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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


2019 travel trends to watch out for

With 2018’s selfie-driven push towards off-the-beaten-track destinations floating into the past, we look forward to the top 2019 travel trends. There’s a penchant for hot-off-the-press technology and ethical outings, not to mention new ways to work as you shorten the bucket list a little.     Green travel takes center stage   While ethical and…read on


An area guide for Beijing English teachers

The sprawling, buzzing energy of the Chinese capital draws hundreds of Beijing English teachers every year. They come for the abundance of jobs in reputable state and private schools (with salaries of up to $3,900 USD/month, mind you) and the low-cost of living. But most of all, they come for the lemongrass-infused noodles, the Peking…read on


Where to go skiing in China while teaching English

Skiing…in China. Yep, you read that right. With a Winter Olympics under its sleeve and a thunderous drive to build resorts all over, from the Tian Shan to the panda-peppered peaks of Chengdu, there’s now a whopping 700 of more individual resorts to get stuck into in China while teaching English. Here, we pick out…read on


An area guide for Bangkok English teachers

Hurtling tuk-tuks, clanging prayer wheels, tooting horns and the wafts of lime, chili peppers, and soy all combine to create the heady haze that is downtown Bangkok. Meanwhile, away from the bazaars, there are slick skyscrapers topped with elegant cocktail bars with panoramic views and infinity pools. Then come leafy parks and the meanders of…read on


An area guide for Hong Kong English teachers

A whopping 7.5 million people call this island metropolis their home. You could join them this year as a member of the cohort of Hong Kong English teachers that choose an adventure between the shimmering skyscrapers and sleeping-dragon peaks. To help you get to grips with the sprawling city, we’ve put together this area guide,…read on


What to pack for cold TEFL destinations

Whether it’s the highlands of Colombia or the snow-capped Austrian Alps, Poland in the winter or the chilly climbs of Vietnam’s northern mountains, there are plenty of cold TEFL destinations out there. If any of them have taken your fancy, then be sure to read on for a few tips on things you might want…read on


5 new 2019 TEFL destinations to visit with myTEFL

Looking to make next year one to remember? How about 12 months of adventures around the globe, whether that means munching on churros in the cobbled towns of Spain or surfing the waves of the Pacific? This list of five awesome 2019 TEFL destinations is sure to have some inspiration.     Myanmar   2019…read on

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