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A short intro to TEFL in Colombia

When most people think of that first EFL job, they often think of destinations like Thailand and China, Vietnam or Europe. But there’s also room to think outside of the box when it comes to teaching around the globe. Take TEFL in Colombia, which can transport you away from the comfort zone and into a…read on

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8 awesome places to visit while EFL teaching in Poland

So, you’re heading to do some EFL teaching in Poland, eh? Smoky blood sausages and powdered ski pistes, soaring Gothic spires and elegant churches, mountains and rolling plains where bison-spotted forests lurk all await. You’ve made a cracking choice. Here are just some of the top places you can visit on those days away from…read on

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5 winter TEFL destinations with snow

With Christmas just gone and blizzards sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere, it’s high time to shift the focus away from sun-drenched Thailand and the misty tropics of Vietnam, up to the colder climes of the planet. There are plenty of places there that offer opportunities for teachers; places with peaks and plains that will come…read on

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5 awesome cities for that TEFL New Year

Cure those Christmas homesick blues with a blowout of epic proportions in that adopted TEFL home. As the festive days subside and the 31st of December comes near, you can stop dreaming of all the homemade mince pies and pressies you’ve missed and start thinking about the wild parties, awesome fireworks shows, cool bars and…read on

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10 of 2018’s top expat destinations

From up-coming European hubs to tried-and-tested expat hotspots with shimmering beaches, fast web and taste-bud-tingling food, this list of 2018’s top expat destinations is bound to have somewhere to tickle any EFL teacher’s fancy come the New Year…     Thailand   Ah Thailand: The expat destination extraordinaire. Yep, the fabled Land of Smiles has…read on

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Places you have to visit when teaching in Oman

Teaching in Oman is on the rise. More EFL folk are flocking to this sand-topped, salt-washed, bazaar-laden destination on the horn of Arabia to ply their trade than ever before. We can hardly blame them, what with spicy souks and shifting dunes, subtropical forests and enthralling oases towns in the peaks to encounter. Check them…read on

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Festivals for TEFL teachers in Taiwan

TEFL teachers in Taiwan have a seriously enthralling line-up of cultural festivities to get stuck into when they aren’t in the classroom. From dragon boat showdowns on the riverways to multitudes of glowing lanterns ascending to the heavens, these are sure to be some shindigs to write home about. Check them out.     Chinese…read on

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Help! I’m homesick when EFL teaching

Homesickness. Every traveler has had it at some point, right? After that initial hit of excitement has receded, you’ve had your fill of pad Thai noodles down the throbbing streets of Bangkok, are bursting with visions of golden temples, or fresh from the meandering Great Wall of China, you suddenly feel a sort of inexplicable…read on

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Tips for staying healthy while overseas

Whether it’s checking for malarial zones, keeping happy, or dodging dodgy eateries, we’ve got a couple of top tips for staying healthy while overseas. It’s good prep reading for any would-be TEFLers about to hit the road…     Try to get some sort of routine going   Many people think that hitting the road…read on

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5 great small-town TEFL destinations in Thailand

Ah, Thailand: TEFL destination extraordinaire. With your gold-glimmering temples and peanut-scented street food markets, your glowing white-sand beaches and palm-topped peaks, it’s hardly surprising that you’re the place of choice for many a budding English teacher. The likes of Bangkok and Phuket, the southern kohs and the nomad hub of Chiang Mai are now some…read on

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