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How does the advanced course compare to the basic course?

The basic course is cheaper, easier and faster, but not better. Why is that? There is less content: video, text, audio. Topics do not go […]

Teaching English Is Difficult, But Fortunately You Can Improve Your Situation

Is teaching English difficult? Are you stressed out? Do you have any of the following problems? Kids that won't pay attention Kids that are talking […]

Superficial TEFL Course Standards

Here are three superficial TEFL course standards.  1. Accreditation How is accreditation superficial? Well, you may assume that accreditation is a marker of quality, but […]

How to Find Couple Positions Teaching English Abroad in Asia

Are you looking for a couples position teaching English abroad in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan or somewhere else in the world? Or do you have […]

Best TEFL course for Taiwan?

What's the best TEFL course for Taiwan? First off a TEFL certificate is not usually a requirement to "legally" teach English in Taiwan. Not usually? That's […]

How do you deal with loneliness while teaching abroad?

If you teach English abroad in China, Korea, Japan or wherever chances are at some point you may feel lonely. It's normal.  It's also normal […]


I understand that one of your requirements for TEFL courses is that students complete a course with a certain number of "hours". If I understand […]

Quitting your job in Korea (A little known loophole with your E-2 visa)

I am not advising that you do this and this is not for everyone, but I am just telling it like it is. If you […]

You Can Get A Job With An Online TEFL, But How Well Do You Think You Will Do That Job?

Can you get a job with an online TEFL course? Yes, somewhere you can, but it does depend on the school and country. Schools and […]

Research Suggests Better Memory & Retention W/ These Online TEFL Courses

You may have read some negative things about online TEFL courses, but do you know why people are saying these things and what the actual […]

Most recognized online TEFL course? You Got A Job & Actually Another Problem To Solve

What's the most recognized online TEFL course? Well, if you really care about prestige and the recognition of a certificate then you probably shouldn't take […]

How Hard Is It To Get A Job Teaching English Abroad?

How hard is it to get a job teaching English abroad? Well, it depends on you and where you want to teach. In this post […]

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