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Browse our complete archive of blog posts written by ESL teachers and education industry experts, including advice about teaching English abroad, teaching English online, and tons of tips and resources for the ESL classroom.

12 Great ESL Listening Activities & Games (Plus Free Worksheets)

Do you struggle with finding interesting ways to teach ESL listening skills? Maybe you have an activity or two already but you want to be able to mix it up…

How Does the Let’s TEFL Course Help You to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad?

Will the TEFL course help me to land my first teaching job abroad? This is probably your most important question when it comes to deciding on your TEFL course. There…

The Best Rolling Carts for Teachers to Organize all Your Supplies

As a teacher, it isn’t an easy job to organize all your supplies and tools. But rolling carts for teachers can make class organization a breeze.  If you’re unaware of…

VIPKID Review: What I Love About Working With VIPKID (and What I Don’t)

Have you been considering working for VIPKID? I’ve been a VIPKID teacher for about a year and a half now, and to be totally honest I haven’t loved every minute…

VIPKID Salary: How to Earn up to $4,000 per Month

If you’ve been researching ways to earn money from home, you’ve probably already heard of VIPKID. This online teaching platform is a great way to make money from anywhere in…

VIPKID Teacher Requirements 2019: The Complete Breakdown

Teaching for VIPKID lets you work from home with minimal effort. You can make up to $22 an hour, create your own schedule, and work from your home — or…

How to Pass Your VIPKID Mock Class (in 2019)

If you’re thinking of applying to VIPKID, you probably already know about the mock class.  It’s an essential part of the application process, and the good news is that it’s…

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Teaching English Online to Japanese: The 101

Do you want to teach English online to Japanese students from home? Maybe you’re interested in the culture, the people or you’re learning the language and want the chance to…

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100 “Would You Rather” Questions to Start an ESL Conversation

Do you want interesting questions to get the ball rolling with your ESL students? Are you tired of asking the same basic questions about where your students live, what hobbies…

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The Best TEFL Online Courses: The Definitive Buying Guide

You are looking for a legit TEFL online course, which is worth the money and perfectly prepares you to teach English abroad? Online courses are an excellent option for people…

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Teaching English in Colombia (The Country Guide)

Do you want to see the world, learn Spanish, dance salsa, eat tripe, and trek through Amazon rainforests?  Or are you trying to negotiate between having an adventure after college…

Teaching English Online with Skype: The 101 Guide

You’ve decided to start teaching online and you’re ready to start finding some students, great! But what’s the best software to connect with your students? You’ve heard of Skype and…

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia (The Country Guide)

Do you dream of camels, deserts, and ancient holy sites?  Or are your imaginations more concerned with making oodles of cash? Whether your head’s in the clouds or your wallet,…

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The 11 Countries Paying the Highest Salaries for Teaching Abroad

If you’re interested in living abroad, you might be considering teaching ESL as a way to fund your travels.  Teaching English abroad can be incredibly lucrative, as well as a…

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150 ESL Conversation Starters and Questions (The Essential List)

Do you want your students to be excited to speak with you in English? Do you want to make sure you always know where the conversation is going and what…

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Teaching English In Peru (The Country Guide)

¡Hola! Are you interested in brushing up on your Spanish — or just seeing the world? Teaching English in Peru is a great option to get paid for traveling to South…

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Teaching English in Cambodia (The Country Guide)

If you consider teaching English in Southeast Asia, Cambodia should definitely be on your list! This coastal nation is full of beauty and a great place to live and work.…

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Teaching English in Brazil (The Country Guide)

Whether you’re a language learner, a restless wanderer, or a committed teacher (or all three!), consider teaching English in Brazil! While Brazil isn’t one of the most popular TEFL markets,…

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33 Sure-Fire Strategies & Activities for Teaching English Grammar

Grammar… how do we teach it? Is it just reciting monotonously from a textbook and hoping that the students are on board? Can we make it more interactive and dare…

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Teach English in Russia (The Country Guide)

Have you been dreaming of life in the land of borscht, mushroom domes, and the Bolshoi Ballet? Whether you’ve had your heart set on teaching English in Russia for ages…

The 16 Best Cities to Teach English in China

If you’ve started looking for ESL jobs in China, you may be getting overwhelmed by all the employment offers out there. There are jobs in a billion different cities you’ve…

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Shape Names – ESL Vocabulary Worksheets & Flashcards

Teach the most common shape names to your learners – with our lovely illustrated ESL worksheets and flashcards, exclusively from JIMMYESL. Kids – and likely adults, too – will love…

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Teaching English in Ecuador (The Country Guide)

Teaching English in Ecuador is a great way to fund your travel experience in South America and build relationships with locals while you’re at it. Why Ecuador? If you’re interested…

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Can You Teach English Abroad Without Certification?

Teaching English abroad is a fantastic opportunity for people who want to gain experience in international education, make a career change, or simply jump at the chance to live abroad.…

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