Category: Preparation & Training

Articles to help you choose a course and get ready for TEFL training.

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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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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
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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