Welcome to World-TEFL.com, the online magazine of the WorldTEFL project. We're here to be the who, what, where, when and why of TEFL and English teaching in Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. An online magazine with reviews, stories, location reports and resources for English teachers and TEFL trainees alike. As you will see we're still working on the site, the layout, graphics and most importantly the content. We're almost live, not long to go now...
There really is a never ending amount of work going on here, we're going to get heavily caffeinated to try and see what we can accomplish in the coming weeks and months.
Interviews With TEFL VeteransWorking as a TEFL teacher in an ESL school is an amazing, life changing experience. We interview those who made it their life.
We need YOU!We need teachers, both fresh on the job & longer of tooth, to share their experiences teaching English.
To Old For TEFL?Retired and bored? Semi-retired and still wanting a challenge? Maybe a TEFL course is what you need.
TEFL in MadridClean and sophisticated, Madrid has everything a capital city should have including a healthy demand for English teachers.
TEFL in SevilleMost Spanish stereotypes and cliches can be observed in Seville, this traditional, picture book city in southern Spain.
TEFL in BarcelonaIt's warm Spanish climate, endless fiestas, art and culture all help Barcelona become the biggest TEFL magnet on the Med'.
TEFL Courses & Qualifications
- Start With A TEFL Qualification TEFL Courses and Qualifications TEFL, CELTA, TESOL, TOEFL or TOFU? Which course should you go for?
- 8 Steps To Fulfilling Your Dreams 8 Steps To Fulfilling Your Dreams Many people have a dream and plenty of energy but still never seem to get things together to fulfil them.
- Find English Schools For Employment Find English Schools For Employment Check out our free directory of English schools to see where in the World you could be working.
- First Day In Class First Day In Class You're qualified, you've just landed your first English teaching job and so now it's back to school.
Looking For Work In An English School?
- Find English Schools In Spain With such high unemployment Spanish job hunters have to get competitive. Speaking English is a massive MUST HAVE for any Spaniards CV.
- Find English Schools In England and the UK There are plenty of English Academies and ESL Schools In England and the UK as English fluency is now a Visa requirement for foreign workers and students.
Find English Schools In Italy
Florence and Rome are two major destinations for TEFL courses, but once qualified why not head out and work off the beaten track?
Find English Schools In France
France is a great base for European travel being right in the middle and bordering so many countries. Check out possible employers here.
Find English Schools In The Czech Republic
English is the de-facto second language in the Czech Republic. Learning English is as common as drinking beer here. Check out the schools list.
Find English Schools In Russia
Contact English Academies and ESL Schools In Russia BEFORE you book your flights.
Find English Schools In Belgium
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Belgium.
Find English Schools In Bulgaria
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Bulgaria.
Find English Schools In Cyprus
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Cyprus.
Find English Schools In Germany
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Germany for good paying, well respected ESL positions.
Find English Schools In Greece
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Greece and go island hopping on the weekends.
Find English Schools In Ireland
Work for English Schools In Ireland as a base to see the Emerald Isle.
Find English Schools In Malta
Find English Academies and ESL Schools In Malta.
A day (Or Week, Or Month) In The Life Of A TEFL TeacherRead More
Daddy, what did YOU do in your gap year?
You got it. Lots of personal stories about people who took the leap, choose to take a TEFL course, and then head out into the wild to teach English. Some stayed for weeks or months, some fell in love (literally and figuratively!) and became TEFL course teachers or founded schools of there own. Some traveled the world, learning about different cultures, sampling local beers, and bringing smiles to peoples faces as they went along, while others some were just too overwhelmed by not knowing if those cute little kids are actually swearing at them in Korean. The TEFL journey is a dynamic one, and your about to get your first taste.Read our interviews with veteran TEFL teachers here.
My To Do List For 2014:
1. Do A TEFL Course
2. Start To Teach English
3. Travel The World!
June 4, 2013 Check out our TEFL News & Articles section here.
Everything is new right now. We are featuring Barcelona as a TEFL course and English teaching destination, and have a host of funny, incredible, and enlightening articles about experiences in the TEFL world shared by readers just like you who had that spark of inspiration to get up and go.
June 4, 2013 We're here to share real stories about English teaching that are worth a read.
What's the WorldTEFL Project All About?
Here at World-TEFL, we don’t think you need to see endless photo-shopped students "just like you." You don't need articles on what its like to travel in Barcelona - only to realize halfway through that it's copy-paste from WikiTravel. You definitely don’t need to scroll through countless one line blurbs about the joys of the TEFL experience. Our TEFL magazine is about real people talking about real life adventures and sharing quality information you won't find anywhere else.
