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30
AUG
2018

Savvy Book Recommendations for New English Teachers Going Abroad

“No art or learning is to be pursued halfheartedly…and any art worth learning will certainly reward more or less generously the effort made to study it.” —Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973-1014), Japanese author, The Tale of Genji   Looking for some book recommendations to...
10
MAY
2018

Guest Blog: Things You Need To Know Working as a Teacher in Dubai

By Fazreen Razeek, Edarabia.com Guest Blogger Famous for its skyscrapers and shopping malls, Dubai is an outstanding place to live and work for those who love the city life. A melting pot of cultures from around the world, Dubai is a great city to explore – especially for...
05
MAR
2018

Have you taught English in Vietnam? Share your insights in a brief survey!

“One day of traveling broadens the mind.” – Vietnamese proverb What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Vietnam? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started...
02
MAR
2018

Have you taught English in Japan? Share your insights in a brief survey!

“When love is deep, much can be accomplished.” – Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998), Japanese violinist and world famous music educator What have you found satisfying about teaching English in Japan? How do you select or create EFL materials to help your students learn English? What do...
06
FEB
2010

Does Teaching English Open Minds in Closed Societies? – Part 1

Does teaching English open minds in closed societies? Are repressive governments “right” to fear the spread of English? Can the mania for learning English destabilize a rigidly controlled nation? In short, are dictators smart to jam the radio broadcasts of Voice of...
10
AUG
2009

What Does Success Mean? What Definition Works for You?

Sometimes the simplest questions create the best conversations.What does success mean? What definition are you using? How is that definition working for you?
02
APR
2009

Vietnam Embraces English Classes – and Looks for Communicative English Teachers

Good schools cultivate student curiosity, and English lessons should allow students to display their experiences and perceptions. Further, students who have been forced to take years of English class should be able to speak English - and I literally mean speak English....
20
SEP
2008

Who ranks English language programs and ESL schools?

How would you choose an English language school? What if you lived in Korea, Spain, China, Brazil, Turkey, or Vietnam? What factors would influence your decision? How would you find out the school’s reputation? Who ranks ESL programs? What is their criteria? Hundreds of thousands...
16
JUN
2008

TaLKing in English, Talking about English, and Learning Korean

Sometimes we confuse talking about English with talking in English. As English teachers, we need to gently encourage our students to talk as much as possible in English, and only sometimes in English. And as world citizens, we should learn as much about the country and host...