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.

What is TEFL and how do I get into it?

What is TEFL all about and how do you get started in it? If you're completely new to TEFL, start here.

TEFL acronyms and terms

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

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.

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?

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.

TEFL accreditation: What is it and why is it important?

When you're deciding which TEFL course to take, one of the most important things to consider is accreditation. We look at what TEFL accreditation is, and why it's important.

Can I do TEFL without a degree?

Can you teach English abroad without a degree? Here's a list of countries where you can, as well as some tips for finding a TEFL job without a degree.

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.

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?

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.

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.