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Do you want to TEFL, TESL, or TESOL?

  • Post by Charissa
  • August 19, 2016

Have you ever thought about teaching English abroad, but found they use top-secret codes like TEFL, TESL, and TESOL? Lucky for you, you don’t have to join the CIA to crack these codes. We’ve got you covered. TEFL is an acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL is Teaching English as a Second Language and TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. While these three acronyms are used interchangeably in informal settings, in reality, they are quite different.Taking TEFL classes gives you the skills you need to teach English to those living in countries where English is not the native language. TESL classes, on the other hand, help you learn how to teach English to immigrants who are living in an English-speaking country. TESOL classes give you basi

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How To Become An English Teacher In China

  • Post by Charissa
  • September 20, 2015
A GTU English teacher in action

[caption id="attachment_419" align="alignnone" width="1280"] A GTU English teacher in action[/caption]In order to be hired by a school to teach in China, you will usually need to meet several basic qualifications. Some schools require that you can obtain a Z work visa. The basic requirements for a Z work visa are that you have 2 years of work experience and a college degree. On top of that, the school you want to work with may require that you have several years of English teaching experience, a degree in education and/or a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate.A TEFL is relatively easy

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Moving Abroad: How To Make Money

  • Post by Tony
  • August 31, 2015
Outside the office

Traveling, for most people, is a big deal. Whether it’s just a cruise for a week, or an extended vacation in South America there are not many people that don’t want to see at least some part of the world. And there is so much to see; if you are as curious as I am you will never run out of ideas of places to visit.

Have you ever been on a vacation, soaking up the beach in the Bahamas, enjoying the culture in Europe, or chowing down on exotic foods in Asia and thought: man, it’d be great if I lived here Maybe you don’t even know where to begin finding information on moving abroa

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Free Yourself by Living Abroad

  • Post by Tony
  • August 28, 2015
Living Abroad is a life changing experience

Are you ready to truly live? To live life to the fullest like so many people claim to do? Then being a digital nomad is for you.The idea of living abroad might seem daunting at first, it was for me, but as the saying goes: ‘you can do anything you put your mind to.’  Living abroad is no different: the biggest thing is setting your mind on the goal of actually leaving.Where do you want to go? Tanzania in Africa where you can go on safaris, climb mountains, and layout on the beach all in one country? Maybe you want to experience city life in a different country: then Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia or a city in China might be for you. Maybe you want to learn a different language, or improve your span

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