Getting a Residence Permit for Germany

German Visa and Residence Permit Requirements for US Citizens Der Aufenthaltstitel – Residence Permit The United States of America is one of the nations for which the Federal Republic of Germany has special regulations concerning entry visas and residence permits. US citizens in possession of a valid US passport do not need a visa for tourist […]

Teaching English in Europe: Choose Germany

There is enormous worldwide demand for trained TESOL instructors.  More than 75% of all new teachers head for Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America. Although jobs with very competitive salaries are readily available for expats-to-be from Shanghai to the Gulf, many new TESOL teachers are choosing Europe as their destination in the hopes of living in the hip, […]

Teaching English in Japan After the Earthquake

I came to the Nagoya area of Central Japan to teach English in February 2011, one month before the massive earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the coast of the Tohoku (Northeastern) region of the country. Living in Japan in the wake of this significant and internationally-recognized disaster has been an emotional and eye-opening experience that […]

What Is Necessary To Teach In The Middle East?

TESOL Grad Lin from NY TESOL Course Nov. 2013 Teaching overseas is a rewarding experience, no matter which country you’re in. Although many teachers have great success working in Asian and European countries, many others prefer the culture that comes with finding teaching jobs in the Middle East. While this region is thought to be […]

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Interviews With Real TESOL Training International Veterans

When you were younger, you might have sat around the living room listening to stories of Grandpa serving in World War Two. About the battles, the sense of mission, and the pride in sailing across the seas to make the world a better place. You learned in History class about the young men and women […]

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of TEFL Courses

“Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. TEFL usually occurs in the student’s own country, either within the state school system, or privately, e.g., in an after-hours language school or with a tutor. TEFL teachers may be native or non-native speakers of English.” […]

It Takes All Sorts

In our final extract from his book Teaching with Chopsticks: TEFL from the Frontline, Jonathan Last makes a light-hearted list of eight different types of student he has encountered. Now I’ve been teaching here a while, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are eight types of kids: The Unblemished ones. Young enough to not be […]

Teaching English In North Korea

The people in North Korea need English teachers badly. The very name of the state seems to indicate a misunderstanding of the English language, after all, its called the Democratic Republic of North Korea, and not much goes on there that even mimics democracy. The North Koreans have a love-hate relationship with the USA. Entering […]