The first time I attempted to teach English abroad was under a mango tree in Uganda. The students were aged from four to sixteen and I was instructed to teach them English, based purely on the fact that I am English, and the assumption that I would therefore be able to pass my knowledge onto […]
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If you intend on teaching English, you are on a good path. My advice is that you learn from others who have gone before you. Find out what they loved and loathed about teaching abroad, and what they wish they had done differently. If I was to go back and start all over again, I […]
I remember walking into a classroom in South Korea for the very first time to watch someone else teaching, thinking, ‘how will I do that?’ The teacher was confident, he joked with his students, and they didn’t seem to mind being in class – a far cry from my experience of school as a teenager. […]
I stumbled into teaching English quite by accident. All through school I had always said that I would never be a teacher and I was sure of this, even as I finished university. But then an opportunity arose for me to work in a school for three weeks, offering me money and the chance to […]
I arrived in the majestic city of Istanbul at the end of a six month hitchhiking journey across Europe with around twenty British pounds to my name. I was immediately captured by the fascinating architecture, mouth watering food, and magical buzz of the city. ‘We could live here,’ I said to the young lady who […]