I am writing this because it has recently come to my attention that local and national newspapers (especially in the UK) are reporting on the financial situation in Europe very differently to financial newspapers and banks. Consequently I think many people are not unaware of the real financial situation in Europe or of a new rule from the EU, which could potentially cause some schools to go out of business.
[This article sums up the new rule and a lot of this blog post]
Summary – I have been reading various blog posts about the daily routines of a TEFL teacher. Mine seems very different so I thought I would share my normal workday at a private language school in Portugal.
A beautiful sunset over Lisbon from the Miradouro da Senhora de Monte
Summary – So you have just recieved your TEFL certificate but can’t find a job and now you are wondering why. This is a list of reasons based on my own experiences. Also a bit of advice for how to overcome these problems. [This post is mainly aimed at first time/ newly qualified teachers but might be useful for teachers with a bit of experience too. Similarly this is based on teachers applying online and securing a contract before they arrive in the country. Not if you just arrive and hope for the best]
Summary – I have noticed that some TEFL provides say several things on their websites to sell their courses which aren’t 100% true. So this is my impartial and personal warning about what to be careful when choosing a course. With these same organisations and companies all claiming they are the best in the industry here are 8 white lies to look out for and be careful with.
Introduction – So you want a TEFL certificate and can’t afford it or you have one are looking for experience but your TEFL certificate is not accepted in your country of residence because it is not a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, etc. So how can you earn money in the TEFL world or build up experience for your C.V. (resumeé if you are American).
Here are 7 ways to get experience in the TEFL world without a recoginsed TEFL certificate: