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Alice’s Story: ‘Travelling Tapir’ goes TEFL

Alice’s Story: ‘Travelling Tapir’ goes TEFL

Alice Darby shares her experience of taking a 120-hour TEFL Course.  Teaching English as a Foreign Language is fast becoming a popular way of escaping the vices of cosmopolitan life for the English-speaking Commonwealth. More excitingly TEFL teaching is a career path which genuinely allows you to save whilst travel (no, you’re not dreaming!)… There are […]

Demo EFL Lesson Tips & Advice [video]

Demo EFL Lesson Tips & Advice [video]

Many EFL schools now ask teachers to conduct a demonstration lesson as part of the application process. While most teachers find this part of the process to be more nerve-wracking than the interview, it needn’t be that way. You just need to prepare like you would for any lesson. So, why a demonstration lesson? The […]

From Aberdeen to Sarospatak

Rachel (24) from Aberdeen got in touch to tell us about her TEFL experience. After doing a 140-hour TEFL course with us she is currently working in the city of Sárospatak in northeast Hungary. Being interested in communication and foreign languages, TEFL was possibly the best choice for me. I was away to graduate from […]

Sophie’s Story

Sophie (20) got in touch with us to share her TEFL story. You can read about her motivation for TEFL below. Warning: Blog post contains first-hand experience of living abroad, including romance and a very positive outlook. In 2013/2014 I spent a year in Barcelona studying an Art Foundation Degree. I did find there was […]

How Travelling Encourages Self-Development

How Travelling Encourages Self-Development

Home means being surrounded by the people who know you best. These family members, colleagues and friends have been around for ages and you can rely on their care and/or support in whatever the circumstances.  Do you remember your first day at school? All of a sudden you were in unfamiliar surroundings in the midst […]

Summer School Q&A with TEFL Tutor Melissa

Summer School Q&A with TEFL Tutor Melissa

When is the best time to look for Summer School positions? I’d say start looking around Easter but you can still find jobs as late as June – this is when Summer School organisers know the real numbers of kids coming to stay. Where are Summer Schools typically located? In Europe and the United Kingdom […]

TEFL – 6 things you may not know

Perhaps you’re thinking about doing a TEFL course, maybe you feel they are only for college students, maybe you reckon you need to be multilingual – here are some surprising things you may not know. 1. TEFL is not just for the under 25s As an adventure teaching English abroad has always been a popular choice for students, indeed […]

David took a TEFL course and headed for a new life in Spain

Hello my name is David. Living in Ireland I didn’t really feel things were going anywhere and I felt I wanted a new challenge in my life.  Having spent a little time in Spain previously I fancied the idea of returning and decided to do a TEFL course with a view to teaching English. There […]

Niall on his TEFL course and teaching English in Thailand

How it happened… There I was, sitting in my flat and fast approaching my thirty-fifth birthday an out of work solicitor and wondering what I was going to do with the rest of my life. A friend in Galway had suggested ‘the TEFL idea’ and I scoffed it off at once and returned home to applying for […]

Life, Laughter, and Smiles

28 August 2014 This video by Colin, is a 28-minute long journey through some aspects of college life for many Chinese students ….. Colin and the students were tasked with putting a video together,  and armed with various mobile phones they put a few little stories into the video. Please excuse the sound quality in […]