How to Avoid an ESL Job Scam

ESL Job Scam

If you’re interested in teaching English overseas, then the internet is the most obvious starting point. Job boards like EFL Sensei make it much easier for teachers to find their perfect job and employers are able to reach far more candidates from around the world. However, not all job posts are written with the intention […]

Top 5 Musts for an Overseas Teaching Job

Working overseas is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. I’ve made life long friends that I would have never met had I stayed put in Charleston, South Carolina all my life.   But not all of it was sunshine and rainbows! In the umpteen years I’ve been teaching, I’ve also had […]

Have you got the Characteristics for TEFL?

Characteristics for TEFL

Think you’ve got the characteristics for TEFL teaching? You may have your TEFL certificate in hand, but do you really have the personality it takes to be successful?   If you peruse job sites, much like this one, you’ll find employers asking for teachers that are energetic, enthusiastic, love children, flexible…and the list goes on. […]

4 Places ESL Teachers Save Big Money!

ESL teachers save big money

These are my top 4 places ESL teachers save big money!   Many ESL teachers save big money by working in a select number of countries. Today, I’ve compiled a list from my own personal experiences and from what I’ve heard from fellow teachers.   As a veteran ESL teacher, I often speak to people […]

Live in Japan – The “Where”

Now that you know what your employment options are and what you will need to get your new job in Japan, let’s talk about where to live.   I believe that where you work and live has the greatest impact on your perception of Japan. So, before choosing a job, you really need to think […]

Teach in Japan – The “What”

Japanese Bridge

Teaching in Japan can be one of the most amazing experiences you’ll ever have! But if you choose the wrong job, it could turn out to be the worst!   I’m going to use my 10 plus years of experience of living and working in Japan to hopefully guide you towards having the amazing Japanese […]