InnovateELT 2023 Conference: innovative, in-person, and in search of speakers!

InnovateELT is back, and we have some exciting changes to tell you about! Marking its 9th edition this year, the event will take place at Oxford TEFL Barcelona on 20th and 21st May 2023. As always, the event promises to bring together everyone and everything that makes our industry innovative. Sound like something you could […]

A quick coffee with… Anna Stubbs (CELTA Course Director)

Anna Stubbs

If you’ve read our two latest blog posts, you’ll know that we’ve been introducing our readers to the key people at Oxford TEFL. Our dedicated and experienced staff members are a major part of what makes us stand out from the crowd, so we want our community to know who’s who! That’s why I sat […]

A quick coffee with… Duncan Foord (Oxford TEFL Director)

Duncan Foord

A company is only as good as its people, as the saying goes. Here at Oxford TEFL, we couldn’t agree more. Our team of dedicated professionals is what allows us to stay passionate and continue providing high quality teacher training. Indeed, without them, there’s no way we could have continued to grow and thrive since […]

5 Tools from my post pandemic tool kit: What are yours?

What’s your post pandemic tool kit? For many teachers the recent pandemic brought about a quantum leap in the use of technology. Being dropped into remote classrooms with little notice and often less training forced teachers to either sink or swim in those early few weeks. Luckily, most teachers rose to the challenge and found […]

Boost your TEFL CV and income during the holidays: 5 top tips!

The Easter holidays are upon us here in Barcelona, and many teachers are looking forward to a well-deserved break. However, time off normal teaching duties also provides a chance to boost your income. It may also present an opportunity to gain work experience in a new area of TEFL, as well as broadening your professional […]

How I managed – and enjoyed! – the DipTESOL course as a new parent.

I decided to take the Trinity DipTESOL shortly after finding out that my wife and I were expecting a baby in 2020. When I started the course, I couldn’t help but worry about how I would manage all of the assignments alongside supporting my wife, working and preparing myself for an extra little family member. […]

Oxford TEFL Connect – quality, affordable support for new teachers!

Oxford TEFL Connect is our online community for ESL teachers who have qualified during the last twelve months or so. It is a way to continue developing your teaching, but without needing to worry about deadlines, assignments, project work etc. As we will see, the platform includes a range of training and support opportunities. Members […]

Discover the metaverse and what it can offer teachers!

Anyone who has seen the recent reports of Facebook renaming itself as Meta and the accompanying videos of Mark Zuckerberg sharing with us his vision of a future internet that integrates with our physical environment while we wander around as virtual avatars might be forgiven for thinking the metaverse was a new idea that has […]

Starting your career in ELT: My Story + Three Top Tips

photo of teacher teaching his student

“Seriously, what am I doing?!” This is the question which I asked myself, with an apprehensive smile on my face, as I stepped off the train into a bustling market on a warm spring day in April 2016. I had a battered, bright red suitcase, a backpack which was way too heavy, and practically no […]

Trinity DipTESOL assessments: what are they and why do we do them?

Trinity DipTESOL

Although the word assessment can bring forward memories of school and a whole host of negative emotions, it’s not necessarily the case. Research in both the fields of English language teaching and mainstream education has shown that well-designed assessment can be motivational and lead to better learning.  There are four assessments within the Diploma in […]