TESOL Job Opportunity: CSUF ESL Summer Teacher

Hello! Please see below for a part-time job opportunity at Cal State Fullerton’s FLS International Program. Please reach out to Nancy Lay at csufacademics@fls.net for more information.


FLS International’s CSU Fullerton Summer program is currently hiring ESL teachers for the part-time position. This would be a great opportunity for your current or newly graduated TESOL students with at least 8 months teaching experience.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could let your students and/or alumni know about this opportunity.

More information about the position can be found here:

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail. Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail.


Nancy Lay


FLS International Academic Coordinator

CSU Fullerton Summer

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831


Internship Opportunity: Ginseng English

Please see below an internship opportunity from Ginseng English, an online language school. Please contact Sarah at  sarah@ginse.ng for more information.

Hi There,

My company, Ginseng English, is looking to hire an intern.  Ginseng is an online English language school. Ginseng’s mission is to provide learners around the world with affordable online language instruction of the highest quality that technology allows, informed by the most current theory and research, delivered by the best teachers available.

You can take a look at the job posting and see if it’s something that your TESOL students might be interested in.  If so, I’d love more information about how to go about posting it on your job/internship board!

If you have any questions, let me know.  Thank you for your time!



Growth Mindset and Children’s Health




For at least the last decade, educators have understood the powerful connection between mindset and achievement — that when students believe they can learn a given subject, even a hard one, they stick with it longer, and do better, than if they believe they can’t learn or are “just bad at it.” Continue reading

Job Posting: Opportunity China

Looking to use your teaching skills in an exciting new environment this year? Consider teaching, learning and earning in China through the 10-12 month Teach China Public School Program

Applications are welcomed from graduates with an Education related degree seeking international teaching experience to inform their future teaching practise.

Participants can expect to receive the following remuneration package:

-Up to $1550 monthly salary depending on location (low tax) -Accommodation provided, or an accommodation allowance -International flight reimbursement -Long school holidays to travel and explore China

-Minimal office hours each week

With key living expenses covered, this salary goes a long way -think long weekends in Thailand, eating out every day, and visiting local attractions on your days off!

Applications close on the 16th June. For more information visit Opportunity China’s website http://www.opportunity-china.com/teach-china-public-school-programme/, or email info@opportunity-china.com

You are Invited! – Summer 2017 Luncheon with the Vice Provost

Hello MAT and MAT-TESOL Trojans!

If you are in the USC-area over summer, please consider signing up to participate in a luncheon with Sally Pratt, Vice Provost for Graduate Programs. This is a great opportunity to network with peers from different programs, as well as offer input on your experience so far as a graduate student at USC. Please see the email below and reach out to Ashley Brooks if you have any questions.

Dear Graduate Student,

The USC Graduate School’s Vice Provost for Graduate Programs, Sally Pratt invites you to attend one of the Summer 2017 Graduate Student Luncheons.

The luncheon will serve as an opportunity to create an inclusive community for graduate students from both the University Park Campus and the Health Science Campus. You have the opportunity to talk with the Vice Provost about a variety of graduate and professional student topics that range from Diversity, Inclusion, and Access to International Student experiences to Academic Professional Development; including your own concerns and discussion items. Vice Provost Pratt is interested in hearing your news, updates, and concerns as well as what you think the USC Graduate School does well and what it can improve upon and how.

The event is open to all USC Graduate Students, and attendance will be capped at 20 Graduate Students per luncheon. Since space is limited, please remember that your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat at the luncheon. The exact location of each luncheon will be communicated through a confirmation email sent to the first 20 students, per event, who have expressed interest in the particular meeting date.

The menu for these events consists of salads, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert.

Reserve your space for one of the luncheons by filling out this form.


Ashley Brooks

Program Specialist for Diversity, Inclusion and Access

University of Southern California


T:  213-740-8509

“Your Values Must Be Crystal Clear”



Former superintendent and Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Deborah Jewell-Sherman offers advice for school leaders to dismantle bullying and create a culture of kindness and inclusion.”Bullying and harassment are just not acceptable,” says Jewell-Sherman. “And as educators, we are powerful in shifting that narrative.”


