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TEFL in the UK.

I am looking for an additional income source, and understand that combining a home stay with teaching English as a second language is a possibility, because it is relatively well paid and there is a fair amount of work available where I am (Oxford, UK). Has anyone done this? Are the above assumptions correct? What teaching qualifications are required? There is not a lot of info that I can find on the language teaching websites. Thanks.
posted by Kiwi on Mar 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Using ten days to prepare for an online course, then acing it?

I’m about to start a six-month-long online course that I'd like to do really well on. The next ten days are very quiet at work. How can I use this time to help myself prepare, given that I’ll need to be in the office for part of each of the ten days...and then keep up with the course while going back to full-time teaching? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Teaching resources for a newbie TEFL teacher

I need some online teaching resources for an inexperienced new TEFL teacher [more inside]
posted by kwes on Jan 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Teaching abroad in Spain?

Advice on teaching English in Spain (Barcelona)? [more inside]
posted by dkleinst on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

Building a teaching career by teaching abroad? (Fiji)

I am interested in a career in teaching, and would love to teach abroad for some time. Immediatly, I must find a way to live in Fiji for the next 6-12+ months (Fiancee is Fijian). ESL, Tutoring, etc. sounds like a viable option, especially if it helps my long term career goals. But currently have no teaching experience. Need advice, how might I do this? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Teaching English! Overseas!

TEFL outside of korea/japan/china (most interested in Latin America/Africa/non-gulf parts of the middle east)-- seeking info on job prospects, requirements, personal experiences... [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Feb 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Is teaching ESL abroad worth the ESL?

Looking for input from anyone with teaching abroad experience and (ideally) an interest in teaching English lit on their experiences with the differences. Mainly concerned with the perceived difference in general teaching environment between teaching adults in language schools abroad vs. teenagers in regular schools. Given that you're interested in literature and writing rather than the nuts-and-bolts of grammar and speech, is it possible to be happy teaching abroad as a recent college grad with only tutoring experience? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Oct 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Teaching English to Spanish Nurses and Physios

I'm looking for materials for a university level program in Spain for the teaching of intermediate/advanced English to Spanish nursing and physiotherapy students. As coordinator of the programme, I'm on the lookout for recommendations for websites/other materials that I could use which people may have had positive experiences with. Hospital English looks pretty good, for example. The coursebooks will be the Oxford English for Careers (Nursing, Medicine series) by Tony Grice, unless anyone has any better suggestions!
posted by Holly on Sep 6, 2011 - 0 answers

Which teaching abroad scheme should I choose? And... how?

So I graduated last year and have been working in sales since then. I'm very intrigued by the concept of teaching english abroad, as I've had some great experiences teaching children before, but am overwhelmed by the amount of different schemes and companies. I have never really travelled before, and I know this may be seen as a big step, but I have this uncontrollable itch to just go for it while I am young and relatively free. I'm really looking for any and all advice from you guys - anyone who's done it, anyone who's considered it, anyone at all! Ideally, I am looking for a half-year placement, with a UK-based TEFL company (although it seems that many companies don't care where you are from). Having said that, I could be swayed by a year-long course. I am very excited by i-to-i, and heard about this through a recommendation. However, as I say, I feel a little like I am stabbing in the dark. I have read with much interest some previous questions, and have heard mention of Dave's ESL cafe, but this seems to be mostly aimed towards the USA. [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on May 3, 2011 - 16 answers

TEFL in Lithuania?

Advice on teaching English in Lithuania? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Apr 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Tell me about your experiences with online TEFL certification.

If you did an online TEFL course, what did you like and dislike about it? [more inside]
posted by lhp81 on Jan 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Blah blah blah web 2.0

Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
posted by mammary16 on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

creatively extend and speechify tefl/esl coursebook material?

I'm using textbooks for my tefl/esl classes (teaching English to adults). I'm looking for ways to use the coursebook material more creatively and extend practise time, and how to create speaking material from it. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jun 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Good recruiters and programs for teaching English in Japan?

Can you recommend recruiters or specific programs for someone who would like to teach English in Japan, starting this fall? [more inside]
posted by cirripede on Apr 29, 2010 - 6 answers

What happens after TEFL?

Five years out from my BA (in history, el oh el), I haven't been able to get any career traction and I'm looking at teaching English abroad as a way to get away and get a job. But what will happen when I come back and want to get a "real job"? And yes, I know that TEFL is definitely a real job--but will American employers think so? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Apr 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Teaching English as an Asian

How difficult is it to get a job teaching English in Asia as an American-born Asian? [more inside]
posted by jsmith78 on Jan 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Recommendations for good ESL or EFL materials?

Can anyone recommend some good ESL/EFL curriculum materials, both for the child and adult level? Bonus points if they are not so western-centric. [more inside]
posted by wander on Sep 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Suggest my escape plan

Where might I expect to find a job teaching English currently? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Sep 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help a TEFL teacher with a one-to-one with a 10 year old.

