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Saying Goodbyes – Goodbye Korea!

Saying Goodbyes - Goodbye Korea!

Saying goodbye is always hard. How do say goodbye to people you know you will never see again? You say good-bye and hope that you do see them again soon.

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The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success

The Key To Your ESL Students’ Success – An ESL teacher’s job is more than just going through lessons and making sure students turn in their assignments.

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Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Tutoring vs. Classroom Teaching

Teachers ask about tutoring versus classroom teaching in Asia. Here’s some extra information that might be helpful in making the most of your time abroad.

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Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts - What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time As my parents are getting ready to return to the U.S. from their trip to Taiwan, they reminded me what it’s like to not only visit Taiwan, but also Asia, for the first time. After being exposed to Asian culture for a majority of my life, it’s easy to forget that parts of it vary greatly from what people may be accustomed to in Western culture. Moving from a Western country to an Asian one can bring with it real culture shock. Here a few regularities that those of us living in Asia may have already gotten used to. What’s That Smell? As my parents and I were walking through some of the night markets in Taiwan they kept commenting on the awful smell in the air. For those of us living in Taiwan we know exactly what that smell is – Stinky Tofu. It took me a second to realize what they were talking about because I hardly notice the smell anymore; however, they’re right, it smells. I mean, there’s a reason it’s called Stinky Tofu. Trust me though, it delicious when fried with cabbage […]

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7 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Teaching Abroad

7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Teaching Abroad

Typically we all have our pre-determined ideas of what teaching abroad will be like but here are 7 surprising things you didn’t know about teaching abroad.

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Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time, it flies by before you can even realize it. Being in a new country and missing out on everything it has to offer is a mistake some travelers come to regret in the future. Making a plan for what to do in your spare time can prevent future feelings of regret or feelings of missing out on potential self-improvement and adventuring. Although teaching abroad will occupy a chunk of your time: making lesson plans, preparing projects and activities, writing progress reports for students; that doesn’t go to say you will not have free time to travel and continue to improve yourself. Potential Schedules Most people who come to teach in Asia have a few options with their work schedules. One option is to work afternoons and evenings in “training schools” or “cram schools.” These schools often cater to students ranging from elementary school all the way to adults. Work hours at such schools after start around 1pm and last until about 6 or 7pm. Usually these […]

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Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Guest post by Willynn Thompson – The 2016-2017 school year came to an official close in February, when I had my last week of school experiences in Korea.

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Taipei Night Markets

Taipei Night Markets

If you’re coming to Taiwan then chances are you’ve read about its night markets, especially Taipei night markets.

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