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Resources for ESL teachers: how-to videos, online TEFL courses, ebooks & more. Living and teaching in China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

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Wake The Fuck Up

Duh. Are you fucking stupid?  Did you think you were going on a vacation? Duh.  Wake the fuck up! Think that "accredited 120 hour" course […]

The cheapest TEFL course you can get or a CELTA? Seemingly pragmatic, but flawed and dogmatic

If you have been searching the net for info on online TEFL courses then you might have found some info on Reddit usually in the […]

Convince your boss to support your professional development

Here is a template that you can use to convince your boss to support your professional development as a teacher. Dear _____________,   Would you […]


This is what the education TEFL course industry is like: lies, half-truths and other tactics to get you to buy and not really teach you […]

DATAFL - What sorts of English teachers do you think schools are looking for? Data from thousands of job ads (in Asia) reveals the facts

I wrote about this previously in an older blog post, but I decided to update it and make it a little more visually appealing by […]

How ESLinsider is different

How is ESLinsider different? Actually the goal wasn't to be different. The goal was and still is to be better. Lots of practical teaching ideas […]

A little known way on how to find a job teaching English abroad using an old school tactic + Google Maps

Most people look for a job teaching English abroad or any job for that matter by doing a search or going to certain job sites […]

How to Move to Japan to Get Started Teaching English AND Spend Less Money in the Long Run Than The People Who Went There w/ a Job Lined Up

The general consensus on teaching English in Japan is that it costs a lot of money to live there. And I also believed that for […]


Are you looking for a guaranteed job? Or a TEFL course with a job placement service? Do you think your problems will go away once you get a […]

What is a TEKA course?

What is a TEKA course? A TEKA course is a specialized course for teaching English to kids in Asia. It was created by ESLinsider. How […]

Are all online TEFL courses self-paced?

Yes, they are. I haven’t heard of otherwise. However, many have time limits that can range from 1–6 months. Some of the more popular ones […]

ESLinsider Is Not Accredited Because Of The Following Reasons And Instead...

Searching for an accredited course? Well, you're out of luck here. ESLinsider is not accredited because of the following reasons that I will soon share […]

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