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American? You Now Need a Passport

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

If you are American and travel abroad a lot, you probably already have a passport. However, if you don’t have one, know that Homeland Security in 2004 made changes that are now coming into effect.

US Passport

Based on reports from a number of sources, here are the rule changes. This is important to those who are considering traveling to close neighbours like Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

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Teaching in Mexico – A State by State Look

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

I’ve been writing up a state-by-state look at teaching in Mexico, trying to bring together several years’ worth of discussion topics over at Dave’s ESL Cafe Mexico forum. Many of the regular posters over there have given out a wealth of advice and job information which is sometimes hard to find. This entry is a way to bring it all together in a more easily searched format.

Mexico Map

thank you,

Here’s a state-by-state look at Mexico – a work in progress.

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TEFL Watch – Look Out for the Bad Apples

Friday, January 12th, 2007
The website slogan says it all... Truth and Justice in TEFL World Snarling Doggy has been providing warnings, advice, and a voice to TEFLers around the world since January 2006. The TEFL ... [Continue reading this entry]

TEFL Course Videos – Students in Action

Friday, January 12th, 2007
TEFL Mexico Ever what wonder what's in store for you in a TEFL course? I regularly capture our TEFL students' efforts in the practical teaching component on video to be able to offer post-class feedback ... [Continue reading this entry]

Work Permits (FM3 Work Visa) in Mexico

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
TEFL Passport I've been working in Mexico for 6 years now, and much of my job as both a TEFL course instructor and employment advisor revolves around the issue of the work permit. I work ... [Continue reading this entry]

Mexico City Road Hockey

Thursday, January 11th, 2007
TEFL hockey Several years ago, I got it into my head that it would be scads of fun to play road or ice hockey in Mexico City. I'd hoped that there would be some interest ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cultural Exchanges

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
Package I posted a story on Dave's ESL Cafe about an interesting package I received in the mail the other day.
An unexpected package arrived at the school today. It didn't blow ... [Continue reading this entry]

TEFL Courses – Online or In Class?

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
These days, there are many choices on TEFL courses. You can take them abroad or in your home country. You can now also choose to take them online or to take them in a class with other students. Which ... [Continue reading this entry]

TEFL – Teaching About Culture…But How Much?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
A debate has developed over on one of my favorite EFL employment discussion forums, regarding how far one should go when bringing the idea of cultural points of view into the EFL classroom in foreign countries. The debate is ... [Continue reading this entry]

My Favorite Mexican Music

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

In my 6 years living in Mexico, my musical tastes have certainly become...well, odd.

I really enjoy listening to northern Mexican corridos and a style called banda which is best sung in the northern state called Sinaloa.

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