Readers' Experiences of Teaching English Overseas

All teachers have their own unique experience when teaching English overseas. Whatever your experiences of teaching English abroad, whether you've been away for a few months or have spent your life teaching English abroad, your story is of interest to other readers who may be in the same position as you. Share your experience of teaching English with other teachers who are considering making the move abroad, or add comments on the stories of other English teachers.

I've written many articles on this website about teaching English abroad, but your perspective on the countries I've written about is sure to be distinctive. Add a few comments - or write at length - about the city, country, students or culture you have experienced. How successful were you at learning the local language? Was it necessary to learn where you lived? What were the challenges of living in your city? What comments or stories do you have about the TEFL training you received, the language schools you've worked in, or the characters that you met there?


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Korea vs Taiwan (from a foreigner's perspective) 
I loved my time in Korea while I was there. I worked at a private school in the afternoons (2 - 9pm) and had a supportive boss and decent colleagues. …

Teaching English in Kashmir : A Teacher's Experience 
Believe me or not, it is just something that ultimately does not hit the mark. Being a postgraduate in ELT from the Aligarh Muslim University in India, …

Three Missed China ESL Opportunities 
The Guangzhou Institute of Rising Piano Stars was offering 8,000 Chinese Yuan, a room, and a toaster. I was in the mood for a fun C. V. entry -- and I …

China University Teaching -- With a Four-year Degree 
I did not plan this. Ostensibly, I muddled into it. But surely, I feel, the Lord worked it. I'm now in year eight of teaching college and university in …

Teaching English in Greece 
In 2008, my oldest daughter gave up most of her possessions, including a car, and took all her savings and sunk them into a TEFL course in Greece, a place …

Teaching English in Hungary - 10 years later, a wife, a house and 2 kids 
Met a Hungarian girl in Ireland in 2000, moved to Budapest, did a TEFL course and crash, bang, wallop...here I am, ten years later working in a university …

Teaching English in Barcelona 
I'm English and I moved to Barcelona in 1995 and lived there until 2003. I did a one month TESOL course at a school called Novalingua which was excellent. …

Teaching English in Taiwan - My Experience 
Teaching English in Taiwan has been an evolving experience. A few students have independent minds, where they can think for themselves. The rest of the …

Teaching English Overseas - Korea & Taiwan 
I am an American and spent five years teaching English overseas, first in South Korea, and later in Taiwan. I first moved overseas to teach ESL in 2002 …

My China University TEFL Method -- Part Two 
This article continues on from My China University TEFL Method, Part One Here are a few sample second-hour speech topics: 1. “My dream kitchen.” …

My China University TEFL Method 
This method -- developed over a ten year teaching career in the People’s Republic of China -- should save those headed to teach China college or university, …

Teaching English in Japan 
Teaching English in Japan is one of the most common jobs available for foreigners. There is a whole industry based on English teaching and lots of books …

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