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Welcome to Teach Overseas, a site for English speaking teachers wanting to teach overseas. Teach Overseas has the latest EFL teaching jobs, great teacher training courses as well as teaching resources and ideas. Teach Overseas is an EFL resource for EFL teachers and the EFL teaching community teaching overseas to share EFL resources and information. At Teach Overseas Canada, you can find the latest EFL information to help you in your English teaching career overseas!


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Total Physical Response is an essential component of teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) no matter what age group you are working with. If you are new to the field of teaching you may not be familiar with this concept. Total Physical Response (TPR) is the process of engaging your learner by adding kinesthetic elements to the material. These can be simple gestures or elaborate movements: the key is to connect the meaning of the word or phrase with the movements. Movements should not stand alone, but should be a primary characteristic or component of the word being learned (either in it's look or actions.) While this may seem overwhelming, and a little confusing, it is actually quite simple. Whether you are teaching online or face-to-face using TPR for ESL students greatly enhances their ability to learn English. 

Social media initially started out as a fun way to connect with friends and the world but those days are long gone because it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter and tools such as Skype are connecting students to learning opportunities in new and exciting ways. Social media is a big part of students’ lives. They’re always checking Facebook updates or Tweeting to each other inside and outside the classroom. Thus reaching out your students through social media can be very easy it does not matter their location, they will be fully connected.  There are a advantages and disadvantages that come along with using social media as an English teaching tool and here are a few.

Learning English is difficult for many learners. Most of them give up at the onset of a new challenge. Learning English requires mind tenacity and passion to achieve the highest rankings of diction and the mastery of the language. In this article, I will give you the greatest secrets of turning any person referred to as a slow learner into a quick learner and also raise the heights of passion toward the language. Either way, one has to put some effort into learning any concept. I have halved the effort required for your own benefit; to make you a smart student. I will require one generous favor from you, one secret no one will tell you. One secret that will produce results in any entity released. If you have ever experienced the key ingredient to any amount of success, then you must have guessed the secret. I will give you a half of the secret and the rest of it will be unleashed inside this article. 

We have 10 minutes in every class where we need to tune up the motivation levels of our students. When it comes to understanding their short attention spans, we need to counter that with an activity which motivates them to learn more. The best chance you have to impact your students is in the classroom, today and now. I will describe the best ways to win back the student enthusiasm.

What is it like to be a teacher in Asia? How do you become a respectable, reputable and high end quality teacher? You still have doubts about the coolest paths to becoming a great teacher in Asia. To be a pro in anything, especially teaching in Asia, you require support. Well the best support transcends through usage of online resources. The internet will form a great background of your success in the teaching profession in Asia. I have your interests at heart.  Therefore, I have gathered a good deal of the most important and reliable Asia teaching websites and blogs covering the great Asia countries. I have narrowed down to the well developed technology countries like South Korea, China and obviously Thailand.

Teaching English to Young Learners with Music! Music has a way of touching the soul like nothing else. As such, it is an indispensable tool in any English teacher’s arsenal. Keeping young EFL students interested and engaged is often a daunting task, however, utilising teaching techniques involving music could go a long way towards enriching the learning experience, while teaching valuable English skills. All the while, it is important to keep in mind appropriate use of music in the classroom, as it could have detrimental affects if used incorrectly. When used in a suitable manner, music is an invaluable resource and has a tendency of bringing about a positive atmosphere to the classroom. The first step is investing in a CD player and we could start changing some lives.

Teaching materials are tools that a teacher uses to convey instructions to learners. Some examples of teaching materials are handouts, websites, visual aids, unit outlines, lecture recordings, textbooks or any other material that teachers provide to their students to facilitate learning. A collection of different learning materials is known as a learning resource. It is the duty of every teacher to provide appropriate learning resources in order to achieve curricular objectives. Learning resource selection should be done by a trained teacher using selection tools that are professionally designed.

Cross-curricular learning is also known as inter-disciplinary learning. It is a learning technique where two or more subjects can be taught together. For example, students may learn science through storytelling. Teachers may teach students useful scientific facts through songs and play. Biology can also be integrated into to physical education where learners will learn the various body parts during physical exercise. Topics such as sound in physics may be taught alongside music. Painting in art may well be integrated into geography since topics like the earth's physical features are well expressed in the drawing. There are many benefits associated with cross-curricular learning.

Teaching English as a second or foreign language entails the use of both traditional teaching methods as well as instructional techniques that are unique to the study and learning of language. Traditional teaching methods include teacher-centric approaches such as explicit teaching as well as approaches that encourage active student participation. Based on the teaching experiences of educators around the world, different techniques should be deployed depending on the instructional purpose, the subject matter, and the students' level of competency, cognitive ability and enthusiasm.

South Korea is a promising career destination for ESL, TESOL and TEFL professionals. Both the private and the public school system in the country currently harbor a huge demand for English language teachers, with the former offering great opportunities for foreign English teachers to learn about the country’s socio-cultural backside while the latter providing some of the most rewarding career packages around the Asia-Pacific region.