Guest Blogging Guidelines

We’re introducing a guest blogging program in order to provide current and prospective ESL teachers with resources to help them make more informed decisions about TEFL training. We choose articles that will benefit teachers at all stages of their careers in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

We’d like to hear from TEFL course graduates, ESL teachers of all experience levels, teacher trainers, TEFL school owners, employers and ESL students, and others involved in the TEFL industry.

If you’re excited about sharing your experience and knowledge in the field of ESL, we’d love to hear from you! Please take a look at our guidelines below and contact us with any questions or ideas.

What we’re looking for

Topic – The broad topic is TEFL training. We’re looking for content that will help ESL teachers at any career stage, from preparing for a basic TEFL course to finding employment, then advancing a career beyond initial training. You can contact us for a more specific list of topic suggestions or send us an idea of what you have in mind.

Length – Roughly between 500 to 2000 words. We’re flexible, but under 500 words is unlikely to be selected.

Tone – Friendly, professional, casual, positive and encouraging.

Type of content – We want to read comprehensive, informative, detailed, specific, and useful content for aspiring, new, and seasoned ESL teachers. We accept writing in the shape of articles as well as how-to’s, interviews, surveys, tips, lists, and other styles.

What we don’t publish

  • Promotional or marketing material.
  • Anything that is already published in print or on the web.
  • Material that is offensive, slanderous, inaccurate, in violation of privacy or other rights, or contains links to such material.

How to submit

Email your work to, including:

  1. Your .doc or HTML formatted document, or a Google Doc link
  2. Images with photographer/subject attribution
  3. Author attribution information:
    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company URL
    • Social URL
    • Short bio (1 or 2 sentences)
    • Profile photo

Please note:

  1. Provide proper attribution. Cite all sources referenced in your article. Include links to the original source of information.
  2. Do not include promotional links within the article content. A link to your company or employer can be included in the author attribution section, but not in the main content of the article.
  3. We reserve the right to edit and format content before publication, including text, images, and links.
  4. Authors will have the opportunity to view changes and agree to the edits prior to publication.
  5. We only accept original material that has not been previously published on the web or in print.
  6. After publishing content onto the TCR Blog, authors cannot republish material in full onto other sites.
  7. The editors reserve the right to update or remove content at their discretion.