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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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What to do after college? (+ what NOT to do)

What to do after college if you don't know what to do? I've been there and you can take my advice here with a grain […]

VIPKid review

I didn't actually work for VIPkid, but I did get to see how their program works a bit. I jumped through a bunch of hoops […]

Can you teach English in Japan without knowing Japanese?

Can I teach English in Japan without speaking Japanese? Yes, you can teach English in Japan without knowing Japanese. In fact you can teach English […]

Is teaching English in Korea worth it?

So I just found someone asking if teaching English in Korea is worth it? And I thought I would answer it here. But sometimes things […]

Best countries to teach English abroad (for US citizens)

This post was partly inspired from a couple different things. Yesterday I was listening to a video on Youtube by Nomad capitalist and one of […]

Are online TEFL courses valid?

Based on my experience teaching and living in East Asia I would say that online TEFL certifications are usually accepted when required by the school. The […]

My cheap apartment in Fukuoka, Japan

Hello, this is a late addition to the blog because I just left Japan, however I made this video over a year ago. But I […]

Is Japan foreign friendly?

I answered this question like more than a month ago in Fukuoka. I've since left Japan, but I made this video with my thoughts on […]

What do I need to know before teaching abroad?

You need to know that teaching abroad is going to be different. That's the short answer. It's going to be different in many different ways […]

Why I left Japan

Saying bye bye to Fukuoka... View of Fukuoka on the plane ride home So as I sit here in my chair sipping some hot tea […]

What is the most important reason for using games in the ESL classroom?

What is the most important reason for using games in the ESL classroom? The most important reason to use ESL games is to help your […]

My qualifications

Hello... My name is Ian Leahy and I am the creator of ESLinsider. My teaching experience started in 2004 and in 2009 I began working […]

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