Tips for Teaching English Abroad

I’ve been an English teacher for more than 15 years now, in three different countries and in all kinds of situations: university, high school, general ESL schools, conversation clubs, meeting rooms in factories, people’s homes, even at a kindergarten in South Korea, which was my first teaching job.

korea gyongbokgun

What began as a means to adventure and living abroad has become my career. But it’s more than a career; it’s still a means to adventure and living abroad, and it’s also opened other opportunities, such as translating.

I’ve learned a lot, from teacher training courses and especially experience, and I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way. These experiences (including mistakes) informed my newest article for Transitions Abroad: the Guide to Teaching English as a Second Language Abroad. Please click the link for the article.

International ESL teaching is a profession that’s not going anywhere, and it’s a great opportunity for anyone who likes working with people and wants to see the world. Whether you are an aspiring teacher or are teaching already, I hope you can gain some insight from the article. I welcome questions and different opinions in the comments.

About Ted Campbell

U.S./Canadian writer, translator and professor in Mexico. Travel stories and practical tips on my blog No Hay Bronca: // Twitter: @NoHayBroncaBlog // Contact: nohaybroncablog (at)

Posted on January 10, 2018, in education, Working in Mexico and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Awesome article, as always. I worked as an English teacher for more than 10 years and your advice is very helpful.
    By the way, you included a photo of the university my son attends. I wonder if it’s the same campus? 🙂 lol

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