Tag: Learning

Everything You Need To Know About Teaching in Hong Kong

By Livvy Hill   TEFL Life in the “Pearl of the Orient” After two years of living and working abroad, it only took a few weeks of being back home unemployed that I got my usual itchy feet and started looking at moving away again. Having taught English in Thailand before, I decided that teaching

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#TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Disclaimer: In case the title didn’t tip you off, this article is going to be a real bummer. One of the most amazing things about traveling is how much you learn along the way—about people, about culture, and about the world itself. Reading about something in a book is a far cry from seeing the

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How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?

So, you’re thinking of teaching in Thailand, but not sure how much money you need to get started? Let me help you out. A TEFL Certification A lot of schools prefer you to have a TEFL qualification. There are many options on how to go about this. The more you pay, the more you get.

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Visa Guide: Korea

Getting Your Work Visa in Korea South Korea has one of the most complex and time-consuming Visa processes of all the countries I’ve been to. The amount of paperwork involved is intense and unlike most countries, you really need to begin the process of collecting documents long before you’ve actually secured a job. Further, while

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TEFL TIPS #7 – Sticker Charts

This is by no means an original idea—in fact, most ESL teachers probably don’t need me to tell them how to use a sticker chart effectively—but I am going to list some of the benefits associated with using this handy classroom tool. Sticker charts actually divide opinion among the teachers I know. Many (myself included)

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The Korean Hogwan

Before embarking on a career as an ESL teacher in South Korea, you will have to start by making one decision: EPIK or Hogwan? A Hogwan is the name of a private academy in South Korea. Thousands of Hogwans are located throughout the country and offer all types of learning, from piano lessons to English

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TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

So you’ve taken the leap and decided to teach abroad: you found a great job, set up your apartment, and found the means to keep yourself fed, washed, and comfortable. Like many TEFL teachers you’ll discover rent, food, and utilities always run a bit higher than you expected and you’re itching for some spending cash.

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TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day

Verbs are the skeleton of any language. A typical conversation in English would consist of many verbs used in a variety of ways. Most ESL learners know the basic verbs (e.g. ‘eat’ ‘go’ ‘play’) but expanding this list is vital to those wanting a higher quality of English in both speaking and writing. In my

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TEFL TIPS #1 – The Almighty Flashcard (1)

A flashcard is to an ESL teacher is like the Batmobile to Batman—no ESL teacher I know would be without them! I think the core of their popularity is largely due to the teacher/student language barriers inherent in ESL education, especially when working with beginners or younger students. A flashcard of an apple portrays an

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Teaching in Thailand: Part 3 – Reflection, one year on.

April 2014. “I’ve been in Thailand a year. WOW, that went quick.” An overwhelming sense of accomplishment is gladly welcomed after you finish something after a long period of time. If you enjoyed that something, it’s combined with a great sense of sadness too. I’m not going to continue this with the monsoon of clichés

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