The Many Ways I Taught English in Saigon, Vietnam

By: Matthew Cardoza 

When I arrived in Vietnam, I thought that I was probably going to be teaching children. I had read that in Asia this was the most common scenario. With my TEFL certification in hand, courtesy of International TEFL Academy, I found a job and unsurprisingly started teaching children. As it turned out, teaching them was just the beginning. 

By the time I was finished teaching English in Vietnam, I had taught a large group of children on the weekends, small groups of children during weeknights, private lessons to teenagers, and additional private lessons with a few college students.

Stage Fright - Teaching Private English Lessons in Italy

By: Jenna Berens

I don’t like being the center of attention. I don’t like being at the head of a crowd. I don’t like a room full of strangers looking at me. Basically, I have stage fright. I thought that maybe going through the TEFL process and moving to Europe might help me get over it, or I thought that I would just have to suck it up because living in Europe would be worth it. No one told me that there would be a good way to avoid the problem altogether.

My boyfriend and I hatched a plan to move to Italy and teaching was the only way we knew we could make a living, so we signed up for an online certification class through the International TEFL Academy. 

How to Find Private English Teaching Work in Barcelona Spain

By Lauren O'Rourke

As an American teaching in Barcelona, Spain, I was initially concerned about finding work without a work visa. Thankfully, that has not been a problem AT ALL.

The following details the means by which I found private students in Barcelona. It is by no means exhaustive, but I’ve found that there is such a demand for English teachers that I didn’t need to look very far to find plenty of private students. After only a few weeks of adding new students, I already had to turn students away or refer them to other teachers.