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What you need to know about teaching English abroad with student loans

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Graduation is an equally exciting and intimidating time in your young adult life. As the colossal build-up to your graduation ceremony rolls around, you’re constantly faced with the tough question: “So, what are you planning on doing with your life after you graduate?” Trust us - you’ll hear this a million and one times! Some graduates, of course, have a job lined up or are planning to attend...

Beyond the NBA: LeBron James won’t leave Cleveland quietly

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LeBron James is definitely making headlines this offseason. While the jury’s still out on his monumental move to the Los Angeles Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers, he definitely isn’t leaving his hometown behind. Earlier this week, James made waves off the court with the unveiling of the I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. Described simply by James as “the most...

Yes, you can become a teacher without a degree in education. Here’s how.

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably realized you want to be a teacher. But you didn’t major in education. Maybe you didn’t know during high school or early on in college that you wanted to pursue becoming a teacher and you’ve recently graduated. If you find yourself wondering why you majored in sociology, computer science or biology, when the truth is, none of those are fields you actually...

Teaching abroad with your pet: What you need to know

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So, you want to teach English abroad ? Even if the idea has only just now crossed your mind (or you’ve been dreaming of this plan for years), in all seriousness, living and teaching abroad is a wonderful, eye-opening and mind-broadening experience. If you have pets, though, that adds a whole new level of complexity to your planning. How do you bring them? And should you bring them? After all,...

8 amazing companies that let you teach English online from home

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To be honest, I LOVE teaching English online . Sure, there are smaller challenges to working from home. I’m responsible for managing my own time, I occasionally have to fight feelings of loneliness and I may never wear non-stretchy pants again ( OK, that part I’m good with! ) - but the downsides are easy to overcome and beyond worth it. For me, teaching online has been key to that ever elusive...

Teaching English abroad: A step-by-step plan

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Hey you. 👋 I know you. I was you. At long last, you’ve finished your college degree. Your hard-earned diploma is sitting in a leather folder or framed in a place of honor on your parents’ wall. But now what? Let’s face facts. This generation of recent graduates is experiencing a tough job market, where even a degree in mechanical engineering might not guarantee you a job. It’s all you’ve...

How to get a job teaching English online without a degree (and companies hiring right now!)

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You’re dying to apply for a killer job teaching English online you just found. It looks nearly perfect. But there’s one tiny problem. You don’t have a four-year degree. And the job posting is looking for applicants with a bachelor’s degree. 😞 So do you go for this awesome job opportunity, or let it pass you by? That depends. Do I really need a degree to teach English online? There are...

4 ways to prepare for your teach abroad job interview

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After you make the decision to teach abroad , the next step in the process is to land a job at a school that meets your life and career goals. To that end, you might opt for applying for jobs online with a recruiter like Teach Away or decide to attend a teacher job fair or some in-person interview sessions. Regardless of which path you take, however, one thing is certain: You will be interviewed...

Can I teach English abroad without knowing the local language (or being bilingual)?

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There are two common misconceptions when it comes to requirements for teaching English abroad : I can’t teach English abroad if I don’t speak the local language. I need to know a foreign language to teach English abroad. Well, no need to worry, we’re here to quash these common misconceptions for you! 👍 Can I teach English abroad if I don’t speak the local language? The short answer is YES...

3 common misconceptions people have about teaching English online (as told by a real teacher)

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Hello! I’m Shannon - an energetic, caring, goofy and ukulele-playing teacher. I currently live in Toronto, Canada, where I work as an online English teacher with VIPKID . I love that my commute to my classroom is approximately 30 cm, from my bed to my computer desk. From the time my alarm beeps, it takes me about 30 minutes to make a coffee, fix my hair, clip on my pearls and put on a nice shirt...