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8 places you have to see when teaching English in Vietnam

  There are oodles of reasons why you might want to consider teaching English in Vietnam. Yes, there are the salaries of $1,400 USD or more per month, and the abundance of available TEFL positions, but there’s also sparkling Phu Quoc Island, mystical temples atop mountains in Ninh Binh, the cultural treasures of Hoi An…read on

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Thai islands for TEFL

  Just imagine: A dip in the clear blue waters of the Andaman Sea to wake you up, a breakfast of mango and sticky rice, evenings of cold ones on the karst cliffs, and weekends spent lazing to the sound of lapping waves. Pretty cool, eh? Cue our list of top Thai islands for TEFL……read on

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5 big differences between schools and teaching business English

If you’re mulling over a move from the school classroom to teaching business English, you might want to consider these five key differences before you do. They range from student levels to deep conversational topics. Clue: It’s a whole other kettle of fish. Enjoy…     Business English requires a different tack   In schools,…read on

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How to be a self-employed TEFL teacher

Ah, the infamous TEFL job search. Every veteran ESL teacher knows just how important it is to get right. There’s so much hanging on your ability to pick the right school, the right destination, the right program. But what if we told you it could all be avoided? What if we said there was a…read on

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Kennedy Matchona – a COTN-myTEFL success in Malawi

When you enrol in an accredited TEFL course with us, we make a donation to a worthy cause in your name. Students are never charged for this; myTEFL always pays for the donation. Some of the organizations we work with/have worked with in the past include Little Footprints Big Steps, Room to Read,  Trek to…read on

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10 awesome things to do in Port Elizabeth

Spilling down into the salt-spraying rollers of beautiful Algoa Bay, with the rugged rises of the Groot Winterhoek Mountains and the amazing Addo Elephant National Park on its fringes, Port Elizabeth could just be one of the best places in the whole world to do that TEFL internship. We certainly think so, what with surfing…read on

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How to teach English pronunciation

When you’re struggling to curtail the Bs on the end of ‘bomb’ or wrestling with students who can’t see the difference between ‘mud’, ‘blood’, and ‘flood’, it might just be time to focus in on speaking skills. The thing is, it’s notoriously difficult to get non-natives humming out the Queen’s, crossing their verbal Ts and…read on

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11 things I wish I knew about TEFL before starting

Whether it’s tips from colleagues or contract negotiations, the minutiae of language teaching can be daunting. Here are 11 things I wish I knew about TEFL before starting – a must-read for all would-be graduates looking to explore their first destination.     Negotiation is normal when applying for jobs   Being sure not to…read on

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Want to live life to the fullest? Become a TEFL teacher

It’s easy to get stuck in the nine-to-five rigmarole. Early alarm rings, speedy breakfast coffees, a morning commute, eight solid hours at the desk, and a quick pitstop at the gym before heading home – that’s the order of the day. Then it’s rest, rinse, repeat. Keep chipping away at the coalface and you might…read on

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