The 8 Most Surprising Advantages of Living Abroad
People sign up to teach English abroad for a lot of reasons. Many want an adventure before entering “real life” after college. Others are looking for a way to save
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The 8 Most Surprising Advantages of Living Abroad
People sign up to teach English abroad for a lot of reasons. Many want an adventure before entering “real life” after college. Others are looking for a way to save
My Paid TEFL Internship: What Made it so Incredible & What Happened Next
Exploring a new country while teaching English as a foreign language? Sounds like a paid TEFL internship. Will couldn’t imagine anything worse than being stuck in a cubicle doing a
Start Teaching English: How I Got Started with Freelance Online English Teaching
“You’re probably wondering how I got here.” Probably not, but you might be wondering what the process is for when you want to start teaching English and become an Online
Angelique’s Internship in Thailand Mid Global Pandemic!
Angelique Ellis is 27 years old and from the UK. She spent 2 years traveling and working in Australia and then embarked on a journey to Asia. This is when
7 Ways to Keep Online ESL Learners Engaged
Not only is teaching English online convenient, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. You can teach online ESL learners wherever and whenever you like while encountering an abundance of hardworking and
Our Favorite Premier TEFL Reviews of 2020 (so far)
It’s that time of year again where we showcase some of the favorite genuine Premier TEFL reviews of 2020. Obviously, we couldn’t make it happen without our AMAZING customers and
Meet Geoffrey – An Online English Teacher Who Pivoted His Career
After a long career in travel, exploring different cultures and speaking many languages, Geoffrey became passionate about helping people converse. After learning that English was the common business language, Geoffrey
Travel During COVID-19 – Online Teacher Vanessa
Vanessa and her husband have been traveling for the past two years and went to Ireland for one week to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day. One week turned into one month and
Are Online TEFL Courses Worth it?
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you’ve spent a lot of time researching online TEFL course options. Everywhere you look, you find intense debates about which type of TEFL
Level 5 TEFL Certification Vs CELTA Qualification – Which to Choose?
Which is better? CELTA qualifications or Level 5 TEFL certifications? Choosing a course can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack without the proper research. Most people
Unexpected Perks of Teaching English Online
From flexible working schedules to decent earning potential, teaching English online is your golden ticket to becoming your own boss and living as a digital nomad. Find out what other
Which TEFL Course Should You Choose?
Don’t know what TEFL course to choose? Don’t worry – we’re here to help. Now is your chance to get started while teaching English is booming. With all the different
15 Tips for Teaching English Online to Become the BEST ESL Teacher 📑
Want to know our top tips for teaching English online? Of course you do. Teaching English online is one of the largest growing job opportunities in 2020, and why wouldn’t
Our Level 5 TEFL Course – Everything You Need to Know
Premier TEFL is thrilled to offer 168 hours of glorious level 5 OFQUAL regulated TEFL certification training. Not only is it internationally recognized, administered by the UK government, and a lifetime cert, this ultra-professional level of training is equivalent to Trinity CertTESOL and CELTA - AMAZING, right?
Germany Summer Camp: Interview with Ciarán
Germany Summer Camp participant and Irish native Ciarán had the summer of a lifetime, just like Domi! First taking part back in 2017, it’s been a life-changing journey that’s led
Life after COVID-19; Penelope boosts her salary with TEFL 🌏
Penelope moved to China to embark on Mandarin lessons. Over the past 6 years she’s developed her career and grown her family. With a TEFL certificate under her belt, Penelope
Teach English Online: 5 Awesome Companies to Choose From
Teaching English online can be a great—or a horrendous—experience. Avoid the latter by choosing awesome, reliable, trustworthy companies from the get-go. Here’s our comprehensive list of the best and most reliable companies to work for when teaching English online.
