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Destinations for online TEFL teachers with speedy internet and more

There are a few features that location-independent tutors will look for in the crème-de-la-crème of destinations for online TEFL teachers. Internet being quick and accessible is numero uno, of course. But then there’s cost of living, climate, local cuisine, café culture – the list goes on. The curated selection below reveals a just few of…read on

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Amazing places to visit when teaching English in Austria

Teaching English in Austria might not be as mainstream as hitting the classroom in Thailand, or even Europe’s own Italy and France, but there’s still room for TEFL grads to come to the erstwhile epicentre of the Habsburg empire. There are loads of reasons you might be magnetized to this corner of the continent, whether…read on

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Fumrokhu Baraha Secondary School Charity Initiative

Nestled deep within the Aannapurna mountain range in Nepal lies the district of Kaski, famed for it’s breathtaking mountains, lakes and other natural wonders.     Fumrokhu Baraha Secondary school is a small school that lies deep within the Kaski district in the remote village of Kliyu. It has a total of 245 students and…read on

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8 travel quotes to offer TEFL inspiration

Everyone needs a little nudge out the door sometimes. It could come in the form of a wanderlust-inducing postcard sent by a friend. It could come as you flick through the pages of a travel brochure – whip, there goes the stooping palms of Punta Cana, whip, the rocky beaches of the Riviera Nayarit. Or,…read on

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5 great ways to start a TEFL class

Anyone who’s ever stood in front of eager English learners will tell you – the start of a lesson is one of the most important aspects of teaching. It sets the tone for the learning, lays down the law to nip any potential disruptors before they get a-going, and focusses the brain on the tasks…read on

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Amazing places to visit when teaching English in Slovakia

So, you’ve bagged a job teaching English in Slovakia? Not bad. You might not know it yet, but this swathe of Central Europe is an eye-wateringly beautiful place. Medieval castles tower overhead in both the capital and the countryside, there are ice-caked mountains to scramble up, and hearty highland towns with fire-warmed taverns. Let’s get…read on

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The prettiest towns to visit when teaching English in Mexico

So, you’re teaching English in Mexico? Great choice. Sloshing Caribbean waves and roaring Pacific surf give way to high volcanos and dusty agave cacti fields in this wondrous nation. And between the lot are some seriously stunning towns and cities, some of which you simply can’t miss:      Guanajuato   Guanajuato really is a…read on

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The top TEFL destinations in South America

In a flurry of tango dresses and ancient Incan artworks, creaking glaciers and roaring surf swells, TEFL destinations in South America allure and entice. It’s an up-coming part of the globe on the teaching scene; one that’s not as developed as our beloved Thailand, or as booming as China, for example. That said, there are…read on

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A weekend itinerary when teaching English in Krakow

 So, you’re heading off to Poland’s second city for a spot of teaching English in Krakow? Congratulations! Or, gratulacje, as the locals might say. With its cobbled Old Town area and bohemian Kazimierz district, medieval church spires and smoky jazz bars, there’s all sorts to get stuck into in this UNESCO-tagged destination. This weekend itinerary…read on

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A weekend itinerary when teaching English in Phnom Penh

A city that’s striking, sobering, exciting, and bursting with energy all at the same time, the Cambodian capital has become a much-loved Southeast Asian destination for TEFL grads. In fact, teaching English in Phnom Penh can garner salaries of up to $16 USD/hour, though it’s surely the uber-welcoming khmer people, the spicy cuisine, and the…read on

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