Advice & General Information

Starting out in TEFL can be a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled a range of teaching tips and resources recommended by our TEFL Org tutors so you can be confident going into your next English language lesson.

Is an Online TEFL Course Enough?

5 June 2013 This is an often-asked question, and the simple answer is yes. Of course if you can, we would recommend taking one of our clasroom TEFL courses which are spread over 2 or 3 days, in combination with your online TEFL course.  However, not doing so will in no way hinder your ability to […]

Applying for a Visa – Thailand

26 April 2013 Thailand is a fantastic country to go to with your TEFL certificate. It’s a beautiful country filled with a new culture and way of life to explore, making it a favourite. Thailand also has a great demand for English teachers. To work in Thailand, you require a 120 hour TEFL certificate and at least a Bachelor’s degree. […]

Applying for a Visa – Japan

29 March 2013 Japan is a fantastic country to work in with a TEFL certificate. Teaching positions are usually as a teacher of children and occasionally adults. Jobs often need a Bachelor’s or other four year degree on top of theTEFL certificate and teaching experience is always readily accepted. UK citizens visiting Japan for a period of up […]


8 August 2012 Thinking about taking a TEFL course? With so many different TEFL providers out there it can be tricky to know which is the best one to go with. Whether a TEFL or CELTA qualification is the better option for you entirely depends on your situation. It’s not as simple as one being better than the other. Here […]

What to Pack for Teaching English Abroad

18 July 2012 Whether you’re setting off to teach English abroad for a few weeks, a few months or time unknown, the prospect of packing can be incredibly daunting. While what to pack can vary greatly depending on where you’re heading and for what length of time, there are some essential items you simply can’t […]

Teach English in the Happiest Countries in the World

5 July 2012 If you haven’t quite decided where you would like to make use of your official TEFL certificate, we might be able to influence your choice with findings of the Happy Planet Index which reveals the official ‘happiest’ countries in the world. A new report by the Happy Planet Index finds that Costa Rica and Vietnam are the ‘happiest’ countries in […]