Teaching Abroad Tips

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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7 things to watch out for when teaching English to Polish students

Whether it’s the majestic Gothic spires and cobbled streets of Krakow or the buzzing cityscape of modern Warsaw that’s drawn you to Poland, this huge cut-out of Central-Eastern Europe is one of the perennial favorites for TEFL teachers heading to the continent. Some words of warning for the grammar wary, though: Polish is considered one…read on

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6 ways to keep earning with TEFL during school holidays

“Schoooools out for summer!” Alice Cooper might be happy, but us TEFL teachers are usually a bag of mixed feelings. Yes, it’s time to enjoy some well-earned R&R, exploring the Chinese Great Wall or hitting the beaches of the Med without a marking pile in sight, but it’s also the start of some downtime from…read on

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Tips for creating a professional TEFL CV

So, you’re qualified and raring to delve into the TEFL world? Congratulations! Now comes the tricky task of bagging that dream job. Don’t worry, with all the pro support of myTEFL and that awesome certificate behind you, we’re sure it won’t be too hard. Oh, and these top tips for crafting the perfect TEFL CV…read on

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8 tips for saving money while TEFL teaching

Adventure aside, becoming an English tutor is, at the end of the day, a job. That means it’s there to make dollar bills and support a lifestyle. One age-old question would-be graduates ask is if it’s possible to save money while TEFL teaching. The answer is that it totally depends on where you go, what…read on

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8 jobs to do while traveling to supplement that TEFL income

Not all TEFL teachers will be the type to settle straight in for a full-time position. Some will prefer to adventure and explore a little before they go for regular hours. Others will opt for sporadic timetables in private schools or in business institutions, where lessons could be in the evenings or on weekends. Others…read on

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8 great apps for TEFL and travel

It’s the 21st century folks, and that means apps have shouldered their way into…well, everything. From shopping lists to maps, travel guides to fitness assistants, it now seems there’s a nifty little program out there to help us out with all aspects of day-to-day life. Teaching’s no different, with a whole host of tools now…read on

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The 5 pitfalls new TEFL teachers face

From speedy sentences that simply can’t be understood to getting uncontrollable butterflies in the stomach, this list of 5 pitfalls that most all new TEFL teachers face is essential reading for graduates heading to the classroom this year. And there’s just a few suggestions about how to overcome the lot too. You can thank us…read on

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