eslinsider statues has been online since 2011 and one person said...

ESLinsider is not well known


ESLinsider isn't the most popular course or site out there maybe because we do things a little differently, but still...

More than 3,600 people have taken ESLinsider's online courses and more than 7,000 people have subscribed to ESLinsider on Youtube.


ESLinsider was designed to make teaching ESL more fun, interesting, and easier.  

ian leahy

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

I've taught English in private and public schools in:

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

I have lived and traveled throughout North America, Europe and parts of Asia. I currently live in Fukuoka, Japan. I am learning Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I practice yoga and meditation daily. I like making art, beatboxing and scratching records.

I keep a personal blog that is occasionally, lol updated here.

"If you stay where you are you don't know much, because you have blind spots. So when you are farther away you can see." - Hisao Hanafusa

I don't use social media that much, but I 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

30 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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