March 04, 2014

The Tech World Needs Story Tellers

We all love (and sometimes hate) the technology we all use and depend on every day, but did you know that...

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June 28, 2011

$100K Per Year ESL Jobs! Call Now!

Ever see these ads for easy jobs in exotic places that pay piles of money? Well, you may have heard the old saying...

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June 16, 2009

What's Your Ideal International Job?

Is there a particular place you'd like to live? Is there some specific attribute that you'd like to experience - or share....

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April 25, 2006

Jobs - Obtaining a Working Visa for Japan


How do I get a working visa for Japan? It's probably not as complicated as you think. Generally, the majority of teachers come to Japan with programs like JET or with an eikaiwa or English Conversation School who will walk you through the steps and oversee the process. But for others, here are a few things you need to know . . .

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January 08, 2006

Could ESL Teachers Be Earning More?

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What would you say if I told you that you could possibly be earning a bigger salary?

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December 06, 2005

ESL Job of the Week: Deadline Approaching

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University of Arkansas has openings for a full-time TESL faculty position

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November 20, 2005

ESL Italian Style

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"Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life." ~Anna Akhmatova

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November 17, 2005

ESL Vitas, Reference Letters and You!

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"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

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November 12, 2005

Q & A - How Do You Impress a Potential ESL Employer?

"Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

I recently came across an enlightening message in a post (here) about what ESL employers are looking for when hiring a teacher. I thought that there might be something there worth of discussion for us, the ESL "employees."

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November 11, 2005

Teaching Spots - Zakopane, Poland

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard

A Slavic Garden of Eden & A Winter Wonderland

Fresh, homemade cheeses sold from baskets on the street, colorful costumes and energetic, country dancing. Horse-drawn buggies, honey vodkas and mushroom picking in the forest. Long, scenic hikes with breathtaking views and mountaintop taverns with locally made brews. Friendly faces, Belgian waffles and fresh, fruit-filled crepes around every corner.

Dear readers,

This is my picture to you of . . .

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November 09, 2005

ESL Classroom Observations

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"This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have to observe myself too; if none observe me, I have to observe myself all the closer." ~ Franz Kafka

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August 09, 2005

Where Do You Find an ESL Job?

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all of your kind words this week.

Are you a new teacher, and trying to figure out where in the world to find a job?

Many new teachers are overwhelmed by the prospect of looking for jobs in other countries. And while it’s true that you will have to employ different techniques than if you were looking in your own country, the process really isn’t all that different. 1) Find a position that you’re interested in, 2) Tweak your resume to fit the requirements, 3) send it to them via their preferred method, and 4) follow up soon after.

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July 20, 2005

Job Board Tips

Good morning everyone!

I wanted to take a moment and talk about the ESL job postings, and explain the role that we play in helping you in your job search. I have been getting so many questions from readers who send me their resumes, or asked me to help them get "in" with a company, or help them find a job.

But that's not the role of the job board.

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May 08, 2005

Call For Comments About Greece

Good morning all,

I'm looking for anyone who has worked or is currently working in Greece to contribute comments. Tell us what it's like, how you found your job, the amount of your salary, and oh, how absolutely wonderful it is!

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May 04, 2005

What's Your Job Description?

Last week, a student of mine--who is a university professor--asked me to proof-read a paper that he had written for publication. This isn't the first time one of my students has asked me to do extra work for them outside of class. In fact, this one particular class is full of professors, and all of them have to publish professionally in order to keep their jobs.

The problem is, they aren't an advanced class--only upper intermediate--and although they make a good effort at writing in English, their work takes a lot of effort to edit.

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April 27, 2005

How Important Is Confidence?

I received a question from Kalenga last week, and it got me thinking. First of all, here's the comment:

"I am about to finish my studies, but being an african, and having studied in africa, I really don't think I will be able to get a job by visiting ESl. It seems that americans and other people from developed countries have the chance to ge jobs in this modern world. How best can you help me gain confidence that I will be able to get a job?"

Now, is it true that many teaching jobs are given to Americans and Canadians? Yep. Does that mean it's impossible to get a job if you didn't happen to be born in one of those countries? Nope.

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