TEFL & ESL Blog


Interview: How Cynthia & Niko Travel the World while Teaching Online

Online teaching provides a lot of freedom – see how Cynthia & Niko use their remote teaching positions to fund their world travels.

What Is a Chinese Training Center and Should You Work at One?

Training centers are everywhere in China and are hiring teachers by the boatload – here’s what you need to know about their schedule and pay before taking a job at one.
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Vietnam Recruiter Interview: Finding a Good Job, Common Mistakes, and Your First Day

A great interview with Georgia from Teacher’s Friend Vietnam – she discusses how to to get a quality job, things to look out for, and what to expect on your first day.
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What It’s Like to Teach English in Beijing – A Teacher’s Account

Thinking about teaching in Beijing? Here’s what one former teacher had to say about the city, salary, and preparing for arrival.
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What It’s Like Teaching in Shenzhen, China

Thinking about teaching in Shenzhen? Here’s what to expect, what it’s like for teachers, and some areas of the city to check out for schools.
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Is It Possible to Teach in Korea without a Degree?

It is not possible to teach in Korea without a degree – here is what you need to know and some possible other options.
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Can You Teach in China with a Criminal Record?

Want to teach in China but have a criminal record? Here’s what the Chinese visa criminal record check means for your application.
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Can You Teach in Taiwan without a TEFL certification?

Looking to see if you can teach in Taiwan without a TEFL? Here is what you need to know about teaching legally in this awesome country.
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Can You Teach in Taiwan without a Degree?

Teaching in Taiwan without a degree isn’t impossible but it is illegal – here’s what you need to know in terms of the degree requirements.
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Can You Teach in Taiwan with a Criminal Record?

Thinking about trying to teach in Taiwan with a criminal record? As of June 2017 the law has changed – here’s what you need to know.
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Can Teachers Get a Work Visa in Japan with a Criminal Record?

Thinking about teaching in Japan with a criminal record? It’s possible but not very easy – here’s where to start and what you need to know.
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Can You Teach in China without a Degree?

Thinking about teaching in China without a degree? It’s possible – here are some risks associated with as well as some pros and cons.
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Can You Teach in Korea with a Criminal Record?

Wondering if a minor offense will prevent you from teaching abroad? Here’s what you need to know about teaching in Korea with a criminal record.
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What Is a Buxiban in Taiwan and Should You Teach at One?

Cram schools in Taiwan go by many names but buxiban is the most common – here’s what you need to know about working at one.

My Experience Teaching at a Hagwon in Korea

A first-hand recap about my experience working for a Korean hagwon, including my salary, living arrangements, and application process.
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How to Make Your Online Classroom Interesting for Students

Having an awesome online classroom makes it teaching online easier. Here are some tips from a current teacher to help get your classroom setup.
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Teacher Interview: Standing Out in the DaDaABC Hiring Process

Online teacher and digital nomad Jason shares his experience teaching for DadaABC including how he got hired and how he uses music to engage the students.
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How a Couple Moved from CA to Teach and Live in Spain

An interview with Antoine from Two People in Spain on how he and his wife left California to teach and live in Spain – and how you can too.