Finding my Class, Teaching Pros, And Harry’s Woes

Finding my Class, Teaching Pros, And Harry’s Woes

I couldn’t get hold of my ‘boss’ for my private classes, so I used Google Maps to guesstimate the location and tried again at ringing her when I was almost there. Luckily, this time she answered. I passed my phone (tentatively) to the ‘xe om’ (motorbike taxi) driver....

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story After making contact with TFV, Laura* instead chose to find a job via a Facebook post. It was a decision she lived to regret. Read her story below to ensure you don’t make the same mistake. Laura had made good after good decision: she had decided to...

Your Handy Guide to Teaching English in Hanoi

Your Handy Guide to Teaching English in Hanoi

Hanoi is the Marmite of Asia. That’s a sentence that I never expected to find myself typing. But it’s true; for those of you unfamiliar with the yeast-based British condiment, it’s a product that is either loved or hated by everyone. Hanoi is just as divisive; for...

Have you got it covered?

Have you got it covered?

If you are going to come and visit this amazing country, or decide to take the plunge, change your life and  teach English, then you are going to need travel insurance. Yes, I know. It's expensive and feels very insignificant while sat in the comfort of your own home,...

ESL jobs in Ho Chi Minh

ESL jobs in Ho Chi Minh

Your Handy Guide to the English Teaching Jobs in Ho Chi Minh City “Ho Chi Minh City”, “HCMC”, “Saigon”, whatever you want to call it, one thing is certain, teaching English in Ho Chi Minh is great! While Hanoi is technically Vietnam’s capital city, many ESL/EFL...

The Cost of Living in Vietnam

The Cost of Living in Vietnam

One of the most common reasons people choose to teach English in Vietnam is the cost of living compared to potential earning, but just how cheap is it to live and work in Vietnam? The cost of living in Vietnam varies depending on where you are, so we're going to take...

A Balanced Look at Expat Life in Vietnam

A Balanced Look at Expat Life in Vietnam

  While ‘Marketing 101’ tells us that we should paint a picture of Vietnam as expat paradise, we feel it’s important for you to know that living in Vietnam can come with great difficulties as well as great joys. Your wellbeing is our number one concern, so here’s...

Types of Teaching Jobs in Vietnam

Types of Teaching Jobs in Vietnam

Teaching jobs in Vietnam can seem a little overwhelming at times, with work permits, visas and qualification requirements to juggle, and that’s before you even begin to think about the new language and culture you’ll be immersing yourself in. And now you also have to...

Finding the Ideal Teach-Abroad Program

Finding the Ideal Teach-Abroad Program

Finding the ideal teach-abroad program can be a difficult process for first-timers, second-timers, and old-hands. There are so many factors to consider that it can make the process feel overwhelming. As well as avoiding dodgy programs that do not prioritise the...

ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Georgie and welcome to my blog! Here, I will be sharing my experiences as a teacher and an expat living in a foreign country. I will be discussing the challenges of teaching in a new environment, the joys of discovering new cultures, and the struggles of adapting to a different lifestyle. Through this blog, I hope to provide insight into what it's like to live abroad and how to make the most out of it. So join me on this journey as we explore the world together!

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