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STUDY ON! – May 1-3, 2017

Hello MAT and MAT-TESOL Trojans!

If you are an on-ground student, I would encourage you to check out STUDY ON! This is an event hosted by USC Office of Wellness and Health Promotion. Please see details below as well as a link to the flyer here: Study On Spring 2017v3-01.png

STUDY ON! Available to all students, this 3-day event will include many exciting and FREE giveaways from the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, Student Counseling Services, USC Libraries, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

STUDY ON! activities and resources include the following:

  • Study Snacks & Refreshments (free!)
  • Mindfulness Activities
  • Therapy Dogs
  • Sleep Health Resources
  • Professor Beau (USC Wellness Dog) Meet-and-Greet
  • and Much more!

Study On! will take place at the Leavey Library Reflection Pool.  Hours for the event are: Monday through Wednesday, May 1-3, 2017 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Study On! is free of charge, as the event is already covered by the student health fee.

For more resources about health and wellness, students are always welcome to visit the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion, located at the USC Engemann Student Health Center in Suite 203, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.  Visit usc.edu/owhp for more information.

Please feel free to share the attached graphic with your students via email or social media, or invite them via Facebook:​ https://www.facebook.com/events/1489217694445160/


Employment Opportunity: Qingdao Baishan School

Greetings Trojans,

Please see below for an employment opportunity with Qingdao Baishan School. Please email Irene Cheng for any further inquiries: cfm@cfmedu.com.

There are 12 job openings for teaching overseas this Fall at a reputable K-12 school, Baishan School, in Qingdao, Shandong Province—a so-called “ bay area city”  in China.  I have known this school and the principal for over a decade; it is located on a very safe, beautiful campus on a hill.  There are more than ten teachers and director(s) from USA and other countries working at this school.  With housing, weekday lunch, and medical insurance are provided along with low tax for income, it is an excellent chance for your graduating seniors to teach overseas with an attractive and stress-free accommodation package.


Qingdao Baishan School is the most famous private school with academic excellence in Qingdao, Shandong Province, where Qingdao American International School (http://qingdaoamerasia.org) and BMTEI (Montessori training school) are all under the same Baishan Group.  QAIS is an accredited international school with a full English website.

We would appreciate it if you could put these job openings to your Career Center, Department of English, and graduate programs (especially Master of Arts in Teaching or TESOL program) so that students could have access to these great opportunities and apply before the end of April, 2017 so it allows sufficient time to apply and prepare for work overseas.

Should you have further inquiry, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Best regards,

Irene Cheng, Ph.D.
Recruiter on the behalf of Qingdao Baishan School

Employment Opportunity: Westgate Corporation (Japan)

Greetings Trojans,

Please see email from Tim Donlon below for a job opportunity with Westgate Corporation, a Japanese company that teaches at Japanese universities. Also, more information on this flyer here: 2017 Westgate Flyer.


I was on campus at USC on Monday and I was given your contact information. I work for Westgate, a Japanese company, and I recruit MATESOL graduates to teach at Japanese universities. I think some of your students might be interested in our program as it is a great way to get international university teaching experience.

Here are some highlights of our program: Westgate offers short-term contracts (3 to 5 months). We run programs at 59 schools and universities in Kanto (Tokyo/Kanagawa/Saitama/Chiba) and Aichi. The classes are primarily conversation classes. We reimburse flights up to $1200, arrange apartments, airport pick-ups, working visas and National Health insurance. The Spring term runs from March/April/May to July/August, and the Fall term runs from September to December/January. We hire more than 200 teachers for each term. We begin recruitment in May for the Fall 2017 term.

If you have any interested students or alumni, please have them contact me (tim.donlon@westgate.co.jp) and I would be happy to answer any questions. I am also available to meet with professors or speak with classes or student groups.

Have a great week!


Tim Donlon

TEL: +81-3-3836-0362

FAX: +81-3-3836-0256

Mobile: 323-217-6922

E-mail: tim.donlon@westgate.co.jp