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What to look for when choosing a TEFL course
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These days it’s no longer possible to be a native English speaker, complete a weekend course, and wa...

Are native English speaking teachers better?
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Some students and schools believe that the only good teacher is a Native English Speaking Teacher (s...

“The best place to study English”? It’s here
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“Where’s the best place to study English?” Now, that’s a big question without a definitive answer! A...

Why I chose to teach English in San Francisco
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When I first arrived in San Francisco, nearly a decade ago, I wandered around the Marina breathing i...

How my students benefited from studying a language abroad
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Mara Reynoso is a teacher living and working in Mexico. During her career she has gone on several ov...

What’s it like to teach in Africa? (And why consider it)
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Angela Adamu was born in Nigeria and educated in both Nigeria and the United States. She’s worked fo...

Seven ways to use the summer to prepare for next semester
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For every teacher who returns exhausted and sunburned after the summer vacation, there’s another who...

How not to burnout over the holidays
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It’s the holiday season: cue choirs of angels, morning birdsong, and the clinking of endless coffee ...

Here’s why English is still a must today
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It’s hard to escape the dominance of the English language in our globalized world. Although there ar...

Seven things you didn’t know about bilingualism
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The ability to function in two or more languages feels almost like a superpower – and science agrees...

Teacher interview series: What’s it like to teach in Germany?
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Mark Peirson is an Englishman who hasn’t called Blighty home for, well, some time! From Romania to S...