Make the Most Out of Your TEFL Certification Course: The Practicum

The most nerve-wracking part of any TEFL certification has to be standing up in front of a class to teach, otherwise known as the practicum. For many aspiring teachers this will be their first taste...

/ November 25, 2019
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Everything You Need to Know About TEFL Internships

A lot of people looking to get into teaching ESL assume the route is straightforward: get certified and then find a job overseas. So, where do TEFL internships fit into this pathway? It doesn’t help...

/ November 21, 2019

Four Ways to Get Better at Teaching Teenagers

Every teacher has felt challenged by teaching teenagers at some point, mostly because of one key factor: motivation. Or in teen learners’ case, lack of motivation. While adult learners normally come to class keen to...

/ November 18, 2019
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What You Need to Know Before Doing a TEFL

If you’re thinking about doing a TEFL, your mind is probably filled with thoughts of aeroplane food, postcards and cocktails on the beach. But before you get to Cuba or Cambodia or Kazakhstan or wherever...

/ August 22, 2019
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Watch Out For Diploma Mills and Accreditation Mills

Researching course providers and accreditors takes a lot of time, but keep in mind the sorrow you will spare yourself by avoiding poor quality programs, or even downright scams. Be wary of TEFL courses that...

/ December 12, 2018
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Looking for Recognition

Many different types of organizations accredit, regulate, recognize, or otherwise oversee the quality of TEFL training programs, including government bodies, quality assurance agencies, professional associations, and educational organizations. Accreditors of language centres such as Languages...

/ December 11, 2018
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List of Professional Organizations

Professional organizations host conferences, meet-ups, courses, workshops, and other opportunities to advance your teaching skills and network. Check one out near you!

/ November 5, 2018
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Common Specialist Courses

Here is a list of common areas of specialization for ESL teachers, along with a brief description and link to further reading for each.

/ October 24, 2018
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How to Evaluate TEFL Accreditors

A fancy crest, grandiose name, and spiffy website do not make an accreditor credible, but they can be used to fool you. So how exactly are you supposed to know that an accrediting institution is legitimate...

/ October 23, 2018

TEFL FAQ

Just starting to explore the idea of teaching English? Here are short answers to a few frequently asked questions about TEFL. What is TEFL? TEFL, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, refers...

/ October 16, 2018