Does anyone know what books or resources, paid for or otherwise, would be suitable for teaching a 10 year old intermediate level English? [more inside]
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Aug 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Teaching the Teachers

I'm in Spain and have been asked to give summer courses in English for academic purposes to university researchers and teachers of engineering. Apart from "English Academic Vocabulary in Use" (CUP), which I used last year - it's good - do any MeFites have any tried and tested recommendations for books and other materials that might be suitable? Amazon is great, but too often you can't get a feel for the book.
posted by Holly on May 26, 2009 - 5 answers

TEFL in Argentina

Does anyone have recommendations for where to find job postings for companies hiring English teachers in Buenos Aires? [more inside]
posted by casconed on Jan 21, 2009 - 4 answers

What's the best way to secure an English teaching job in Spain?

I'm a qualified British TEFL teacher with about 2 years experience living in the UK. I want to teach in Spain and have applied for a few jobs online in the last month but heard nothing. I am thinking of just moving to Madrid to find work, is that the only realistic way of getting a job quickly (I don't have a lot of cash) or should I hold on and try and secure a job before I leave?
posted by aikidoka on Jan 14, 2009 - 10 answers

topic + "show me..." role-playing classes

Looking for EFL topic + "show me..." ideas... [more inside]
posted by trinarian on Nov 9, 2008 - 7 answers

The best and worst volunteering organisations...

Im interested in doing some Camp America/BUNAC/GAP year type programmes over the next year hopefully including one that gives me a Teaching English as a Foreign Language qualification... [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Jan 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Usefulness of teaching English in India?

How useful is teaching English abroad (India) ? [more inside]
posted by RufusW on Dec 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Send Me Simple Songs

Looking for songs with which to teach English. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Nov 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Acronym overload! Which certificate is the best for teaching English to non-native speakers?

I want to teach English. TEFL, TESOL, TESL, CELTA, ESOL: what, exactly, is the difference? Which ones are the most highly respected? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Oct 1, 2007 - 16 answers

Requirements to teach English in Korea

I want to teach English in Korea. Will my 2:2 degree and slightly patch work history affect my prospects? [more inside]
posted by London Irregular on Apr 5, 2007 - 9 answers

It's a small world after all.

Looking for a bit of advice on working (teaching English most likely) in Japan or Korea. [more inside]
posted by Saydur on Feb 20, 2007 - 18 answers

826Indonesia?

What activities can I suggest during a workshop on designing awesome creative writing assignments for overworked ESL teachers to use in class? (In Indonesia?) (With learners across many levels?) (For little/no money?) (Without Powerpoint?) [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jan 18, 2007 - 5 answers

I need The Office, only for non native speakers

I teach English in Buenos Aires and one of my students has asked me if we can watch some TV that's 'set in an office' and 'is in British English' (I haven't watched a lot of TV for some time). I've looked at The Office (too hard for all but the very advanced non-native speakers) and The IT crowd (too weird for this chap). Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by itsjustanalias on Oct 25, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me stop my friend from dropping out and moving to Thailand.

A friend of mine, who is 19 (in college), is planning on taking some money he's saved up (apparently a couple of grand) and moving to Thailand with the intent of teaching English. What are the flaws in his argument, and how can I dissuade him? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Oct 15, 2006 - 38 answers

Getting into TEFL in the UK

What's the best way to get qualified in TEFL and find a teaching position, given that I've probably missed the start of the academic year? [more inside]
posted by London Irregular on Sep 18, 2006 - 6 answers

What can I do south of the border?

What is the English teaching situation like in Latin America right now? I'm looking for something to do for July and about half of August, and I have a TEFL certificate and some experience. Other suggestions for spending worthwhile time down there welcome. Sidenote: I don't speak Spanish, but learning would be a big incentive for going. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Jun 8, 2006 - 2 answers

Give me your modals, your prepositions, your phrasal verbs yearning to breathe free

How do I teach 10 or so Indonesian academics and postgraduate students how to "ace" their US Embassy visa interviews and "prep" for life in the US? Personal experiences with the US immigration process? What are some interview strategies you can pass on to my students? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Traveling too light?

Should I be packing more for a year or more of teaching English in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Feb 25, 2006 - 11 answers

Krakow or Budapest this winter?

EasternEuropeFilter: I'm taking a course to become certified as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages in November-December. It's available in Krakow and Budapest for about the same cost. Where do I want to live for a month? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 26, 2005 - 14 answers

TEFL activity ideas

I'm teaching English conversation to my French colleagues, and I'm looking for fun ideas to help us have enjoyable, engaging conversations. These students range from intermediate to advanced. I've looked on some TEFL forums and gotten a few ideas, but I'd like to hear your suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Apr 21, 2005 - 5 answers

Teaching English as a second language

I'm interested in hearing from people who have taught English as a second language in a foreign country. Share your experience with someone who is considering entering this field. [more inside]
posted by Ritchie on Apr 18, 2005 - 15 answers

Overcoming Lack of College Degree in Landing GOOD Teaching English as Foreign Language Position?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language question inside, sort of a follow-up to this post. [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Jan 13, 2005 - 4 answers

Teaching English in Asia

I'm considering teaching English in Asia. [more inside]
posted by ruddhist on Nov 13, 2004 - 13 answers

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