.
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19 Incredible Teaching Tools for Online Teachers

A big list of of awesome teachings tools aimed at making your life as online teacher easier – check out how each can help your next class!
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36 Awesome Teacher Websites to Make Your Life Easier

A list of awesome teacher websites broken out by category so you can easily find one that works for your classroom, lesson, or time off!

Exploring the Cost of Living in Russia for ESL Teachers

A detailed look at cost of living teachers can expect in Russia – see what you can expect to spend on transportation, food, and housing.

3 Reasons Why It’s Exciting to Be an EFL Teacher: Tips from a Teacher in Beijing

3 tips from a current teacher in Beijing on how to keep teaching exciting – perfect for new teachers or those looking to add excitement back into the job.

Creating a TEFL Resume: What to Include & How to Stand Out

The first step of any job is your resume – in this post Thomas explores what makes a good TEFL resume and what you can do to make yours stand out.

From Side Gig to Career: One Teacher’s Experience with EFL

Dr. Daniel Portman has been involved in TEFL for over 20 years. After falling in love with TEFL, he went on to pursue master’s level work in applied linguistics.

Life as an Autonomo: How to Earn More Money Teaching in Spain

How to earn a €2000 net salary as a self-employed teacher in Spain and pay less social security and tax in the first 2 years of working as an autónomo.

How a Single Mom of 5 Went from Teacher to Lawyer and Back Again

Brett shares her experience of being a foster mother, lawyer and online teacher and why she wouldn’t trade it for the world!
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The 5 Best Teach English in Japan Programs (w/ Details & Requirements)

Explore which teaching program is the best in Japan – a breakdown of our top 5 including the job requirements and details.
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40 Years After Normalization: A Review of Memoirs by American Teachers in China

Teacher Jim Hill recounts his first time in China and how things have changed for English teachers over the past 40 years.

China’s New Policy for Online Teachers Explained

A breakdown of the new regulations for Chinese online teaching companies including what’s changed and what you’ll need to qualify as a teacher.