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  • Discussions,  Teaching

    Being an ESL Teacher: Pros & Cons

    Many people choose to pack their bags and escape the constraints of life back home by starting afresh in a foreign country. For the most part, becoming an ex-pat isn’t necessarily that hard, except for one thing, you’ll need to…

  • Blog,  Teaching

    The Life of an ESL Teacher in China

    I never imagined that there was ever a possibility of becoming a teacher, let alone being a teacher abroad. However, 9 months after my very nerve-racking first day, it’s time to reflect on life as an ESL teacher. What’s the…

  • Discussions,  Teaching

    Being an English Teacher: Toddlers Vs Teens

    As teachers, we typically teach a range of children, from screaming little toddlers to attitude-filled teens. This is especially true when teaching kids ESL! The methods and approaches used to teach these varying ages of children obviously vary quite considerably.…

  • Discussions,  Teaching

    Teaching Children: Pros & Cons

    5 months in, I’ve finally settled into the daily life of teaching. Now that routines have been set and the initial clouds of misconception has settled, it’s time to reflect on whether this is a positive experience or not. There…

  • Blog,  Teaching

    Becoming an English Teacher

      Planning too far into the future appears to be pointless. Considering that over a 2 years period my life-ambition changed from becoming a doctor to becoming a backpacker. This transition was a great success, before becoming broke after 3…