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8 bucket-list experiences for TEFL teachers in Argentina

From tasting rich wines below the rugged peaks of the Andes to dancing the tango and munching steaks with cowboys, this list of chart-topping experiences is essential reading for any TEFL teachers in Argentina. Enjoy…     Walk the Perito Moreno Glacier   The piece de resistance of the great Los Glaciares National Park crashes…read on

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Take the Plunge – My Experience Teaching in China

  When a person looks back at their life there are certain watershed moments. Moments that mark a distinct change in life direction, in character development; a moment personal and professional avenues for future development opened. The decision to teach abroad in China can be one of those moments. It certainly was for me and—from…read on

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10 top places to teach English in Europe this summer

So you’ve decided to go and teach English in Europe this summer? Woohoo! You won’t regret that one. With everything from the soft undulations of the Tuscan hills to the scintillating beaches of the Turkish Riviera, the wild woods of the German Rhineland to the snow-tipped Alps on the menu, it’s sure to be an…read on

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6 benefits of TEFL training you might not have thought of

Whatever you might think, TEFL training isn’t just about honing the grammar skills and ticking the boxes so you can get that job on distant shores. It’s also about developing confidence, mingling with likeminded people, and perhaps even exploring the globe! Check it out…     You become a grammar god   With everything from…read on

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The 5 pitfalls new TEFL teachers face

From speedy sentences that simply can’t be understood to getting uncontrollable butterflies in the stomach, this list of 5 pitfalls that most all new TEFL teachers face is essential reading for graduates heading to the classroom this year. And there’s just a few suggestions about how to overcome the lot too. You can thank us…read on

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5 languages so hard they’ll make you glad you’re a TEFL teacher

Any English speaker who’s traveled the globe will know just how much natives of any tongue love to champion their lingo as the hardest going. But there’s no question that a few of the world’s languages stick out from the rest. These are the ones with labyrinthine grammatical systems, mind-boggling writing runes, unpronounceable alphabets and…read on

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8 bucket-list things to do while teaching in China

From the winding courses of the Great Wall to the sizzling pork kebabs of Shanghai, the bucket-list treats of the People’s Republic are multitudinous. That’s why we’ve put together this selection of must-do things for all those TEFL-ers teaching in China… See the Great Wall (obviously) First thing’s first, as they say. And what could…read on

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5 foods to enjoy while teaching in Vietnam

Simplicity, freshness, five spice, and influences from as far afield as France are all hallmarks of the Vietnamese kitchen. The result is a medley of amazing flavors that I can barely bring myself to write about for fear of mouthwatering and tummy rumbles. Still, for the benefit of those teaching in Vietnam, I shall do…read on

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5 travel writers to inspire you to get TEFL qualified

It’s a new year, and that means new year’s resolutions. From cutting down on salty foods to giving up the sauce, there are oodles out there. Our favourite though? Well, that has to be the one that says get TEFL qualified – of course! And just in case you needed the extra push to get…read on

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7 places to TEFL and ski this season

With the January snows hitting the Northern Hemisphere, and everywhere from the Rockies to the Alps, the Carpathian ranges to the Hohuan Shah of far-flung Taiwan dusted with fresh powder, there’s never been a better time to strap on the salopettes and enter the winter resorts. Thankfully, for teachers traveling the globe, there are also…read on

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