How to Succeed as an English Teacher in Russia – Part 2


posted by Blake Herrin In the first article in this series, Jon shared his best advice for those considering moving to Russia and working there, and specifically for those wishing to teach English in Russia. Click here to read Part 1 of “How to Succeed as an English Teacher in Russia.” Here in Part 2, Jon […]

How to Succeed as an English Teacher in Russia


posted by Blake Herrin Becoming an ESL teacher is a great way to see the world, and meet people and learn about different cultures first hand, but only if you’re serious about teaching and willing to work hard. I first came here to Russia in August of 2003 as a Teacher of English as a […]

Getting a Job Teaching English in Thailand, Part 2


Posted by Blake Herrin The cost of living in the country is much less than in Bangkok and the accommodation costs can be dramatically cheaper. Couple that with a nicer approach from the Thai teachers, and you will have a more pleasant life in the country than in the overcrowded, polluted city. It is all […]

Getting a Job Teaching English in Thailand, Part 1


 posted by Blake Herrin E-mail for jobs in your country just before arriving in Thailand. Do NOT say you will be arriving, just talk like you are there. Make an appointment to suit your time of arrival then give yourself a few days to recover and organize yourself. That way you have a rough idea […]

How to Legally Teach English in Thailand in 2016


Published on 01/13/2016 by Andrew Bond Before you book your flight and sign up for a program teaching English in Thailand, it’s important to be familiar with the Ministry of Education regulations and visas for English teachers in Thailand — not everyone can just arrive and start working there. In this article, local expert Andrew […]

How the ESL Industry in China is Changing


Published on 02/01/2016 by Richelle Gamlam China is the wild west of the teaching world. With a booming ESL market, an obsession with English, and a growing economy, China’s newest generation of parents are obsessed with providing their children the best money can buy. In this case, it’s a native-speaking English teacher starting in preschool, […]

Learning to Say Hello


Friday, January 8, 2016 More Korean Food! Now that I’ve gotten past all the cultural things, I can talk more about specific Korean dishes! I’m going to miss Korean food a lot. Basic Dishes -Bibimbap (비빔밥), one of the most well-known Korean dishes, is popular among many foreigners, especially those seeking some vegetables in their […]

10 Things I Learned About Myself While Teaching English Abroad


April 21, 2015 by Steve Patton A year ago this month, when I packed my entire life into a suitcase to teach English in Spain, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I expected to have a fun adventure.  I knew that I loved Europe, and I knew that I would probably […]

6 Unexpectedly Wonderful Places to Teach Abroad in 2016


Published on 01/05/2016 by Richelle Gamlam Countries like China, South Korea, and Spain have been the go-to destinations for teach abroad throughout the past few years, things are changing. Around the world, other countries are also growing their job markets for ESL teachers and creating some pretty cool opportunities for those of us in the […]