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How to Find a TEFL Job When You Graduate

Want to know how to find your dream TEFL role once you have your qualification? Then read on! Your TEFL qualification opens doors to fabulous teaching opportunities online and around the world. But how do you find that all important first job after you graduate? Well, we’ve got your back! TEFL teacher Audrey, from the ...[Read More]

Congrats to Osama to completing our TEFL course

Osama has just successfully completed our TEFL course. Way to go! Here is what he has to say about get TEFL: “In the beginning, I thought this course was going to be really hard but after I started the course, I really enjoyed it. During this course, I studied more and learnt more about English. It’s really helpf...[Read More]

How to Teach Abroad Without A Degree

Want to know how to teach abroad without a degree? Then you’ve come to the right place! Here you are! You are FINALLY ready to make the jump, buy the plane ticket, and start a new life overseas… But there is one thing stopping you, A DEGREE. In this day and age we are meant to think that you can’t get a good job withou...[Read More]

5 English Novels For Intermediate Learners

The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Reading is a not-so-secret educational weapon. Reading stimulates a number of different areas of the brain, engaging the mind and improving focus and concentration. Reading broadens your h...[Read More]

Benefits of online learning

The world rushed online during COVID-19, accelerating the existing drift towards our lives becoming increasingly virtual. It is now entirely normal to go shopping, do our banking, play games, and even socialise online.  The same is true for learning online, with hundreds of thousands of options now available, ranging f...[Read More]

Teaching English in a Remote Thai Town

  TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF MICHAEL! WE’D LOVE TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND, WHAT DREW YOU TO TEACHING ABROAD, AND MORE. My name is Michael, I’m 26 years old and I am happy I decided to teach English abroad. I was born in Manchester and moved to Ireland when I was 11 years old. I’ve lived in Dublin for most of my life an...[Read More]

Should I be a TEFL teacher?

Have you heard that saying: “Those who can’t do, teach”? Well, that’s totally bonkers! And whoever came up with that phrase had obviously never met a teacher! Far from being “those who can’t”, teachers are some of the most capable people in the world, with a vast array of skills and knowledge at their disposal, and a l...[Read More]

How To Get a Teaching Job With No Experience

Teaching English as a Foreign Language can be a very forgiving industry. While some countries and companies may have strict requirements to work for them, there are so many options out there. Most options don’t require that you be perfect, especially at first. Don’t have a degree? No problem. English is not your first ...[Read More]

How to Make Your TEFL Universal

Let’s start from the beginning. What do we actually mean by ‘how to make your TEFL universal’? Well, we’re referring to your TEFL qualification and your TEFL skills, and how you make these respected and admired by TEFL employers and students around the world. Something that is definitely necessary if you want to land y...[Read More]

When Is The Best Time To Apply For TEFL Jobs?

If you’re thinking of doing a Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course (as you should!), you have probably realised what a big commitment this could be. After all, you might be thinking of packing your life up and setting off on an adventure across the globe! To take such a big step requires careful thought an...[Read More]

The Top 10 Qualities of a Great TEFL Teacher

We always hear about that “amazing teacher”. The one that inspired you to become a brain surgeon or to save the planet or to write a novel or, just maybe, to try your hand at teaching yourself. Think Mr. Keating from Dead Poet’s Society; Dumbledore from Harry Potter; Miss Honey from Matilda. But what are those fundamen...[Read More]

Top Tips for Improving the Learning Process for Adults

Adulting is hard, we know this. For most of us, school was hard too. So, can you imagine what being an adult learner is like? Yep, you guessed it. Hard. But hard does not mean impossible.  Let’s look at this from two angles. First, we need to discuss the adult language learners in our English as a foreign language (EFL...[Read More]

5 Classroom Warmers Every TEFL Teacher Should Know

Starting a lesson with a simple, fun speaking activity (also known as a ‘warmer’) creates a great buzz that will last for the whole class.  When your students arrive, they may not have spoken a single word of English for a week, and so they’ll probably be nervous.  Your job is to make them relaxed and comfortable speak...[Read More]

A Guide to Teaching English as a Foreign Language for South Africans

The Kruger National Park, shisanyama, First Thursdays. There are so many reasons to love South Africa. But at the same time, South Africans know that there is more to the world than the Drakensberg and Table Mountain, and it is such a privilege to be able to travel and explore the world.  Teaching English as a foreign ...[Read More]

How to Celebrate English Language Day

23 April may just seem like another day, but for English teachers and language lovers around the world, it is an opportunity to stop and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the English language.  The date marks the United Nations’ English Language Day, one of six official observations which started in 20...[Read More]

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

As teachers of English as a foreign language, we get to enjoy all the beauty the world has to offer as we travel the globe teaching English. After all, this is one of the great perks of our job, isn’t it? As frequent fliers and global nomads, it is important – no, essential – that we are mindful of the effects our acti...[Read More]

Level 5 TEFL Course Versus a 120 hour TEFL Certification

Starting out in the TEFL world can be overwhelming. This is simply because of the amount of variables and questions there are before you even start. Will I even enjoy teaching? Which country should I teach in? Or should I teach online? Should I teach at a primary or a high school? Which TEFL provider should I choose? A...[Read More]

Can I be a TEFL Teacher if English isn’t my First Language?

