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The biggest challenges for TEFL teachers (and how to overcome them!)

The biggest challenges for TEFL teachers (and how to overcome them!)

We’ve run the numbers. We’ve done the studies and turned our state-of-the-art blog writing space into a lab, filled with beakers and test tubes. It turns out that there’s no doubt TEFL is a fun and exciting career. Yes, whether you’re working from home or you’re a teacher abroad, there are exciting opportunities to be […]

What is TEFL certification and what can you do with it?

What is TEFL certification and what can you do with it?

It’s a fact: more and more people are gaining TEFL certification. Believe us, we’ve got the figures to prove it. Across the world, more people are obtaining a TEFL qualification, a world which is more accessible than it ever has been.  It used to be that anyone aspiring to teach English as a foreign language […]

Teaching abroad with epilepsy: Ellie’s story

Teaching abroad with epilepsy: Ellie’s story

Hey, travellers and future teachers out there! I’m Ellie, a TEFL Org graduate who has taught for 5 years in China and 1 year in South Korea. Oh yes, and I have a long-term medical condition.  When I was 10 years old, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. In the doctor’s office, my parents glanced sideways […]

5 things to love about TEFL teaching

5 things to love about TEFL teaching

Never let it be said that The TEFL Org doesn’t love love. We love our amazing students, we love our fantastic staff, and we love TEFL as a whole. What a lovely, if soppy way to open a blog post, but it’s appropriate. After all, we’re coming up to Valentine’s Day, the traditional holiday of […]

The best TEFL cities to enjoy Chinese New Year

The best TEFL cities to enjoy Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a mega, mega celebration. Naturally, anything that 1.4bn of China’s residents celebrate is going to be incredibly colourful, with fireworks, elaborate dancing dragons, street parties, lanterns and all the other brilliant traditions. Whether you’re in the streets of Beijing or on one of the many borders, you’ll […]

Teaching English in Vietnam: Danny’s story

Teaching English in Vietnam: Danny’s story

When I was 22, I found myself at a crossroads, not seeming to have any purpose. I was working as a manager of a bakery; something that was not particularly stimulating or enjoyable at that time.  Something had to change. The benefit of being in stable work meant that I’d been able to save money. […]

What do you need to teach English abroad? A comprehensive checklist

What do you need to teach English abroad? A comprehensive checklist

Moving abroad to teach English. There’s got to be so much to it, right? A million forms to fill in, visas to acquire, customs to read up on, qualifications to bag? Well, it doesn’t actually have to be difficult. In this blog post, we’re going to look at everything you need to teach English abroad. […]

5 unusual attractions in top TEFL destinations

5 unusual attractions in top TEFL destinations

There are a lot of fantastic places to visit in the world. This is an incredibly obvious thing to say, but really – the world is packed full of absolute wonders, from man-made architectural triumphs to natural, breathtaking sights.  Think of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. The Eiffel Tower. Tiananmen Square. The Sagrada […]

My unconventional path to TEFL: Seth Knight’s story

My unconventional path to TEFL: Seth Knight’s story

Hello! I’m Seth, an American English teacher with a tale that’s anything but linear. From ballet dancer to musician to seminarian, my creative passions unexpectedly led me into the world of teaching.  My 9 Lives Before TEFL  My life has been a series of explorations in various fields. After high school, I had a mini-career […]

How to work from home with TEFL

How to work from home with TEFL

A lot of people are working from home these days. While it used to be looked upon with a degree of cynicism, the practice of carrying out your job from the comfort of your home is now entirely commonplace. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, office work has been revolutionised, commutes have become passé and people are […]