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. […]

Three Ways to Shake it up: from a Teacher to a Leader

Three weeks ago, I was nominated to be head of a General Studies Department for the first time in my life. This is a very big challenge for me. Just before taking the job, I enrolled in the online Leadership in ELT course with Oxford TEFL. It was a great decision, which yielded a number […]

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

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“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 […]

Graduate story: Artyom Schelkunoff

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Artyom Schelkunoff is from Tallinn, Estonia. After finishing his secondary education, he decided to complete our 100% Online CELTA course. In this blog post, he explains his experience.

Introducing Oxford TEFL’s Teaching Teens Development Course!

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce our new Teaching Teens Development Course! Getting the course just right has taken time, but the finishing touches are complete and we are delighted to be able to share it with you all. Why did we decide to create this course? Teenage students have become […]

The Innovate ELT 2021 Conference by OxfordTEFL

What did we learn from last year’s online conference, and what will be different this year? Last year was our first InnovateELT online conference. We aimed to replicate all the warmth and sparkle of our traditional conference online, not an easy thing to do in the wake of zoom fatigue and a prevailing consensus among […]

How to become a successful online TEFL teacher

There are around 2 billion language learners worldwide and 20,000 new TEFL jobs posted every month. The global online language learning market is expected to grow by 110% by 2025 and the percentage of students taking at least one online class a week is now estimated at 32%. That’s a lot of screen time, coffee […]

How can I pass the Trinity DipTESOL unit 1 exam?

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Top tips and techniques from a Trinity DipTESOL graduate. I hate exams. Even more than the average person, and beyond the most obvious of reasons. Furthermore, I now have the academic nous, training, and knowledge to eloquently rail against them as a concept. (Thank you for that Trinity DipTESOL course!)  I hate what exams do […]

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 […]

5 skills for teaching online and 1 skill to make you stand out

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Many schools have been forced to move to teaching online with little or no preparation for students and teachers have been, in many cases, left to cope with developing online teaching skills with little or no training. If you Google ‘disruption’ you’ll see two definitions: The first is “disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, […]