Picture yourself teaching abroad in Abu Dhabi, UAE! Lindsey, a Teach Away Placement Coordinator and licensed teacher who taught with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC), shares her insights into what it’s like to teach and live in the United Arab Emirates. Why did you choose to teach in Abu Dhabi? Prior to living
Next stop: Teaching abroad in India! We asked Katie, a Placement Coordinator at Teach Away, about her experience completing her university teaching practicum abroad in Mcleod Ganj, India. This is what she had to say: What were some of your biggest challenges as a teacher in India? The language barrier. I taught students in grades 6-8 (approx.
Interested in teaching abroad in Spain with the University of Toronto TEFL Online? We asked Christie at Teach Away about her experience teaching abroad in Gijon, Spain as an ESL Instructor. This is what she had to say: Why did you choose to teach ESL in Spain? After graduating from university with a Bachelor’s
It’s a common misconception that only ESL teachers benefit from earning a TEFL Certificate. Understandably, as TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. However, most people don’t realize that the objective of a TEFL course is to prepare you for teaching non-native English speakers. This means that even certified teachers, who have attended
Let’s set the record straight on even more frequently faced TEFL myths you thought were true, but aren’t! In Part 1 of this series we tackled misconceptions about accreditation, and different types of ESL teaching certificates. There are a lot of queries about TEFL courses that seek clarification on other items such as the inclusion of a practicum
Misconceptions surrounding TEFL courses are very common. There are a lot of queries about these courses that seek clarification on items such as official accreditation as well as differentiation between each type of course. This article sets the record straight on a handful of frequently faced myths to do with TEFL courses. If I
If you’re looking into applying for overseas teaching jobs, whether they’re English as a Second Language (ESL) positions or roles for experienced teachers, you will undoubtedly come across something called a Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or TEFL certification. And as a result, you’re probably wondering if earning a TEFL qualification is something you should do.
When it comes to choosing a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course, it can certainly feel overwhelming to make the right choice with so many options available. Whether you’re taking a gap year to teach English abroad or you’re a licensed teacher seeking a new professional opportunity, a TEFL certification prepares you for
We get a lot of questions from individuals hoping to head overseas to teach ESL, asking if they should bother with a TEFL certificate. Some are certified teachers and some are just individuals looking for a new adventure. Some have classroom experience teaching subject-specific material and some have never stepped foot in a classroom. Across
As ESL teachers, we’ve all been there: one student raises their hand with what you expect will be a simple grammar question, and next thing you know you can feel your face getting redder and redder as you struggle to find an answer. You’re stumped! However it should go without saying that your TEFL certification