5 Steps to make an effective leader in education: A reflective guide
James McIntyre-Ure is a university senior educator. He has a Diploma in Coaching and a strong background in education including a Degree, Masters degree and over 15 years experience teaching English in South Korea, Thailand, Spain, Malta, Ireland and Vietnam. His work on teacher wellbeing has been showcased at multiple international conferences.He specialises in motivation, […]
10 Ways to Observe and Support English Language Teachers Online
From 2014 to 2016 I worked for a startup company that enabled physical English language schools to expand their market by delivering remote English lessons to online learners who found it difficult to attend a physical school. This was before the pandemic when remote teaching was still viewed with a lot of distrust by language […]
Free Teacher Development Workshops this March
We are pleased to announce the return of our free teacher workshops at Oxford TEFL Barcelona! These workshops are open to any ELT teacher who would like to develop their skills, pick up some practical tips and network with other teachers in the city. This is your chance to learn from experienced teachers and get […]
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)
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)
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 2020 pandemic year 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 […]
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 […]