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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.

Teaching at a Private School in Japan – What It’s Like

Haley shares what it was like to teach at a private school in Japan, including commuting to classes, driving in Japan, and advice for those considering it.
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What It’s Like Teaching for EF in Wuhan, China

See how Anthony got started teaching for EF in Wuhan, China – a tier 2 city bigger than NYC – and what he thought of the experience.
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What Is a Hagwon and Should You Work at One?

Hagwons are private learning centers in Korea that cater to students looking to improve their English – here is what you can expect from working at one.
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What Is an Eikaiwa and Should You Work at One?

Eikaiwas are English conversation schools in Japan and offer a lot of advantages for new ESL teachers – they also vary in quality and aren’t for everyone.
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Finding Work After Teaching: Advice from a Former ESL Teacher in China

Wondering what to do after teaching? You’re not alone. In this interview, Brandon discusses how to structure and use your time abroad to your advantage if you don’t plan on teaching forever.

Salary Information: How Much You Can Make Teaching in Korea

See what you can expect as a salary as a teacher in Korea.
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How Do I Get a Release Letter in China?

Quitting or changing jobs? Here’s why you need a release letter and how to get one.
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The Importance of List Building for Online Teachers: Cara from Leo Listening

Your email list is often your most valuable business asset – learn how Cara grows hers.
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Nina on Teaching without Textbooks and Being a Teacher to Remember

Nina ditched traditional textbooks in favor of lesson plans and goals that are as unique as her students.
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How Jennifer from English Outside the Box Got Started and Using Referrals to Land Students

Founder of English Outside the Box, Jennifer, tells us about landing her first online student and which tactics she uses.
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Teaching Primary School in China – An Interview with Kristine

Great interview with Kristine, a primary school teacher in China – see how she got started and why she loves it!
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Interview with Kim from “English with Kim” and Her Move Online

Thinking about moving online from the classroom? Kim did it and never looked back!
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What Happens if I Quit My Teaching Job in China?

Thinking about quitting your teaching job in China? Here’s how it should go down.

Requirements to Teach English in Japan: What Schools Are Looking for

Explore the requirements to teach English in Japan – broken out by what the government looks for as well as what each of school prefers.

Teaching Salaries in Japan: How Much You Can Make as an ESL Teacher?

Japan is great to teach in for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is that they pay their teachers really well – see how much each type of school pays.