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Ever thought about teaching in SE Asia.? How about South Korea? This week we spoke to Matt Fennel about teaching TEFL in Korea. Matt Fennell (PGCE, MA Education, TESOL-Certified) is an English teacher and tutor from Liverpool, England. He has been teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) for thirteen years. He taught in a secondary school in England for two years before moving to Korea to teach in schools and then to work as a...
Being financially stable is a dream for expat teachers living and working abroad. Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about whether you have enough to pay for your bills and your personal expenses. How would you like to earn more than enough that you can save for your future? Many work in a  different country, far from family and friends, so they can earn more than enough to be debt-free. Being financial stable...
  Since it was founded in 600 B.C., Marseille has seen an ever-changing demographic that gives this port town the big-city swagger and fishing-village sociability. It's a city that locals flock to see more sun and escape the hustle and bustle.  Unlike other places in France, the oldest city does not have monumental sights. However, it does excel in simple views, such as outdoor terraces and street art that provides a unique...
As a nanny, there are many fun ways to build a strong connection with your charges. Kids can gain valuable benefits from sharing a strong bond with their nanny, some of which can impact how they deal with problems they may face later in life and well into their adulthood.  One easy way to foster a long-lasting bond with your charges is by traveling and exploring new places together. A nanny can learn a lot about the...
No, that’s not a typo. The best jobs in nannying, childcare and governess work now pay up to £1500 (approx $2000) per WEEK. Yes, the Jobs In Childcare website often features jobs with salaries of £1000 up to £1500/ week - and sometimes more - from a variety of agencies, as families with large amounts of capital continue to put their children first. And it’s tough at the top - we occasionally...
Are you a currently working in a school and feeling disillusioned? I have news for you, working as a nanny , governess or private tutor may be a great next step for you. This isn’t a blog post for all. Rather, I want to speak directly to good, passionate teachers around the world who are feeling, for whatever reason, a bit disillusioned with the job and classroom life and are considering leaving the profession, perhaps very soon...
Some words are difficult to spell. Other words are really difficult. A lot of these difficult words are nonessential in our daily vocabulary. It’s OK if you’re not sure how to spell something like ‘ ophthalmologist ’ - because, presumably, you won’t use it everyday (unless you are an ophthalmologist). However, there are a lot of common words which people spell wrong, mistakes made by many that can easily be...
No matter how good your English is, there are a number of mistakes which you need to take care to avoid. If you want to sound natural when speaking English , be sure to avoid these classic errors that almost all non-native speakers make!   Thanks God! Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone get this one right! ‘Thanks God’ gives the reader/ listener the idea that you...
Below you can find a selection of some of the most frequent and most significant vocabulary differences between US English and British English. You can use this resource for a quick conversation lesson or any general discussion. The whole thing can get a little confusing, so read on with trepidation! PLEASE NOTE: In each of the examples detailed below we have listed the US English word before the British English for clarity....