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Mark Crocker

Mark Crocker ITTT TEFL

After leaving the UK to travel in the mid-1990s, Mark has to date visited over 50 countries across six continents. After completing a TEFL course in Phuket, Thailand, he decided to make it his base and has since worked as an online TEFL trainer and a freelance writer.


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8 Must-Visit Places When Teaching English in Mexico | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

Mexico is one of the most popular destinations for teaching ESL anywhere in the world, but what is there to do in your free time away from the classroom? Here we look at 8 of the most popular places to visit across this fascinating country.

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5 Great Destinations for Surfers to Teach English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

When it comes to choosing a destination for teaching English abroad, there are many factors to consider, including how you like to spend your free time. If surfing is your thing, or you are keen to give it a go, there are several great options out there. Take a look at our 5 Great Destinations for Surfers to Teach English Abroad.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Legally Teaching English in Thailand | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Thailand has been at the forefront of teaching English abroad in Asia for many years. However, the rules and regulations on visas and work permits have regularly changed which can make it very confusing for new arrivals. For an up-to-date run-down of all the information you need, take a look at our Step-By-Step Guide to Legally Teaching English in Thailand!

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The Lowdown on Teaching English Abroad With a Family | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

TEFL Information

Although teaching English abroad is often considered to be reserved for the young and single among us, this is far from the actual truth. In countries all over the world you will find teachers who have moved overseas with their family. While it might involve a little more planning than for a single teacher, it certainly doesn’t have to be a barrier that stops you fulfilling your dream of teaching English as a foreign language.

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The Top 5 Places to Teach English in Brazil | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

Due to its booming economy and huge population, Brazil has one of the fastest growing markets for foreign English language teachers in Latin America. Throughout the country you will find a wide range of job opportunities, from language schools and private tutoring to in-house work across the business sector. In this post we examine the top 5 destinations for teaching English in Brazil.

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Top Tips for Sending Money Back Home While Teaching English Overseas | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Budget and Salary

If you want to teach English as a foreign language overseas but are concerned about paying off existing debts such as a student loan or a mortgage, don’t be! It is common practice for EFL teachers to regularly send some of their earnings home. This guide looks at the options available for money transfers worldwide.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Russia for Teaching English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

Although Russia has one of the highest demands for English language teachers in the world, it is often overlooked. However, there are many reasons why we think you should seriously consider Russia as a TEFL destination, and here are our top 5.

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Great Ideas for Teaching Listening Skills in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Teaching Ideas

It is not unusual for some ESL teachers to shy away from certain kinds of lesson as they are unsure how to make them interesting and productive. One common lesson that teachers often struggle with is listening skills. Here we look at some great ways to improve listening skills lessons in the ESL classroom.

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Great Ideas for Teaching Writing Skills in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Teaching Ideas

To provide a rounded English language education you need to cover all the different language skills equally. However, many teachers struggle to make their writing skills lessons interesting, relevant and motivating for their students. Take a look at these simple ideas for improving the way you plan and deliver writing skills lessons in your ESL classroom.

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5 Activities for Using Movies in the ESL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Teaching Ideas

One of the main goals for all ESL teachers should be to make their lessons both enjoyable and relevant to the everyday lives of their students. One great way to achieve this is to plan some lessons around movies. Here are 5 great movie based activities that you can use in your classroom.

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Top Tips for Teaching English in Europe | ITTT | TEFL Blog

With around 50 countries to choose from, Europe offers a wide array of options for TEFL certified teachers from all over the world. If it is your chosen destination, take a look at our top tips guide to help you plan your European adventure.

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Ultimate Country Match Guide for Teaching EFL in Asia | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

Although Asia is the number one destination for teaching English abroad, there are many different countries to choose from and they each have something different to offer. Our country match guide should help you decide which of these top destinations would best suit your individual personality.

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