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I’ve been teaching English to all ages and levels in South Korea for the past 10 years but I’m currently working at a university in Busan. My Life! Teaching in a Korean University is the first and only site that covers everything related to teaching in universities in Korea. Lesson plans, classroom management, how to get this sweet job with 5 months vacation, Korean ESL industry news, and so much more.

My Life! Teaching in a Korean University 


If you want to do an English teaching certification, my #1 choice is the CELTA. I did it a few years back in Seoul and had an excellent experience. It helped me level up my teaching game in a big way. If you’re looking for something shorter and cheaper than can be done entirely online, check out International TEFL and TESOL Training. They also offer some in-person courses. 

Online TESOL and TEFL Courses


Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home

If you’re an English teacher abroad who is thinking about returning home, this is the book you need. It contains solid advice from 55 teachers who’ve gone before and also has the most popular job options to consider as well as country-specific advice It’s the book you really can’t afford not to read before making this huge transition back to your home country. Click the picture or the link below to be taken straight to Amazon where you can buy the book.

Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home


Everything ESL Speaking: Games, Activities, Resources

If you need some practical ideas for your speaking or conversation classes, check out these resources on Amazon and around the web. I’m sure they’ll be able to help you make your English classes interesting, fun and engaging for both you and the students. Lesson planning made easy!

You’ll be able to find something awesome for your students to do in class in less than 5 minutes, guaranteed. They’re the books you really can’t afford not to have in your library. You could also check out this post over on my other website-you’ll find it really useful if you teach speaking or conversation classes to either kids or adults: 81 Ways to Make your ESL Speaking Classes Even More Awesome.


39 ESL Icebreakers for Teenagers and Adults is the book you need if you want to get your semester started off on the right foot by breaking the ice and busting through the awkwardness. Help you students get to know each other and you as well by doing some of the interesting and engaging icebreakers that are guaranteed to get your students talking. If you’re tired of wading through the junk on the Internet to find the one thing you can actually use in your own classes, you’ve come to the right place. Lesson planning made easy, so you can spend time doing what you really love.


39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking Activities: For Teenagers and Adults Make your ESL conversation or speaking classes interesting, engaging and fun with these games and activities. It’s lesson planning made easy, guaranteed. Click the link or the picture above to head straight to Amazon.


39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking Activities: For Kids (7+). It’s not easy to teach kids but these activities and games will keep your students active and excited about learning English.


39 ESL Warm-Ups: For Teenagers and Adults. Warm-ups are not a waste of time! Get your classes started off on the right foot with these games and activities that will energize your class, activate brains and get your students ready for some serious English studying.


39 ESL Warm-Ups: For Kids (7+). Many kids will not have given English a second thought since your last class. Ease them into it by using these warm-up activities and games. Your students will appreciate it and your class will go much more smoothly.


39 ESL Vocabulary Activities: For Teenagers and Adults is what you need if you want to make teaching vocab less boring that it usually is. There are 39 fun, engaging and interactive activities and games that your students will love. And best of all, it’ll help make those words memorable and accessible.

1-1 ESL Activities

39 Awesome 1-1 ESL Activities: For  Teenagers and Adults will make planning for private lesson easier than ever. These classes can be quite difficult to plan for because the activities and games you’d use in other classes often won’t work with only one student. But, try out these fun, engaging and interesting activities with your students today.


39 ESL Vocabulary Activities for Kids (7+)

39 ESL Vocabulary Activities: For Kids (7+) is going to make your classes awesome and your lesson planning easy. Teaching vocabulary doesn’t have to be boring or tedious, for you or the student.



501 Riddles and Trivia Questions: For Kids (7-13) is the book that belongs in every elementary school teacher’s personal library. It’s perfect as a warm-up activity, a time-filler, or group projects and party days. 


ESL Speaking is the website you need to bookmark if you teach conversation or speaking classes to either kids or adults. New games, activities, lesson plans and textbook recommendations are constantly being added and you’ll be able to get some extremely practical ideas for your classes in just a couple of minutes. I even go there if I need a bit of inspiration for my own classes teaching in a Korean university! If you teach other kinds of classes besides just speaking or conversation, check out ESL Activities.

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