2016

Yearly Archives: 2016

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Hot Water and Chopsticks – 10 unusual things you will encounter as a teacher...

As an expat English teacher in China you can expect to encounter all sorts of unusual things. For some people, making the move to...
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The Parasitic Single Women of Japan

“You’re already 25. You have to find a boyfriend at get married before it’s too late.” An 11 year-old Japanese boy told me during...
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Teaching in Sri Lanka? Is That Possible?

This will be a little different from the usual EFL teaching abroad articles. For one thing the post I am talking about is a...
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Another Commute; A Teacher’s Experience of Driving in Saudi Arabia

For more than a year, I have been teaching English in Saudi Arabia. Living in this country is as much a part of the...
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The 5 Best Cities to Teach English in Japan

If you've been researching the best places to teach English abroad, you will likely find that China, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam often make the...
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Should an ESL Teacher be a Native English Speaker?

If you teach ESL, you may have thought about this question. Should an ESL teacher always be a native English speaker? As an ESL...
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Five Ways to Find a Boyfriend in Japan

If you are a female English teacher in Japan or in other parts of Asia, you may find that the dating situation here is...
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11 Things Foreigners Never Say In China

Life in China as an English teacher or any kind of expat is challenging. This is a fact. I have found it helpful to...
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So You Want to be an Online English Teacher

Tired of scrambling to find an English teaching job at a school that doesn't rip you off, drive you crazy or generally browbeat you...
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Looking to Teach English in Saudi Arabia?

If you are interested in teaching in Saudi Arabia, you probably have a number of questions concerning pay, the lifestyle, housing, health insurance and...
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Late to Class; A View of Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

I've taught English in Saudi Arabia now for over a year. It has been an interesting experience to say the least. If you are...
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My Experiences With Dating In China As A Foreign English Teacher

"Everybody needs somebody" – so goes the song by the Blues Brothers. It is very true that everyone needs a companion so if you...
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Understanding And Teaching Chinese Students – An Insider’s View

Ah, the lure of the TEFL industry…..see the world, they said, experience a new culture, broaden your horizons! The TEFL job ads literally scream...

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