Am I ready for the DipTESOL or DELTA Course?

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What is the DipTESOL (or DELTA)? If you’ve read our recent blog post, you’ll know that we have been exploring the most common acronyms in TEFL. DipTESOL and DELTA are two more. Both stand for Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. They are fully accredited, advanced level TEFL qualifications which are recognised […]

TEFL vs. CELTA – What’s the Difference?

Getting started Are you dreaming of an exciting new career? Something that lets you work with people from all over the world? Perhaps you have a passion for languages? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s likely you’ve considered becoming a TEFL teacher. Naturally the first step is to get qualified, but […]

IELTS, CAE, TOEFL and more: navigating the most popular English proficiency exams

IELTS, CAE, TOEFL

What’s it all about? After working so hard (mostly!), it’s understandable that our students want or need to demonstrate their level of English. They’ll usually choose to do so by taking proficiency exams such as IELTS, CAE or TOEFL. Their motivations vary widely. Some wish to work or study abroad while others need to prove […]

TEFL, TESOL, ESL, ELT: what do they all mean?

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In the world of English teaching, abbreviated TEFL terminology abounds. Whether you’ve just started out on your career or have been teaching for a while, it’s likely that you’ve wondered what they all mean and how they apply to you. As we will discover, with a few pointers up your sleeve you can begin to […]

Which is better? 100% Online CELTA or Face-to-Face CELTA Course?

2020 was the year everything went online. From meetings to markets, parties to pub quizzes – we made the switch so we could keep doing what we always have and maintain a sense of normality. Forced though the change may have been, there’s no doubt that most of us have noticed some advantages. Who would […]

Top 10 Online Resources For Face-to-Face EFL Classes

Top 10 Online Resources For Face-to-Face Classes

Trying to reduce your environmental impact by photocopying less? Worried about passing around materials or playing physical games in the age of social distancing? In this post, we’ll explore some great resources that will help you plan creative, engaging lessons that teach your students what they need to know.

Teaching English Online: What’s your Niche?

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Navigating the world of online teaching in the current climate can be a real challenge. Any teacher who has looked for online work will know that there is a plethora of different options – from conversation to exam preparation, from great pay to no way. Once you’ve begun to develop your niche within this brave new world, you’ll see that it’s well worth the effort.