• January 27, 2015

Top 5 reasons you should teach English abroad

Teaching English abroad is not easy but it has its benefits and this is what we are going to talk about today. So, I am going to present you my top five reasons, in no particular order, why you should teach English abroad. [read the full article …]

  • January 23, 2015

PODCAST | How the accent of teachers of English who are not native speakers of English affects the spoken English of learners of English

In this podcast episode Dan is talking about “how the accent of a teacher of English who is non-native speaker of English affects the spoken English of his learners”.

The video version of this podcast episode can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone’s YouTube Channel following the link below:
http://youtu.be/RInKfKtgLrY

The written version of this podcast episode can be read by following the link below:
How the accent of teachers of English who are not native speakers of English affects the spoken English of learners of English

  • January 22, 2015

How the accent of teachers of English who are not native speakers of English affects the spoken English of learners of English

The video version of this podcast episode can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone’s YouTube Channel following the link below:
http://youtu.be/RInKfKtgLrY

The audio version of this article can be found by following the link below:
http://eslvietnamzone.com/podcast/podcast-how-accent-teachers-english-not-native-speakers-english-affects-spoken-english-learners-english/

According to my knowledge, there are two big categories of teachers of English: teachers of English who are native speakers of English and teachers of English who are non-native speakers of English. These two categories can be divided into subcategories as well but that is not necessary here. Let’s just consider that teachers from both categories are well educated with a good command of English. [read the full article …]

  • January 9, 2015

Too old to teach English abroad

 

The written version of this podcast episode can be read at Am I too old to teach English abroad? | The written version.

The video version of this podcast episode can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube channel at Am I too old to teach English abroad? | Video version.

This podcast episode answer one of the most asked questions: “Am I too old to teach English abroad?”
If that is what you are wondering then this podcast episode answer your question.

  • January 8, 2015

Am I too old to teach ESL abroad?

The audio version of this article can be read at Am I too old to teach English abroad? | The audio version.

The video version of this article can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube channel at Am I too old to teach English abroad? | Video version.

At some point in life, each of us start asking ourselves if we are still young enough for doing certain things, such as teaching English abroad. Many people find teaching English abroad a very exotic thing, others consider it an adventure and others see it just a way of earning easy money.

This industry attracts tens of thousands (even millions) of prospective teachers of English, mainly in Asia, who want to know what the requirements for finding a teaching job abroad are. One of the questions that I am always asked is:

“Am I too old to teach English abroad?” [read the full article …]

  • January 4, 2015

Goc A restaurant | Asian cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City

I tried a lot of restaurants located in Distric 3 and 1 of Saigon; in fact I thought I tried them all but that is not the case. We all had four days of vacation and we tried a few new restaurants. The one that impressed me a lot is named Goc A.

Goc A restaurant - Asian cuisine in Ho Chi Minh City [read the full article …]

  • January 4, 2015

ESL lesson plan | Speaking and Listening | Social Networking | Facebook

Every English teacher, including me, has a hard time choosing a good topic for an ESL lesson for teenagers. This lesson is a simple lesson suitable for teenagers and it can lead to interesting discussions since it treats a hot topic, social networking, in particular Facebook. [read the full article …]

  • January 3, 2015

Discrimination in hiring English teachers

 

This podcast episode analyses a very interesting and controversial topic: “Discrimination in hiring English teachers”. There is always the debate native speakers of English vs. non-native speakers of English and who is a better teacher.

The written version of this podcast episode can be read visiting the link below:
Discrimination in hiring English teachers.

The video version can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube Channel visiting the link below:
Discrimination in hiring English teachers on YouTube

  • January 2, 2015

Discrimination in hiring English teachers

The audio version of this article can be listened to by following the link below:
Discrimination in hiring English teachers | PODCAST.

The video version of this article can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube Channel by following the link below:
Discrimination in hiring English teachers | VIDEO.

“Native English Teachers required” is a statement seen in all teaching English job advertisements all over the world. So, it seems that most of the teaching English jobs are only for those who are from the USA, England, and all other countries that are considered English speaking countries. Is this fair? No and yes! That depends on which side of the mirror you are placed! [read the full article …]

  • December 30, 2014

Do most schools only hire native speakers of English?

 

Many schools only hire native speakers of English but that doesn’t mean non-native speakers of English can’t find a teaching English job. Listen to this podcast episode and find out how a non-native speaker of English can find a job as a teacher of English in Vietnam.

The written version can be found at
http://eslvietnamzone.com/qa-do-most-schools-only-hire-native-speakers-of-english/

The video version of this podcast can be watched on ESL Vietnam Zone YouTube channel at
http://youtu.be/2QBr6zWT-BQ