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.
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.
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 March 23rd, 2003. I was going to spend a year abroad teaching English in China.
This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com. I had full blown reverse culture shock when I moved home from Taipei. I’m talking sleepless nights, forgetfulness as to how to operate a vehicle, the feeling that nobody cared I was back, the whole shebang.Yes, I […]
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.
Guest post by Todd Anderson: Living in a culture as different as Japan’s can be challenging for many Americans. I lived in Japan for six months during my junior year of college…
Teaching tips for teaching reading to ESL students. Learn how to make your reading assignments more interesting and relevant to the age level that you are teaching.
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.
Teaching grammar effectively, especially for first-time ESL teachers, can be a tricky business. Here are a few tips to help you make the best of your ESL grammar lessons.
When teaching English abroad, teachers often unknowingly make mistakes that undermine their position with students. Have you made these mistakes in the classroom?