The BELTA blog has a new URL location




YOU can check out The BELTA blog at its new online location


It’s quite similar, the only difference is, if I’ve dropped the extension in the URL. THAT’S IT… nothing drastic ūüôā

o, and now you can join a forum / community chat to inquire, discuss, and learn about the various aspects pertaining to living and teaching abroad right from people who have done just that.


See you over there! And tell a friend and a stranger too :)D


Secret of a Passionate English Language Teacher



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I still get nervous butterflies before meeting a new class

I still get nervous butterflies when introducing a new lesson. You never know how its going to go over with the class. If you explanation will go right. If they understand. If they will get what you intend for them to get from the lesson.

I wonder if veterans can vouch if this ever goes away… Guess I’ll find out in time :0

Personalized Skype Chats about moving to and living in South Korea



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What is ESL? What is EFL? and what is the difference?

ESL stands for “English as a Second Language.” TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language.

Now you may have heard of ESL, EFL, ESOL and/or TESL, TEFL & TESOL.

The “T” always stands for Teaching.¬†

The “E” always stands for English.

The “S” and the “F” is where it may get a bit confusing.

S = Second (Language); F = Foreign (Language)

When the “S” is used (appropriately), it refers to teaching English to non-native English speakers of the language in a country where English is the main language. i.e., You teach ESL to spanish speakers in America.

When the “F” is used (appropriately), it refers to teaching English to non-native speakers of the language outside of an English speaking country, often times in the learners OWN country, i.e. teaching English in South Korea. English is not a second language to them, it is a foreign language.

ESOL = English to Speakers of Other Languages

How to teach English in South America

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Attend the 25th Annual

AASSA Recruiting Fair

November 29 – December 2, 2012

 Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead

3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia


The¬†AASSA¬†Recruiting Fair,¬†the first to be held each recruiting season, is specific to South American , Latin American and Caribbean International Schools. Typically, there are vacancies in 45+ schools for over 350 positions representing all K-12 educational fields.¬† Our schools vary in mission and size and offer a range of curriculums including ‚ÄúAmerican international,‚ÄĚ Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, as well as country-specific programs.¬† Contracts typically include housing, medical benefits, shipping allowance, transportation, home leave and competitive salaries.

Conference Hotel

This year’s Recruiting Fair will be held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead with rooms for candidates priced at $115 + 16% tax.


The main registration for candidates will take place on Thursday,¬†November 29th¬†from 6:00-7:30 pm with an early-morning registration from 7:30 ‚Äď 8:30 am on¬†November 30th¬†only for those unable to register on Thursday evening.¬† Please see the¬†schedule of events.


In order to be accepted as a candidate, teachers and administrators must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum Bachelor‚Äôs degree in area of specialization
  • Appropriate certification, licensure, eligibility for certification, or lengthy teaching experience
  • While many of our schools require at least 2 years of full-time experience, some schools may be willing to hire and mentor new teachers
  • Willingness to fulfill an initial 2-year contract commencing generally in August 2013

Candidates with more than one non-working dependent per contracted hire may be at a disadvantage in being hired.

Application Procedure

  • Applications will be submitted¬†online¬†starting on June 1st, 2012
  • We will evaluate your credentials and inform you regarding your eligibility
  • ¬†If you are eligible, there is a registration fee of $110¬† per person
  • There are no fees to the candidate upon placement as these are paid by the hiring school

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

Esther Nicolau or Paul Poore

Phone: 954-436-4034


Fax: 954-436-4092