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


Tue, 21 Aug 2018 Mark Crocker TEFL Information What’s Stopping You from Teaching English Abroad? Do you dream of traveling the world and meeting new and interesting people? Are you exciting by the thought of exploring faraway destinations and fascinating cultures? Would you like to help children or adults achieve their own dreams while living and working abroad? If you have answered YES to the above questions, what are you waiting for? Table of Contents Money Career Bachelor’s Degree Friends and Family You Listen to this blog post Are you ready to start teaching English abroad? Related Articles: In reality, many people put off their dreams or dismiss them altogether due to a variety of understandable reasons. Luckily, most things that hold people back can be easily...  [Read more]

The Best Government Programs For Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 26 Mar 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information The Best Government Programs For Teaching English Abroad Teaching English abroad is now a popular career option for many people of all ages. While there is a strong demand for TEFL certified teachers in many different regions of the world, there are certain countries who have implemented government-funded programs to attract foreign English teachers. Through these programs, qualified English teachers are placed into schools around their countries where they are employed for a set period of time. Here is a list of the best government programs for teaching English abroad. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: EPIK for Teaching English in South Korea Requirements and More Information About the Program: How to Apply...  [Read more]

The Top Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Tue, 22 May 2018 Mark Crocker Destinations TEFL Information The Top Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad When planning a new career teaching English overseas, one of the most important factors to consider is when is the best time of year to get hired in your chosen destination? In some areas, the demand is so strong that you can find a job at any time, while in others there are certain windows when the majority of hiring is done. Making sure you get your timings right can make a big difference to your logistical planning and the start-up costs you will need. The worst-case scenario of turning up in your dream location only to find that no one is hiring is certainly one you want to avoid. Table of Contents Hiring Seasons for Teaching English in Asia Hiring Seasons for Teaching...  [Read more]

Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 24 May 2018 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Top 8 Resources for Researching Teaching English Abroad So you want to move abroad to teach English and explore a new culture? That’s great - but how do you get started? At first, the process of finding a teaching position abroad can seem like a daunting task. Where are the highest teacher salaries? Is it better to teach at a private or public school? Which country hires teachers in advance? China is the largest EFL market worldwide - but is it also the right choice for me? Table of Contents 1. ITTT Country Guides 2. ITTT FAQs 3. Your Local Library or Bookstore 4. Online Forums and Facebook Groups 5. ITTT Alumni Experiences 6. Blogs Written By Real Teachers Abroad 7. ESL Job Boards and Recruitment Agencies 8. ITTT Advisors...  [Read more]

How Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects - TEFL Blog


Mon, 14 Jun 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Alumni Experiences How Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects Hello everyone, how are you doing? Linda from ITTT, back again with another live session. I’m super excited to be here today to talk about this exciting topic, teaching English abroad and how it enhances your career prospects. Table of Contents Watch the live session here Self Introduction Will teaching English abroad hurt my career? Benefit #1: You will gain international work experience. Benefit #2: Teaching English abroad will make you stand out. Benefit #3: You will learn how to adapt to new situations and to live and work with people from different cultural backgrounds. Benefit #4: You will develop organizational and communication skills as well...  [Read more]

Top 4 Asian Countries for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 12 Sep 2022 Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Top 4 Asian Countries for Teaching English Abroad Mainland China and Taiwan form a very large part of the Asian ESL market. There are obviously many similarities but also many differences. In this blog we will look at some of the major differences in job requirement in these two regions. Table of Contents Watch the video about this topic China Taiwan Japan South Korea Are you ready to teach English as a foreign language? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Watch the video about this topic China It is said that there were around 100,000 foreign teachers working in China until recently, so that's a huge number. China is a vast country with huge demand for EFL teachers. There...  [Read more]

How to Save Money While Teaching English Abroad? - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Apr 2018 Mark Crocker Budget and Salary How to Save Money While Teaching English Abroad? There are many different motivations that drive people to teach English abroad, but whatever your personal reasons; most people share some concern over the financial aspects of their new adventure. The good news is there are several things that you can do before you leave home and on arrival in a new country that will help you make the most of your trip without money worries. Whether you want to save your earnings to pay off student debt or simply want to top up your funds for future adventures, the following tips should help you on your way. Table of Contents The Advantage of a TEFL/TESOL Certification Choosing the Right Destination Earning Extra Income How to Save on Accommodation How...  [Read more]