Teaching English online | DADA | Meet Teacher Vanessa
Two years after leaving their US home, Vanessa Small and her husband have visited 14 countries and counting…How? By teaching English online, they’ve funded their jet-setting lifestyle and whoa have
How to Rock Your Online Teaching Demo
You’ve wrapped up your online English teaching-focused TEFL certificate and have a few job leads from really exciting companies offering cutting-edge online learning to students in distant places. Your dream life is so close you can taste it. But in order to make it a reality, you need to actually get hired—and before that happens, you need to ace your interview.
5 Countries to Teach English Abroad as a Non Native Speaker
So you may not be from the USA, the UK, Australia, or any other of the countries deemed as home to “Native English Speakers,” but you still want to teach abroad. The good news? You absolutely can teach English abroad as a non-native speaker. The slightly-bummer news? Your job options will be slightly more limited (particularly in East Asia and the Persian Gulf countries), and you might have to take some extra steps in the application process to prove your qualifications.
The Must-Know Online ESL Teacher Interview Questions & Answers
You applied to become an online English teacher and got a bite—wahoo! It’s time to prepare for the interview. Don’t fret; you got this. Since we at Premier TEFL are cheering for you every step of the way, we’ve put together this robust list of online ESL teacher interview questions—and the answers to really “WOW” ‘em.
Why Teach English as a Second Language Abroad?
Can’t quite get the idea of finding teaching English as a second language jobs abroad? We can’t blame you. Your feed is constantly filled with gorgeous moments from TEFLers currently abroad… and do you want to know a little secret?
10 Tips to Spend Your Gap Year Teaching Abroad
We’ve done the hard work of planning the perfect TEFL gap year abroad across three continents, but perhaps you’re still having a tough time wrapping your head around the idea of spending your gap year teaching abroad.
TEFL in Italy – Meet Philip Quinnell
Philip has had no less than five careers in his short 39 years on earth, but the latest hat he is wearing is that of a TEFL teacher in Italy. He’s ridden racehorses, mastered the splits, and has even picked up a little of the local language where he is now working abroad. Read on to hear Philip’s fabulous, helpful advice for future TEFLers!
Meet Martha – Finding Love while Teaching English in Asia
Martha hails from the United Kingdom, and she’s had a lot of wild jobs in her life—including one as a giant bear Mascot for a family theme park. Her wildest job to date, though? Teaching English in Asia! Read on to learn about the places Martha has called home as a TEFL teacher abroad.
How to be a Better English Teacher
You’re already teaching abroad and having a rad time. Awesome! But you don’t just want to be O-K at your job, do you? Here’s not only how to be a better English teacher… here’s how to be a GREAT English teacher.
Teaching English in Thailand – Meet Katie from Ireland
Katie is a 21 year old Irish woman, fresh out of university at Maynooth. She’s always loved spending time with people, traveling, and seeing the world, so it’s no surprise that she has found herself teaching English in Thailand!
Laywer Teaches English in the Philippines: Meet Alexander
Alexander Ford once dreamt of becoming a US Air Force Pilot. And while that might still be on the cards, this former lawyer has taken a detour east—Far East. Learn about Alexander’s journey to teaching abroad and where he hopes his TEFL certificate will ultimately take him.
Two Time TEFL Teacher! Meet Jessica Neal
Jessica Neal’s Mulan tattoo means more than just her appreciation for strong women: it symbolizes her courage. This confidence has taken her from her native Birmingham, England to across Europe and Asia as a TEFL teacher abroad.
How Do You Teach Young Learners English?
Preschoolers and kindergarteners might not seem like the most absorbent learners on the planet, but a TEFL teacher that specializes in teaching young learners needs to be way on top of their game.
Meet Lorie Sprague, Jordan-based Online English Teacher
Meet Lorie, who has been living and teaching in the Middle East for the last 20 years! Now based in Jordan, she is teaching English online to Chinese children. She has a Montessori degree and has taught in traditional classrooms in both the United States and Kuwait. Learn more about her exciting, travel-filled life!
