Category Archives: TEFL News

The effect of the financial crisis on English Language Teaching

Stories abounded not long ago about TEFL being recession proof, and it being one of the few industries that could withstand the financial depression found in many countries. It’s hard to get a perspective on it on a global scale … Read More »

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Japan, GEOS, and other news

I’ve been back in the UK for three long weeks now, and I’m starting to look forward to going back home (Japan).

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TEFL News: Teaching Tests and Cram Schools in Korea

What’s the most popular destination for English teachers? I’m not sure, but an article on The Korea Times website tells us that over 90 percent of elementary school students are taking private English lessons.

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TEFL and the Credit Crunch

I’ve been hearing conflicting reports about the effect of the current economic problems on the TEFL industry. Some people are telling us that wages are criminally low while others are saying that TEFL is your way out of money problems.

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Christmas in Japan

Question: Do non-Christian countries celebrate Christmas? Answer: Yes. Here in Japan, seasonal spirits are running high. Whether it’s the jingle bells played on continuous repeat in the local super market, or the hundreds of illuminated Christmas trees in the center … Read More »

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Teaching in Thailand: Do I Need a Qualification?

Thailand has at times been something of a hotspot for English language teachers abroad in recent times. Work was plentiful and pay was relatively high. However, the Ministry of Education in Thailand has recently announced plans to change things somewhat.

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TEFL Employers: Bigger vs. Smaller

A post on the Japan Times website raises an issue that is quite common in the world of TEFL, not just in Japan. Is it better to work for a smaller, perhaps family-run, language school, or a larger educational institution? … Read More »

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