9 Vegan Friendly Destinations for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Tue, 09 Oct 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations 9 Vegan Friendly Destinations for Teaching English Abroad So, you love to travel and want to teach English abroad but you’re also a vegan? The good news is that you won’t have to choose between your dietary needs and your dream of exploring the world. The following places are vegan-friendly destinations ideal for teaching English abroad. Table of Contents Thailand Germany South Korea Singapore Taiwan India China Italy Indonesia Are you ready to start a new career teaching English abroad? Related Articles: Listen To This Blog Post Thailand Due to its significant Buddhist population, Thailand has plenty of vegan food options to choose from. There are vegan eateries all over the country, and you’ll also find healthy...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Complete Guide to Getting a Job Teaching Business English | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary TEFL Information Teaching Ideas Unlock a world of opportunities in Business English education with our comprehensive guide. Learn how to get certified, refine your resume, find the best teaching jobs, and succeed as a freelance teacher. Join us as we explore the dynamic field of Business English instruction. Overcoming Challenges: TEFL/TESOL and Teaching English Abroad at 40+ | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Visa and Legal TEFL Information Discover the...  [Read more]

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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. Read my articles 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. 5 Great Destinations for Surfers to Teach English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog Mark Crocker Destinations When it comes to choosing a...  [Read more]

Where to Earn the Highest Salaries Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 01 Mar 2018 Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Where to Earn the Highest Salaries Teaching English Abroad There are many reasons why some people decide to teach English abroad. Some want to explore a new culture or learn a new language. Others want to gain teaching experience or be able to save a lot of money to pay off student debt or simply make some money for the future. Table of Contents Teaching English in Asia Teaching English in South Korea Teaching English in Taiwan Teaching English in China Teaching English in Japan Teaching English in the Middle East Teaching English in Saudi Arabia Teaching English in the United Arab Emirates Teaching English in Europe Teaching English in the Czech Republic Teaching English in Latin America Listen to the blog post Are you ready to...  [Read more]

9 Stunning Cities in Spain for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 19 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations 9 Stunning Cities in Spain for Teaching English Abroad It’s not hard to see why Spain is one of the most attractive countries in Europe for teaching English as a foreign language. Most teachers head straight to Madrid or Barcelona but there are many more stunning cities in Spain for teaching English abroad. Table of Contents Tips for Teaching English in Spain Here are 9 stunning cities in Spain for teaching English abroad. Teaching English in Barcelona Teaching English in Gijón Teaching English in Granada Teaching English in Madrid Teaching English in San Sebastián Teaching English in Santander Teaching English in Santiago de Compostela Teaching English in Seville Teaching English in Toledo Listen to this blog post Are you...  [Read more]

Top 10 Cities in China for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Tue, 17 Apr 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations Top 10 Cities in China for Teaching English Abroad If you are interested in teaching English as a foreign language, it is probably not news to you that China offers some of the best opportunities in the world for teachers. The country has over 300 million English learners leading to an incredibly high demand for qualified teachers in all parts of the country. Table of Contents Teaching English in Beijing Teaching English in Shanghai Teaching English in Guangzhou Teaching English in Hangzhou Teaching English in Kunming Teaching English in Chongqing Teaching English in Wuhan Teaching English in Chengdu Teaching English in Shenzhen Teaching English in Xi’an Teaching English in Nanjing Listen to this blog post Are you ready to teach...  [Read more]

The 12 Most Affordable Countries For Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Wed, 04 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations The 12 Most Affordable Countries For Teaching English Abroad Many thousands of people every year embark on their adventure of teaching English in a foreign country around the world. The options are almost limitless but which are the most affordable countries for teaching English abroad? Table of Contents 1. Argentina 2. Cambodia 3. China 4. Czech Republic 5. Ecuador 6. Laos 7. Mexico 8. Nepal 9. Peru 10. Philippines 11. Thailand 12. Vietnam Listen to this blog post Are you ready to start a new career teaching English overseas? Related Articles: 1. Argentina If Latin America interests you Argentina is among the top destinations for teaching English as a foreign language in the region. The country has a high demand for qualified English...  [Read more]

The Lowdown on Teaching English Abroad With a Family - TEFL Blog


Wed, 10 Oct 2018 Mark Crocker TEFL Information The Lowdown on Teaching English Abroad With a Family If you do a quick online search for teaching English abroad, it would be easy to assume that it is only an option for young, single people. However, this is far from the truth, as there are countless thousands of people of all ages who are currently teaching abroad with their families. Many parents see it as a great opportunity to provide their children with an international education that is far removed from the one-dimensional option that most of us experience in our home country. Although moving abroad to teach English as a family is a great option for many people, there are obviously several things to consider before jumping on a plane. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post:...  [Read more]

Top Tips For Teaching Business English Abroad In Japan - TEFL Blog


Wed, 06 Nov 2019 Elizaveta Pachina Teaching Ideas Top Tips For Teaching Business English Abroad In Japan What does it mean to teach Business English? And how does it differ from normal classroom-style English teaching? Many adult students choose to take English classes to help support their business and activities as well as to advance their careers. However, business English doesn’t take place in just a classroom-style setting. There are “teacher dispatch” companies that offer several important key factors that set them apart from a traditional teaching school. Table of Contents Environment Clothing Body Language Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Zachary B. Please...  [Read more]

