William-Harper

I have been traveling and teaching ESL abroad ever since I graduated university. This life choice has taken me around the world and allowed me to experience cultures and meet people that I did not know existed.

The TEFL Academy reviews – from our students’ mouths

Choosing a TEFL course can be an overwhelming decision. One simple google and you will realise there are hundreds of TEFL course providers to choose from. To make it even more difficult, there are so many differing reviews online, including The TEFL Academy reviews. So which TEFL course should you choose? The one from The TEFL Academy, of course! But you don’t have to take our word for it. We have...[Read More]

Teaching Teenagers Using Flow

Of all the age groups we can find ourselves teaching in a TEFL classroom, teens are often thought of the most challenging. Of course, this can be different for different teachers. Some teachers prefer teaching kindergarten while others would rather pluck their eyebrows than teach a Young Learner! But more often than not, the thought of teaching teens can send shivers down the spines of even the mo...[Read More]

You’re Never Too Old to Teach English – Meet TEFL Teacher Laurie

After a successful career in the travel industry, Laurie was forced to change course because of the global pandemic. Teaching English online was a retirement plan but is now a reality. Laurie gives us a glimpse into her life in the travel industry as a TEFL teacher at 60, showing us you’re never too old to teach English.  Tell us about Laurie! What’s your background? I was born in France but spent...[Read More]

5 Ways to get your TEFL students ready to learn

You’re the teacher. So, this means your students will hang onto your every word as soon as you walk through the door. Right? Hmm… well… we don’t want to scare you but… (whisper it quickly) they might not. True, TEFL teachers rarely have to deal with the sorts of behaviour issues you might find in a UK classroom, but it takes more than simply writing your name on the board to get your students’ und...[Read More]

How to become an Online ESL Teacher

First of all, what does being an online ESL teacher even mean?! Well, ESL stands for English as a Second Language, so teaching ESL online is basically just a different way of saying TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) online. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s find out how you actually become an online ESL teacher. We’ve split the process into 5 easy steps for you, check them out belo...[Read More]

6 Differences Between Teaching Adults and Young Learners

Thinking about teaching English as a Foreign Language to adults and Young Learners? Not sure what to expect?  You’re not alone – we’ve all been there. Because we have some experience under our belt, we can tell you that one of the best things about being a TEFL teacher is the fact that you could find yourself in a range of different classrooms. Think about teaching kindergarten in Shanghai, teenag...[Read More]

5 Reasons To Avoid a Cheap TEFL Course

Are you thinking of becoming a teacher of English as a Foreign Language? Congratulations on taking the first step to changing your life! So you’re probably looking into doing a TEFL course. After all, that’s your ticket to a life of travel, adventure….and teaching, of course! But if you’ve started looking at your different options, you would have noticed that there are literally thousands of diffe...[Read More]

7 Fall ESL Activities to Swoon Over

The aroma of the recently released pumpkin spice latte is too much to handle. That’s why you need to cave in and bid your official adieu to the summer season (it was a good one, no?). And since your love for all things cozy-and-autumnal is hard to hide—cute boots BTW—we think you should translate your love for the season into your TEFL classroom with fall ESL activities! If you’re teaching English...[Read More]

Teaching Abroad as an Older Teacher: Am I Too Old?

At Premier TEFL, we get plenty of questions about whether someone can teach English as a foreign language. People will ask whether not being a native speaker or not having a Bachelor’s Degree disqualifies them from teaching English online or abroad. Pro tip: it doesn’t. This time, the big question is whether you can be an older TEFL teacher and have a successful TEFL career. There’s always a quick...[Read More]

The New Kid on the Block: Universal Design for Learning

With so many different teaching techniques and methods evolving all the time in the field of teaching English as a Foreign Language, it can be difficult to keep up. Which is why we’re here: to save you precious time and keep you updated on everything you need to know about TEFL. Read more: 3 Teaching Methods for the EFL Classroom You might have heard about Dogme, Grammar-Translation, the Audio-lin...[Read More]

Can You Teach in China? Interview with Abeo Lewis

Abeo Lewis is from the wonderful Trinidad and Tobago and has been living in Shanghai, to fulfill her dream to teach in China. We caught up with her to hear about the challenges she has faced and her experiences of living in China throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Hello Abeo! Tell us more about you before you decided to teach in China. What’s your background? I’m from Trinidad and Tobago, a smal...[Read More]

Important Information for Students Enrolling on the Toronto Classroom Course

Recent mandatory government COVID-19 restrictions require will require our trainees to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide proof of their vaccination status to attend our courses starting September 22, 2021. Upon arrival to the course, the venue will require proof of your vaccination status and identification in order for you to proceed with your course. Additionally, all atte...[Read More]

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