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How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity in many ways.  If you're an aspiring teacher it is invaluable experience that will shine brightly on your resume for future job prospects.  It's also a great way to travel while working.  A win-win situation.  You're getting paid to work in a country that you've always wanted to visit.  Teaching contracts are generally one year … [Read More...]

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Judo High School in South Korea (한국의 유도 고등학교)

South Korea has always been, and will continue to be one of the dominant forces in the sport of judo.  Whenever a Korean team is present at an international-level … [Read More...]

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Eating Korean “Hangover” Soup While Sober (Haejang Guk 해장국)

Haejang Guk (해장국) is a popular soup in Korea. Generally, it's made with pork or beef, and ox blood. The last part probably sounds a little, like, "whuh??", but trust … [Read More...]

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Teaching English in Korea for 3+ Years – What’s It Really Like?

Teaching ESL in South Korea for one year - fun and exhilarating. Teaching for two years - interesting and more time to explore things now that you're settled in. Teaching for three years...? During the first six months of teaching English in Korea … [Read More...]

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3 Tips for Earning Student Respect

Let's be real about this whole teaching gig. If you're a teacher in the ESL world, chances are you're probably in the same boat as me, and I'm no different than the thousands of other ESL teachers doing their thing abroad as I write this. We are generally not … [Read More...]

You Should Get a TESOL to Teach ESL in Korea

You Should Get a TESOL to Teach ESL in Korea

Is teaching English abroad, specifically in a country like Korea, cool? Yes, it's cool. Is it challenging and frustrating at times?  Yes, it is. Does it make you want to go back home at times? Yes, that too. By and large, though, being able to work and … [Read More...]

12 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

12 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

One of the great benefits of teaching abroad is the ability to travel more. Not only is there more free time, but you are also closer to countries that you would otherwise never get a chance to visit unless for a unique circumstance. Japan is always a … [Read More...]