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TESL Canada Journal: March 2018

TESL Canada published the first journal of 2018! TESL Canada is one of the top 3 accrediting bodies in the world because they facilitate research and collaboration with leading scholars in the TESL / TEFL / TESOL field.  Since 1984, the TESL Canada Journal has accumulated hundreds of valuable articles for the industry. Visit: TESL […]

TESOL in China: 8 Years Teaching English in Harbin and Shenzhen

In 1998, I was enlisted in the Canadian Navy for an exercise called “RimPac.” During this exercise, I had the opportunity to visit several countries that I had never visited before. They included: Japan, Korea, Russia, China and Mexico. I was so enamored with these new countries that I started looking into how I could […]

The Hidden Reasons Why Japanese Can’t Speak English

If you’ve taught English in Japanese public schools, you already know the obvious reason why Japanese students can’t speak English: They don’t actually practice speaking! But there is another hidden reason why Japanese people struggle to speak English, and this reason prevents them from learning to speak even when they use methods that are designed […]

TESOL South Korea: Teaching English in Elementary Schools

Teaching English to elementary-aged children shares a lot of commonalities with teaching Kindergarten: it’s fun, it’s exhausting, and, more often than not, you’ll need to improvise a little…or a lot. My experience as a teacher in South Korea focused heavily on teaching students of this age, and I’ve lived to tell the tale, if that […]