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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 taught in one, Romania. Read on to learn how this University of Edinburgh graduate ended up as a TEFL teacher abroad! What were the most …

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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 19th-century mind-training system may be due a resurrection.” Pelmanism, named for Christopher Louis Pelman, the founder of the “Pelman Institute for the Scientific Development of …

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How to Be a Respectful Teacher Abroad

Teaching abroad is more than simply helping cute little kids memorize multiple grammar rules or distinguish colors from one another. It’s not only helping university students prep for TOEFL or adults master the basics of Business English. It’s actually an act of cultural exchange. While yes, most days will focus on paragraphs and participles and …

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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 final college papers, EVER. A few dozen late night pizzas, and probably too many pre-game beverages to count. And amidst all of the fun—hanging out …

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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 habits now to afford your dream-life teaching English in Vietnam? How do you need to prepare for your early weeks abroad, when that first paycheck …

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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 a high school history teacher position anywhere in Iowa, or seeking an international teaching gig in your dream destination, there’s a waiting game when it …

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