Top 7 Spanish Speaking Countries for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 08 Mar 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations Top 7 Spanish Speaking Countries for Teaching English Abroad Learning a new language while teaching English abroad is a great way to immerse yourself into a new culture. On top of that, a new language skill will be a great advantage when applying for jobs back home when you decide to return. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: 7. Teaching English in Costa Rica 6. Teaching English in Chile 5. Teaching English in Argentina 4. Teaching English in Peru 3. Teaching English in Spain 2. Teaching English in Colombia 1. Teaching English in Mexico Are you ready to teach English in a Spanish-speaking country? Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! With over 400 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most...  [Read more]

Last posts written by Linda from: 288


Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Where to Earn the Highest Salaries Teaching English Abroad | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Are you looking to pay off college debt or simply save a substantial amount while teaching English abroad? Here are the best regions for TEFL teachers to earn the highest salaries. 10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Enrolling In a TEFL Course | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information With an increasing demand for qualified English language teachers across the globe comes a wide variety of TEFL and TESOL courses to choose from. However, not...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles Teaching English in the Czech Republic - The Salary and Budget Guide | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Budget and Salary Destinations The Czech Republic is a popular destination for EFL teachers wanting to teach English in Europe. If you are interested in joining other English teachers in the country, check out this guide on salary and budget for a teacher living in the Czech Republic. Top 10 Things to Know When Moving Abroad to Teach English | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Destinations TEFL Information Moving to a new country you've likely never been to before...  [Read more]

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Linda Dunsmore ITTT TEFL Linda is a passionate traveler, language learner and TEFL teacher. After spending some time teaching in China, she moved to Korea in 2015. She now calls South Korea her home. Read my articles 5 Reasons Why You Should Teach English in South Korea | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore Destinations South Korea is a popular teaching destination that has one of the largest EFL job markets in the world. Whether you are interested in working for a public or private school, you will find great salaries and benefits in South Korea. Here are 5 reasons why you should teach English in South Korea. Teaching English Abroad: What's Next? - How To Advance In Your EFL Career | ITTT | TEFL Blog Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information Teaching English as a foreign language is a...  [Read more]

The 10 Best Destinations for Teaching English Abroad in 2018 - TEFL Blog


Tue, 27 Feb 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations The 10 Best Destinations for Teaching English Abroad in 2018 2018 is the perfect year to go and see the world. Currently, there are around 1.75 billion people speaking and learning English around the world and researchers say that by 2020 more than two billion people will speak and learn English. This means, now is the perfect time to embark on your adventure of teaching English abroad. Whether you are looking for opportunities in Asia, South America, the Middle East or Europe, qualified English teachers are hired everywhere. Even English-speaking countries have a never-before-seen demand for ESL teachers. Table of Contents 2018 is the perfect year to go and see the world. 10. Teaching English in Taiwan 9. Teaching English in Spain 8....  [Read more]

The 8 Best Countries in Asia for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Thu, 22 Mar 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations The 8 Best Countries in Asia for Teaching English Abroad Asia is a premier destination for English teachers due to the ease of travel between countries, good salaries, extra benefits (free flights! free housing!) and the abundance of available jobs. Teaching English overseas provides unlimited opportunities for English speakers from all backgrounds to live, work and travel overseas. Here are the best countries in Asia to teach English as a foreign language in 2018. Table of Contents Vietnam - The Land of the Ascending Dragon Japan - The Land of the Rising Sun South Korea - The Land of the Morning Calm Thailand - The Land of Smiles China - The Land of the Red Dragon Taiwan - The Treasure Island Cambodia - The Land of Peace and Prosperity...  [Read more]

The Top 8 Cities in France For Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Jul 2018 Linda Dunsmore Destinations The Top 8 Cities in France For Teaching English Abroad France is one of the most popular destinations for teaching English in Europe. While a lot of people settle in Paris to enjoy the Parisian lifestyle, there are a lot of other exciting cities in all parts of the country. Here are the top 8 places to teach English in France. Table of Contents Listen to this blog post: Tips for Teaching English in France Bordeaux Grenoble Lyon Marseille Nice Paris Rennes Strasbourg Are you Ready to Live and Teach English In France? Related Articles: Check out what our course grads say in our many video testimonials! Listen to this blog post: Tips for Teaching English in France Due to local laws and regulations, it can often be difficult for non-EU...  [Read more]

