Have you taught English abroad? Submit your story.
ESL Expat’s blog section features a collection of stories from people who have taught English in different countries around the world. The theme of each story highlights both the positive and negative aspects of the country that each teacher experienced living in.
In addition to the stories, we will also accept articles that outline tips for finding jobs, teaching, living and traveling in each country. If you are interested in contributing to any of these other sections of the blog, please contact us for more information.
At the moment, we are currently looking for blog submissions from teachers who have had experience working in Asia or Europe. If you have ever taught in any of the following locations listed below, then we would love to hear from you.
- South Korea
- Southeast Asia
- The Middle East
Stories about teaching English online may also be submitted.
What are the benefits of submitting an article?
We will pay a small compensation ($5 USD) for featured articles, provided that writers agree not to publish the article elsewhere on the web. Writers can also promote their own personal blogs, websites, and social media profiles at the end of the article. Plus, of course, you can add to your writing portfolio as a published blogger while reflecting on your experiences in Asia.
For each article that is submitted, we would like teachers to follow these general guidelines outlined below in order to have their story featured on the website.
ARTICLE INTRODUCTION: Standard of Living
The introduction of the article will include some general information pertaining to the country, school, income, and living conditions.
Please submit the following details with your blog story:
- Teaching Location (City and Country)
- Type of Teaching Job (Kindergarten, Academy, Public School, University etc.)
- Student Age Group (Kids, Teens, Adults etc.)
- Monthly Salary (Local currency with USD equivalent)
- Monthly Rent (Local currency with USD equivalent)
- Living Arrangement (Shared housing, Single room, 2-bedroom apartment etc.)
- Monthly Savings (Local currency with USD equivalent)
- Contract Bonuses (Airfare, Severance Bonus, Lunches etc.)
ARTICLE BODY: The Difference Between Love and Hate
In 500 words or more, teachers should describe three things that they both loved and hated about their experiences living in the country.
You could write anything about the experience at the school, living conditions, the culture, food, relationships or anything else that left a lasting impression. Please remember to include a brief introduction to your story along with a conclusion to sum up your thoughts about the experience.
- Article Length: 500 words or more
- 3 things that you loved
- 3 things that you hated
Before writing anything, we suggest that you read some of the teachers’ stories that are currently featured on the blog to get a better idea of what to include in your article with regards to content, structure and style.
Furthermore, we highly recommend that you type your story using a word processor (like Word or Google Docs) on your computer first, then COPY/PASTE the article into the submission form after you have finished writing it.
Please remember to proofread your writing before submitting your final draft.
If you are interested in submitting your own article, please fill out the form below with the information, as outlined in the guidelines.
Article Submission Form