A TEFL Certificate Is A Passport To A World Of Experiences!
The WorldTEFL Project is here to be the who, what, where, when and why of the TEFL and English teaching world. We are a new, fresh, online magazine with reviews, TEFL course information, stories, location reports and resources for English teachers and TEFL trainees alike.
As you will see we're still expanding the site, the locations we are reviewing, the people we are interviewing and most importantly the content. Feel free to take a click around and give us any feedback via the form on our Get Connected page.
If you think that your TEFL course, your English academy or your personal story in the world of English teaching is worth a mention, just hit us up via the form on our Get Connected page.
We're currently focusing on TEFL in Spain and especially Barcelona. Soon after we'll be clocking up the airmiles covering Prague in the Czech Republic and Seoul in South Korea. There really is a never ending amount of work going on here, we're going to get heavily caffinated to try and see what we can accomplish before Easter comes around, but in the meantime, check out our latest stories
To the left you can see a draft of the first edition of our downloadable PDF magazine. We have the content written so we're just waiting on the publishers to get us the downloadable PDF version so you can read it off line on your computer or mobile device and it will also be loaded to Amazon so it can be downloaded from there too! Oh, and if anyone knows a good printer do let us know, the printed paper version is on the to do list.
Well everything is new right now, including the first collection of articles on our blog, check out our News & Articles section here.
So What's It All About Then?
Well the last thing the World needs is another dry TEFL site reselling other peoples TEFL courses, rammed full of adverts, uninspired content and the usual "wow, isn't our course great" routine with smiley photos of people enjoying their course. Yes, it's important to get the details on a specific course when you're at the point of booking it but we're not here to talk about course dates, accomodation prices or give you some cheap copy/paste blurb on 'the local culture', like it could be summed up in a one page extract from the local guide book.
We're here to share real stories that are worth a read. Check out our latest stories.
What Can You Find Here?
Lots of stories about real people who made the big step of taking a TEFL course and then went on to teach English, to teach TEFL, to start up their own TEFL schools, travelled the world and generally made the world a better place to speak English. Also you will be able to read stories about the retired vetrans, those who had a great time teaching English as a foreign language but then returned to 'civvie street'. How did their TEFL experience help them out in their new careers? Would they go back? Did they win any medals?
My To Do List For 2013:
1, Do A TEFL Course
2, Start To Teach English
3, Travel The World!
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 run no courses, we sell no courses and we have no partners, owners or family members that run TEFL schools either. We're just an online TEFL magazine which we hope you all enjoy!
Focus On Barcelona
How could we have an online TEFL magazine without kicking it all off with a focus on Barcelona. Barcelona is somewhat of a Mecca for TEFL courses and ESL teaching. Just do a quick search on your favorite search engine for "TEFL" and chances are that many of the results that pop up make reference in some way to Barcelona. Click here to get the inside story on this amazing Spanish destination.
What's In The Pipeline?
We've got lots more articles, reviews and field reports being written up now. Prague and Madrid will get a good bit of attention from us, mainly because we're trying to justify some field trips on the expenses account to these lovely cities. We're also signing up to a few online, distance TEFL courses to see how they measure up.
Teach English and Make A Difference
Speaking English can be a big game changer for so many people around the world as they try and catch up with the English speaking world. Whether it's a foreign immigrant arriving in an English speaking country or a village of African children, social integration, education and opportunities increase when English is spoken. The WorldTEFL Project is the proud sponsor of The ChristianTEFL Project which aims to inspire people to teach English in a way that can make a difference. 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 go and do some good. Click here to learn more.
Can I Sign Up To Do Your TEFL Course?
No, sorry. We don't run TEFL courses, nor do we pretend to either. We're just here to talk TEFL. We're probably not even going to be taking bookings for other peoples courses, just click a link and speak to them directly. If we do a news letter (it's on the to-do list, honest) you could sign up for that.
We Need You. Yes You!
We're looking to speak to teachers, either young and fresh or longer in the tooth to hear their stories about teaching English around the world. You can either send us your story, an outline of a great, momentous moment, or a few ramblings about a never to be forgotten anecdote. We can also call you up to do a quick interview if article writing isn't your forté. Click here to start the ball rolling.