About Ted

Interested in Teaching English Abroad? This is the place!

Everything you need to get started – to get that first job teaching English overseas is here – and if not here right now – it is on the way.

Ted Tucker (me) is the author of this blog and I am a retired EFL teacher and teacher-trainer. Click here to see my credentials and resume, though I have to admit that photo is almost ten years old (vanity!). Never know when you might be looking for a job – so I try to not look too old on the resume pages . . .

At age 37 and armed with a Master’s Degree in Education and a freshly minted MBA I joined the United States Peace Corps as a Volunteer and served two years in Botswana as the Business Manager of a textile manufacturing company in Francistown, 50 miles (80km) from the Zimbabwe border.

Those two years (mid 1989-1991) opened my eyes to the wonderful world out here – while traveling through Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe – and a citizen of the world was born.

That experience proved so invigorating that I headed to Korea to teach English in 1992. Teaching English was an occupation I have never even heard of before joining the Peace Corps.

From Korea, I moved on to Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand – and back for a few more years in Korea – and yeah – I am still out here – probably moving to Mexico next.

Today I am retired and hoping to encourage others who want to see and experience the real world away from the sanitized Western world.

My only regret?

That I waited until I was 37 to do it! Had I known, I would have gone as soon as I graduated from university in 1976.

TED’s Tips™ #1: Don’t Wait! Do it now – you may well find that you want to spend the rest of your life experiencing the rest of the world.

I don’t dislike America, it’s just that it is all too familiar. I have already spent 37 years there and there is too many more places to see, to experience and enjoy.


The ever-so-skilled Beth Green deserves credit for helping perk up my rather drab writing style.

You can learn more about her at her websites: www.BethGreenWrites.com and www.AlaskanKangaroo.com