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Teaching English Abroad

Find real life stories, tips, recommendations from current experienced OnTESOL graduates teaching English abroad! What to expect, how to get started, and how to excel in the classroom!

10 Reasons to Teach English in South Korea

9 Reasons to Teach English in South Korea

The first reason to teach English in South Korea is that it is very easy to get a job, especially if you are a first-time teacher. Learning English is mandatory in South Korean public schools, meaning…

TESOL Turkey - Visit Anitkabir when teaching English in Ankara

TEFL Turkey: Teaching Grammar and Pronunciation

Whatever age group you teach in Turkey, their past ESL classroom experiences are likely based on memorizing the rules of grammar and ignored the communicative aspect of the English language. Students …

Assistant Language Teacher

TEFL Japan: Compare a Day in The Life of an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with an English Conversation Teacher

If you are planning to teach English in Japan, you will likely choose between an ALT Teacher or an English Conversation Teacher post. In terms of lifestyle, there are many differences you need to cons…


Teaching Resources for the ESL Classroom

Free resources for the ESL Classroom: Activities & Games, Lesson Plans, Classroom Management, Teaching Different Levels, and more…

How to Teach English with Songs

First of all, why use songs in the ESL classroom? When we consider that almost 100% of students enjoy listening to music and most of them also enjoy songs in English, we realize that songs in ESL clas…

Teach Grammar Using The Communicative Approach: Functions and Structures

This article on teaching grammar focuses on “functions”, what this word means in methodology jargon, and how we can identify functions through context. This article also introduces the connection betw…

Teach English in Colombia

Teaching English as a Non-Native Speaker in My Home Country


Teaching English Online:

How to prepare for an online teaching interview

Applying and Interviewing for Online ESL Teaching Jobs

As online ESL teaching has become increasingly more popular and convenient, the demand for good quality teachers is rising. You can cover quality training with a TESOL certificate course from OnTESOL,…

Teaching ESL online

Teaching ESL Online: 7 Tips for an Awesome First Lesson

Teaching ESL online has its challenges but one that I find particularly daunting is preparing for that first lesson. Your first lesson makes a big impression on your students, establishes your teachin…

Teaching English online after retirement

Teaching English Online After Retirement

My name is Mary Lou Hill and this is a little piece of my life. My husband, David, and I are Canadians from Toronto, Canada. In 2014, we retired from long careers in the construction and accounting in…

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