TEFL and Solo Travel

Self-discovery, cultural exposure, and pure freedom: this is what awaits a solo traveller. Whether it’s to backpack across Europe or teaching English in Southeast Asia, travelling alone is one the most exciting and fulfilling experiences anyone can have. However, even the adventure of a lifetime requires some level of planning and thought. To help out,…

Where to Find TEFL Jobs

So, you’re now TEFL qualified (or working towards it) and ready to start applying for TEFL jobs – but where do you look to find yourself that first teaching position? With such a huge demand worldwide for EFL teachers you can find thousands of TEFL jobs advertised online if you know where to look. We’ve…

12 Money-Saving Tips for TEFL

If you’re planning to TEFL abroad then you might need some money to get you started – to cover things like visa fees, flights, spending money before your first pay cheque, etc. – or maybe you want a savings pot for travel while you’re out there. Perhaps you’re thinking about doing a TEFL internship or…

How To: Get a Police Check

If you are applying for teaching positions overseas, you will more than likely be asked to supply a Police Check or criminal background check along with your other documentation. Depending on where you are based in the world, you will need to apply for your police check through your national law enforcement authority. Police Checks…

A Guide to TEFL in Japan

For a land that resisted Western influence for so long, it is perhaps a surprise that Japan is now one of the most culturally diverse nations on the planet. The largest metropolitan area on Earth, Tokyo, shares the country with cherry blossomed trees, tiny villages, and shinto shrines. The West has made a clear impact…