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"Trusted" TEFL reviews and TEFL online pro are run by the same person

Maybe you are searching for info on courses and asking yourself... Is trusted TEFL reviews legit? Or is TEFL online pro legit? Well, I absolutely […]

Are you the planner or experimenter type?

I was listening to this interesting podcast the other day on creativity. They were referring to artists, and maybe you are thinking you are not […]

30, 40, 50 years old with no job, career, experience or qualifications. What do I do?

Try something new. That's my basic advice and I am going to give you a suggestion and then you can decide if that's for you […]

Did the corona virus shut down teaching in Asia?

I live in Japan... in Fukuoka. And I try to not to pay too much attention to the news since it's mostly bad news, but […]

The owner of myTEFL is the troll that wrote that slander on

Around a year ago I met a troll in a Quora thread with the alias "Jacob Wilbur". He didn't like my comments pointing out his […]


What is TEKA? What if I teach adults Is it accredited? Will schools accept this? Are there any benefits to taking an unaccredited course like […]

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Think you're unbiased? Think again. Everyone is biased in TEFL, but some people lie

Every one is biased and that includes all of TEFL. So if you are new to teaching abroad then keep that in mind. Keep it […]

Should You Take A TEFL Course To Teach Abroad If You Are A Teacher Back Home?

If you are a licensed teacher in your home country should you take a TEFL course to teach English abroad? That's a good question and […]

Who am I? Who is behind ESLinsider?

If you are curious about who is behind ESLinsider then you may be interested in this. Who am I? That's me above. Ian Leahy the […]

Why take a TEFL course? They say these 5 things matter and here's 1 thing that doesn't (+1 course not to take)

Why did you go to college? To get an education or a job? Why are you thinking of taking a TEFL course? For the education […]

Online TEFL vs. TEKA

TEKA is a new course created by ESLinsider. People usually take TEFL courses (online or in-class) before they start teaching. At this stage they are […]

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