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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.

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…

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…

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,…

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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The 7 Requirements for Teaching English in China

If you’re considering teaching in China, you probably have lots of questions about what the requirements are. As things are changing often in a fast-paced country like China, you have…

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Teaching English in Argentina (The Country Guide)

If you’re looking for adventure or just a stable job in another country, consider teaching English in Argentina. You’ll love the laid back culture, beautiful scenery, and delicious food here…

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Teach English in Chile (The Country Guide)

Have you been dreaming of teaching English in Chile? Or perhaps you want to live somewhere in Latin America but you’re not sure where to go or what to do…

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Is Teaching English Abroad a Good Idea for YOU?

You’ve probably seen stories online of people who live abroad and lead glamorous sun-soaked lives. Now you want to move abroad, too, but you’re scared. Becoming an English teacher is…

School & Classroom Objects – ESL Vocabulary Worksheets & Flashcards

Teach English vocabulary related to school objects or classroom objects to your students – with our lovely illustrated ESL worksheets and flashcards, exclusively from JIMMYESL. Kids – and likely adults,…

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Free English Grammar Worksheets For Your ESL Lessons

Grammar: It’s what holds language together, it’s crucial to speaking and writing well, it’s … sooooo boring. If you hate teaching grammar (or even if you love it!) you’ll love…

Free ESL Writing Worksheets For Your Lessons

Struggling to find ESL writing worksheets for your class? Fret no more! We’ve compiled a list of free worksheets with exercises and practices that’ll turn your students into writing pros…

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What Are the Requirements to Teach English Abroad?

Have you been dreaming about teaching English abroad? Or maybe you just heard about someone else’s fabulous experience teaching in an exotic country and now you want to do it,…

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