Speak English Better: Study Language Chunks

Speak English Better by Studying Language Chunks There are many reasons why someone would want to speak English better. Perhaps you want to get a better job, or even just quality for one. Maybe you want to travel to foreign countries. Or perhaps speaking English fluently is a requirement for …

My Life! 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of All-Time

My Life! Teaching in a Korean University: 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of All-Time Although the new year is a new start for many people, I do like to dwell on the past a wee bit. Don’t worry, I’m not contemplating my return to Korea. I plan on staying in …

Val Hamer: Life After EFL

Are you Planning on Teaching Abroad Forever? If you answered “no” to that question, then this post will be an interesting read for you! My own interest in what happens to ESL/EFL teachers abroad who go back to their home countries began a couple of years ago. That was the …

Life After ESL: Shaun Dell’s Move to Canada

Life After ESL: Story Time It’s been about nine months now since my own return to Canada after teaching English in South Korea for 10 years. After a rough few months at the beginning, life is a lot more settled now, especially since I’ve figured out the job thing, and …

ESL Activities for Advanced Students

If you teach students who are fluent, or close to it, then you’ll need very different ESL activities than if you were teaching beginner or intermediate students. ESL activities for advanced students need to: Be challenging. Too easy or simple and the students will feel like they’re being treated like …

ESL News Articles: A Few Resources

ESL News Articles: Stop Wasting your Time Searching Everywhere! I’m all about using news articles in my classes instead of readings from the textbook. The stuff from the textbook is often dry, and it’s certainly not related to the things happening around the world. But the problem with news articles …

Korea TESOL International Conference 2016

  Why Didn’t I Get Involved Sooner? I’m a big fan of Korea TESOL. One of my only regrets from my time in Korea is that I didn’t get involved in their organization sooner! I met lots of people who were passionate about teaching, which definitely inspired me to bigger …

6 Months in Canada, the Update

Tomorrow is the day, the 6-month point of my return to Canada after 10 years living in South Korea working as an English teacher. It’s a good time to reflect on things, and here are a few of those thoughts (If you’re in the just getting ready to leave stage, …

Review of No Couches in Korea

No Couches in Korea Review No Couches in Korea is a book that I really wanted to love. Kevin Maher is a good friend of many of my old co-workers and it was through them that I heard about him, and this book. The premise seems interesting enough-an English teacher’s …

Top 10 ESL Activities for Big Classes

Way Back Then? Big Classes were Terrible! I remember back to my first year teaching in a Korean university, way out in the countryside of Chungcheongnam-Do. I taught writing and freshman English to classes of 40+ students. The writing students I saw for 3 hours/week, while the freshman English classes, …

121 Facebook Groups for ESL Teachers

If you’re looking for Facebook Groups for ESL Teachers, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled 121 of them in one place so you can stop wasting your time searching around in Facebook. Happy Facebooking! And, please comment below and tell me if I’ve missed any of the big …

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Custom Essay Writing: Sound Business Principles, Reliability & Ethics The representatives of the cheapest custom writing companies recognize the needs of the growing number of high school, college and university students, who are on the lookout for the supreme quality English content and on-time delivery of the assignments they paid …

Teaching Writing Skills-It Just Got Easier

Teaching Writing Skills Just Got a Whole Lot Easier During my decade teaching in South Korean universities, I taught a whole lot of writing. Beginners, intermediate, advanced. Everything from how to write a basic sentence to 5-paragraph academic essays. For all the details about that, check out these posts: Teaching …

49 Frugal Living South Korea Tips

Everything Frugal Living South Korea A decade ago,┬áit was pretty easy to put away a couple thousand USD every month from teaching English in Korea. This usually involved a combination of the regular day-job and then some private teaching at night or on weekends. These days though, the cost of …