Teaching English in India

By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in India

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India is an incredibly diverse country to visit with a multitude of people to meet and experiences to be had. There are a variety of landscapes: from incredible golden beaches to snow-covered mountains, which loom over the country and impale the skyline. The serrated mountain tops create a magnificent horizon, especially when watching the sunrise/sunset in a city such as Bangalore.

India offers fantastic cuisine, stunning architecture and a very up and coming nightlife, with a wide range of bars and incredible cinema. India a country that is proud of how rich in history it remains, but it is also simultaneously embracing new age culture with feisty festivals and cities that shine under neon lights.

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Teaching English in Bali

By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in Bali

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Bali is a small island, (you can drive around the entire island in one day) that offers big experiences; whether you’re looking for a relaxing journey where you can enjoy the picturesque beaches and calm blue oceans, or you’re a party animal looking to jump headfirst into a labyrinth of hedonism and debauchery. Small no way means limited and Bali is becoming a prominent destination among travellers due to the magnificent scenery, the visitor-friendly atmosphere and the lively beach parties.

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Teaching English in Japan: A Brave New World

By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in Japan: A Brave New World

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Japan is a country that offers a fantastic contrast of experiences that range from the unbelievably modern to remarkable history. Over the past few decades, Japan has established itself as one of the leading countries in nuclear physics, aeronautics, transportation, robotics and electronics. An extended trip to Japan feels in many ways like emerging through a wormhole into the future. If you are fascinated by electronics and gadgetry, Japan is a very cool country to visit, with companies such as Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi producing endless incredible products.

Conversely, Japan is also widely celebrated for a rich history and impressive culture. If you decide to take part in a TEFL course in Japan then you will have the opportunity to study first-hand the ways of the ancient samurai. The subject of a hugely successful film industry, Takashi Miike in particular is producing magnificent cinema at the moment. People often come from many miles to witness the history of the samurai and shogun.

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Teaching English in Thailand – A life changing journey

By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in Thailand – A life changing journey

Thailand is a country with magnificent scenery and amazing experiences to be had throughout. From the chaotic capital of Bangkok, a modern behemoth of frenzied traffic and gleaming shopping centres, to the all-encompassing islands that can vary from amazingly secluded to incredibly touristy and exciting. If you are considering getting involved with a TEFL course in Thailand then it is important to remember that Thailand’s cool season is the optimum time to visit as during this period it rains the least and does not get unbearably hot.

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Top 5 weekend getaways while teaching in Japan

by Roy Duffield

Top 5 weekend getaways while teaching in Japan

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Japan is unarguably one of the world’s most fascinating destinations, but it can be expensive to  travel …especially as TEFL teachers are not entitled to the Japan Rail Pass. So, to save you some pennies, I’ve put together this list of highlights, all within easy reach of the major cities.

Firstly, with its own unique dialect, culture and cuisine, not to mention a night life to rival Tokyo’s (whilst more compact and easily navigable), Osaka is definitely Japan’s coolest city.

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Top 4 weekend escapes for TEFL ers teaching english in Vietnam

By: James Whiteman

Top 4 weekend escapes for TEFL ers teaching english in Vietnam

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If you can bear to tear yourself away from Saigon or Hanoi’s bia hoi, delectable street food and always vibrant culture, for just a few days, you will find Vietnam has even more to offer. Here are a four of my personal favourite short breaks from my time there:

China Beach and Hoi An

There are few finer ways to escape Saigon’s heaving streets than a few days R&R on picture-postcard China Beach, a legendary former American GI hangout. Follow this by wondering around the charming pedestrianized streets of nearby Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with wonderfully well preserved architecture. A tailored outfit or three may help you further unwind.

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Teaching English in Vietnam – “Yes, I was in ‘Nam!”

By Daniel Cariello (BA Hons English Literature)

Teaching English in Vietnam – “Yes, I was in ‘Nam!”

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Are you looking at teaching English in a foreign country but having trouble deciding between the myriad of choices? Are you interested in experiencing different cultures and learning about a country with a rich and interesting history? Then maybe Vietnam is the country for you. Vietnam is a country of contrasts; while the strong influence of it’s colonial past and it’s heritage are clearly visible, it’s main cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are becoming increasingly urbanised and modern thus offering travellers the best of both worlds.

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TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

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Nanjing is a booming city in eastern China. English study is taking off and there are many places where teachers can find TEFL jobs in Nanjing.

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TEFL Jobs in Jakarta

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Jakarta

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Jakarta is the bustling capital of Indonesia, a city home to 10 million people. There are a lot of private language schools where you can find TEFL jobs in Jakarta.

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Teach English in Busan

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

Teach English in Busan

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Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, home to almost 4 million people. There are many opportunities to teach English in Busan. Public schools in the city employ western teachers to teach English to the students. There are positions in elementary, middle and high schools, most are for an initial 1 year contract. There are also many private language schools in the city where TEFL teachers can find work.

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