Tag Archives: TEFL

Turning your TEFL gap year into a TEFL career

If you plan to stay in TEFL, then be prepared to keep on learning and improving – or else get out quick! Find out about the pitfalls of staying in TEFL too long and some ideas about how to turn your gap year into a meaningful TEFL career. Read More »

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A Day in the Life of a TEFL Teacher

7.30am: Here in the land of the rising sun… the sun rises and I wake up. I have several private English classes today (that is, lessons that are not conducted at a school). First things first, though, I have my … Read More »

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TEFL Job Interviews

Job interviews have been covered in many articles here at jobs.ac.uk. You can see our top ten tips here. Also, Melanie Allen wrote an insightful article on interviews here. Today, however, I want to write specifically about TEFL job interviews.

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TEFL: Coping with Homesickness

I’ve been away from England now for a longer period than ever before. Yup, it was 6 months ago that I left my family, friends, and my favourite British Ales behind to start up across the globe. Homesick Blues How … Read More »

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Conversation Classes

A large part of my working week is spent in conversation. The value of conversation classes in teaching English has been much debated, but it certainly gives the student some very practical experience.

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Interview with a TEFLer

In the first of what I hope will be a long-running and earth-shatteringly successful series, I am going to interview… myself. Bizarre, I know, but none of my teaching buddies wanted to be the first to volunteer, so here I … Read More »

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5 reasons to TEFL

If you’re reading this blog, you probably have some interest in TEFL. Have you entered the profession already, or are you deciding whether to begin teaching English or not? Here are 5 reasons why you should become a teacher of … Read More »

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