Sarah in Gwangju, South Korea

Hi there! My name is Sarah and I’m an English teacher in Gwangju, South Korea. My husband and I both made a huge life change by moving here in to work at an elementary school in February 2018. We may have only been here around ten weeks but we absolutely love it and are already…

Tyler on the Vietnam internship

Tyler’s Vietnam Internship Story

If there’s one thing I have always wanted to achieve, it’s completing my TEFL qualification and teaching English abroad. I can now officially tick this goal off my bucket list as I write this from my favourite new café in Hai Phong, Vietnam, where I have been living and working as an ESL teacher since…

Top 5 Southeast Asia Travel Blogs

Southeast Asia has long been a popular destination for EFL teachers – there are a huge amount of opportunities to teach English in countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and more. One of the great things about teaching in any of these countries is how easy it is to travel and explore other…

Teaching in China: Joan’s Story

Teaching in China has been a joy! You never know what will happen from day to day. For instance, my husband and I were recently invited to go to a rural area nestled in the mountainous area of Boshan near our city. We would do some volunteer teaching at a small school and donate much-needed…

Learning a New Language

Possibly one of our most frequently asked questions is whether or not being adept in another language is necessary to teach English abroad. The short answer is: no. No, you do not need to be fluent in any other language – after all, it is English you’re going abroad to teach. However, that doesn’t mean…

TEFL and Working Holiday Visas

Working holiday visas allow young people (usually aged between 18 and 30) to take an extended holiday somewhere that has an agreement with their own country. It’s a fantastic way to experience another culture – and because you’re able to work on this visa you can fund your adventure along the way! If you don’t…