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Interview with Jocelyn Russell — TEFL in Hand, She’s Off to Japan!

Jocelyn Russell wasn’t game for a full-on TEFL certification and internship program. She had her sights set on the JET Program, aka Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, the government-run initiative in Japan that seeks international teachers to place in schools around the country. Nothing could shake Jocelyn’s dreams of cherry blossoms, zen gardens, and dizzying […]

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Interview with Maranda Andersson — A Texan on the Loose! 🇺🇸

Maranda is a Texas-girl through and through. No, we don’t mean she’s gun-totin’ or obsessed with cattle (but let’s be serious, that beef is gooooood). What we mean is she’s incredibly passionate, hardworking, game for anything, and yes, says the occasional “Howdy!”. All that combined led her on a three week whirlwind TEFL adventure in […]

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Interview with Ana Silva — Proof You Don’t Need to Speak English Natively to Teach Abroad

Sure, it’s true there tend to be more opportunities for native English speakers to teach ESL abroad, but that doesn’t stop the determined. Take Ana, for instance. She’s a 20 something year old from Portugal, proving every single day that you don’t need to be American, British, Australian, etc. to succeed as an international English […]

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Interview with Monique Petiot, a Non-Native English Speaking Career Breaker ?

Don’t buy into the stereotype or the wrong information — not every destination only hires ESL teachers that are from native English speaking countries, nor do they always require that you’re a recent-college grad, bright eyed and bushy tailed, making headway into your first job out of uni. Take Monique, for instance. This French woman […]

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