10 Questions You Need to Ask Any TEFL School Before Enrolling in Their TEFL Class

By: Shay Ames

Teaching English abroad will be one of the great adventures of your life and whether you teach in Spain, Thailand, Turkey or anywhere else, your experience abroad will shape you for the rest of your life. So, if you're going to invest your time and money in a quality TEFL certification class (and you should!) you owe it to yourself to make sure that you will receive not only great training, but the support and guidance you need to get a great job teaching English abroad. So, here are 10 questions you should ask any TEFL school before enrolling in a class to make sure that they can help you get where you want to go. 

A Day In the Life of an ITA TEFL Student in Barcelona, Spain

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Barcelona TEFL Class located in the heart of Barcelona, Spain, one of the top job markets for teaching English in Europe.  Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course.  To help you prepare for this course, we've put together a typical day in the life schedule to outline the daily grind and commitment required. 

4 Key Tips to Choosing the Best TEFL School

You’ve decided you want to start researching TEFL certification. Great! So you go where we all go when we want to get more information about something – Google. You perform a few quick searches “best TEFL school,” “TEFL certification,” “how to get TEFL certified,” and instantly your head is spinning.

Wait, there are hundreds of different TEFL schools, where do I begin?!

Here are 4 Key Tips for Choosing the Best TEFL School. Keep this list in front of you when you call potential TEFL schools and be sure to ask every school about each of the following four criteria:

5 Companies That Let You Teach English Online Without a Degree

Over the last two years, teaching English online has experienced rapid growth in both popularity and demand, and it doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon. With the world catching onto this phenomenon, it seems as though a new online school and platform is popping up every other week, with most of them having one thing in common - they require that you have a bachelor's degree to apply. Womp womp.

So, what happens if you want to teach English online but don't have a bachelor's degree or perhaps you're still in the middle of completing one? Don't worry, you have options! 

Here are 5 companies that let you teach English online without a bachelor's degree.

[Video] Teaching English in Europe - TEFL Facebook Live with ITA Advisors

Salaries, job markets, TEFL certification & classes... International TEFL Academy Advisors talk about their English teaching experience in Europe. Watch them share tips and advice about teaching English in Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic and France!

Top Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Italy for Americans

NOTE: This article was originally published on May 3, 2012. It has been revised & republished on August 7, 2018 for freshness & accuracy, including new information from ITA students, partners & other sources in Italy. 

The vast majority of opportunities to teach English in Italy will be gained by searching and interviewing for positions in-person locally on the ground in Italy.  We highly recommend that you plan on being on the ground in Italy in September. Here are some great tips for finding opportunities to teach English in Italy.

Why I Decided Not to Come out in Japan

 

By: Luke

Kanojo imasuka? That's a question you'll be asked many times if you're a guy living abroad in Japan. It means “do you have a girlfriend?” I was expecting it to come up eventually. But I wasn't expecting it to come up nearly as quickly as it did. I was making introductions throughout each classroom at my high school. After presenting my slideshow, I would ask for questions. In every class, someone was waiting to ask “Kanojo imasuka?” But that first time was a particularly difficult fork in the road. I decided to answer with: yes, I do have a girlfriend. I figured it was too early to drop that on a class of high schoolers.

9 More Reasons to Love the World Cup while Teaching English Abroad

By Matt Birgy

English teachers abroad experience life in a foreign country as authentic as it comes.  Living as a local while teaching English abroad in a nation like ArgentinaMexico or South Korea provides the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself in local celebrations, unique cultural events and national holidays in ways a tourist just can’t.

This includes sport, and rightfully so.  The grandest international spectacle of them all, the FIFA World Cup, brings out the pride and identity of a nation like none other. Sure, we air it on television here in the United States and pockets of fans gather to enjoy matches, but this doesn't hold a candle to the "Total Fandom" you'll experience actually living in a soccer nation across the globe, like Spain, Germany or Brazil, where the sport is followed with a passion and fervor, Duke basketball and Green Bay Packer fans can only dream of rivaling.