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Everything you need to know about applying (and getting hired) for the EPIK program

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Sangsangnim! Also known as “teacher” in Korean.👨👩 This is a term that you will become very familiar with after you land, settle in and indulge in the incredibly rich culture as an EPIK program participant living and teaching English in South Korea . But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. You want to find out more about the EPIK program and how to become an English teacher in South...

Do you really need a visa to teach English abroad?

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So, you’re a young university graduate eager to see the world. Unfortunately, the wanderlust in your soul is much greater than the funds in your bank account. What to do? Well, teaching English abroad is a great way to experience a foreign country and actually make money doing it. Wondering what you need to teach abroad? If you’re an American wanting to experience the kimchi and K-pop of Korea ,...

Will I face age restrictions teaching abroad?

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Teaching English abroad is a fantastic opportunity to travel to new places, impart valuable wisdom and make some money while you are doing it! But one nagging question that many would-be ESL teachers have is, am I too old (or too young) to teach English abroad? The answer is: it depends. Each country where English teachers are in demand has different rules and customs surrounding age limits. Even...

Dreaming of teaching abroad? Here are the 5 best programs hiring right now!

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So, you’ve just finished college 🎓 and you’re thinking about teaching English abroad when a thought strikes you: You could go anywhere in the world . 🌏 In a few months, you could find yourself in a place you’ve never imagined. With people you don’t even know exist right now. Teaching abroad opens up a world of opportunity that’s as exciting as it is terrifying. I mean, it’s a big...

Teaching in China with a family: 6 questions to ask before accepting the job offer

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When Grace and I received our final contracts, there was a feeling of excitement that overcame both of us. Although we were making a huge, life-changing decision, many of our doubts had been put to rest as we had formulated a list of essential questions we wanted to answer before receiving our contracts. Although your circumstances might be different, I wanted to share the questions we came up...

This calculator shows how much you can earn teaching English online (Hint: It’s a lot!)

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Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money you can actually make teaching English online. 💸💸💸 Looking for your first job after graduation? Trying to make some money in between jobs? Fancy the life of a digital nomad? Are you a working teacher interested in supplementing your income? How about a graduate student ? Online English teaching jobs...

How to land a job teaching English abroad without experience [With job postings]

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There’s that old catch-22 that gets trotted out time and time again. “You can’t get a job without experience, and you can’t get experience without a job.” 😤 If you’re wondering whether it’s really possible to get hired to teach abroad without any experience, you’re not alone! In fact, that’s one of the most commonly asked questions we get at Teach Away . You’re in the right place, though...

When was the last time you thanked a teacher?

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While we’re all aware of America’s teacher shortage, Fareed Zakaria shines some light on the roots of the problem in Fareed’s Take (see the video below). Zakaria summarizes the problem as follows: Teachers today are significantly less appreciated than they were in the past. Teachers in America are five times as likely to have a second job than the average full-time worker. Teacher pay has...

Want to teach abroad? Try teaching English online first.

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Eager to see the world and explore different countries, landscapes and cultures? A couple weeks of vacation a year might not quite cut it, then. If you’re planning on teaching abroad this year or next, though, here’s our advice: If you’ve got a few hours free in the early morning or on weekends, it’s well worth giving online English teaching a go first. Whether you’re working or studying, full or...

Crowded job market reveals new career opportunities for Canadian teachers

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Getting accepted into a teacher training program in the first place used to be the hardest part for aspiring teachers in Canada. Nowadays, though, the hardest part is actually finding a job after you graduate. The upside is that, following several years of some truly grim job prospects for Canadian educators, teacher unemployment rates across the country have somewhat improved over the past year...