Blog Stories – ESL Expat https://eslexpat.com Resources for Teaching English Abroad Tue, 06 Oct 2020 17:30:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.2 https://eslexpat.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-esl-expat-2020-2-32x32.png Blog Stories – ESL Expat https://eslexpat.com 32 32 4 Main Challenges of Academic Writing for ESL Students https://eslexpat.com/blog/4-main-challenges-of-academic-writing-for-esl-students/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/4-main-challenges-of-academic-writing-for-esl-students/#respond Mon, 05 Oct 2020 23:21:35 +0000 https://eslexpat.com/?p=28554 In college, many students who have English as their second language realize that academic writing is a particularly challenging thing. Quite often, ESL students don’t get enough instructions in middle and high school so creating well-written academic papers can be much more difficult for them. Even if students get access to writing courses, these courses […]

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The Pros and Cons of Teaching ESL Online https://eslexpat.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-teaching-esl-online/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-teaching-esl-online/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2020 16:11:38 +0000 https://eslexpat.com/?p=28529 ⋯ By Caitriona Maria ⋯ Being an online teacher is not for the faint-hearted. Sure the idea is very grand or dreamy; you get to stay home or travel and work anywhere. You can also set a flexible schedule. You don’t even need to be highly qualified to sign up for an online teaching company. […]

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4 Surprising ESL Teacher Statistics During COVID-19 https://eslexpat.com/blog/4-surprising-esl-teacher-statistics-during-covid-19/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/4-surprising-esl-teacher-statistics-during-covid-19/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:12:01 +0000 https://eslexpat.com/?p=28488 In the year that COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, there are lots of questions out there around the English Language Teaching world. The impact that COVID has had on the world has been profound and you could definitely say that ESL teachers are figuring out how to respond to the past year. […]

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Working as a Millennial EFL Teacher in a Millennial EFL World https://eslexpat.com/blog/working-as-a-millennial-efl-teacher-in-a-millennial-efl-world/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/working-as-a-millennial-efl-teacher-in-a-millennial-efl-world/#respond Sun, 07 Jun 2020 20:41:30 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=28001 ⋯ By Kenneth Charles Lambo ⋯ What does it mean to be a millennial EFL teacher? This is a question that haunts me for weeks now while under quarantine. For this reason, I did some thinking and ended up writing about it. Millennials and our students live side by side in an era of social […]

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Planning to Teach in China? 9 Awesome Tips for the Big Move https://eslexpat.com/blog/planning-to-teach-in-china-9-awesome-tips-for-the-big-move/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/planning-to-teach-in-china-9-awesome-tips-for-the-big-move/#respond Mon, 04 May 2020 13:28:46 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27831 ⋯ By David O Connor ⋯ The Best Advice You Need to Hear Before Moving to China to Teach Scour the interwebs for 101 ‘insider tips’ on how to best negotiate a big move to China as a TEFL teacher and don’t be surprised if you come up with more questions than answers. Don’t worry, […]

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Experimental Education: 9 World-Famous Alternative Schools https://eslexpat.com/blog/experimental-education-9-world-famous-alternative-schools/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/experimental-education-9-world-famous-alternative-schools/#respond Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:12:09 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27794 ⋯ By Melisa Marzett ⋯ What associations do you have when it comes to a school? Desks, blackboards, and books? Algebra problems you cannot solve or a long paragraph on history? Most regular schools and private ones are like two peas in a pod. Students get assignments, books, grades, and exams with the hope that […]

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Living in Japan as a Foreigner with a Japanese Face https://eslexpat.com/blog/living-in-japan-as-a-foreigner-with-a-japanese-face/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/living-in-japan-as-a-foreigner-with-a-japanese-face/#respond Sun, 01 Dec 2019 23:02:18 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27594 ⋯ By Thomas Chang ⋯ Japan is a very unique country and there’s no doubt that everybody that moves here faces at least one type of culture shock. Whether it’s the anime culture, the introverted society, or the politeness tradition, there’s always something to surprise everyone. As a Korean American, I am considered a foreigner […]

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Using Vocab Victor in Your Blended Classroom https://eslexpat.com/blog/using-vocab-victor-in-your-blended-classroom/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/using-vocab-victor-in-your-blended-classroom/#respond Sat, 23 Nov 2019 20:53:41 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27577 ⋯  By Heidi Brumbaugh, PhD ⋯ A blended classroom is a learning environment that incorporates technology in a supporting role. Vocab Victor is a vocabulary-building app for English language learners. Even though I have dedicated my career to developing software to help students learn languages, I don’t believe that computers can ever replace teachers. Rather, […]

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ESL Students Have Difficulties Learning English… Here’s Why https://eslexpat.com/blog/esl-students-have-difficulties-english-heres-why/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/esl-students-have-difficulties-english-heres-why/#respond Tue, 24 Sep 2019 19:11:19 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27352 For students and professionals hailing from countries that don’t have English as their primary language, having to learn how to speak and write in fluent English can be difficult. English is a highly technical language, and not being able to converse properly can have negative effects in a person’s career or studies. As distance learning […]

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Guide to Securing a Teaching Visa for China https://eslexpat.com/blog/guide-to-securing-a-teaching-visa-for-china/ https://eslexpat.com/blog/guide-to-securing-a-teaching-visa-for-china/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:08:59 +0000 http://eslexpat.com/?p=27336 ⋯ By David O Connor ⋯ Securing a teaching visa for China is not black and white – there’s an infinite array of grey shades that allow potential teachers to secure a legal working visa. Read on to learn all about China’s famous Z visa. China offers a multitude of visas for visitors although only […]

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