Teaching in Japan: Part 1

My first week in Japan by Rachael Hornsby After months of saving for flights, researching jobs, and attempting pretty unsuccessfully to learn some basic greetings in Japanese, I was eager to get over to Japan and find out for myself what it was like. I packed up all 25kg of my life in my snazzy … Continue reading Teaching in Japan: Part 1

The Korean Hogwan

Before embarking on a career as an ESL teacher in South Korea, you will have to make 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 conversation classes, … Continue reading The Korean Hogwan

TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day

Verbs are the skeleton of any language. Most ESL learners know the basics:. 'eat,' 'go', 'play' etc., but expanding this list is vital to those working towards achieving a higher level of both spoken and written English. In my classroom, I introduced a method I call 'verb of the day'. It's pretty simple but effective. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day

26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

South Korea is an exciting country, and teaching there can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Here are 26 reasons why - 1 - Live Abroad Living abroad has limitless benefits on both yourself and your CV. 2 - Teaching Experience Whether you want to become a teacher in the future or … Continue reading 26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

Online Teaching Headsets

A headset is to an online teacher what flour is to a baker. A good headset is vital to ensure high quality lessons. Here are some of the top headsets for online ESL on Amazon. Simply click on the picture and it will direct you to the right place &price! All of the following headsets … Continue reading Online Teaching Headsets

Covid-19 & Teaching English Abroad

The coronavirus is crippling industries around the world.  One may argue that no other industry has been hit harder than the travel industry.  Numerous countries have closed their borders and many flight paths have been cancelled globally. As this is a teaching and travelling website, I’m going to quickly address how this modern day nightmare is … Continue reading Covid-19 & Teaching English Abroad

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (...and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. “No,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, “Now is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with … Continue reading Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten

How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?

Written June, 2016. Needs to be updated. 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 … Continue reading How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?