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 3, 2020
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Can You Teach English Online Without a Degree? Yes! Here’s how.

With then new normal squarely upon us, you might be wondering what your next move should be. Teaching English online can be a great choice even if you don't have a college degree. In this post we're sharing 7 online schools that accept English teachers without degrees.
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. 
July 20, 2020
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Freelance Online Teaching vs Online Language Schools: How to Choose

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. 
July 14, 2020
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Already a TEFL Teacher? 5 Ways to Boost Your Online Teaching Salary

Use extra conversation classes to speak more contextually with students about their own lives and interests. This helps your ESL students to grasp the important vocabulary that’s relevant to their lives. If you currently only teach group lessons, this is a big winner to boost your online teaching salary. You can put up your online teaching salary per class as you are offering one-on-one conversational meetings, which is an upgrade from group English lessons.
July 14, 2020
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4 Types of TEFL Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers Available Right Now

Not able to travel right now? That’s no problem. Why not become a TEFL teacher in your home country or the country you reside in currently. Take the United States, for example. While you can’t work as a TEFL teacher in a school in most states, there are still plenty of jobs for TEFL-certified teachers in private language companies and language consultancy agencies.
July 8, 2020
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[GUEST POST] 6 Tips to be an Effective Online English Teacher

Don't forget to go over your online lesson materials, which may include real-time interactive quizzes that you should know how to operate during the lesson. Knowing how to use your online teaching tools and materials beforehand will allow you to be an effective online English teacher.
July 7, 2020
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How to Make Money as a Freelance Online TEFL Teacher

Working for an online languages school has its advantages: guaranteed hours, set salaries, and consistent students.  However, often these hours don’t work well for TEFL teachers or the salary is lower than you can command on your own. This is why you should consider becoming a freelance online TEFL teacher.
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