4 Week TEFL Course: Everything You Need to Know
Want to fast-track your transition from “living a boring life back home” to your exciting, adventure-packed experience teaching abroad? Then we’ve got the TEFL course for you. The 120 Hour TEFL Advanced Course can be completed in as little as four weeks. That’s literally ONE MONTH from this moment right now.
TEFL Teacher Burnout: How to Avoid the Flames
Burnout is serious. TEFL teachers are particularly at risk for it, especially considering they’re juggling a new life, a new culture, new work responsibilities, and new relationships—all at once!
TEFL in Asia – Meet Emma Hughes
Emma Hughes has come a long way from when she won a stain glass window design competition in her hometown of Reading, UK. When not Instagramming and missing cheese, Emma is teaching abroad at the Uttaradit School in North Thailand. Learn more about Emma’s TEFL journey east!
Dani Mundy: A TEFL trainer in Kurdistan
Dani Mundy travels the world training English language teachers (and professors!), developing their skills and teaching methods. With over 20 years of international TEFL training experience and her DELTA qualification,
6 Ways You Can Teach English in Asia
You speak English. You love adventure. You can’t get enough dumplings… or pad thai… or curry. This can only mean one thing. It’s time for you to find jobs in Asia for English speakers! Put on Mulan, open up your laptop, and start searching for flights to Beijing, Bangkok, and beyond.
8 Things Separating Great TEFL Providers from OK Ones
“Teaching abroad” has been on your vision board for the last—IDK, decade??—and you’re now finally ready to get serious about it. A quick Google search elicits more results than you thought possible. How could there not be one, not two, but DOZENS of companies out there, eager to help you get your TEFL certificate, live your dream, and become a superstar teacher abroad?
5 Legit Overseas English Teaching Jobs Hiring in 2020
If you’re ever dreamt of demystifying unusual holiday traditions for confused foreigners (“Why do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?” or “What’s the point of stuffing on Thanksgiving?”) or being the resident expert on the best TV shows available on Netflix in your home country, here’s your chance because overseas English teaching jobs give you the opportunity to do it all.
Meet Slobodan – TEFL Teacher in Cambodia
Slobodan might look like Mr. Bean (his words, not ours!), but he’s anything but a goofball. This hard-working, intrepid and adventurous young man has traveled the globe extensively. Learn more about his journey to [spoiler] teaching abroad as a non-native English speaker!
Your Guide to TEFL in Colombia
TEFL in Colombia is an experience unlike any other. TEFL teachers are in fairly high demand across the entire country but are hard to come by for students not attending private schools in the major cities
The Ultimate Introductory Guide to Teaching English Abroad
You’ve seen the photos. You’ve ogled the stories. You’ve thought long and hard about the path your life is on, and think it could use a little bit more… adventure. Like getting paid to travel? Like using a skill you already have to sustain a life abroad?
Your Guide to Socialising in Colombia
All work and no play?! Puh-lease, this isn’t your regular boring desk job. That’s why we’re here to remind you to get up, get out, and go SEE Colombia for all that it is. Socialise! Make friends, take it easy, adapt and integrate wholly into your new lifestyle. Connect with fellow expats about the wonders (and challenges) of your newfound life abroad, then dig deeper by making friends with the locals, too. They know the best spots!
Highest Paid TEFL Gigs of 2020-2021
Let’s face it—if you’re going to put up with snot faced, bouncing-off-the-walls kids, you should probably get paid for it, right? Truth be told, not all TEFL classrooms are a remake of the opening scene from Mrs. Doubtfire.
