TEFL TIPS #10 – THE ALMIGHTY FLASHCARD (2)

For this TEFL Tip, I'm going to write another post on flashcard activities. You can find my first post here Activity – Run to the ______ (Listening) Age – Pre-K, K, Primary Level – Beginner This activity mainly focuses on listening and is one of the most simple but effective listening games you can play. You … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #10 – THE ALMIGHTY FLASHCARD (2)

Visa Guide: China

How to Get a Work Visa for China Getting your Z Visa to work in China is a fairly simple, streamlined process that can honestly be completed in just a few week’s time. To get started, you’ll first need to secure a job in China as the visa process is first initiated by your future … Continue reading Visa Guide: China

TEFL TIPS #9 – CLASS THEMES

Class Themes When you peek inside the classrooms around you, chances are you find a lot of the same, especially in elementary schools—bright colors, number lines, and those same “motivational” banners that lose their appeal by day three. It can be hard to make your classroom stand out and to avoid having your space become … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #9 – CLASS THEMES

3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking

3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking Traveling the world during our younger years is liberating, to say the least. It helps us expand our psyche and learn about our surrounding environment more thoroughly - although, it often comes at a price. We’ve previously written about  how difficult it can be … Continue reading 3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking

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 … Continue reading Visa Guide: Korea

TEFL TIPS #8 – PLAYDOUGH

In order to inspire creative thinking and maintain active engagement in the classroom, teachers need to sustain a dynamic environment. One great way to get kids involved is to involve more tactile activities and there are so many fun ways to include playdough in an ESL classroom! Not just for kids, either—even my adult learners … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #8 – PLAYDOUGH

How to Tell Your Folks You’re Moving Abroad

So you’re about to embark on your journey as a TEFL teacher: you’ve secured a cool job, found some cheap flights, made a checklist for your rucksack, and figured out your visa situation. Congratulations! Now all that’s left is the trickiest part: telling your parents without them totally freaking out. To be blunt, this is … Continue reading How to Tell Your Folks You’re Moving Abroad

#TRAVEL – THAILAND: KOH WOW!

During my 18 months in Thailand, I naturally explored most of the country, but there were still some stones I’d left unturned—so in December 2015 I decided to take a short vacation to the Thai island Koh Tao and check out somewhere I had not been before. Koh Tao is located a short ferry ride … Continue reading #TRAVEL – THAILAND: KOH WOW!

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. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

Top Packing Mistakes of Rookie Travellers

Many rookie backpackers believe they need to invest in a whole new wardrobe before leaving home, but think again. That sweat-wicking insect-repelling ultra-lightweight quick-drying performance enhancing v-neck you got for *only* 55 bucks at REI? It’s still a $55 t-shirt. Remember that wherever you go chances are millions of people spend their entire lives there—local … Continue reading Top Packing Mistakes of Rookie Travellers