Entries by Clare L.

TESOL Review: Teaching English with BFITS 

Thailand has a rich history and the Buddhist values that underpin the culture are fascinating to me. I have several friends who travelled here before and I’d heard fantastic things about the people and the food! After some thought, I settled on living and teaching in Bangkok. There’s a huge expat community here so it was comforting to […]

TESOL Job Review: Teaching English in Thailand with BFITS

Immersing myself in the Thai culture has been such a joy. I am living in Thailand to see and to learn about other parts of the world while sharing what I know and making good use of my language skills and education. I chose Bangkok because of its affordability, diverse mix of people, and world-renowned reputation for […]

Life as an English Teacher with BFITS in Thailand

I am teaching English in the Isan region. It is relatively close to other places such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia, so this was an attractive feature because I wanted to visit these countries in my free time. One of the things I love about teaching English in Thailand is that I have a much […]

BFITS Review: Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand

I came to Bangkok, Thailand because I felt the desire to learn about Thai culture. The culture exchange is an invaluable experience for me. I highly value learning from people who have different experiences, beliefs and values. It provides diverse perspective on life that I think keeps me constantly growing and learning. I have been […]

TESOL Korea: Hagwon Teaching Jobs Review

I have been living in Daejeon for more than six months, and I have been working at a private school the entire time. At first I was a little bit apprehensive to work in a private school over a public school because I had read some horror stories online, but I must say that my […]

EF English First Review: Teaching English to Kids in China

I have always loved working with children! I never set out to be an ESL teacher specifically, but I love China and wanted to find any means to live here. Being able to teach children was just an added bonus! Working overseas provides you with an experience unparalleled to anything you can get back home. […]

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 […]