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English Class with Korean 4th Graders (English As a Second Language)

English As a Second Language, or "teaching English", is many things to many people. It exists on many levels ranging from a travel ticket to a serious career choice. Most people look at it as a way to … [Read more...]

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 experienced teachers and the government has … [Read more...]

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 much as the spin doctors try to … [Read more...]

I Speak English. I’m Not American or British…Can I Teach English Abroad?

This is a very common question I've received on many occasions... I speak English and I even have a degree in English, but I'm not from America or the U.K. Can I get a job teaching ESL in Korea? The … [Read more...]

Q&A: The Importance of TESOL, CELTA, and Teacher Certifications

A follow up another Q&A topic dealing with what major is best for teaching English abroad?What Certification is best?The topic of certifications is a vast array of choices. There are … [Read more...]

Q&A: Best Major for Teaching English Abroad

I receive many questions through both my YouTube channel and Red Dragon Diaries blog. I get a bit of everything, but some of the important questions regarding teaching English abroad center around … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Gap Year in Korea – My Sabbatical from Life

My story of coming to Korea to teach English plays out much differently than most of the 20-somethings that take up this endeavor.  Where many teachers come here fresh out of college or just a few … [Read more...]

How Many Times Can You Renew Your Contract?

I've been asked on many occasions - how many times can you renew your contract to teach English in Korea?  If you are teaching through EPIK (English Program In Korea) like myself, then there is … [Read more...]

Teach English in Korea if You’re From These Countries

One of the main requirements for all English teaching jobs in Korea is to be from an English speaking country.  That is, a country whose native language is English.  The core list that most jobs … [Read more...]