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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 […]

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 […]