We have a passion for making a difference in the world through language teaching and building bridges between people of different cultures. We are world travelers and teachers ourselves and we love showing others how incredibly rewarding teaching overseas can be.
Our mission is to offer the most helpful, practical TESOL certification course available and to help English language teachers find the best jobs worldwide.
Annette started teaching English as a Second Language 23 years ago to Hmong refugee teenagers. Since then she has taught English in Ethiopia, Haiti, and as a certified public school ESL teacher in Texas. In addition, Annette and her husband, Mike, have 6 adopted children three who are from Ethiopia and three who are adopted out of the US foster care system. Annette’s passion is for helping people find a career/calling that enables them to make the world a better place. She enjoys international travel, making friends with people from different cultures, mentoring, learning new languages, digital scrapbooking, social media, and computer programming.
Yan (Dora) Liu
Yan obtained her Master’s Degree at Beijing Language and Culture University. While in college, she volunteered as an English teacher at an elementary school for children of migrant workers. Yan has also taught Chinese to college students from America, Canada, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. Now she is teaching Chinese in a Chinese school in Texas. She is experienced in second-language teaching and has a great passion for both language and culture communicating. With both of her parents, her grandfather and her sister all middle school teachers in China, she is also quite familiar with the Chinese education system.
Allen and Laura Thompson
After graduating from Oklahoma Christian University and getting married, Allen and Laura both taught English in Japanese elementary schools through the JET program. While there, they were able to pay off both of their college loans. They recently had a baby and are back in the US and they hope to go overseas again in the future. They have wonderful insights into Japanese culture and teaching.
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