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Is VIPKID Right for You?

VIPKID has revolutionized the world of ESL with its one-on-one, flipped classroom English lessons for Chinese children ages 4-12. At only five years old, VIPKID has

Teaching a VIPKID Class

I’m now into my seventh month of teaching English online with Chinese company, VIPKID. It’s been one of the most rewarding, convenient and unique jobs I’ve

Auxiliar Interview: Alex of Backpacking Brunette

Alex is an ESL teacher who worked as a language assistant in Spain and now lives in Mexico! She is a fellow VIPKID teacher who loves

English Teacher Interview: Brieh of Odd and Abroad

Brieh made travel a priority after graduation, before choosing a longterm career. Her decision led her to Thailand where she now teaches English! 1. Where are

Apple Picking: From Orchard to Table

Apple picking to me has always seemed to be a quintessential autumn activity in New England. Despite my twenty five summers in Maine, apple picking was

Maine’s Acadia National Park

The East Coast of the United States is covered with breathtaking natural wonders along its historic, winding coastline. The union of the cold Atlantic and sharp

The Students of VIPKID (first 100 days)

In May of this year, I was hired to teach English with VIPKID: a company located thousands of miles away in Beijing, China. VIPKID is an online

Auxiliar Interview: Tamara

Tamara is a blogger and auxiliar living and working in Madrid, Spain! Read about her experiences on the Iberian Peninsula:  1. Where are you from?  I

Tour of a Spanish Supermarket

Shopping in a Spanish supermarket (or supermercado) is a feast for the senses! Smelling fresh seafood, picking up a warm baguette, admiring the beautiful colors of

English Teacher Interview: Ashley of Wanderdolls

Ashley is on a mission to escape the 9-5 lifestyle by freelancing, teaching, blogging, and traveling the world! Read about her experience teaching in South Korea: 

English Teacher Interview: Antoine of Two People in Spain

Antoine and Kanicia decided to move to Spain after their life in the U.S. became a bit too comfortable! Now, they teach English and run a

English Teacher Interview: Megan of This Hippie Voyage

Megan wanted to make a difference in the world after graduation and decided that teaching English was the answer! Read about her experience living and working