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How to spot fake TEFL news (& fake reviews)

There is a lot of fake news out there in TEFL land. Definitely don't believe everything you read especially when you don't know anything about […]

Should you go to college?

Now I know most of you who read this blog already went to college. But if you were to do it again would you? With […]

7 reasons people quit teaching English abroad

It can be quite appealing. You've seen pictures of exotic beaches, majestic mountains, beautiful temples, ancient ruins, delicious foods or you may have heard of […]

7 secrets of the TEFL course industry

These are some of the secrets of the TEFL course industry. They know you are a moron They are not always required They don't guarantee […]

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 […]

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