Work as a Freelance ESL teacher in Toronto, Canada!I taught in private language schools for over 6 years and throughout that time, I always wanted more time and freedom to be able to do what I wanted both in and out of the classroom. I never knew exactly how I would achieve this or if this was even possible. In 2017, however, this became a reality. I had just arrived home from teaching abroad and I was feeling lost. This gave me a chance to ask myself what I really wanted to do. Though I didnt have a very clear answer, I knew for sure that I still enjoyed teaching. I went back to teaching at a language school for a few months. I then realized that I wanted to teach English privately in a one-to-one setting. Back then, the reason was simple: I liked that I could address the unique concerns every student has with English. That was when I decided to become a freelance private English teacher. I never expected that it would give me everything I always longed for when I was teaching in a classroom.

Melissa Alvia is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate. She is currently a freelance teacher in Toronto, Canada. 

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Canadian government authentication of  TESOL and TEFL Certification

If your plan is to teach English abroad in 2020, more countries now require teachers to hold a TESOL, TESL or TEFL certificate that is authenticated by the government of the country where the certificate is issued.  Unless your a government agency authenticates your certificate, many countries won’t issue the visa you need to teach.

As a provider of TESL Canada-approved certification courses, OnTESOL is one of the few online institutes that meets the requirements for Canadian and international teachers interested in teaching English abroad. Below you will find more information about how to have the Government of Canada authenticate your OnTESOL certificate.  Read more

Teach English in Shenzen, ChinaTeaching English with IEduKids in China has its benefits, from working flexible hours, to sharing resources with a supportive and friendly teaching team to living in an innovative and cosmopolitan city! Read on to find out the top 4 reasons to teach English with IEduKids in Shenzen, China.

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Teach English in Taiwan

When I was in university, it always interested me to travel and teach abroad. After university I travelled throughout Asia and met many people teaching there. They absolutely loved it and recommended it, so I decided to pursue teaching English.

The benefits of living in another country are countless. In many of these countries, you have the ability to live very comfortably and save a lot of money. In turn, you live and experience a totally different culture and way of life!

Tim Sharp is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 140-hour TESOL certificate course. He is currently teaching English with his partner, Taylor, in Taiwan. 

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Teach English in Taiwan

My partner and I are living and teaching English in Taiwan, in a city called Kaohsiung. There were a number of reasons that influenced our choice. The school we’re currently at, KNS Institute, is in the city and they guarantee us great working hours. The school is thriving and hiring more teachers when a lot of other smaller schools are cutting back on teaching hours.  There are many job opportunities in Taiwan so you can live comfortably and save money. The climate is quite tropical and you are close to the ocean and the tropical beaches of Kenting.

Taylor and her partner Tim, are both graduates of OnTESOL’s 140-hour TESOL Certificate Course with Teaching English to Young Learners specialist. They are both teaching English in Taiwan with KNS Institute.

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 Teach English in Hong Kong! OnTESOL graduate reviews teaching abroad in Hong KongTeaching English as a second language is a rewarding career because of the transformation you witness as your students improve their English skills. I am very passionate about teaching ESL students because I love the English language!

Saby is currently teaching English in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate.

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EPIK Review: Teaching English in South Korea with EPIK

Teaching English with EPIK is a great opportunity because they connect you with other foreign teachers from the first week you arrive in South Korea. The orientation helps to prepare you to teach, introduce you to new friends, and encourages you by showing you your purpose as an ESL teacher in Korea.  You are a part of a team and a bigger vision, with EPIK. You have so many people who want you to succeed and will help you to do so!

Kayla is a graduate of OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate. She now teaches English in South Korea with EPIK.  Read more

Teach English In Shanghai with EF English First!I was motivated to become an ESL teacher to have a career with which I could travel. I didn’t want to be tied to one place or one company, and becoming an ESL teacher gives me the freedom to work basically anywhere around the world. Not only is the career flexible, but it is also viable, as ESL teaching is a fast growing industry with great opportunities.

Rayna Abernethy is a Canadian native now residing in Shanghai (and she doesn’t miss the snow one bit)! She is currently teaching English in Shanghai, China with EF English First. 

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 Teach English in China with EF English FirstWhen I was a university student I studied in China for one semester, and I had such an amazing experience that I decided to come back for work. I like being an ESL teacher because I have the opportunity to help real people solve real problems. Sometimes, the problem is passing an exam, or getting a job, or studying abroad. However,  for every class and student I teach, I am also helping someone.

About the author: Ian Bonnano is currently teaching English with EF English First in Shanghai, China. 

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I worked and lived in the beautiful coastal city of Shimonoseki as part of the JET Programme in 2015-2016. It was an experience of a lifetime. Teach English in Japan

When thinking about the best and most challenging parts about living and working in Japan, I instantly thought of ESID” – “Every Situation is Different.” This is a saying on the JET Programme that may sound like a cliché, but which holds so much truth.   Ive reflected on this, and heres my take on ESID now.

About the author: Melissa is a graduate of the 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate course. She taught English for one year in Japan and currently teaches English privately in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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