Overcoming Challenges: TEFL/TESOL and Teaching English Abroad at 40+ - TEFL Blog


Fri, 06 Oct 2023 Linda Dunsmore Visa and Legal TEFL Information Overcoming Challenges: TEFL/TESOL and Teaching English Abroad at 40+ Are you over 40 and considering a thrilling journey teaching English abroad? Join us as we uncover the growing demand, benefits, and strategies for a successful career in ESL education. Explore how age can be your advantage in the world of teaching English. Table of Contents Understanding the Global EFL Market Global Demand for English Teachers: Teacher Shortages and Prioritizing Qualifications: Embracing Cultural Exchange and Diversity: Leveraging Professionalism and Work Ethic: Specialized Opportunities and Higher-Level Positions: Career Transition Possibilities: Advantages of Teaching English Abroad at 40+ Life Experience, Maturity, and Professional...  [Read more]

These are the Best Government Programs for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 08 Mar 2021 Federico Riva TEFL Information Teaching Ideas These are the Best Government Programs for Teaching English Abroad Hi my name is Linda from ITTT, international TEFL and TESOL Training and I'm back again today for another live session. If you can hear me and see me please let me know as I'm trying out a new mic today so if that is working well it would be good to know. So please leave a quick comment to say hi and where you're watching from. I have been living in South Korea for five and a half years, so for me right now it's 10:00 a.m. Friday morning. Let me know where you are tuning in from and what time it is where you are. Table of Contents Watch the live session here So back to today's topic. The best government programs for teaching English abroad. So what does...  [Read more]

Live Session: The Top Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Mon, 26 Apr 2021 Federico Riva Destinations TEFL Information Live Session: The Top Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad oday’s exciting topic is the top hiring seasons for teaching English abroad. We're going to go over different countries on different continents and what their hiring seasons are, so when's the best time to go job hunting. Also there will be some tips for job hunting in those places as sometimes you need to get hired in advance when you're still in your home country and you can do online interviews, but in some countries you need to apply in person. So we're going to talk about that as well. Table of Contents Watch the live session here The top hiring seasons for teaching English abroad Tiana has a question. Are there any specific job websites you'd...  [Read more]

The World of the Fulbright Program for Teaching English Abroad - TEFL Blog


Wed, 03 Mar 2021 Lulu Johnson Destinations TEFL Information Alumni Experiences The World of the Fulbright Program for Teaching English Abroad The Fulbright program is a great way to travel abroad and work as an English language teacher in an exciting new country. It allows you to experience a new culture, meet lots of new people and discover something new about yourself. This article will go over what Fulbright is, their English teaching program, and how to apply to Fulbright in this blog post. Table of Contents Why I chose the Fulbright Experience What is Fulbright? What is Fulbright ETA? Why Apply? There are some requirements when applying for the Fulbright grant, but here are the basic 3. Are you ready for the Fulbright Experience? Related Articles: Check out what our course...  [Read more]

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


Wed, 23 May 2018 Mark Crocker TEFL Information Top 5 Tips for Making Friends While Teaching English Abroad As the very essence of teaching English abroad involves leaving behind your friends and family and the social life you have been used to, it is inevitable that many newly qualified teachers have some concerns about making new friends once they head overseas. However, just like the many thousands of teachers who have gone before you, you will find that making the decision to leave home is actually the hard part and everything else will soon fall into place. To help set your mind at ease, we have put together 5 top tips for making new friends while teaching English abroad. Table of Contents 1. Get to Know Your New Colleagues 2. Meet-Up with Like Minded People 3. Join a Local...  [Read more]

5 Reasons Why Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects - TEFL Blog


Mon, 28 May 2018 Linda Dunsmore TEFL Information 5 Reasons Why Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects When some people think of teaching English abroad, they assume it’s basically an extended vacation and not a real job. However, anyone who has taken the leap and moved abroad to pursue a career in teaching English knows how wrong this statement is. It’s also true that teaching English abroad is actually one of the smartest moves someone can make as part of their professional career. Here are 5 reasons why teaching English abroad enhances your career prospects. Table of Contents 1. Gain real international work experience 2. Your experience teaching English abroad will make you stand out 3. You will learn how to adapt to new situations and to live and...  [Read more]

How Working and Teaching English Abroad Will Influence Your Life - TEFL Blog


Mon, 20 Jul 2020 Elizaveta Pachina Alumni Experiences How Working and Teaching English Abroad Will Influence Your Life I was born in the United States in a big Italian family, where Italian customs and tradition played a key role and influence in my upbringing. My Mom and Dad were travelers of a different kind and would take many hiatus to exotic lands in far off places, leaving us children behind. Table of Contents Do you want to teach English abroad? Take a TEFL course! Related Articles: This post was written by our TEFL certification graduate Rosella P. Please note that this blog post might not necessarily represent the beliefs or opinions of ITTT. However, one year when I was just a little girl, my parents decided it was time to take the entire family on an 8 months travel...  [Read more]

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