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Blog Submission Guidelines – Submit a Story or Guest Post

Have you taught English abroad?

Submit your story to be featured on our blog.

ESL Expat’s blog section features a collection of stories from people who have taught English in various countries around the world. The stories highlightΒ the positive and negative aspects of working in different locations based on personal experiences. Other topics are covered as well.

Other Ideas for Guest Posts

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 something based on these other topics, please send us a message via the contact form.

Stories from Asia, Europe, and Elsewhere

At the moment, we are looking for stories from teachers who have had experience working in Asia, Europe, and the other destinations listed below.

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Southeast Asia
  • The Middle East
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia / Oceania

*Stories about teaching English online may also be submitted.

What are the benefits of submitting an article?

Writers can promote their own personal blogs, websites, and social media profiles at the end of the article. Featuring your article on our blog will drive traffic to your site and it will benefit your SEO. Plus, of course, you can add to your writing portfolio as a published blogger while reflecting on your experiences in Asia.

ESL Expat Blog Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

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.

Remember to proofread your writing before submitting your final draft.

TIP: Apps like Pro Writing Aid and Grammarly are helpful for editing your writing.

Please fill out the form below with the information, as outlined in the guidelines.

Article Submission Form

Your Name

Your Email

 

Teaching Location

Type of Teaching Job(s)

Student Age Group(s)

Monthly Salary

Monthly Rent

Living Arrangement

Monthly Savings

Contract Bonuses

 

Story Title

Describe 3 things that you loved and 3 things that you hated about your experience.

*Please submit at least 500 words (approximately 3000 characters) or more.

*Remember to include any contact information that you would like to appear at the end of your article. This could be your Email, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Page, personal website and/or blog etc.

Is all of your information accurate?
Yes!