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TEFL and English Proficiency Around the World

The 2018 edition of EF Education First’s English Proficiency Index has recently been published, providing valuable insight into English language ability around the world. The index analysed test results from 1.3 million EF SET (Standard English Test) takers and used the data to rank the English language skills of 88 countries and regions, tracking improvements, declines, […]

TEFL in Cambodia: Daniel’s Story

So, I’ve been asked to write about my TEFL experience in Cambodia. I’ll begin by stating that there are no ‘usual’ TEFL candidates, or at least that’s what I’ve found. We come from incredibly varied backgrounds both professionally and personally. I’ve met TEFL teachers from over a dozen countries and we each have our life […]

Birthday Quiz Night in Support of ActionAid UK

10th Birthday Quiz Night in Support of ActionAid UK

On Thursday the 4th of October, we celebrated TEFL Org’s 10th birthday with an international- themed pub quiz at the Mercure Hotel in Inverness. To put our birthday celebrations to good use, we raised funds for our Charity of the Year – ActionAid UK. Through ticket sales, raffle tickets and donation tins we managed to […]

What is it really like to TEFL in China?

With the biggest TEFL jobs market in the world it’s no wonder so many of our graduates find themselves teaching English in China. China offers a lot for EFL teachers – jobs often come with great benefits such as free accommodation, flight reimbursement, and competitive salaries; the huge geographical and cultural diversity across the country […]

Emily’s UK Summer School Experience

Last summer (2017), after returning from my first ever teaching English as a foreign language experience in Italy for three weeks, I worked in a summer school a little closer to home with UK Language Courses. Their centre at Queen Anne’s school in Caversham is located on the other side of Reading to where I […]

Finding TEFL Jobs Online

Okay, so you’ve decided it’s time to do something different with your life – and that something is teaching English abroad as a foreign language. Maybe you want a break from your normal routine, a chance to see more of the globe before you begin your life in the ‘real world’, or perhaps you’re just […]

TEFL in the UK: Billie’s Story

After years of teaching abroad and enjoying lunch times spent basking in the scorching sunshine, I knew that transitioning back to life in the UK wasn’t going to be easy. I had spent 6 adventurous years travelling across inspiring continents and countries, and gaining not only a deeper knowledge of teaching, but a much better […]

Holly in Myanmar

I’m already a few months into my second year contract in Shan State, Myanmar and it’s become home – a slightly frustrating at times home, but a home nonetheless. I live and TEFL in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State, in a smallish but ever-growing town surrounded by misty mountains. Outside my town are the greenest landscapes […]