More than 3,000 people have taken ESLinsider's online TEFL courses and more than 4,000 people have subscribed to ESLinsider on Youtube.

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ESLinsider was designed to make teaching ESL more fun, interesting, and easier. The creation of ESLinsider started in 2009

Ian Leahy is the creator of ESLinsider. He probably started off like you. Like most ESL teachers abroad he had a background in an unrelated subject (art), but had an interest in foreign lands, travel and new experiences. 

He has taught English in private and public schools in:

  1. Taiwan (Taichung and Tainan)
  2. Korea (Busan and Changwon)
  3. China (Shanghai)

He has lived and traveled throughout North America, Europe and parts of Asia. He currently lives in San Francisco. He is learning Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He practices yoga and meditation daily. He likes making art, beatboxing and scratching records. He keeps a personal blog that is occasionally, lol updated here.

He doesn't use social media that much, but he can also be found here (from most to least active).

  1. Reddit
  2. Youtube
  3. Twitter
  4. Quora

"Thanks Ian! You are a big reason I am here in China! Without your motivation I wouldn't have traveled so far and had all of these great experiences. It's been two years, now I am an English director for three kindergartens." - Raul Romo

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Interviews with ESL teachers in Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan

Thirty English teachers took part in "The Interviews" within ESLinsider. They come from either the U.S.A., Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand. They were all filmed on location in either China, Japan, Korea or Taiwan. You can listen to their stories, get advice, and some tips on teaching abroad.

ESLinsider features a special appearance in "The Interviews" by Troy Jodoin. Troy owns Elite English Academy in Cheonan, South Korea.

Why did you create ESLinsider?

Read why Ian created ESLinsider.

"Stop the violence towards yourself. Stop doubting. Stop hating, being angry and mean towards yourself." - KRS ONE

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