Visa Crackdowns and TEFL

Reports of visa crackdowns – often in China, South Korea, and Thailand – spark panic every so often within the TEFL community. It can be troubling to hear about teachers being detained and even deported, particularly when these teachers may have thought everything was in order with their visa. Within the last year we’ve heard…

TEFL in the UK: Billie’s Story

After years of teaching abroad and enjoying lunch times spent basking in the scorching sunshine, I knew that transitioning back to life in the UK wasn’t going to be easy. I had spent 6 adventurous years travelling across inspiring continents and countries, and gaining not only a deeper knowledge of teaching, but a much better…

Holly in Myanmar

I’m already a few months into my second year contract in Shan State, Myanmar and it’s become home – a slightly frustrating at times home, but a home nonetheless. I live and TEFL in Taunggyi, Southern Shan State, in a smallish but ever-growing town surrounded by misty mountains. Outside my town are the greenest landscapes…

How to Avoid TEFL Scams and Bad Employers

Sadly, there are people out there looking to take advantage of newly-qualified EFL teachers excited to land their first teaching position abroad. It’s understandable to be worried about TEFL scams but the reality is there are very few out there in comparison to the thousands of legitimate jobs advertised online. Nonetheless, it’s important to be…

TEFL in the UK

Not everyone working on their TEFL qualification is looking to teach abroad straight away – or even at all! For some, teaching at home can be a means of making additional income, building up experience teaching English before looking for work abroad, or taking the first steps toward a new career in the UK. When…

Ten Places to Visit in Spain

With great weather and culture combined with an abundance of work for English teachers is it any wonder that Spain is the most popular destination in Europe for our TEFL graduates? Our Marketing Manager, Alan, has previously worked as an English teacher in Spain and has suggested ten great places to visit! Here’s what he…

TEFL and Volunteering

There are many options available to you once you become TEFL qualified – you could teach adults or children in language schools, teach English online, tutor, work in summer camps, and more! Not all of our graduates have had the goal of finding paid work, however, and some have gained their qualification with the aim…