Fun ESL Games, TESOL Tips & Jobs Teaching English Abroad

Welcome to ESL Expat.

This site is a resource for ELT instructors, English language learners, and people who are interested in teaching English abroad.

Browse our extensive collection of fun ESL games and activities. The activities are relatively low-prep and appropriate for most ages and levels.

Students and teachers can view a searchable list of English idioms and download free idiom worksheets to practice the expressions.

Read teacher stories and articles on the blog for information about teaching English in different countries and other TESOL topics.

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TESOL Jobs Teaching English Abroad and Online

Find jobs in Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, The Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America, and South America. Plus, there are many online teaching positions available.

New jobs are posted regularly on the job board and shared on social media.

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Visit the main job board to view all of the new TESOL jobs that are available.

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ESL Expat - Fun ESL Games, TESOL Tips & Jobs Teaching English Abroad

Fun ESL Games for Kids & Adults

Are you looking for new activities to use in your language classroom?

Check out our free ESL activities and interactive learning games.

The activities focus on developing core skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. There are also fun ESL games to help students improve their vocabulary and other English language skills.

View the ESL games and activities.

Plus, you can watch how to use many of the activities on ESL Expat’s YouTube Channel.

Need extra worksheets for ESL students?

Try our searchable list of English idioms and phrases for teachers and students.

Download free printable PDFs and idiom worksheets.

ESL Expat Blog: Teacher Stories and Resources

The blog section features a growing compilation of teachers’ stories about teaching English abroad. Other articles on the blog explore frequently asked questions about TESOL, lesson ideas, travel tips, and advice for expats.

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New Blog Stories and Resources for English Teachers

Translation as a Way to Save Indigenous Languages

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The True Definition of a Hagwon in South Korea

⋯ By Jun Won Lee ⋯ Parents in South Korea put pressure on their own kids. They make sure they ...
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Life Before and After Teaching English in Thailand

⋯ By Adam Gootnick ⋯ "No matter what age you are or what your goal or passion is, go and ...
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My Embarrassingly Honest Summary of Teaching in Moscow

● Teaching Location: Moscow, Russia ● Type of Teaching Job: Freelance ● Student Age Group: Adults ● Monthly Salary: 100,000 ...
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Escape The Millennial Trap by Teaching English Abroad

⋯ By Adam Gootnick and Lauren Brose ⋯ “You’re not supposed to like your first job,” my previous roommate once told ...
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Teaching English Through Music in China

● Teaching Location: Chongqing (China) ● Type of Teaching Job: Kindergarten, Music ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: ...
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3 Fun Ways of Teaching English as a Second Language

⋯ By Johanna Cider ⋯ Every day, more expats are taking up the enterprise of teaching English as a second ...
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5 Unique Things About Teaching English in Germany

⋯ By Raquel ⋯ The United States shares many similarities with Germany because of a strong heritage connection. However, when it ...
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5 Tips for Teaching English the Fun Way

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Top 3 Apps to Learn English for Free

⋯ By Anna Kokkali ⋯ Turning to language apps has changed the way people learn and retain a new language. With ...
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Why Getting a TEFL Certificate is Worth It

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How to Learn English Fast and Effectively by Yourself

⋯ By Melisa Marzett ⋯ Everyone has language ability. Even people who are linguistically challenged can talk, read, and write. However, ...
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ESL Expat Surveys: Polls, Questions, and Surveys for Teachers

Check out our new survey section for ESL teachers.

We have created a series of surveys to help teachers make more informed decisions about where to teach abroad.

Read more about the surveys here.

Websites & Resources for Teaching English Abroad

View our list of recommended ESL resources. Discover helpful websites about teacher training, lesson planning, living abroad, jobs, travel, and other educational materials.

Browse the ESL websites and teacher resources.

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