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The sights and attractions to see when teaching English in Manila

Manila is the buzzing, beating heart of the Philippines. Heading here means dispensing of the cotton-white beaches and the shimmering lagoons of places like Palawan and Boracay. It means delving into a throbbing, modern metropolis that’s home to more than 22 million people, witnessing remnants of Spanish colonialism, sizzling Chinatown districts, sleepless markets, and oodles…read on

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The most beautiful places to visit when teaching English in Chile

There’s no question that teaching English in Chile is a ticket to some of South America’s most beautiful spots. From needle-like mountains to creaking glaciers, glowing beaches to snow-topped volcanos, this list of the country’s must-sees is sure to have something that can tickle the wanderlust and get you out of the classroom.    …read on

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5 funny confessions of a (former) TEFL teacher

With my days of tense teaching and pronunciation lecturing firmly in the past, it’s now perhaps somewhat okay for me to reveal the honesties of the classroom I once ran. Whether it’s tales of being toppled from my high teacher’s chair by a particularly smart student or having a fight with the school photocopier, I…read on

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Ways to promote active English learning in the TEFL classroom

So-called ‘active’ learning has long been vogue on the TEFL scene. But what does it mean? It essentially means getting your students fully engaged with the classroom experience, to have them critique their own work, to apply 100% effort in all activities and really participating in the flow of the lesson. No wonder it’s the…read on

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5 top tips for teaching English to kids

The prospect of teaching English to kids can strike fear into the hearts of many a recent TEFL graduate. But it needn’t be so scary. There are ways you can dodge the dreaded rowdy classroom of nearly-10s and keep everyone entertained for the whole duration. It might take some getting used to, but you could…read on

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5 TEFL destinations for coffee lovers

Perhaps you’re into sipping an espresso in an Italian café? Maybe you’re keen on sampling the egg-topped brews of Vietnam? Perhaps it’s Bali’s kopi drinks that have got your attention? Whatever the bean that’s caught your eye, this list of the world’s top TEFL destinations for coffee lovers is essential reading.     Colombia  …read on

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5 destinations to surf and TEFL

Rolling waves and frothing surf across the globe mean it’s now easier than ever to find yourself teaching past participles one moment and carving snakes over swells the next. From Indonesia to Costa Rica with a hint of Europe in between, this list of the top places to surf and TEFL might just be what…read on

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