TEFL Germany: Jobs, Visa, and Insurance

TEFL Germany JobsUnfortunately one freelance job is not enough to get your visa where I am located. I was told that I would be responsible for obtaining one more line of work, so I looked for business English jobs in Bochum since these are the best paid jobs in the city.

Luckily I received an interview quickly. The administration was pleased with me and decided to write me the necessary letter I needed to provide the Immigration office.

Recommended TESOL certification for Germany-

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TEFL Saudi Arabia: Country Information

TEFL Saudi Arabia Teaching English in Saudi ArabiaTeaching English in Saudi Arabia is a unique and rewarding experience. That said, it is primarily a place for male teachers.

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TESOL Thailand: What Makes Thailand a Top Destination?

TESOL Thailand Teaching English in Thailand Most people who came to teach English in Thailand came here for the same reason: to find their small piece of paradise; to stumble on a remote sandy beach with that sunny non-contrast of powder white sand and crystal turquoise water, to follow a jungle path up to a tree house at the edge of a jungle lake where there are elephants swimming, or to doze off in a hammock in the shade with a beverage and some friends on your own private island. People find these things in Thailand.

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TEFL China: Finding a job, Part I

TEFL China finding TESOL JobsFinding any TESOL job in China, let alone a good one, was not easy for me. As I had mentioned in my first post, I am a Canadian of Chinese descent. I look Chinese and you wouldn’t believe how often I was told by Chinese people in China that my English is very good. In my job search, I stumbled upon a forum that discussed Chinese-looking people wanting to live and work in China. The main message was loud and clear: DON’T DO IT. People reported facing difficulty finding jobs and discrimination. Still, I was determined to go.

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TESOL Australia: Prepare a Lesson Plan Portfolio

TESOL Australia Lesson Plan Portfolio

I had my very first teaching interview 48 hours after landing in Sydney, and I must say, I was nervous! I never taught anything beyond my practicum for TESL Canada certification, and really had no idea what I was actually getting myself into.

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TEFL Taiwan: Traveling

TEFL Taiwan Sun Moon LakeOne of the finest features that Taiwan has to offer is its abundance of natural beauty. Taiwan’s older name, Formosa, means “Beautiful Island” in Portuguese. From Turtle Island in the north, to KenTing in the south, Taiwan is covered in richly dense, sub-tropical vegetation, which creates wondrous scenery just about everywhere you travel.

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TESOL Germany: My First Teaching Job

TESOL Germany Teaching English Freelance teacher GermanyAs the weeks slowly went by and I was starting to get more and more nervous about my visa, I finally received an answer from one of the schools I have applied. The name of the school was Sprachkunst im Luisenhof. It was located right in the middle of my city in a beautiful little square right next to an outdoor Greek restaurant.

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TESOL Spain: Getting Ready For The Hiring Season

TESOL job hunting in Spain - Teaching English in SpainGetting ready to teach English in Spain? October is when all English classes start in Spain. Everyone starts school in September, then the parents get settled in to the routines of getting their kids to school and to any type of extracurricular activities. Midway into September, their kids have a lot of English homework and need some professional help. This is when they realize that they need to put their children in an English academy in the evenings or call the academy from the previous year, so this is why all the academies get busy in October and not in September when the actual school year starts. Read more

Traveling Through New Zealand

TESOL New Zealand

Last spring, my son and I decided to take a road trip. Having spent most of my life in North America (Mexico and U.S.), we decided to travel on the southern hemisphere Spring equinox.

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TESOL China: Culture Shock

TESOL China Culture ShockMy experiences as a Canadian living and working in China are different from most: I am a Canadian of Chinese descent – I LOOK Chinese, but I behave like a Canadian. This duality was advantageous at times, but it has also been the source of immense grief and frustration. The perspective from which I write this blog series on teaching in China will be from a Chinese-Canadian perspective, but I will try to include perspectives from the typical (i.e. Caucasian) foreigner whenever possible.

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