10 interesting facts about the English Language
Language is limitlessly intriguing—but have you ever wondered how the English language came to be in all of its glory? If so, these 10 tidbits of fascinating linguistic intrigue may
Meet Stuart Mill – Living it up through TEFL in Romania
Stuart hails from Scotland, where he grew up in the middle of the central belt, halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow. He’s worked abroad in multiple countries—Australia, Cambodia, Zambia—but he’s only
10 Weirdest Foods to Eat Before You Die
Teaching abroad: one part meaningful engagement with the world, one part work, two parts adventure. And where better to lean into your adventure than your dinner plate?! Take the globe
Your Guide to Colombian Spanish
More than 99% of Colombians speak Spanish—wow! You better warm up your tongue and brush up on your rolling rrrrr’s before heading here to teach English. But don’t worry, if
Meet Lorena – TEFL teacher in Argentina
Lorena currently teaches Language and Literature in secondary school, Business English in a hotel management and tourism school, and Aviation English in a civil and commercial aviation degree course—not to
7 must-see destinations in Vietnam
Teaching English in Vietnam is a dream come true—and not just because your students are *next level* awesome and your coworkers are fast becoming friends. We know you’re ultra-committed to
Meet Katherine Garcia – A Texan in Cambodia
Katherine Garcia hails from Houston, Texas, but knew from a young age that the typical American-lifestyle was not for her. Maybe it was the Argentine blood in her, or maybe it was something stirring deep inside that made her realise she was meant for more than the traditional high school-college-career path. She set her sights abroad and hasn’t looked back since. Learn about her TEFL journey and what has stood out most to her about life teaching in Asia!
Meet Tetiana – Non-Native TEFL Hero
Tetiana hales from the Ukraine, but leads her life by example: Having two children under 13, two cats, and a husband didn’t stop her from pursuing her dream of learning English herself and then teaching abroad with her hard-sought skills.
8 Companies Hiring Non-Native English Speakers to Teach English Online
Non-native English speakers make great teachers abroad. You’ve studied the language yourself—which we all know is way more than memorizing verb structures and grammar patterns. You’ve experienced the up’s and down’s and whirl-arounds of learning a language from scratch, and let’s be honest… those highs and lows can take a toll on your mental game. But you persevered, worked really, really hard, did an immersion program in a Native English speaking country.
10 Great Ways to Use Pelmanism in Your ESL Class
Pelma-what-ism? Pelmanism. Know it, love it, and use it—in your TEFL classroom, that is! What is pelmanism? The Guardian said it best: “Almost 100 years since its invention, a long-forgotten
Photo Etiquette While Teaching Abroad
Taking a photo anywhere in the world while traveling requires a certain level of etiquette. We feel VERY passionately that our TEFL teachers not only see their experience abroad as a chance to get paid to travel (which is still VERY cool!), but also as a chance to participate in cultural exchange (not to mention the responsibility there-in).
TEFL Advice for Soon to be College Grads
Hey class of 2020! Senior year is here, and we couldn’t be more excited for all the fun you have in store. One last hoorah at a football game. Your
How Much to Budget for Teaching English in Vietnam
Let’s get your budget for teaching English in Vietnam in tip-top shape! Can you swing it with your current finances? Do you need to make some changes in your spending
Native English Speaking Countries as Defined by TEFL
You might speak English daily—sometimes even more often than your native language. You use it to get around, in business, when hanging out with friends, while watching Netflix. But despite
Getting Hired in TEFL
Educators from all stripes and spots are all-too familiar with the concept of a hiring season. Whether you’re gunning for a preschool position in your hometown, crossing your fingers for
Legalizing Documents – Teaching English Abroad
Visa regulations are never static. As the world continues to grapple with political or terror attacks and refugees and immigration woes, it’s not uncommon to find national securities across nations
I took my TEFL online, how do I build confidence for the classroom?
What lies ahead is no easy task: You’re not only the sole facilitator of the classroom, you’re trying to get a teaching point across to students learning a new language—not
How Much to Budget for Teaching English in China
Creating a teaching abroad budget for China makes more than kuai and cents: You’ll be able to plan well in advance for your needs abroad, allowing you to relax a
How Much to Budget for Teaching English in Spain
Your teaching abroad budget in Spain will be a helpful tool throughout the planning process of your upcoming adventure. Can you swing it with your current finances? What changes do
Our Favourite Premier TEFL Reviews of 2019 (so far)
With us being a little over halfway through 2019, we thought it was time for a bit of reflection in Premier TEFL HQ and our team has picked their favourite
Checking in with Will Davies – live from Vietnam 🇻🇳
William Davies might be from Wales, but his sights have been set on destinations far from the United Kingdom. Having taught in both Romania and Vietnam, we were excited to catch up with Will (check out his last interview here) to learn more about his path towards teaching abroad—and what else he has in store for the future. Read on for some serious inspiration and wanderlust!
