At The TEFL Org, we’re more than used to a range of questions about teaching English overseas. One of the biggest remains a tricky one: is a TEFL qualification all I need to teach English abroad? The honest answer to this depends on where you want to teach. You need a degree to teach in […]
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.
TEFL for foodies: 5 of the best destinations for food
We could spend forever talking about all of the incredible reasons you should teach English abroad, but let’s focus on just one of them for now: food! Food is arguably one of the best ways to learn about a foreign culture. A country’s cuisine can reveal a lot about its history, but food also brings […]
5 travel tips for TEFL teachers
A big reason why so many are attracted to TEFL in the first place is because of the opportunities it provides for travel. TEFL is one of the best ways to experience a country, allowing you to immerse yourself in a different culture and spend time exploring your surroundings in a way a holiday could […]
Top 5 TEFL Destinations in South America
From the impenetrable rainforests of the Amazon basin to the towering Andes mountains, Brazil’s Gold Coast and Chile’s bone-dry Atacama desert, South America holds adventure after adventure. Let’s not forget about its people either: laid-back, fun-loving, hospitable, and often a joy to teach. South America offers a wide range of teaching opportunities for qualified EFL […]
What are the Start Up Costs for Teaching English Abroad?
How much does it cost to TEFL? What are the start up costs for teaching English abroad? Do employers cover them? These are questions we’re frequently asked at The TEFL Org. Starting a new career and relocating almost always involves some start up costs, and TEFL is no different! It’s hard to say how much […]
What does Brexit mean for TEFL in 2023?
What has Brexit meant for the TEFL industry in Europe in 2023? The transition period for the UK leaving the EU ended on 31st December 2020, which means the UK is now, officially, out of the EU. Many teachers (as well as TEFL course providers like us!) had expected to have some clarity concerning the rules […]
TEFL jobs abroad: are employers still recruiting? The TEFL market in 2020
We recently took a look at the current state of the online teaching market, which has seen a huge spike in interest this year as more people seek out work-from-home opportunities. But what about TEFL jobs abroad? By the time we got to April this year almost half of the world’s population was under lockdown. […]
TEFL and COVID-19: What You Need to Know
For decades the TEFL industry has gone from strength to strength. The ever-increasing number of English language learners in the world has resulted in a huge range of opportunities for qualified EFL teachers all over the globe. But we’re now living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic is drastically changing the way we live our […]
TEFL in China and the Coronavirus: An Insider’s Perspective
David Wood is the owner of China Briefcase, a company that specialises in helping ESL teachers find legitimate and great paying jobs in China, focusing particularly on the Shenzhen area. He came to China just after leaving graduate school, jaded and uncertain what to do next, but thinking he could keep learning if he went […]
International Women’s Day 2019
International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the social, economic, political and cultural accomplishments of women. The fight for gender equality is advocated for all year round and there is still a long way to go, but IWD gives us the opportunity to reflect, appreciate and celebrate the positive actions of women across the world. At TEFL […]