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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]

Teaching English Online as a South African TEFL teacher

Want to know all about teaching English online as a South African? Well, this is the blog for you! South African TEFL teacher Rosland is one of our amazing i-to-i graduates! As she’s been through the whole process and is now a successful online TEFL teacher, we asked her to answer some of your burning questions! We covered everything from becoming a TEFL teacher and finding online work to how COVI...[Read More]

20 Online companies that don’t require their TEFL teachers to have a degree

Have you been thinking that you can’t teach English online without a degree? Well, think again! There are tons of online TEFL companies that do not require their TEFL teachers to have a degree. To prove it, we’ve pulled together a list of the best 20 companies/platforms, to make it easier for you to get started teaching English online! 1. Berlitz Berlitz is a well-established global language compa...[Read More]

TEFL destinations that you may not have considered

So you’ve decided you want to teach abroad, but do you want to branch out from the regular TEFL hotspots? Here’s our key list of some unusual, but amazing, TEFL destinations that probably won’t have made your bucket list yet. We guarantee that once you’ve looked into them, flights WILL be booked… 1. The Magic of Myanmar If you’re searching for an adventurous TEFL experience quite unlike another, M...[Read More]

Different TEFL Levels and What They Mean

The world of teaching English abroad can be a confusing place when you’re starting out. Before you start looking for work, you’ll need to book an accredited TEFL course and get yourself qualified – but there are so many different TEFL levels! Where do you start? Which level of TEFL course do you need? Basically, it all depends on what you want to do with your TEFL qualification. Hold tight for thi...[Read More]

Top 8 online TEFL employers for South Africans

You asked for it, so here it is! We know, as a South African, finding work as an online TEFL teacher can seem almost impossible at times but, honestly, it’s not! Heaps of our South African TEFL graduates are happily teaching English online and you can too! We’ve dug deep for you to find the Top 8 online TEFL employers for South African teachers – enjoy! Profy This is an online English teaching pla...[Read More]

How to become an IELTS coach

Looking for a new TEFL challenge? Want to make a difference and make yourself more employable? Then becoming an IELTS coach could be the perfect solution! In this blog post, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about IELTS, why you should consider specialising in IELTS coaching, and, very importantly, how to become an IELTS coach!   What is IELTS? IELTS stands for International Engli...[Read More]

Best Gap Year Program for 2021/22

Feeling the urge to explore new horizons before you settle down to study or work? Or do you want to shake up your routine with something different and exciting? Then you need a Gap Year! Traditionally gap years were reserved for school leavers, as a year of travel or work (or a combination of both) between finishing school and starting university. Although this is a great time to take a gap year, ...[Read More]

5 Key Preparation Tips | Thailand

With travel reopening, Thailand has been paving the way for a return to normality. You can actually enjoy quarantine for once, on the dreamy islands of Phuket or Koh Samui, and we TEFLers are already being welcomed back into the Thai classrooms. If like me, you’ve decided to TEFL in the land of Pad Thai (and other amazing food), preparation is often the most overwhelming stage!  Whether you’ve sec...[Read More]

Teaching in Italy | Top Tips

Ciao, amici! Hello, friends! My name is Shelby Elkins, and I am an i-to-i TEFL graduate. I have been teaching in Italy for around two years working in education, and I can honestly say that I don’t regret a moment of my experience as an English teacher abroad. Whether it is the slow pace of life, the low cost of living, or the community I have developed, I know that teaching in Italy was the right...[Read More]

TEFL vs TESOL: What’s the Difference

We heard that you want to teach English – that’s great! But which is the best course to take? TEFL or TESOL? And what even is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? The difference is… there is no difference! A TEFL and TESOL certification can be used interchangeably when it comes to teaching English. You’ve just started your research into teaching English as a foreign language, online or abroad, a...[Read More]

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