The TEFL Blog

No matter if you are an aspiring or experienced ESL teacher: Our posts written by fellow teachers will fill you in about all aspects of teaching ESL, help you to improve your lessons and help you to decide on your next teaching destination.

The Guide on How to Become a VIPKID Teacher

If you’re looking for an easy, interactive way to earn money online, consider teaching English with VIPKID. You can work from anywhere with an internet connection, set your own schedule, and help young students improve their English skills. VIPKID has earned a strong...

5 Qualities of an Exceptional ESL Teacher

Of course, an English teacher must speak English fluently and have a deep understanding of the language. Something else? With perfect teaching techniques alone you will not be able to engage and inspire your students. Learn five qualities every exceptional ESL teacher...

How To Teach English in Costa Rica, The Land Of “Pura Vida”

If you plan to teach English in Costa Rica, you arguably chose the best option in Central America. Not only does it have countless job opportunities, but the country is beautiful and easy for Westerners to acclimate to. This post helps you to find a job to teach...

How To Become An English Teacher (At Home And Abroad)

Teaching is considered one of the noblest and rewarding professions. But there are high requirements, of course. Are you interested in learning how to become an English teacher domestically or abroad? This post will get you started. Teaching is such an attractive...

Teaching English in Spain – The Ultimate Guide for ESL Teachers

Teaching English in Spain is one of the most popular options for ESL teachers to work in Europe. The sunny country is well-known for its culture and relaxed and friendly people. How do you find a job to teach English in Spain, and what is living there like? This post...

The 7 Best Places To Teach English In Europe (In 2018)

Do you dream of living and teaching English in Europe? Europe undoubtedly has something to offer for everybody. Researching the 44 countries, and deciding which one to call home, is not easy. This post lists the best places to teach English in Europe in 2018 and...

The Expat Tax 101 For US Teachers Abroad

It’s always an exciting opportunity when one can go abroad to teach. You will have to say goodbye to beloved persons and things. But although you are leaving the continental US, your tax obligations stay with you. We’ve written the following guide to help educators...

The Ultimate Guide To Teaching English Online Like A Pro

Do you find it challenging to conduct successful online English lessons and to engage your students? After reading and applying this guide to online teaching methods, your students (or their parents) will want to book you again and again. Your TEFL course might have...

The Guide To Teaching English In Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the rising stars in the TEFL industry – rich culture, friendly people and low costs of living. Do you plan to teach English in Vietnam, want to learn the requirements and challenges? Read this report and get a head start for teaching English in...

The Hassle-Free Sim Card In Japan For Foreign Teachers [Sponsored]

Sponsored post – Mobal now offers a hassle-free Softbank sim card in Japan for foreigners, with a special price for teachers. You’ve landed your dream teaching job in Japan. You’ve found a place to live. Now all you need is to get your smartphone up and running and...

The 6 Reasons Why You Should Try Teaching Abroad

Teaching abroad is an unforgettable experience. The new people that you meet, the new connections that you make, the amazing culture transition that you’re undergoing – they all add up to an extraordinary overall adventure. There are so many reasons why teaching...

Using The 5 Different Styles Of Learning To Make Lessons Fun

Fun, enjoyable ESL lessons that leave lasting impressions for students require teachers to understand the 5 different ways students learn. One way to create engaging lesson plans is to develop lessons with an awareness of your students´ favourite styles of learning....

TEFL Certification Costs – What Are The Prices For TEFL Courses?

Although not the only one, TEFL certification cost is an important factor when deciding on a TEFL course. This post helps you to understand the prices for TEFL courses and other expenses you may encounter to get your TEFL certification. TEFL certification cost can...

10 Things You Should Know About The Chinese Education System

If you’re interested in getting some quick and accurate info on the Chinese Education System from the vantage point of a professional tutoring expert (with years of experience of teaching inside the various school districts of the People’s Republic), then this...

Teaching English To Adults – The Pros And Cons

Maybe you’ve already been teaching for a few years and want to make a transition from teaching children to adults. Perhaps you’re a newbie with specific teaching preferences. You may be a seasoned professional who knows exactly what they want, or a starry-eyed hopeful...

Teaching English To Children – The Pros And Cons

Teaching abroad can be a daunting decision, but the choices don’t end when you book your flight. Once you’ve packed your suitcases, said goodbye to your family and close friends, have all your documents in hand and prepare to make your way to your destination, you...