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ESL Teaching

Many in the Matador community have worked as an English teacher abroad. The demand for English instruction in basically every part of the non-English-speaking world is so high that ESL has become one of the most popular conduits through which travelers can experience working and living in a foreign country.

Matador has produced content on everything from how to go about researching and applying for a teaching gig, to tips for smooth in-class performance, to how to handle a student’s crush. Check below for what we’ve got.

ESL Teaching Articles

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about after teaching English abroad

by Sandra Guedes

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I taught English abroad

by Megan Spurrell

Watch: This guy’s explanation of British accents is spot on

by Alice Latham

Can you pass English 101? [QUIZ]

by Morgane Croissant

The top 12 places for teaching English abroad

by Kelly Lalonde

11 things you always have to explain when you’re an ESL teacher

by Jordan McCutcheon

How good is your English? [QUIZ]

by Morgane Croissant

4 uncomfortable truths about teaching English in Japan

by Turner Wright

Why Istanbul is the best place to teach ESL

by Emily Hansen

9 times TEFL teachers just don’t have time for your crap

by Sarah Elizabeth Jones

4 ways travel made me a better teacher

by Amanda Meyers

18 scenic places to teach ESL

by Michelle Schusterman

9 lies people tell themselves before teaching abroad

by Amy Scheiner

5 challenges of teaching English in South Africa (and 3 things that make it all worth it)

by Paige Smith

How to piss off an ESL teacher

by Marie King

5 challenges you’ll face as an English teacher in China

by Seth Barham

6 reasons not to work at a Korean hagwon

by Lily La

8 challenges for today’s ESL teachers (and how to handle them)

by Turner Wright
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