How the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship Can Help You Travel to Poland for Free
Did you ever think you could travel to Poland for free? Now, with the Anglo-TEFL Scholarship, you have the chance to complete a TEFL course and get experience working in
Specialist EAL Teacher Training For Educating Refugees & Asylum Seekers
You’ve heard of TEFL. You’ve heard of TESL. And maybe you’ve even gone so far as to hear of ESL, EFL, and TESOL. But we’ve got yet another awesome acronym
Interview With Audrey – The TEFL Superhero
You might think that the only way to use a TEFL certificate is to teach English abroad or to teach English online, but you’d be wrong. Meet Audrey and learn
TEFL Teaching in Taiwan – Annalyssa's Interview
Annalyssa’s life has been a whirlwind of travels and adventures, so it’s no surprise that she ended up biting the bullet and living abroad full time! Now a teacher in
America ➡️ China – Briana Liu Interview
Briana, a native of Tampa and graduate in Music Education at Clearwater Christian College, didn’t know that her future path included teaching English abroad in Beijing, China! After teaching herself
A New Life in Asia – Interview with Erick García Plasencia
A native of Mexico, Erick García Plasencia has an unusual background for an ESL teacher abroad. A combination of an inspiring father and video games lead him to not only
8 Must-Have Experiences while Teaching in Hong Kong
TEFL teachers who speak skyscrapers and seaside will feel instantly at home in Hong Kong. The traditional red-sailed junk boats swirling Victoria Harbor and the buzz of Lan Kwai Fong
Why a Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher Can be Better than a Native English Teacher
Many schools around the world will prioritize hiring teachers that are passport-holders from countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. And boy, are they missing out. Not only
Interview with Brianna Flores in Thailand
Brianna, we’ve been following you on Instagram and it looks like you’re having an amazing time. Tell us, why Thailand? Had you ever been there before or even traveled much?
TEFL Job vs. TEFL Internship
You’ve been scouring the internet for months, idly scrolling through blogs of current and past ESL teachers, daydreaming your life as one of them. Suddenly, a new concept fills your
Sales Job To A New Life In Spain – Interview With Jamie Finlan
Jamie Finlan, who hails from Carlow, Ireland, has come to the end of his 9 months of teaching English in Spain. Jamie has a passion for adventure and has made
The Life of Joe – Teaching English in Korea
Tell us about your path to TEFL teaching in Korea. What was the most exciting part? When I first moved to Korea, teaching English was the easiest and most practical
Meet Taylor – Living The Life As An Online English Teacher
Taylor, teaching online is blowing up right now in the world of TEFL. Tells us about your path to teaching English online… Well, a friend of mine went live on
Insider Tips on TEFL in Myanmar
What is it like teaching English in Myanmar? Step aside, Thailand. There’s a new darling in Southeast Asia—and you’re gonna love her. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is home to
Lovers in Thailand – Interview with Imran & Saara ❤️
What type of travel experience did you both individually have before deciding to move to Thailand to teach English? Imran and Saara: We were the typical 9-5 couple that took
DIY Teaching Resources for Your ESL Classroom
Since you’re basically packing your life away for your grand adventure and TEFL internship abroad, you probably aren’t going to have tons of space to devote to “teaching resources.” Trying
9 Must-See Places while Teaching in Thailand
You didn’t sign up for a TEFL internship in Thailand to *JUST* go to work and go home every day, did you? While connecting with students and doing a good
19 Tips & Tricks to Make Your Online English Lessons More Interactive
Don’t just go through the motions with the same ‘o, same ‘o lesson plan this week. It’s time to spice up your game plan and really master the art of
13 Survival Tips for the Airport and Flight ✈️
You’re off on your grand adventure! You look great, you feel great, your bags are packed and your passport’s in hand. You’re on such a high, there ain’t nothing that
