About TEFL

Your guide to the world of TEFL. How to get qualified, find a job, ace an interview, make sense of all the acronyms, survive a teaching job and more.

TEFL acronyms and terms

TEFL acronyms and terms

What's the difference between TEFL, TESL and TESOL? What's a DoS, an L1 and ESP?
Choosing a TEFL Course

10 Things to Know about Getting TEFL Certified

What is a certificate in TEFL? Do you need one to teach abroad? How do you get one and how much does it cost?
Choices

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a TEFL Course

6 questions to help you evaluate different TEFL courses and choose the right one for you.
TEFL Job search

8 Ways to Find Your First TEFL Job

Landing that first job is the hardest, so here are some tips to find your first TEFL job with no experience.
Survey

TEFL Training Survey

We asked over 2000 teachers what kind of course they took, why, and what they thought of it. Here's what they said.
Interview

TEFL interview questions and how to answer them

What kind of questions can you expect in a TEFL interview, how should you answer them, and what questions should you ask a potential employer?
Travelling

How to Survive your First TEFL Job

What can you expect from your first day teaching, your move to a new country and your new employer? Here are some tips on how to survive your first TEFL job.
TEFL career

How to make a career out of TEFL

Want to be an Academic manager or teacher trainer? We look at opportunities for further study and career progression.