Our Top 10 Posts of 2018

As the year draws to a close many of us are taking a moment to reflect on 2018 as a whole. This year has seen our team continue to grow and we added new classroom course locations over in the USA! We also celebrated our 10th birthday back in October with a quiz night in…

Five Grammar Websites for EFL Teachers

Do you know your auxiliary verbs from modal verbs, or your past perfect simple from past perfect continuous? Unless you’re a non-native speaker of English or have learnt another language yourself, chances are you’ve never really studied English grammar beyond the basics. You know what sounds right and wrong but you probably don’t have the…

Why you should TEFL in China

According to a recent report by Euromonitor International, China is set to overtake France as the top tourist destination in the world by 2030. But it’s not just tourists who are flocking to China – it’s already the top destination for EFL teachers, attracting teachers with an abundance of work, rapidly growing TEFL market, and…

TEFL and English Proficiency Around the World

The 2018 edition of EF Education First’s English Proficiency Index has recently been published, providing valuable insight into English language ability around the world. The index analysed test results from 1.3 million EF SET (Standard English Test) takers and used the data to rank the English language skills of 88 countries and regions, tracking improvements, declines,…

Should you buy a Groupon TEFL course?

We’re guessing that if you’re looking to get TEFL qualified it’s because you want to find a job teaching English, so you’re going to want to make sure that the course you take will give you the best chance of finding a great teaching position. Occasionally, we’re asked by someone why they should pay for…

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…