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 […]
It is now common knowledge that the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of edtech. Traditional language schools and corporate language training providers have had to adapt overnight to a change they say would have happened in five years had Covid-19 not happened. This has come with a multitude of new roles for Director of Studies […]
Emma is one of our recent 100% Online CELTA course graduates. In this blog post, she describes how the course helped prepare her for a successful career teaching English from her home in Germany. 1. Why did you decide to get a CELTA qualification? Before doing the 100% Online CELTA course, I had completed a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As a teacher, you may sometimes feel you need a support network or a place to visit where you can discuss your challenges with like-minded people and receive guidance from experienced professionals. This is why we have developed Oxford TEFL Connect – a go-to place for teachers.
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.
See what’s going on, try something different, learn from it. That’s my teacher development mantra. It applies to everything, everywhere! Let’s start with the first bit: To follow our road to becoming the best teachers we can be, we need to question our beliefs and hidden assumptions. especially assumptions we have taken on board without […]
Why did you decide to get a CELTA qualification? My career has been in teaching and teacher training, predominantly music lessons and pilates certification courses. The arrival of Covid-19 caused the music lessons to move online, and the pilates courses to cease. I used to travel a lot which also came to an abrupt end. […]