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Teacher Voices

  • Zài Jiàn (再見) – See you again: A Reflection on Ending the School Year Online

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    Bittersweet (adj.): both pleasant and painful or regretful.

    Saying goodbye to students is a bittersweet experience. The sweetness stems from seeing them successfully reach the end of a year-long journey, one filled with personal and academic growth. The bitterness bleeds from carving the word "former" in front of "students". These six letters represent the sobering realization that future reunions, no matter how joyful, won't replicate bygone days: the ordinary yet precious experience of seeing this particular cohort of bright-eyed students gathered together in our classroom for a regular day of class. That time has passed, run

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  • How Did You Decide to Teach in Taiwan with Foresight?

     
     
    If you could go anywhere in the world to teach, where would you choose to go? With so many options around the world to choose from, what makes Taiwan the right choice for our teachers?
  • Moving Abroad During a Pandemic??

     

    What happens when you are planning to teach abroad and then a global pandemic hits? What is it like to move to a new country amidst the uncertainty? Is it even possible to go? These brave new teachers moved to Taiwan to teach in 2020. We asked them to tell us about their experience.

  • Making Connections: 5 Tips to be More Present While Teaching Abroad

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    Daniel, a high school teacher in our Ontario ESL program, shares how, through making connections to K-pop, learning Chinese, and discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants, he’s been able to grow personally and make the most of his experience teaching in Taiwan.

  • Teaching in Taiwan & the Impact of COVID-19

     
     
    In 2020, we saw the whole world drastically changed by the effects of COVID-19, while life in Taiwan remained relatively normal. We asked some of our teachers to describe how the global pandemic has impacted their teaching and daily lives in Taiwan.
     
  • The Accidental Teacher – How did I ever get into teaching English as a Foreign Language?

    The Accidental Teacher: How did I ever get into teaching English as a Foreign Language? by Jake Tobiyama

    Jake, a high school teacher in our Ontario ESL program, recounts experiences living and working in Asia that led him to become an English (EFL/ESL) teacher, despite public speaking not coming to him naturally. 

  • What Teaching Abroad has Taught Me About Compassion, Adaptability and Teamwork

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    Luke, an elementary and support teacher with Foresight, reflects on valuable lessons learned inside and outside of the classroom while teaching abroad in Taiwan. 

  • Urban Hiking in Taipei - 7 Great Trails You Can Access by Public Transit

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    One of our Foresight staff members shares her experience and recommendations for hiking in Taipei, one of the best places to live for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

  • "The Best Thing About Teaching in Taiwan is..."

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    What are the most beautiful, interesting, quirky sights you've seen where you live? During the month of November, we invited our teachers to participate in a photo challenge to share their favourite things about teaching in Taiwan. They were asked to share a photo and complete the prompt "The best thing about teaching in Taiwan is..." 

  • All About Teaching English in Shanghai

     
    What's it like teaching English in Shanghai? Take a peek inside our ESL classrooms as ESL teachers at Shanghai Taiwanese Children's School share about what their day typically looks like, what they're working on with their students, and how they've grown from their experience.
     
  • Meet Our Support Team: Support Teacher Rachel

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     Name: Rachel Tucker

    Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Role: Program Support Teacher

    Favourite Quote/Words to Live by: “Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

  • Meet Our Support Team: Lead Teacher Clive

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    Name: Clive Siu

    Hometown: Toronto, Canada

    Role: Elementary Lead Teacher

    Favourite Quote/Words to Live by:

    "A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself and lights the way for others." Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

    "The best teachers are those who tell you where to look, but don't tell you what to see." Alexandra K. Trenfor

  • Meet Our Support Team: Lead Teacher Araceli

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    Name: Araceli Becerra

    Hometown: El Paso Texas, America

    Role: Elementary Lead Teacher

    Favourite Quote/Words to Live by:

    "If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" - Ignacio Estrada

  • Meet Our Support Team: Lead Teacher Erica

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    Name: Erica Pires

    Hometown: Yonkers, New York

    Role: Elementary Lead Teacher

  • Meet Our Support Team: Daniel

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    Name: Daniel Glizer

    Hometown: Toronto ON, Canada

    Role: Program Support Facilitator

    Favourite Quote/Words to Live by: "On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux." The Little Prince

  • Meet Our Support Team: Teacher Director Jen

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    Name: Jen Long

    Hometown: Hamilton, Canada

    Role: Teacher Director

    Favourite Quote/Words to Live by: "Knowledge is not passively received from the world or from authoritative sources but constructed by individuals or groups making sense of their experiential worlds." -Kaya Yilmaz

  • Canadian Teachers: Why Teach in Taiwan?

     

    Considering teaching abroad? Why Taiwan? We asked some of our Canadian teachers and recent university graduates to share about their experience teaching Foresight's Ontario-based ESL program, and why they made the decision to teach in Taiwan. 

     

  • FIEC Teachers Share About Life in Taiwan

     

    After living one, two, even three years in Taiwan, our teachers have a weath of knowledge and experience to share. We asked some of our veteran teachers to tell us about their experience living and teaching in Taiwan, including the best parts, the hardest things to adjust to, and what advice they have for incoming teachers. 

     

  • Taiwan, Korea, and Canada: Living and Travelling Abroad

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    Earlier this year, we welcomed new teacher Gillian Wall to visit us in Taiwan. In this post, Gillian shares about her personal experience living and travelling abroad, comparing her experience and impressions of different places in Asia. 

  • Getting Around Taipei Worry-Free

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    Editor's note: While there are many different train, bus, and air routes for destinations around Taiwan, this article focusses on public transportation within Taipei City.

     

    This past June, I was given the opportunity to visit Taiwan with Foresight I.E.C. after winning their Free Flight to Taipei Contest. I was ecstatic to learn that I had won and was eager to ask FIEC many, many questions (which they were kind enough to answer and even Skype with me multiple times before going). Although I had learned about FIEC at my school's University Career Fair earlier this year, I had very little prior knowledge about Taiwan before going. That being said, once I arrived in

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