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A load of helpful information about TEFL, TESOL, teaching, travelling, and lots more.
Mental health of English teachers: Battling burnout
The stress and pressure involved with being an English teacher has a massive impact on the mental health of English teachers all over the world. This tension revolves around a number of factors, including the workload and the emotional labour involved in teaching English as a foreign language. In this article, we discuss these stress-contributing factors as well as some tips and tricks for keeping sane as someone working in TEFL.
Teach English in Japan with the JET programme – Rondell’s story
Teach English in Japan with the JET programme. Read how Rondell got into the teach English in Japan JET programme with EBC’s help. Meet 25-year-old Rondell, from Trinidad and Tobago–a small island in the Caribbean. After getting a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts with a double minor in music and psychology, he decided to follow his dreams and teach in Japan. In this article, he tells us the story of how he got into the highly competitive JET programme and the role EBC played in his inspiring journey.
Teaching English to children in Asia: All you need to know
If you’re interested in teaching English to children in Asia, there are a couple of important things to know. From the learning approach you use to the different ways you can help foster a more international attitude in your classroom, this article covers some of the most crucial bases.
Women’s Day: The EBC women making waves in TEFL
International Women’s Day celebrates the strength and power of women all around the world. Today, we celebrate EBC women in TEFL who are making waves in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
International Women’s Day – EBC celebrates women in TEFL
International Women’s Day or not, EBC recognises the vital role women play in the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). From classroom instructors to curriculum designers and administrators, the space women fill is essential to the success of TEFL programs all around the world.
How to make a CV for a TEFL job and impress hiring managers
How to make a CV for a TEFL job and impress hiring managers covers writing a winning TEFL CV that should pass the eight-second test. You don’t have long to impress the hiring manager when applying for F2F (face-to-face) or online EFL or ESL teaching roles. Studies show that Directors of Studies (DOS) spend between five and eight seconds on average looking at a prospective TEFL/TESOL candidate’s CV. That’s less than the time it takes for the water in your kettle to boil. Read this article and start writing a winning CV today.
TEFL course certification – Alycia’s CertTESOL experience
Alycia, an educator with years of experience as a teacher and school counselor in the United States, had been in Spain for two years as an English Language assistant when she decided to take her career further. Her first step? Getting TEFL course certification by enroling in the EBC Trinity CertTESOL course.
What is CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for English teachers?
What is CPD, and why should TEFL teachers take a Continuing Professional Development course? A CPD course is the key to taking your English teaching to the next level. This blog covers the different EBC Trinity CertPT courses.
Teach business English – effective analysis and adaptation of material
Want to teach business English? Meet Dale, a graduate of the Trinity CertPT in Business English course with EBC. After three years of experience as a teacher, he decided that he wanted to specialise in a specific area. Read about his success story and how taking the...
Teach English in Korea with the EPIK programme – Tyler’s story
Teach English in Korea with the EPIK programme. Meet Tyler, an EBC Trinity CertTESOL graduate who is off to South Korea to teach English.
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