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8 reasons Hoi An is the best TEFL destination in Vietnam

Paint-peeling mansions hide between bougainvillea-strewn tailor boutiques in the heart of old Hoi An. They converge on incense-smoking temples and cup-clinking coffee houses where the scents of highland brews twist and turn, mingling with the smells of bubbling noodle broths and the fumes that issue from the ritualistic tea lights on the Thu Bon River.…read on

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5 Reasons to Teach English in Indonesia

Indonesia, at glance, might look like any other tropical South East Asian country, with its beautiful beaches, exotic foods and friendly people. However, there is much more to this nation than meets the initial eye. Indonesia is a vast country with 16,056 islands, providing a wealth of diversity. It also means there are large areas…read on

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Action-packed TEFL destinations for adventurers

  From desert dune hikes to walking on glaciers, skiing in the Alps to surfing along long-lost coastlines, there’s plenty of action to get through in this selection of the best TEFL destinations for adventurers!     Philippines   A real chart-topper among TEFL destinations for adventurers is the Philippines. Vast and covering a nigh-on…read on

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Chrissy Mvula’s myTEFL and Children of the Nation story

Life didn’t start easy for Chrissy Mvula. Born into a family of six, she noticed early on – as early as her toddler years – how hard it was for her parents to bring food to the table and feed everyone. It got even tougher at the age of 10, when Chrissy’s father passed away unexpectedly.…read on

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The sights and attractions to see when teaching English in Manila

Manila is the buzzing, beating heart of the Philippines. Heading here means dispensing of the cotton-white beaches and the shimmering lagoons of places like Palawan and Boracay. It means delving into a throbbing, modern metropolis that’s home to more than 22 million people, witnessing remnants of Spanish colonialism, sizzling Chinatown districts, sleepless markets, and oodles…read on

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The most beautiful places to visit when teaching English in Chile

There’s no question that teaching English in Chile is a ticket to some of South America’s most beautiful spots. From needle-like mountains to creaking glaciers, glowing beaches to snow-topped volcanos, this list of the country’s must-sees is sure to have something that can tickle the wanderlust and get you out of the classroom.    …read on

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5 funny confessions of a (former) TEFL teacher

With my days of tense teaching and pronunciation lecturing firmly in the past, it’s now perhaps somewhat okay for me to reveal the honesties of the classroom I once ran. Whether it’s tales of being toppled from my high teacher’s chair by a particularly smart student or having a fight with the school photocopier, I…read on

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Ways to promote active English learning in the TEFL classroom

So-called ‘active’ learning has long been vogue on the TEFL scene. But what does it mean? It essentially means getting your students fully engaged with the classroom experience, to have them critique their own work, to apply 100% effort in all activities and really participating in the flow of the lesson. No wonder it’s the…read on

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