Exciting Opportunity For EFL Teachers in England

Date posted:2014-09-23 | Writer: thebigword | Email: [email protected]

thebigword have an upcoming opportunity for TEFL or equivalent certified English Language Teachers starting February 2015. The first roles will begin on the 16th February 2015 in Portsmouth, England, teaching a number of Gulf Arabic speaking students. This role will be on a contract basis and will last for an initial 10 month period. This project presents an excellent opportunity to develop within an innovative environment and will initially endure through 2019 with the possibility to extend further. In addition to the teaching roles we will also have a Course Manager position which will begin early February.

thebigwords Defence Division is led by the Board of Directors, an executive sales team and an ex-military operational team of high ranking officers, who collectively have years of experience in military operations and military language services. This network is underpinned by the experience of thebigwords 32 years in the language industry.

We have been supporting the overseas operations with ISAF forces in Afghanistan as well as a high profile international tribunal case. Here in the UK we provide linguistic support to the British Armed Forces on a number of landmark training projects as well as Cultural Awareness training to healthcare professionals working overseas. The Defence Division also supplies TEFL/TESOL trainers/teachers in the UK and overseas, an area we will be expanding in significantly over the next 12 months with opportunities in the UK & Saudi Arabia in particular.

Why is this the role for you?

-              Very competitive remuneration package

-              Full support for the duration of the course, including an onsite Course Manager

-              Opportunity to teach within the Defence Industry

-              Long lasting opportunity through to 2019

Who are we looking for?

-              TEFL, TESOL, CELTA Qualified or equivalent certification/accreditation

-              Educated to Degree level (any subject)

-              At least 3 years proven experience as an English Language Teacher

-              Experience delivering IELTS courses

-              Innovative teaching methods

-             EU national preferred  


- Up to £30,000 pro rata

- Annual leave (set by allocated term time)

- iPad/Laptops provided

To apply, contact us at the email address given on the job heading, via our facebook page (thebigword) or by phone at the number given below. The recruitment process will involve face to face interviews and an assessment day.


Link-Up House

Ring Road

Lower Wortley,

Leeds LS12 6AB  

United Kingdom

Telephone          01132107117

Contact person James Walker, Defence Recruitment Specialist


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


Hmmmm...a bit lost for words. The content seems logical and straightforward. Having said that, I never really thought of the set of the specialist skills, scanning, skimming, detailed – in depth information reception and finally deduction. But, I suppose there is a whole lot of thought that needs to go into the conversion of an automated activity into the act of teaching the said activity.this unit is all about choice. the book and the materials. it suggests several ways to make the class interesting. and shows how important the book and materials we use are. I have learnt how to choose materials. creativity plays a big part here. and of course our understanding level of the students. if we don't have a chance to choose the book, we still have the chance to change the materials.