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8 places you have to visit when teaching English in the Philippines

There’s no question about it – teaching English in the Philippines promises to be a real adventure. Of course, there’s the amazing history sights and old colonial draws of Manila, the capital. But then there’s that wonderland of amazing islands to get stuck into too– more than 7,000 in total! They come with white-sand beaches…read on

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The most popular cities in Vietnam for English teachers

As it wiggles southwards from the Chinese border to the warm waters of the Thai Gulf, the great backbone of Indochina offers up mysterious temples, coffee-scented mountains and shimmering beaches by the bucket load. Between the lot are also some pretty enthralling metropolises, which brings us to this list of the most popular cities in…read on

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COMPETITION: Win a 120-hour TEFL course on our Instagram

  Due to our old Instagram account being hacked, we’re proud to be bringing our new Insta into the world guns blazing with a special giveaway contest!   The rules are simple: Tag our new Instagram page (@myTEFL_teachntravel) in your best travel shot to be entered to win one of three myTEFL 120-hour professional TEFL…read on

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The most popular Chinese cities for English teachers

So, you’ve decided to make for the People’s Republic? Great choice. This is surely one of the most immersive and alluring and mysterious of all TEFL destinations on the menu today. From cascading rice paddies to ancient villages, there’s plenty to see in the backcountry. But what about Chinese cities for English teachers? Well, there…read on

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5 reasons to love teaching English in Indonesia

Ah, Indonesia – a land of smoking volcanos and sugar-white beaches, where monkeys meet surfers in a whirlwind of incense scents and coconut curry. There is loads to love about this archipelago nation of energetic metropolises and postcard-perfect islands. Here, we reveal just a taster of what makes teaching English in Indonesia such an attractive…read on

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Top things to see and do when teaching English in Mexico City

A whole load of TEFL jobs in Mexico are in the beating capital of the country. If you’re lucky enough to have bagged yourself a position teaching English in Mexico City, then this list of enticing attractions is a must read. It’s got everything from ancient Aztec pyramids to elegant colonial palaces, ensuring you get…read on

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5 places to visit after completing a TEFL internship in Hua Hin

The one-week orientation program that kick starts our TEFL internship in Hua Hin could whisk you away from the nine-to-five and down to the palm-shrouded beaches of the Thai coast. After sessions learning the local lingo, unravelling the fascinating culture of ancient Siam, and getting to grips with the Thai school system, you’ll be able…read on

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5 tips for coping with tricky TEFL students

There’s usually a few tricky TEFL students in every school – the ones who won’t settle, won’t participate in group work, won’t complete their homework. Knowing how to deal with them is the mark of a great English teacher, making these top five tips essential reading for all classroom hopefuls.      Set clear achievement…read on

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Top things to see and do when teaching English in Hanoi

In an effort to conceal just how jealous we are at anyone heading off for an adventure teaching English in Hanoi; buzzing, brilliant, sleepless Hanoi, we’ll just wax lyrical about some of the awesome things that make the capital of Nam’ such a downright great place to be. From historic mausoleums to enticing coffee shops,…read on

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