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Teaching English at a University in Thailand

There are three main types of universities to teach English in Thailand. The first one is a Thai university that offers English classes, a Thai university that has an international college, and a foreign (Ie. American) university with a campus here in Thailand. I have had the privilege of teaching at both an international college […]

Teaching at Language Schools in Thailand

There are hundreds of language schools in Thailand – maybe more. A great number of them are in the capital, Bangkok. My advice to those who want to teach English in Thailand can be summed up in four words: presentation, enjoyment, methodology, and hours. Keep in mind that this is solely based on one teacher’s observations […]

TESOL China: How OnTESOL’s Program Began To Alter My Teaching

My first teaching job at a university in China was particularly hard as I had had no prior TESOL training. I studied ahead in the course books and researched material for months, but I still was not able to write lesson plans or develop a curriculum until I had begun to study through OnTESOL’s certification […]

TESOL China: My First Day on The Job

By Jonathan Caulk – 120-hour TESOL certificate When I first stepped into the classroom in China, after tripping over the metal threshold, I felt dizzy and panicky. I hadn’t taught anything to anyone in my life. The closest thing to teaching on my resume was a promotion gig which involved standing in the parking lot […]

Managing Class Behaviour in Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful country and the culture is fascinating. The schools are new with smart boards in every classroom. If teachers bring laptops, they can use them for lessons. The Turkish staff seems genuinely interested in helping the English program succeed. They ask for input on a regular basis with the goal of improving […]

Q&A With OnTESOL Graduate Teaching English in Italy

Giovanna Cardi has been teaching English in Italy since 2011 and she completed the 120-hour TEFL certificate course with OnTESOL in 2014. We asked her to tell us a little about her experience as an ESL teacher in Italy in order to help new teachers prepare for the job. In this Q&A, Giovanna answered everything that new […]

TESOL Morocco: Adapt the Curriculum When Teaching Culture

While teaching English in Morocco I sometimes got bogged down by teaching an American curriculum in a country that had completely different customs, beliefs, and traditions. It was sometimes difficult for me to connect the lines for my students in the curriculum just because they didn’t grow up with the same background knowledge that American […]