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We know times are tough at the moment and, with the cost of living rising all the time, it might seem like your TEFL dreams are getting more and more out of reach. We are determined that you shouldn’t have to miss out on an amazing new teaching adventure just because of the economic environment, so we’ve put certain things in place to help you get there. We’re all about living the dream (and makin...[Read More]

What is TESL? And is it different to TEFL & TESOL?

So, you’ve made the decision to teach English online or abroad – great start! But have you become confused by all the different acronyms out there? Want a hand? No problem! We’ve been through some of the main acronyms before (TEFL, TESOL, EFL and ESL) but there’s been one missing – TESL! Sound familiar? It’s impressive how many different ways there are to describe teaching English to non-native sp...[Read More]

Festival of the Month: La Tomatina in Spain

Ever wanted to run around while being pelted with tomatoes? Well your (very odd) wish has come true! Every year in August, thousands of people make their way to La Tomatina Festival in Spain to take part in the world’s messiest tomato throwing event. They’ve even had to limit the number of people allowed, as the tiny town that hosts the festival was getting overrun by people dying to throw tomatoe...[Read More]

How do I become an ESL teacher?

First off, for those that don’t know, an ESL teacher teaches English as a Second Language (ESL). This is basically the exact same thing as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), just worded slightly differently! Thinking of becoming an ESL teacher? That’s a great idea! And we can help you get started. Keep reading for our easy 5-step guide to getting qualified and finding your first job as...[Read More]

What are my other Teaching Career options?

You might have decided you’d like to teach but you’re not sure teaching English is for you. Or you might have already taken a TEFL course, discovered you love teaching, and made the decision to expand your skills outside of the world of teaching English. Where do you start? Well, we can help with that!! i-to-i now offers some amazing Further Education Courses to help you get to where you want to b...[Read More]

Trinity CertTESOL FAQs

Got some burning questions about the Trinity CertTESOL qualification that you need answers to? We’re here for you! We’ve included a list of the most popular Trinity CertTESOL FAQs below and provided all the information you need!

What is a Trinity CertTESOL qualification?

You might have seen the phrase ‘Trinity CertTESOL‘ on a job advert under the ‘Qualifications required’ section but what does this mean? Is it the same as a TEFL certificate? Don’t worry! We’re here to answer all your questions, so you’ll be a Trinity CertTESOL expert by the end of the blog! What does Trinity CertTESOL mean? We love a good acronym in TEFL so, first things first, what does the title...[Read More]

Are TEFL teachers in demand?

So, are TEFL teachers in demand? The short answer? Yes! The slightly longer answer? Yes, they definitely are! Teaching is a very stable field of work to get into, and the demand for English teachers in particular is only growing year on year. So, if you’ve been thinking about becoming a TEFL teacher, there’s never been a better time to get involved! Why are TEFL teachers in demand? The Department ...[Read More]

Teaching Business English to Adults

Whether you’ve been teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) for a long time, or are just starting out – you’re probably aware that Business English is a really lucrative part of the TEFL industry. But what is it? Simply put, Business English falls under the category of ESP – English for Specific Purposes. It’s used every day in international industries such as trade, commerce and finance, in...[Read More]

Teaching Business English to Adults

Whether you’ve been teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) for a long time, or are just starting out – you’re probably aware that Business English is a really lucrative part of the TEFL industry. But what is it? Simply put, Business English falls under the category of ESP – English for Specific Purposes. It’s used every day in international industries such as trade, commerce and finance, in...[Read More]

Top 5 Places To Teach English Without a Degree

Want to find out which are the top places you can teach English in, without a degree? Then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re looking to TEFL abroad, but don’t have a degree, it’s no problem! Even though a number of countries want a university degree in order to qualify for a working visa, there are still some amazing destinations for those that don’t have a degree but want to find a TEFL j...[Read More]

Festival of the Month: Marine Day in Japan

Held every year on the third Monday in July, Umi no Hi (Marine Day) in Japan is about recognising the importance of the ocean and giving thanks for all it provides to the country and people of Japan. Why is this day important? The people of Japan are very dependent on the ocean that surrounds them, as fishing is a major source of income for large numbers of Japanese people and the ocean provides t...[Read More]

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