This Can I be a TEFL teacher if English is not my first language? If I had a penny for each time I heard this question… I could fly you out myself because the answer is yes! You absolutely can teach English abroad despite English not being your first language.  Of course, there is a short answer and a long answer, as t...[Read More]

What the best TEFL providers will have

If you are on the hunt for the best TEFL provider, you need to search for these key factors. There are countless options available on the market now but choosing the best provider for you should be a key goal in achieving success. Nowadays, the internet is riddled with scams and dangerous websites, making it increasing...[Read More]

LIVE WEBINAR: Teaching English in Thailand

Do you fancy teaching English in Thailand? Are you wondering how to get started or what life will be like when you get there? UK TEFL teacher Molly is currently teaching English in the Isaan region of Thailand. She went live on i-to-i’s Facebook page to share her experience and answer your questions about TEFL in Thail...[Read More]

How to Handle Nerves in the TEFL Classroom

Once you’ve become a fully accredited teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) teacher, there is the small task of actually teaching which follows. Whilst securing that first job is undoubtedly an exciting thing, it’s not uncommon for a few nerves to creep in along the way. Whether it’s teaching English abroad, or...[Read More]

Top Tips for your first day as a TEFL teacher

Whether you’re getting your camera smiles ready for an online TEFL job, or swapping a headset for the chalkboard of a school classroom, each setting comes with first-day jitters. As a new teacher on the block, you’ll want to make a solid first impression as both a mentor and a colleague, which can be easily achieved by...[Read More]

Easter around the World: EFL Classroom Activities

While it might seem like Christmas was just yesterday, it’s that time of year again when we are bombarded with chocolate eggs and eggs-tremely bad puns. Holidays and special occasions are great to introduce into the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom for a change from the curriculum. There are loads of ideas...[Read More]

Teaching English to Refugees

With everything that has been going on in Europe lately, there has been a lot of talk about teaching English to refugees. Almost 4.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine as of March 2022, but that’s just the latest refugee crisis to hit the headlines. Almost 7 million Syrians have sought refuge in other countries; nearly...[Read More]

Breakfasts Around the World: China and India

If someone asked you what you eat for breakfast every day, your answer may be something like eggs, bacon, toast, or cereal. These are just a few of the breakfast foods that the typical Europeans would enjoy. But believe it or not, people from other cultures might  be shocked by this. Food and culture are so intertwined...[Read More]

Italy Introduces Digital Nomad Visa

BREAKING NEWS: Italy introduces a digital nomad visa! After months of speculation and governmental talks, a new visa for remote workers was signed into law on 28 March 2022. So if you’ve been contemplating making a move towards the pizza and pasta, now might be the time for you! What is a ‘digital nomad’ visa? For thos...[Read More]

TEFL Ranked as One of the “Hottest” Careers

Yes, you read that right! Here’s yet another reason to become a TEFL teacher: recent research has shown that TEFL teachers are considered highly attractive. In a survey of 5,000 adults in the US and UK, conducted by the International Institute for Research, the overwhelming majority (78%) stated that they found teacher...[Read More]

Interview with a TEFL Teacher in Africa

Tell us about yourself, Daveon! We’d love to know about your background, what drew you to teaching abroad, and more. My name is Daveon Angel Davenport, born and raised in Stockton, California, and I am currently 21 years old. I graduated from Concordia University Portland with two Bachelors; Bachelor of Art in English ...[Read More]

Where to Get the Most Authentic Pastries in Paris, France

Paris, France. Arguably one of the most popular and sought-after destinations for travellers both near and far, the City of Lights will surely captivate you. With its magnificent architecture and its abundance of art and culture on every corner, it’s no wonder Paris has remained a favourite for millions of people aroun...[Read More]

How to Earn $100 per hour as a Freelance ESL Teacher

Whether you are already a freelance ESL teacher with years of experience on your back, or you are just peering your head inside the Pandora’s Box that is TEFL, this article is written for you. We know that the past two or three years have been tough on everyone – losing jobs and struggling with mental health. Many peop...[Read More]

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