Student Stories

TEFL Org course graduates have used their TEFL qualification to teach across the globe and online. Read their experiences of teaching English as a foreign language, and get inspired!

Tyler on the Vietnam internship

Tyler’s Vietnam Internship Story

If there’s one thing I have always wanted to achieve, it’s completing my TEFL qualification and teaching English abroad. I can now officially tick this goal off my bucket list as I write this from my favourite new café in Hai Phong, Vietnam, where I have been living and working as an ESL teacher since…

Teaching in China: Joan’s Story

Teaching in China has been a joy! You never know what will happen from day to day. For instance, my husband and I were recently invited to go to a rural area nestled in the mountainous area of Boshan near our city. We would do some volunteer teaching at a small school and donate much-needed…

TEFL in Poland: Katie’s Story

I like to think my TEFL journey began somewhere in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. It was 2014 and it was my first proper solo trip. I was volunteering in Ecuador, helping in schools and local villages when I learnt just how much travelling can enrich your life. The people I met I still…

A Summer of TEFL: Emily’s Story

My journey in Teaching English as a Foreign Language began almost a year ago – I’d returned from my year abroad, which I spent studying in Italy and in Switzerland, and I was also seriously unwell at the time with ovarian cancer. I was looking for something to get me through the following months of…