Teaching English in Barcelona, Spain

Maria Aguado talks through her the highs and the lows of being a TEFL teacher in Barcelona Maria moved to Spain in the mid-1990s, originally from the USA she chose to follow her Latino culture of her half-Spanish roots which led her to Seville. Settling there for six months, she then decided to make the…

Learn that language

Tips for TEFL teachers to immerse themselves in a new language. Ah English. The lingua franca, the global language that everyone speaks – convenient right? Erm Wrong. Native English speakers have become somewhat disillusioned in their monolingual approach. But here are some simple tips on how anyone can learn a language in 2017, even if…

Know your theory, but be practical too

Teaching English is hard, but highly rewarding for many. However, it is important for every teacher to know both the theory and the practical elements of teaching English as a second or foreign language.  Many courses which teach TEFL are now hands on and full of practical activities that teachers can use in the classroom….

Interview with an Online TEFL teacher

Kelly Johnson gives an exclusive scope on her life as an online TEFL teacher. Teaching in the Midwest of America, Kelly always knew she wanted to be a TEFL teacher. “It was my own experiences in education really,” Kelly explained. She aims to be a passionate teacher in the workplace. “I aim to keep the…

A year abroad featuring some TEFL tips

A year abroad is a tantilising  prospect for many, but at what cost? With the UK’s recent Brexit from the European Union students from the UK who are looking to go on an Erasmus year will feel the pinch more than ever. Currently, the European Council offers grants to students who choose to study in…

Teaching English in Peru

TEFL teacher Emily Bennet opens up about her first 6 months teaching in Peru  Only months after her 23rd birthday, Emily Bennet set off on the adventure of a life time, she moved across the pond. But, it wasn’t America that beckoned her as you may think – oh no. It was Peru that called…

Teaching English in Korea

It’s the her warm Irish accent that fills the room first, followed quickly by her strong sense of humour. Marian McHugh is certainly not a TEFL teacher any student would be likely to forget in a hurry. In an exclusive interview, Marian and I sit down to talk about all things TEFL and the three…

Easy Italian Gestures

Hey everyone, So I am trying out a new concept today and would love to hear your thoughts! All being well this will be a weekly segment. If it doesn’t go down a storm with you guys then the back burner it is, as this content is for you guys! Hint: anything you’d like to…

TEFL: The basics

TEFL: The basics  For many TEFL is a foreign adventure combined with the perks of a job. It’s irresistible to some and a curiosity for others. TEFL is a calling that needs to be satisfied. Don’t speak a second language? Then don’t worry this isn’t a requirement. Most of the TEFL classroom is taught monolingually…