What are the Hiring Seasons for TEFL Abroad?

Knowing when the peak hiring season is can be critical in ensuring you get hired to teach English abroad in competitive TEFL destinations. Teaching English in Europe Language school hiring seasons: Primary: August/September Secondary: January Many TEFL teachers leave their positions over the summer, creating huge demand for new teachers to in Europe to fill…

Is TEFL a Real Job?

5 November 2013 Straight answer; absolutely! Yes, some TEFL teachers only teach for maybe a year as they are on a gap-year or a sabbatical but many start with one job and then they are hooked! Classroom after classroom and country after country; they travel the world and immerse themselves in new cultures in a…

Stuart in Shanghai and Zaragoza

The life of a TEFL teacher is far from predictable. Opportunities are vast and can take you to places you never expected. Two years ago I had an amazing experience in the metropolis of Shanghai. It was my first taste of teaching English as a foreign language and one that I will never forget. The…

Karen in Hong Kong

Interview I prepared for the Skype interview as I would any other interview. I also researched the school and the website so I had a rough idea of what the school was like.  The time difference is 8 hours so I had to get up early and prepare for 9am whereas the employer was just…

Teaching in Beijing

As most students do, I was pondering what to do when I finished university. My degree had not led me down a specific path (and that was the way I wanted it!), and I had always wanted to leave the UK and experience the world. As time marched on and I was still without a…

Working from Home in Bulgaria

Having moved to Bulgaria in 2007 I decided I wanted to get work, but unfortunately my Bulgarian is not good enough to secure employment and so I needed something that utilized the skills I had.  I had considered TEFL before but when I looked at the vacancies it meant moving further abroad. I was eventually…

My TEFL Experience

I have always wanted to see the world, travel and experience different cultures and ways of life. I never had a chance to take a gap year, so in my mid-twenties I decided to do a TEFL course and do just what I had always dreamed of. The course I chose was a 140-hour Premier…