The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English Online
We all want to get paid to travel, right? Well, what if we told you you could? From the comfort of your own home (away from home). For a few
Preparing a Winning TEFL Resume
You’re freshly TEFL certified and ready to hit the job hunt—hard. You have your sights set on <insert dream country> and haven’t stopped daydreaming about their <insert tastiest food> since
The Best Insurance for TEFL Teachers
Amidst all of your planning for your exciting life abroad—what to pack, when to alert your bank, what food you need to chow down on now because you’re going to
Top 10 Things to Know Before Moving to ANY Country ✈️✔️
You’re getting ready to uproot your life and move abroad. Huzzah! That’s no easy feat, and we couldn’t be more excited for all of the adventures that lie ahead. Working
Can I do a TEFL course part-time? ✔️
You’re currently working 40+ hours a week and the 9-5 grind is finally getting to you. You’re wrapping up your last year of university, juggling your capstone project, thesis work,
9 Must-See Places while Teaching in China ✈️
You’re fresh out of your orientation in China and are gearing up for your first week in the TEFL classroom. Eek! All those little eyeballs staring at you in wonderment,
6 Tips: Preparing for a TEFL interview
You’ve completed your TEFL course and you’re over the moon with excitement—and not just because you can now teach someone how a phrase like “over the moon with excitement” is
5 TEFL Destinations for Adrenaline Junkies & Thrill Seekers
Don’t let the teach abroad chapter of your life be a snoozer. Keep your adrenaline pumping—and your heart racing—by filling your precious free time with the most adventurous travel activities
5 of the best places for healthy TEFL teachers
Just because you’re moving across the world doesn’t mean that you need to abandon all the hard work you’ve put into building a healthy lifestyle for yourself! Though the temptations
How to Create the Perfect ESL Lesson Plan
ESL lesson planning is a skill that not all future TEFL teachers rightfully appreciate prior to their teach abroad experience. But the reality is, ESL lesson planning—and the skills that
Best Teach Abroad Destinations For Beach Lovers ✌️
Do you want to fill your free time as a TEFL teacher abroad with ample beach time? Are you planning to pack your sunglasses, sunscreen, and favorite beach gear (that
Sinead Bergin’s Ireland ➡️ Thailand TEFL adventure
Sinead Bergin decided to take a career break and travel the world (#GirlPower) She has a passion for adventure and appreciates natural landscapes (no better place to be than
Your Path to Becoming a TEFL Digital Nomad
Why TEFL as a digital nomad? For many digital nomads, the allure of coffee shop hustles, late night phone calls with potential investors (timezone math, #amiright?), the chance to meet
How to Plan a Paid TEFL Gap Year on Three Continents
You want to teach abroad—but you want adventure too. Some TEFL teachers take off to Taiwan or jetset for Jaipur for one-year teaching abroad jobs. Established routine, neighborhood gossip, and
Accredited and Regulated TEFL Courses: The Full Run Down
What is accreditation? Accreditation is the stamp needed to authenticate a professional-level TEFL certification. We know it can be difficult to choose a TEFL qualification provider and understand the lingo
Cause we've gotta have Faith Nelson in Thailand
Faith Nelson hails from Bolton, Manchester and has spent the past 4 months teaching English in Thailand with her TEFL course. She studied Graphic Design at Falmouth University and recently
TEFL in Thailand as a Traveling Couple: Interview with Roksana and Keith
Roksana Racka and Keith Candon have taken the plunge and moved halfway across the globe from Ireland to Thailand to teach English These two are the ultimate #couplegoals Read
CELTA is a TEFL but TEFL is not a CELTA
As you take your first steps towards your teaching English abroad experience, it’s important that you understand the options available to you. A happy, informed teacher is the best kind
#GapYearGoals Samantha La Mendola's Chinese Adventure
Meet globetrotter Samantha La Mendola from Brookfield, Connecticut. After finishing high school, Samantha brought her charisma and vivacity to Xindu, China for 5 months last September, to teach English to
Can I TEFL With My Pet?
