Episode 2 - Teaching ESL Abroad


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In this episode, we talk about all things teaching English abroad! As a source of income while traveling, this was the best option for us. The first country we moved to and worked in was in Thailand. In this episode, we talked about:

  • Teaching English in Thailand
  • How we were scammed with Island TEFL, then found last-minute jobs on Craigslist out of desperation
  • What it was like teaching for the first time in Chonburi, Thailand, which was just an hour and a half drive from Bangkok
  • The requirements, pay, etc. of teaching English in a primary school in Thailand
  • Moving back to the US and discovering last minute that we hated it and needed to go back abroad again!
  • Finding jobs last minute in South Korea
  • Working as ESL teachers in a hagwon (or after-school language institution)
  • Realizing 5 months in that we hated it and why we did
  • Doing what is commonly referred to as a "Midnight Run," which is fleeing Korea to escape from your job and responsibilities
  • Teaching English in Vietnam (just Marilyn)
  • Making the switch from teaching in the physical classroom to the online classroom with VIPKID
  • What VIPKID is, how to get a job with them, why it allows us to be "digital nomads," and why we love the transition

And so much more!

If you'd like to read a little bit more or see some photos, check out our blog post! Thank you for reading/listening! Cheers and happy travels!

Wine: Le Cavalier - Rouge (France) ​​​​​​​

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