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!

September 24, 2020
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Learn Everything About TEFL Jobs – FAQs

Salaries for TEFL jobs vary considerably, depending on your situation. If you’re teaching abroad, your salary ranges depending on the kind of school you work in. If you work in a fancy international school with a world-renowned reputation, you’ll likely earn big bucks. Equally, if you work in a country with a high GDP, you’ll earn higher wages. Some TEFL teachers in high-wage earning positions abroad can earn $3000+ a month. Sometimes this may also include subsidies for rent.
September 21, 2020
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Teach English to Kids Online: 6 Top ESL Companies

The only qualification you need to teach English to kids online is an internationally-accredited TEFL qualification. Rated #1 on GoOverseas, the TEFLPros 120-Hour Online TEFL Certification is all you need to qualify as an online teacher for kids. Our comprehensive self-paced online teacher training program will run you through all the skills you need to be a killer online teacher.
September 14, 2020
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What TEFL Careers Exist? Teaching and Beyond

Many TEFL teachers go on to create ESL teaching resources for online and in-person TEFL teachers. This is one of the most flexible careers. Craft packs of reading resources, books of writing worksheets, listening podcasts, or speaking flashcards. If you’re more technologically-minded, why not create downloadable teaching packs, activity books, or interactive ESL resources.
September 14, 2020
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Online vs in person TEFL: Which to Take

If you want to be a teacher, training can be expensive. For those without a degree, it can be hard to break into teaching without spending thousands of dollars. However, with a TEFL, you can teach ESL without a degree. When you look at online vs in person TEFL training, could spend $2000+ on an in person TEFL course, or choose an online course, which is far more affordable. 
September 7, 2020
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Teach English Online to Adults: 8 Online ESL Schools

Teaching kids not your thing? Don't worry, as on online TEFL teacher, you have access to a whole realm of teaching positions where you only teach adults. If you're looking to teach English online to adults, read on to find out which online ESL schools come up trumps.
September 3, 2020
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Can You Teach English Online Without a Degree? Yes! Here’s how.

Lingoda teachers don’t need a degree to teach on its European platform. Teachers can teach take classes in English, French, German, or Spanish to 1-5 students at a time. Classes are an hour long and you devise your own curriculum in a conversation-based format. 
August 25, 2020
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GET YOUR FREE TEFL! TEFL Giveaway with BLONDE ABROAD

Win your FREE TEFL course on 26th August by entering the TEFLPros course TEFL giveaway hosted by our incredible travel ambassador, Blonde Abroad.
August 19, 2020
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Shy Learners: How to Build Student Confidence in your Online TEFL Classroom

If you want to foster engagement, light the spark. It’s not hard to engineer your curriculum to fit topics that enliven your shy students. Build student confidence by finding something they’re good at and talking about this.
August 19, 2020
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3 Reasons TEFL Certificate Accreditation is a MUST

The thing that determines the premium TEFL courses from the pauper programs, is international TEFL certificate accreditation. When you see that a TEFL course is internationally accredited by a reputable TEFL accreditation body, you can rest assured that the course will be good. When you’re asking yourself ‘what TEFL course should I choose?’ — you can immediately rule out TEFL courses that aren’t globally recognized.
August 11, 2020
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China: TEFL Industry COVID Update for TEFL Teachers

If you need help searching for a TEFL teaching position in China, we have direct access to TEFL industry COVID updates, so we can assist with your job search in China. Make sure you have a solid resume, along with your TEFL certificate, TEFLPros Portfolio, and other qualifications. You should practice interviewing and prepare evidence of your experience.
August 10, 2020
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Prepare for The Next Normal: Qualify with TEFLPros

Since the Next Normal looks as though it will be characterized by long periods of lockdown, it seems smart to provide yourself with a digital career so you can pivot if quarantine hits again. Many TEFL teachers have already started pivoting to offer their teaching services online. You’ll see many online English schools recruiting new TEFL teachers.  For those with a TEFL certification, digital and online teaching is going to be a prominent platform for delivering English classes. In this respect, choose a TEFL course that’s heavy on online teaching, like TEFLPros 120-Hour Online TEFL certification.
July 20, 2020
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6 Reasons an Online TEFL is Invaluable as Lockdown Lifts

When it comes to scheduling online English classes, you get the ultimate flexibility in freelance online teaching vs online language schools. You choose your schedule and pick students that fit this time frame.  While you pick your schedule initially with an online language school, there is less flexibility later on. You have to commit to a certain number of hours in specific days and times. Remember that many online language schools are based in Asia, which may not work with your timezone. 
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