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8 reasons you have to teach English in Spain

So, you’re considering heading off to teach English in Spain? Excelente! There’s hardly a better place to ply the TEFL trade if you’re into stunning mountain ranges, fresh farm-to-table foods, age-old traditions, grand palaces, and gorgeous beaches. Really…      The food   Don’t be fooled into thinking that Spanish cuisine is just paella and…read on


10 reasons Europe and TEFL are a match made in heaven

There are more reasons why Europe and TEFL are a match made in heaven than you can shake a pile of tomato-topped tagliatelle at. We’ve only got time for 10 of them, but perhaps you’ll be reaching for the passport, the beret, and the beach gear by the end…      The food   From…read on


Amazing places you have to see when teaching English in Sri Lanka

The so-called Teardrop of India is a stunner of a South Asian destination. Packed with mist-haloed mountains and glimmering beaches, it’s a perennial favourite of the holiday crowd. But you can also score jobs teaching English in Sri Lanka, or simply hop over from one of countless TEFL destinations in the region to explore some…read on


Rebuilding Kliyu: The Unveiling

Guest post by Ashley Mathews from Trek To Teach       The clouds were gray but the weather couldn’t hide the students excitement for the opening of their new multi purpose school building. Manish Chaudhry, the leader of the Kliyu rebuilding project, traveled to Kliyu on his eleventh bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara…read on


5 tips for teaching English as a couple

While TEFL is often touted as a wild solo adventure that’s away from the comfort zone, hitting classrooms from Colombia to China doesn’t mean burning all your bridges. In fact, teaching English as a couple is way more common than you might think. Loads of folk plan to head off as a duo and start…read on


What’s the best time of year to do my TEFL job search?

Good question.   But before we get stuck in, let’s get one thing straight: The TEFL job search is a year-round pursuit. No matter where you want to go, what school you want to teach in, what city you’re aiming for, there’s always a chance a position will pop up. What’s more, getting your resume…read on


10 of the most Instagrammable TEFL destinations out there

Instagram is up there with Google Maps and Uber as one of the indispensable travel apps of the 21st century. These days, every corner of every jungle, every gushing waterfall and glimmering tropical beach is a potential snap with potential likes. This list is intended to help any budding teachers find the most Instagrammable TEFL…read on


10 of the hottest TEFL destinations for 2020

Another year, another roster of up-coming TEFL destinations.   Move over Thailand. Make way Vietnam. There are some fresh kids on the English-learning block that offer something a little different. Of course, we’re still huge fans of the tried-and-tested oldies (Koh Samui’s beaches and the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City see to that). It’s…read on


5 great ways to organize your TEFL classroom

Loads is written about teaching methods, teaching games, lead-in activities, and disciplinary techniques. But what about when the time comes to actually organize your TEFL classroom? There you stand; 12 desks and umpteen chairs, a class of unruly kids waiting outside the door. Just how do you expect to place them, and will it affect the way…read on

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