There have been rumblings for several months about major changes to the online tutoring market in China. This August those changes were brought into force and we’re now starting to see the impact of them with online teaching companies in China finding themselves restricted in terms of when lessons can be conducted and who by. […]
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120-hour vs Level 5: TEFL hours and levels explained
- There are a lot of different TEFL courses and providers out there and it can all quickly get a bit confusing. What do the different hours mean? Are there levels of TEFL qualifications? Will some courses increase your earning potential? The most important thing to research when choosing a TEFL course is accreditation, which we’ve covered in a previous blog post. Once you’ve decided on the provider to study with you need to choose the course that’s right for you and in this article we’re going to break down the facts and help you do just that! TEFL levels explained…
Can Non-Native English Speakers TEFL?
- Can non-native English speakers TEFL? Does English have to be your first language in order to teach it? The answer is simple: if you’re fluent in English then you have the potential to teach it! Many non-native English speakers have trained with us and have gone on to find work teaching English all over the world and online. That’s not to say there aren’t some challenges, unfortunately. While more and more is being done to combat native-speaker bias in the TEFL market, discrimination and barriers do exist. Preparing our students for the world of TEFL is important to us; we…
Teaching Online in Thailand: Jesica’s Story
I had been living in Dubai and working as a Flight Attendant for 7 years when my husband got a job offer based in Thailand, our favorite destination, and we decided to relocate there. Soon we started thinking about my options and discovered that teaching English online was becoming more and more popular with the […]
Are there age restrictions for TEFL?
Am I too old to TEFL? Am I too young to TEFL? We’re here to answer your age-related TEFL questions! There are no strict age limits for TEFL but that’s not to say there aren’t some things you should be aware of if you’re an especially young or a more mature aspiring EFL teacher. For any teaching position, regardless […]
How to choose the best TEFL course
With so many options available, choosing the best TEFL course can feel like a challenge. There are so many different types of courses and course providers out there, so how do you choose? Not all TEFL course providers or courses are equal. You want to know that what you sign up for is going to […]
Teaching English on Cambly: Claire’s Story
After 20 years working in legal administration, teaching English online simply wasn’t on my radar. Then the pandemic happened! I’d previously quit my office job to do a Masters degree in Creative Writing, and I’d graduated just before Covid struck. I needed to return to work, but how could I find a job if I […]
Should you do a free TEFL course?
Can you get TEFL qualified for free? Not quite, but that’s not to say there aren’t free courses out there than can be beneficial for both early-stage and experienced teachers! As one of the leading TEFL course providers in the world, we know what goes into providing quality TEFL training. Our courses have been developed […]
Is a Level 5 TEFL course equivalent to a CELTA?
Is a Level 5 TEFL course equivalent to a CELTA? What exactly is a Level 5 course? And what is a CELTA? If you’re unsure about the answers to any of these questions then you’re in the right place. We’re going to answer them all and help guide you towards choosing the course that’s right […]
The Paradigm Shift of Teaching English Online
How I made the decision to become independent When embarking on the voyage of discovery otherwise known as becoming an Online English Teacher to Adults, we can often wonder how on Earth it could be remotely lucrative. It can often seem as though we are scraping by, earning what seems to be a pittance. The […]
Where to find TEFL jobs online
At any given time you can find thousands of teaching jobs advertised online. The demand for qualified EFL teachers both abroad and online is huge. But where do you find these TEFL jobs? Below you’ll find a number of great jobs boards where you can find TEFL jobs all over the world after you’ve gained your TEFL certificate. […]
Teaching English Abroad as a Parent: Serena’s Story
Ever since I can remember, I have had an obsession with travel. From the airports to the smells when you get off the plane, the food, the culture and the people. There was always a thought in my mind that I would one day load up a backpack, and I’d be off. My adult life […]