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Will You Hate Teaching English in Korea?

You haven't been out of America before? Never left your small town or even the safe confines of your parent's home? Take it from me, someone with 4 years in the game, you're probably going to hate teaching English in Korea. Let me explain why. If you don’t like the idea of personal growth, my advice? Stay home. When you spend long stretches of time in another culture, or … [Read More...]

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Are the “Glory Days” of Teaching ESL in Korea Over?

Teaching ESL is a mixed bag depending on what country you target. In some countries it's a refined, streamlined endeavor where employers seek qualified and … [Read More...]

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How You Can Make ESL a Long-Term Career

Teaching ESL abroad is becoming more and more popular by the day for a multitude of reasons. First, there is a bad economic disease circulating the globe and as … [Read More...]

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How to Quit and Teach

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. … [Read More...]

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What I Miss Most About Korea (and I’m still here!)

I have been living in Korea for exactly four years now. It’s an amazing experience that has helped me to grow as an individual in many ways. Living in another country has forced me to break many of the mental molds I once had as an American. I’ve learned … [Read More...]


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...]

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ESL Teachers: Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think

I recently came across an awesome blog post from Thought Catalog by Brianna Wiest called 20 Signs You're Doing Better Than You Think You Are. In my opinion, this post was about fulfillment as much as it was about reflecting on signs that we're doing better … [Read More...]