FAQ

Account and advertising questions
Questions about using the forum
Getting started in TEFL
Questions about TEFL courses, jobs and language schools
TOEFL, GRE and other exams

Account and advertising questions

1I’ve forgotten my password
Please go to the lost password page and enter your email address. We will send you a link to reset your password.
2Can I delete my account?
Yes. Go to your account page and click the link to delete your account under “Account settings”. Please note that this will not delete any advertisements you have placed. You should delete these first via your account page. Comments on articles and forum posts are not deleted. If you need to remove a comment or forum post for any reason please contact us.
3How can I post a job advert?
If you already know which type of job advert you want to place you can go directly here. (You will need to be signed in to your account). If you’d like to know more about the different options please see our advertise page.
4How can I advertise my TEFL course?
We offer several options for listing and advertising your TEFL courses. Please see our advertise page for more information.
5How can I advertise my language school?
You will need to create an account first. To add your language schools to the list of schools in a particular country, please go to our advertise page and choose a “basic” listing. If you would like to add a page of details about your school, click on “Add / Edit your school profile” from your account page.

You can promote your school to the top of the list for your country with a premium listing. Please see our advertise page for details.

6How can I edit my job advert?
On your account page you will see a link to “Manage your job adverts”. On this page you will see all of your active and expired job adverts. Click the cog icon under “Options” to find the “edit” link.
7My job vacancy has been filled. Can I delete the job advert or mark it as filled?
Yes. On your account page you will see a link to “Manage your job adverts”. On this page you will see all of your active and expired job adverts. Click the cog icon under “Options” to delete an advert or mark it as filled. If you mark it as filled it will remain on the jobs board but jobseekers will see that it has been filled.
8Can I republish an old job advert?
Yes. On your account page you will see a link to “Manage your job adverts”. On this page you will see all of your active and expired job adverts. Click the cog icon under “Options” to find the “republish” link.
9How can I edit a TEFL course listing or my premium course advert?
On your account page you will see links to “Edit your course listings for…” and “Add / Edit your premium course listing”.
10How can I edit a language school listing or my premium school advert?
On your account page you will see links to “Edit your school listings for…” and “Add / Edit your school profile”.

Questions about using the forum

1Can I add a signature to my forum posts?
Yes, but only after you have 5 approved posts. To add your signature once you have 5 approved posts, go to your account page and you will see a link to “Add / edit your forum signature”.
2Do you have any guidelines for posting in the forum?
Yes. Please see the forum rules. Posts which do not respect these rules will be edited or removed.
3How can I report an inappropriate post?
If you see a post in the forum which is abusive, threatening, slanderous or otherwise inappropriate, please contact us with the URL of the post and the reason why you are reporting it.

Getting started in TEFL

1I’m new to TEFL. Where do I start?
Start with our Introduction to TEFL. The articles here should answer many of the questions you have. You can also search our forum, where you’ll find many discussions about getting started in TEFL.
2I need information about teaching in a particular country.
Try our country guides, or search or ask a question in the forum.

Questions about TEFL courses, jobs and language schools

1How do I apply for a job listed on Eslbase?
Please check the “How to apply” section in the job advert. This will provide instructions on how the employer accepts applications.
2I need information about a TEFL course or language school listed on Eslbase.
If you don’t find the specific information you need within the listing / advert, please contact the TEFL course provider or language school directly by visiting their website via the link provided.
3Do you vouch for the quality, reputation or legitimacy of employers or TEFL course providers listed on Eslbase?
We make every effort to check that adverts and listings placed on Eslbase are legitimate. However, despite these efforts, occasional scam adverts do inevitably get posted. You should therefore do your own research before accepting a job offer or enrolling on a TEFL course. Please see our page about scams for more information. Furthermore, please bear in mind that a legitimate advert does not automatically mean a high quality course or a satisfying job. This is another reason to fully research the course provider or employer yourself.
4There are so many TEFL courses available? Which one should I choose?

TOEFL, GRE and other exams

1Where can I find information about taking the TOEFL / GRE / GMAT / Another exam in my country?
Please see the following websites for exam dates, locations and further information:
TOEFL
TOEIC
GRE
GMAT