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All you need to know about teaching English abroad!

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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TEFL Breakdown - What Subjects Will Your TEFL Course Cover? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

TEFL Information

It is well known that completing a TEFL certification course will help you to gain better quality teaching jobs in many parts of the world, but do you actually know what subjects the course will cover? Here we look at all the major topics you will study during your TEFL training.

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Top Tips for Taking an Online TEFL Course | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

TEFL Information

Online training courses have many advantages and they are becoming increasingly popular with people looking to get TEFL certified. If you are new to self-study or are concerned that you will struggle with distance learning, take a look at our top tips for taking an online TEFL course.

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Nicaragua - the Rising Star for EFL Teaching in Central America | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Destinations

Central America is particularly popular with American and Canadian teachers due to its close proximity to their home countries, however, the majority don’t look beyond the well trodden paths that lead to Costa Rica and Panama. Here we look at one of the region's better kept secrets, Nicaragua.

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5 Highlights of Teaching English in Argentina | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Mark Crocker

Destinations

Argentina continues to be a popular destination due to the large number of teaching vacancies, competitive salaries and its safe and welcoming environment. But what is there to do in your time away from the classroom? Here are our top 5 highlights when teaching English in Argentina.

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What’s Stopping You from Teaching English Abroad? | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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TEFL Information

Although leaving behind your existing life to teach English in another country is a big deal that needs to be thought through, it is likely to be one of the best decisions you will ever make. So why doesn’t everyone do it? Here we look at the top reasons why people put off or abandon their dreams of teaching overseas and ways to fix them.

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Top Time Fillers for an EFL Classroom | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Teaching Ideas

No matter how well you plan your lessons, it is inevitable that you will sometimes finish before the class is over. However, there is no need to panic as there are plenty of great activities that you can use to fill in the time. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Top Online Lesson Plan Resources for New and Advanced Teachers | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Teaching Ideas

Once their TEFL career is underway, most teachers use the internet to find lesson plans and other teaching resources to keep their lessons fresh and their students coming back for more. Take a look at these top online lesson plan resources for new and advanced teachers.

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

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Destinations

Japan is a destination that has drawn large numbers of foreign teachers to its shores for decades and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. Whatever your preferences, you are sure to find a town or city to suit the lifestyle that you want to enjoy. To give you an idea of your options we have put together this list of the top 5 destinations for teaching English in Japan.

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

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Destinations

Thailand has been a hit with TEFL qualified teachers for many years, with year-round warm weather, great food, fascinating culture, amazing beaches, and a lively nightlife just a few of the reasons why. There are also a wide range of possible locations to choose from. In this post we take a look at some of the most popular destinations for foreign teachers in Thailand.

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Top 5 Tips for Making Friends While Teaching English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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TEFL Information

One of the main worries for many people who are heading overseas to teach English for the first time is the thought of being all alone in an unfamiliar environment without the support of their friends and family. In an effort to ease these concerns, this post looks at 5 ways you can make new friends in your new hometown.

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The Top Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

Although you can find an English teaching job at any time of the year in some areas, if you have a specific destination in mind you need to know the best time of year to start applying. In this post we take a look at the main hiring seasons in each of the top regions for teaching English abroad.

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All the Documents You Will Need to Teach English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog

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Visa and Legal

The planning involved in heading overseas to teach English abroad can seem a bit daunting at first, but with the right advice it should be much easier than you first thought. In this post we look at all the documents you will need to organize in advance and some of the things you can leave until later.

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