Teaching English Overseas

Dariece getting her photo taken with an eager Chinese woman

Teaching English In China is one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had. We’ve travelled the world for three years, witnessed amazing cultures, sampled succulent cuisines and indulged in a lifestyle of adventure and excitement. There comes a time in every traveller’s life, however, when new experiences present themselves in ways never before imagined. […]


My Korean Students - Teaching English Overseas in Korea

Recently I caught up with Matt Kepnes (better known on-line as Nomadic Matt) in Seoul, Korea while he was visiting briefly for a few days.  Although many know Matt for his ‘nomadic’ lifestyle, it may come as a surprise to hear that he was once an ESL teacher in Asia for nearly a year and a half. […]


Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker) wielding a sword with some Korean martial artist performers

It’s not everyday that you get to interview your girlfriend.  Since meeting Audrey a couple of months ago in Korea we’ve been exploring Seoul and other areas in Gyeonggi.  I’m extremely biased but I think she has one of the best travel sites in the world over at That Backpacker.  It’s incredible how obsessed we […]


Students in Taiwan

This is a guest post by the talented travel blogger Rhonda Mix. Why Teach English in Taiwan? One of the best places for teaching English overseas is the small but spectacular island-nation of Taiwan. For those of you who don’t know, and often confuse Taiwan with Thailand or some place in China, the country is […]


For my first featured interview, I couldn’t think of a better choice than Michael Tieso (behind the ever popular Art of Backpacking travel blog) who takes time out of his busy schedule to answer questions about teaching English in China.  Having already completed an around the world backpacking journey and experiencing life as an expat in China, […]


I can still remember the over-mounting enthusiasm I felt when my recruiter suddenly mentioned over the phone, “You’ve got the job. How soon can you come?” I had just landed my first teaching assignment overseas in South Korea, mere days after completing my final university course. At the time, with enough probing, I had found […]


So you’ve thought about teaching English overseas.? The lure of a decent salary, free apartment and opportunity to live abroad baits thousands of university graduates each year to leave home and set off to some far away destination in Asia.  The experience can be life changing – both positive or negative – dependent upon a […]