TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

So youโ€™ve taken the leap and decided to teach abroad: you found a great job, set up your apartment, and found the means to keep yourself fed, washed, and comfortable. Like many TEFL teachers youโ€™ll discover rent, food, and utilities always run a bit higher than you expected and youโ€™re itching for some spending cash. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

TEFL TIPS #1 – The Almighty Flashcard (1)

A flashcard is to an ESL teacher is like the Batmobile to Batmanโ€”no ESL teacher I know would be without them! I think the core of their popularity is largely due to the teacher/student language barriers inherent in ESL education, especially when working with beginners or younger students. A flashcard of an apple portrays an … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #1 – The Almighty Flashcard (1)

Teaching In Thailand: Part 1 – The Arrival

In May 2013, I left my cold and monotonous lifestyle in the Welsh valleys and embarked on a career as an ESL teacher. Here is how it all began.... 26/05/2013 Uncomfortably positioned between an attractive young Indian woman, and a very fidgety old one, on a flight from Heathrow, it hit me like a ton … Continue reading Teaching In Thailand: Part 1 – The Arrival