We don’t blame you for wanting to teach abroad with your best friend—even if that best friend has four legs, an adorable nose, and tail wag that makes your heart
What to Do When You're Rejected from a TEFL Job
Ugh. Seriously, ugh! Getting rejected from a TEFL job – or never hearing back about the outcome of your application and interview – is kind of the worst. Right? …
Philadelphia to Chaiyaphum – Thailand Intern Alyssa Rowley
Alyssa Rowley hails from Philadelphia, USA. She is currently teaching in a rural part of Thailand called Chaiyaphum at the school, AnubanChaiyaphum. She is a recent graduate from Shippensburg University
11 Tips Before Teaching English Abroad with Kids
You’re determined to not become “those” parents—the ones that lose themselves (and their whole identity) once a bouncing baby comes lovingly bumbling into their lives. We all know the type.
New to Thailand as an ESL Teacher? Here’s How to Make Your First Week Count
It’s nerve-wracking, right? Entering a foreign country, full of a foreign script, where people are smiling but you don’t recognize any of their faces, where the bathrooms are nothing like
Where can I teach abroad without a degree?
No degree? No problem. YOU are a total badass for choosing to carve your own route to success — and we want to help you get there. From what you
Teach English Abroad with a Degree
You’ve just wrapped up college and are ready to take the world by storm. Oh wait—the real world is kind of a bummer, and finding a job (even with your
Getting Hired After TEFL: 5 Things TEFL Taught Me
When we talk about teaching English abroad, we often focus on what our students are learning. Visions of compound verbs, euphemisms, and proper nouns dance in our heads — and
How to increase my chance to be a TEFL intern?
You’ve scoured the internet for hours on end trying to find the “next big thing” in your life — when, behold, you discover the TEFL internship! Not only did you
Interview with Jocelyn Russell — TEFL in Hand, She's Off to Japan!
Jocelyn Russell wasn’t game for a full-on TEFL certification and internship program. She had her sights set on the JET Program, aka Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, the government-run initiative
5 Things NOT to Put On Your Resume Before Teaching Abroad
You are tap-tap-tapping away at your desktop, whiling away another afternoon in the office, working on projects that no longer fit into the “I’m feeling incredibly fulfilled by my work”
Extending Your Program: How These Teachers Chose to Teach Abroad for Longer
We were lucky to get to know ESL teachers Graeme and Victoria in more depth earlier this year, but we just *had* to reach out again for a second interview.
Interview with Ana Silva — Proof You Don't Need to Speak English Natively to Teach Abroad
Sure, it’s true there tend to be more opportunities for native English speakers to teach ESL abroad, but that doesn’t stop the determined. Take Ana, for instance. She’s a 20
Don't Mind if I Cheng-Du! Insider Tips on Teaching English in Sichuan, China
What is it like teaching English in China? Smack dab in the middle of the Middle Kingdom lies the city of Chengdu, an often overlooked (and incredibly underrated) destination to
When it all goes wrong — 4 Fail-Safe ESL Activities ?♂️
One of the most exciting — and slightly overwhelming — parts of becoming an ESL teacher abroad is filling your arsenal with fool-proof ESL activities. Much like your staple recipes
Yes, You Can Still Teach English Abroad Without a College Degree
How to teach English abroad without a degree You’ve tried the college thing for a year or two and you’re just not feeling it. Or, alternatively, you knew the more-school-route
Can I Teach Abroad as an 18 Year Old?
Teaching abroad after high school/A levels If you’ve turned the tassel on your graduation cap, but aren’t quite ready to go to college in the fall, you should consider spending