A few weeks ago, I came across an article that claimed non-native speakers can’t get a job teaching English in Vietnam. As a Polish national currently teaching in Vietnam for a global language school, I’m a living proof that it’s […]
Certainly, you’ll find a lot of Ninh Binh cycling tours on the internet. A quick search reveals that bike trips depart from Hanoi for around 750,000 VND ($32.50/£25) per person. This is for a day trip. For around that price […]
Foreign language mistakes can be caused by many things. But many of these mistakes are characteristic of a given nationality, or rather the student’s first language. In this post I write about the most common English mistakes made by Chinese […]
Hanoi pho is more than just a food. It’s a beloved symbol of Vietnam that captures over 100 years of Vietnamese heritage and tradition. It’s a dish that unites Vietnamese locals to tell their stories before they head to work […]
Everyone has their own idea of what dumplings are, and for many this might be Chinese dumplings. But there are many kinds of dumplings around the world. Although I, personally, will always be most fond of the dumplings from my […]
During my wife’s radiotherapy treatment, I had some time to myself. This gave me a chance to scope out the city and work out what there is to see in Poznań. Poznań is very close to both my wife’s and […]
Let me start by saying that I don’t think it’s strictly necessary to know your students’ first language to be a good ESL teacher. In fact, I know a lot of excellent ESL teachers who don’t speak languages other than […]
It’s been over 6-months since we updated our blog’s homepage with the slogan: ‘We believe in meaningful travel’. Since that point, we’ve been asked numerous times on the road: But what actually is meaningful travel? So, we realised a blog […]
I’m outside the Shwedagon Yangon temple complex, carrying a transparent plastic bag with my shoes and socks. On my right is a massive golden dragon, a small green pond apparently once used for medicinal purposes, and part of the temple […]
Chris Behrsin is an author, copywriter, and co-author of this blog. He's travelled to over 30 countries and he enjoys playing the piano (when he has access to one), reading, writing, and of course travelling. Oh, and by the way, if you also like reading Fantasy or Steampunk novels, you can download his book Dragonseer for around a dollar from Amazon.
Ola Jagielska is an ESL teacher, language enthusiast and co-author of this blog. She speaks seven languages and is striving for more. She loves travelling, reading and drinking good coffee.