June 4, 2013 Click away to see if Spain is the TEFL destination for you!
ESL and TEFL in Spain
Cheap flights from the UK, warm climate (and beaches!), culture, history, a cheaper cos of living and plenty of Spaniards who need to learn English to increase their job prospects. Its the perfect storm, creating a mega destination for the TEFL community. TEFL courses, ESL schools, and a whole TEFL subculture awaits you.
June 4, 2013 About the WorldTEFL Project
Just For The Record
We've already had many people asking which TEFL courses we're selling or which TEFL school this site belongs to. The answer is none and none. We're totally independent, we don't run courses, we don't sell courses, and we have no partners, owners or family members who run TEFL schools. We're a dynamic online TEFL magazine giving you cool information about the unique worlds you're about to explore. Its the real life, real work, real fun part of TEFL.
June 4, 2013 Allez France!
Coming Soon...Paris, France
In depth articles and analysis on TEFL in Paris and France are on just around the corner. While we're dreaming about a "strictly business" trip to Paris for a few nights so we can get an adequate handle on the TEFL scene there, you can give us a hand. If you have experience, stories, gossip, or recommendations about TEFL in France, please do let us know!
June 4, 2013 Click here to search for ESL schools.
Looking To Work In An ESL School?
Your fully trained, thoroughly pumped, and ready to start teaching. Now you have to find a ESL school. We're in the process of compiling a comprehensive list all the ESL schools world-wide. No guarantee that they're all going to be hiring, but hey, its a good place to start.
June 4, 2013 Click here for the TEFL 1-0-1.
What's With The Acronyms? TEFL, ESL, CELTA, DELTA, TESOL, etc.
Yep, it's confusing. With all the different Acronyms and course options, you never know exactly what is being featured or talked about. Ok, lets break it down. TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Its a popular gig for gap year students, sabbaticals revelers, and those running away to join the circus. Read on for the complete survival guide to understanding the TEFL lingo.
- TEFL in PragueWhatever your scene or style, Barcelona has got it covered. The Mecca of TEFL remains a number 1 destination.
- TEFL in BarcelonaWhatever your scene or style, Barcelona has got it covered. The Mecca of TEFL remains a number 1 destination.
- TEFL in MadridCapital of Spain and arguably the capital of Spanish football, Madrid has a serious ESL industry.
- Teaching English In The Spanish Economic CrisisBeing an ESL teacher seems to be a safer bet than a builder or a banker.
OUR ARTICLES & CONTENT
Read More Click here to get the inside story on Barcelona.
Focus On Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is without a doubt the Mecca for TEFL courses and ESL teaching, and we are exited to give you the very best understanding of every aspect of your TEFL journey there. We'll give you every angle, from finding work, TEFL courses, TEFL accommodation, a crash course in Barcelona football and more, all from teachers and TEFLers who are there.
Read More How To Actually Learn Spanish and Not Just Pretend.
¡Hola! Its Time To Learn Spanish
Why would someone jump on a plane under the guise of an English teacher and head to a Spanish speaking country? It might be to finally learn to speak Spanish. Spending time immersed in the language and culture of Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, or any of the numerous other Spanish speaking countries is a sure fire way to improve your Spanish.
What's In The Pipeline?
We've got lots more articles, reviews and field reports in the works right now. Prague, Paris and NYC will all be featured in the near future, mainly because we can't wait to jet-set off to these lovely TEFL destinations.
Read More Click here to make a difference.
Have The Time Of Your Life While Making A Difference
For millions of people, when you walk into a classroom to and begin to teach English, you are literally opening up worlds of opportunity they never dreamt possible.
The WorldTEFL Project is the proud sponsor of The ChristianTEFL Project which aims to inspire people to teach English with a special focus on uplifting and caring for those they teach. Even if you're not a Christian it's quite acceptable to use the network of missions, NGOs and charities to find the place where you can do some good and help others.
Can I Sign Up To Do Your TEFL Course?
Sorry, your not going to find any place to sign up and do our TEFL course. That's because we don't run TEFL courses (and we don't pretend to either.) We're just here to talk TEFL. What you might find are links to schools or programs we've mentioned, and that way, if someone or something strikes you as interesting, if you with you can speak with them directly.
Read More Click here to start the ball rolling and share your TEFL experiences.
We Need YOU!
We're looking to speak to teachers, both fresh on the job or longer of tooth, to hear your perspective and experiences teaching English around the world. You can send us your story, or we can set up a time to do a quick interview and you can leave the article writing up to us.