Welcome to TEFLProse!

No that’s not a typo, it’s the name of our blog. Prose, get it? As in writing. Ok, you got it. Our blog is a place where you can get all sorts of odds and ends about teaching, living abroad, jobs and whatever else Jos and Whitney feel like you might enjoy reading on that particular day. This is a spot where we want to share some useful tips with you in a “real human” way. Please excuse our bad hair days and casual writing style, we want to have a little fun too!

May 16, 2019
TEFL teacher

What’s Holding You Back From a Career in TEFL?

What's holding you back from a career in TEFL? Well after living and breathing this industry for over a decade, we’ve heard it all. And we’re here to tell you that those fears are 100% normal. Keep reading to learn the top 5 fears that hold people back and our thoughts on how to overcome each one.
May 14, 2019
calm classroom

3 Tips for a Calmer Classroom

With summer break soon upon us, it's only natural that things get a little rowdy in the classroom.  So what better time to revisit some techniques to combat the crazy? Keep reading to learn 3 of our tips for maintaining a calmer classroom this season.
April 19, 2019
TEFL grammar

4 Grammar Reference Books That Will Change Your Life

It’s no secret that most new EFL teachers dread teaching grammar lessons. Grammar lessons can have a level of detail to them that frightens many away. Well fear not fellow English teachers! In this article we will explore four books that can serve as your trusty confidants in the quest to properly teach the subject of English grammar. Keep reading to learn the four grammar reference books that will change your life!
April 2, 2019
teacher

5 Tips to Become a Better Teacher

Lately we’ve been thinking a lot about the personal growth side of living and teaching abroad. And along with that, we’ve been reflecting on how we have grown as teachers over the years. In this post we are sharing 5 simple tips to help you become a better teacher.
March 20, 2019
Travel Books

Our Favorite Travel Books

A trip just isn’t complete without a good book to enjoy during your down time. Books are also a wonderful entry point to explore a new destination, culture, cuisine - you name it! In this article we’ve listed some of our favorite books to inspire and support you on your travels. Keep reading to find out our top picks for your travel library!
March 14, 2019
Cinque Terra Italy

Program Highlight: Travels While Teaching

One of the best memories I’ve had while traveling and teaching was when I hiked the towns of Cinque Terra, Italy! It was the most amazing feeling - standing on top of the mountain, looking at one of the most beautiful sites I've seen, thinking to myself…I made it. I did it. That was the moment I realized, anything was possible!
March 4, 2019
Spring break

3 Things We Wish We Had Done Over Spring Break

Spring break is one of the highlights of a college career. And if you’re a graduating senior this year, it’s also the last break in schoolwork you’ll have prior to graduation. Keep reading to learn the three things we wish we had done to maximize our Spring breaks.
February 16, 2019
Au Pair in China

Program Highlight: Wanderlust Exchange

Ever considered living abroad in China? Well this program offered by our friends at Wanderlust Exchange might be just what you've been looking for! Keep reading to find out how you can work, study, and travel in China for 3 to 6 months on this exciting program.
February 16, 2019
Couples Travel

The Best Travel Gear for Couples

It’s the month of love and that means we get to share some of our best tips for traveling as a couple. While it may come with its own set of challenges, hitting the road with your romantic sidekick can offer the experience of a lifetime. Keep reading to find out our favorite finds for traveling duos.
January 7, 2019
TEFL teacher

Getting Started in the TEFL Classroom

Congratulations! You have just completed your TEFL certification. Now the question is - what’s next? In this article we are setting out the key items we think should top your “new teacher to-do list”.
January 6, 2019
TEFL travel

How We Got Started in TEFL

This month’s theme is Get Started! So throughout January we will be sharing stories of how people just like you got started on their own TEFL journey. In this article Jocelyn and I will give some insights about our own backgrounds and what led us to TEFL.
December 2, 2018
grateful

Why We Are Grateful We Taught English Abroad

For the 2018 holiday season TEFLPros’ decided to do a little reflection of our own. Here are our top 10 reasons why we’re grateful we taught English abroad.
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