How To Write An ESL Resumé That Will Get Noticed

One of the biggest mistakes that ESL teachers on their ESL resumé is to use a standard CV template. Here are some tips on how to write an ESL resumé. Continue Reading →

Teaching English in China Part Two – The SARS Epidemic

Ask any ESL teacher that has taught abroad and they’ll tell you that their first few months, heck the first year, is rife with challenges. What happens, though, when the country that you’ve moved to suddenly experiences a health epidemic, like SARS or Avian flu, Here’s what happened to me during the 2003 SARS epidemic in Mainland China. Continue Reading →

Teaching English in China Part One – The Journey Begins

It’s a scary thing to pick up and move your life to the other side of the world. I got my first taste of that when I was 27 and on my way to Changchun, China on the 23rd of March, 2003. I was going to spend a year abroad teaching English in China. It was the start of an incredible journey spanning ten years.
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The ESL Educators Guide – Tips For Teaching To Specific Groups of ESL Learners

Teaching English as a Second language can be a challenge for any native English speaker, even those with TEFL training.

This month, the ESL Educators Guide is providing three tips for teaching specific groups of ESL learners, including tips for: teaching kids, teenagers, adults, Business English, IELTS, and zero-beginners. Continue Reading →

ESL Educators Guide: Teaching & ESL

This month’s ESL Educators Blog Carnival is an open discussion for our participants. I’m opening this page up to my readers as well, so if you’ve got an interesting ESL article that you’d like to share, please get in touch with me via the Contact Page and I will add your URL, a short blurb about your article and an author box to this post. Continue Reading →

TEFL Courses Explained – Why You Should Take A TEFL Training Course To Teach Abroad

Just because you speak English fluently doesn’t mean you understand the mechanics of how the English language works. A good TEFL course will give you the basics that you need to become a successful and skilled educator. TEFL courses are a necessary part of teaching English abroad today. Continue Reading →

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Taipei is Beautiful

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, click here. Opening tangent: I realize I’ve lagged tremendously on posting this installment.  I know it sounds odd, but every time I sit down to write, all kinds of emotions just swarm over me, overloading my brain and taking me back to Taipei in a very real and sobering way.  You see, in normal life, Continue Reading →

The ESL Educators’ Guide: The Difference Between ESL/EFL Teaching Methodologies

Today’s ESL article covers some important points for teachers who are considering a career in ESL. Here’s the scoop on ESL and EFL teaching methodologies and what you need to consider before embarking on a career as an ESL educator. Continue Reading →

ESL Educators Blog Carnival: How To Teach Writing To ESL Students

Month Three of the ESL Educators Blog Carnival focuses on teaching ESL students how to write. Read up on what some of our favorite ESL educators have to say on the subject and don’t forget to check out last month’s carnival, which focused on Classroom Management Techniques. Continue Reading →