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The TEFL Org guide to Euro 2024

The TEFL Org guide to Euro 2024

Once again, Europe holds its breath. The absolute cream of the continent’s talent squares off in Germany for one of the most compelling European Championships of recent generations. With so many squads in flux, some absolutely obscene talent appearing just in time for this summer, and some real dark horses emerging from the shadows, there’s […]

The safest countries for LGBTQ+ TEFL teachers

The safest countries for LGBTQ+ TEFL teachers

There are typical concerns for TEFL teachers looking to travel abroad; am I qualified? Do I have the right visa? Will I be able to plan engaging and constructive lessons?  For TEFL teachers in the LGBTQ+ community, though, there are more pressing concerns when picking a country to go and teach in. While vast swathes […]

How Drama Can Help In TEFL

How Drama Can Help In TEFL

DRAMA! We thought we’d start this blog post with a flourish because this week we’re talking about the sheer variety of activities TEFL teachers have when it comes to drama. Don’t say we can’t establish a tone around here. By drama, of course, we don’t mean confrontations with students. We’re talking about some of the […]

5 cultural differences for TEFL teachers to know about Spain

5 cultural differences for TEFL teachers to know about Spain

Ah, Spain. España is and will continue to be a TEFL destination that people flock to for decades and decades to come. With its incredible weather, gorgeous food, beaches, fascinating history, party islands, diverse cultures and languages and so much more, it’s no wonder Spain is popular. Plus, there’s considerable demand for English lessons. Its […]

TEFL and social media: make it work for you

TEFL and social media: make it work for you

Being a TEFL teacher means all sorts of things: it’s rewarding, it can mean exploring the world, and it undoubtedly changes lives. But it can also be competitive. Whether you’re trying to jostle for jobs in a crowded market, or you’re trying to attract clients on a freelance basis, the TEFL world is full of […]

Essential Skills Summer Schools Look for in Applicants

Essential Skills Summer Schools Look for in Applicants

There are a few ways to go about making your first impression in the TEFL world. You could opt to move abroad straight after becoming qualified, and have your first class in front a set of school pupils. You could find yourself in language school somewhere, with adults hanging on to your every word. You […]

How to spot fake TEFL reviews

How to spot fake TEFL reviews

Reviews matter. They give consumers confidence that they’ll get what they pay for. Any company or service that puts its users at the heart of what they do will tell you that reviews are absolutely vital. Much like we’ve tackled dodgy, discount TEFL courses and accreditation scams, it’s now time to turn our spotlight on […]

5 TEFL locations you might not have thought about

5 TEFL locations you might not have thought about

When it comes to locations for teaching English, some places are incredibly popular. China, Japan, Spain – there is always interest, there’s demand for teachers, and there’s a constant stream of TEFL talent willing to live and work there. Some TEFL locations are underrated. Think Latin America, for example; not as many TEFL teachers go […]

Teaching English in Izmir, Turkey: Bianka’s story

Teaching English in Izmir, Turkey: Bianka’s story

I am Bianka, an English teacher and teacher trainer. Reflecting on my teaching journey, I discovered my passion for teaching at the age of 10, using dolls as pretend students. With over a decade of experience, my profound interests lie in teaching English and playing volleyball. My venture into teaching English in Turkey unfolded as […]

Perfect your work/life balance with TEFL

Perfect your work/life balance with TEFL

Nowadays, perhaps more than ever, finding a work/life balance can be really difficult. Though remote work has seen many people cut out tedious commutes from their schedule, and employers are more likely to offer flexible contracts, this has come at a bit of a price. The boundaries between home life and work life have, for […]