Archive for the TEFL Q&A Category

Why Personality Matters for TEFL Jobs

Why Personality Matters for TEFL Jobs

Thinking of becoming an ESL teacher but feel you lack the right personality? Think again! You may be more qualified than you know. There is a whole range of different experiences and life situations which go into shaping an ideal candidate for an ESL position.

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Random Things Teaching English Abroad Teaches You

Random Things Teaching English Abroad Teaches You

A TEFL course teaches you lots of things, such as the difference between the present simple and present perfect verb tense and how to stop your classes descending into chaos! It won’t teach you…

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TEFL Course Review: How My Online TEFL Class Prepared Me for Teaching Abroad

TEFL Course Review: How My Online TEFL Class Prepared Me for Teaching Abroad

Reach To Teach sent one of our teachers to take International TEFL Academy’s professional and fully-accredited 170-hour online TEFL course. Read more to find out how this online course prepared her for teaching abroad.

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TEFL Q&A: Do I Need a TEFL to Teach with EPIK in South Korea?

TEFL Q&A: Do I Need a TEFL to Teach with EPIK in South Korea?
Flickr Photo by cdnsue For the past two decades, South Korea has been one of the top destinations in the world for ESL teachers. In addition to offering one of the highest salaries in the business, schools in South Korea offer free housing, free flights, and insurance benefits, among other perks. Over the past year, Asian ESL destinations such as Taiwan and China have been moving towards making a TEFL certification mandatory in their hiring practices. A large number of schools in Taiwan these days are looking for teachers with experience and/or a TEFL certification. Meanwhile, the Chinese government has cracked down on requirements for teachers bound for first-tier cities like Shanghai and Beijing by requesting that teachers be 24 years of age, have a TEFL certification and two years of experience post-graduation, one of which must be formal teaching experience. While it is still possible to find employment in Shanghai and Beijing, it’s likely that teachers that do not meet these requirements are not teaching on a proper working Z visa. This fall, the Korean government made some major changes to their EPIK program, a program that hires ESL teachers for Korean public schools across the country. Teachers with [...]Read More

10 Tips for Teaching in ESL Classrooms

10 Tips for Teaching in ESL Classrooms

With the English language constantly growing in international importance, qualified teachers are needed to provide a balanced and comprehensive ESL education. Here are 10 tips for teaching in ESL classrooms around the world.

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7 Classroom Tips for English Teachers Abroad

7 Classroom Tips for English Teachers Abroad

The classroom tips below are general in nature and are intended to be more of a navigational tool than anything else. As it is virtually impossible to account for every possible teaching style and method, think of these classroom tips for English teachers abroad as best practices.

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Tim Finnigan - 2014 - An American in Taipei, Taiwan
Teach in Asia

Reach to Teach has been tremendously helpful in facilitating my transition to Taiwan. Whenever challenges arose, Carrie was willing to take time out of her busy schedule to be sure that my issues were personally attended to. As an organization, Re...


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Derrick Black - 2015 - Teaching with EPIK in Gyeongbuk Province
Teaching with EPIK

Thank you. Thank you. 감사합니다 for this opportunity again, whether I muster up enough juice to make it three years, or depart after this one is complete. It has been an invaluable experience of ups and downs, with the classroom being a h...

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EPIK - English Program in Korea

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