Free teacher workshops this November in Barcelona

We are looking forward to the next round of free teacher workshops coming up at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona! Join us on one, or more, of the following Fridays to pick up some practical tips and develop your teaching skills from experienced teachers and trainers. As always, there will be snacks and drinks in the […]

Graduate Story: Michelle Knepel

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Michelle Knepel is a recent graduate of our Cambridge CELTA course, Business English and Teaching Young Learners courses in Barcelona, Spain. She spent the last decade working in manufacturing leadership, project management and most recently consulting. Michelle is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds an MBA from The University of Notre Dame-Mendoza School of Business. […]

5 Surprising Things About Europe – And How To Make Them Work for You

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When it comes to ESL teaching opportunities, as a non-EU, it’s hard to refuse the chance to work and live in Europe. Delicious food? Bring it. Arts and culture? Can’t get enough. Giant castles? I’ll take a one-way ticket to Westeros, please. Of course, for those of us new to the area, there is that […]

Could you be our next InnovateELT Conference Organiser?

Position: Conference Organiser Conference location: Barcelona Start: October 2019 End: June 2020 Part-time: Time commitment to be discussed About us: During the last five years, we have been successfully co-organising the popular InnovateELT conference alongside ELTJam. InnovateELT conferences bring those working in the ELT industry together to discover what is happening today and engage with […]

Graduate Story: James Kalmanson

  James is a photographer from Florida, United States and he completed our Cambridge CELTA course in Barcelona in August 2019. He now hopes to start working with teaching children and gaining his Spanish citizenship to stay in Barcelona. In this blog post, he describes his reasons for taking the course and gives some tips […]

Finding a TEFL Teaching Salary That Works For You

As an English teacher living abroad, I am a member of countless expat, ESL teaching, and digital nomad Facebook groups. Like many of my fellow teachers, I find they often come in handy for a quick piece of advice, restaurant recommendations and the occasional need to offload Ikea furniture. There are other questions that contain […]

Meet Maya: Developing Teacher with Spanish graduate

  Maya Dileep Kumar is originally from India and came to Barcelona in November 2017. She completed her TEFL course in June 2018 and the Developing Teacher with Spanish course between July 2018 and July 2019. With the help of our visa service, this combination allowed her to stay in Spain and work legally for up to […]

Back to the Future at InnovateELT 2019

Tamara Parsons is a teacher, materials writer and course designer. She is particularly interested in EdTech and its relevance/usefulness in the classroom and beyond. Tamara is a regular InnovateELT conference attendee and speaker. In this blog post she shares her reflections on the 5th conference which took place this May 17th and 18th and is […]

What can the Oxford TEFL Leadership in ELT course do for you?

Duncan Foord

Duncan Foord 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in ELT including teacher, Director of Studies, Teacher Trainer, School Director, conference speaker and writer. On the Leadership in ELT course I draw on this experience gained in Spain (where I am based) and internationally. I have completed a Trinity DipTESOL and Masters in […]