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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 […]

Wake The Fuck Up

Duh. Are you fucking stupid?  Did you think you were going on a vacation? Duh.  Wake the fuck up! Think that "accredited 120 hour" course […]

The cheapest TEFL course you can get or a CELTA? Seemingly pragmatic, but flawed and dogmatic

If you have been searching the net for info on online TEFL courses then you might have found some info on Reddit usually in the […]

Convince your boss to support your professional development

Here is a template that you can use to convince your boss to support your professional development as a teacher. Dear _____________,   Would you […]

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