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The Spainwise North TEFL Jobs Fair – a Great Way to Find the Job for You in Spain Saturday 01 Apr 2017

Would you like to work in Spain? The country has been a favourite destination for TEFL teachers for years – drawn by the rich history, beautiful scenery, remarkable architecture, delicious cuisine, the famous wines, and of course by the friendly people. One means for TEFL teachers to find work is by visiting job fairs, so teflhub interviewed Stuart from Spainwise to find out more about their upcoming jobs fair in Bilbao. 


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TEFL in Vietnam Sunday 26 Mar 2017

Vietnam is a favourite destination for TEFL teachers.  The country with a population of nearly 100 million runs along a 3,440 km stretch of the Indochina Peninsula.  Mention Vietnam and people usually conjure up images of James Bond-like island scenery, terraced rice paddies climbing misty mountains, and news reel footage of its remarkable history.  Here teflhub asks one of its staff, Delv, to reflect on his experience there in order to find out more about this intriguing country.


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Volunteer as a TEFL teacher with the Welsh Refugee Council Friday 10 Mar 2017

TEFL teachers can usually reflect on the wonderful experiences they have had teaching around the world.  There is another opportunity to experience a very rewarding teaching position right on your doorstep:  by volunteering as an English teacher. Demand for government funded, full time ESOL courses far outstrips supply so thousands of migrants (refugees and asylum seekers) across the UK are placed on waiting lists. For such people, desperate to learn how to communicate in English, third sector organisations (charities) are where they turn to. Such organisations are able to deliver ESOL classes only through the goodwill of volunteer ELT teachers. Here teflhub interviews Dr Mike Chick who volunteers on such a programme with the Welsh Refugee Council.


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Different career paths within TEFL: Volunteering in Cambodia Friday 03 Mar 2017

This is an interview with Conversations with Foreigners (aka Volunteer in Cambodia) which is a voluntary organisation based in Cambodia who run three-month contracts for their teachers.  Mention Cambodia to most people and they automatically conjure up images of the temples of Angkor Wat, but there is a lot more to this fascinating country – the beautiful varied scenery, the mouth-watering food, and an aspect which is mentioned again and again: the wonderful people.      


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Tried and Tested TEFL Books Thursday 23 Feb 2017

We may not have access to a computer lab or have internet access so we might have to use a more traditional means of preparing for our lessons:  books.  There are numerous high-quality TEFL resources out there so we thought we would introduce you to some of the publications we’ve found particularly useful.  


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Which TEFL course should I take? Friday 17 Feb 2017

There are a range of courses out there, so which one is the right one for you?  Should you take the weekend course, one of the online courses, a week-long course or a 4– 5-week course?  Should I take a CELTA, TESOL or other TEFL course? teflhub looks at the options to help you make the right choice.


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Different career paths within TEFL: Volunteering in Tanzania Thursday 09 Feb 2017

Have you ever considered volunteering as a TEFL teacher?  teflhub is running a series of articles and interviews to help you decide if you’d like to take the next step in what must be an incredibly rewarding experience. Here we interview a teacher from the Red Sweater Project which is based in Tanzania.  A position here would offer you the opportunity to go on safari in the Serengeti with Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, as a backdrop.  Does that whet your appetite? Then read on:  


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Continuing Professional Development: TESOL Master's v Diploma/DELTA Saturday 21 Jan 2017

After a couple of years a teacher may start researching the next step in professional development, so which course should a teacher take?  A master’s degree is a more academic qualification covering theoretical aspects of teaching English (although a few do have a practical component)  while a Diploma/Delta is considered of more practical value as it involves more teaching practice – but both are Ofqual (UK) level 7 qualifications. Here teflhub looks at which course will best suit you.


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The Trans-Siberian Railway – One Way to Return Home after Teaching in the Far East Thursday 05 Jan 2017

Many TEFL teachers choose to extend their adventures by taking an alternative route home after they finish a contract.  If you are working in the Far East, you could consider taking the Trans-Siberian Railway for part of your journey.  There are three primary routes, one which runs through Russia the whole way from Vladivostok to Moscow, and the other two which start in Beijing and run north directly into Russia or via Mongolia.  If you didn’t get off the train at all, the trip would take around six days.  Here a British teacher, Dave,  describes the highlights of the journey he made in 2002 which took him from Beijing to Moscow with stops in Mongolia and Siberia.

To fly or to take the train, that was the question


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