Trump effect on TEFL
Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) is one of the best professional employment opportunities for those who are native English speakers or are bilingual in English and another commonly spoken language like Spanish, French, Italian.
The week before the US elections, EBC saw a 55% increase in the number of enquiries, from an average of 280 requests to over 430 requests for information about our EBC TEFL Courses in Madrid, Spain, Chania Greece, Phuket Thailand, Boracay Philippines and Prague The Czech Republic. The last time we saw a spike in interest like this was when George Bush Junior was elected.
Madrid and Buenos Aires were the favourites followed by Boracay and Chania Greece.
The week after Trump’s victory, the weekly enquiries for all our EBC TEFL centres across the board showed a dramatic increase of 250% for enquiries per week for our four week, online and hybrid TEFL courses.
This dramatic increase in enquiries and subsequent enrolments was prevalent in young people between the ages of 25-30 with most of them coming from California, New York, Texas, Delaware and Florida.
This shows the spirit of adventure in the youth of a country that has always and will always be great.
They are set on working in another country, learning about other cultures, learning about different working environments and in the process increasing their overall CQ (Cultural Quotient) which translates to a very marketable skill when they go back home.