Teaching IELTS, everything you need to know. What if there was a way to ensure not just a permanently exciting future for yourself but also for your students? With the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you could help someone live in an English-speaking country, open different horizons for your students, or help people advance in their careers within certain businesses. So, what is it, how can you get involved, and what does it involve?
Hi, my name is Jan, and I was born in Norway 25 years ago. I finished my studies in Anthropology last year. However, I needed some freedom and new experiences before looking for jobs. Maybe some months of backpacking in Asia could be what I needed? Or I could take the train through Mongolia and end up in China? However, in the end, I wound up in wonderful Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Are there any free TEFL courses for the unemployed? The short answer is no. There are some TEFL volunteering opportunities where you go and teach English for an agreed term through an organisation. However, you will not get TEFL certified; you will not be paid for your time but may receive accommodation and food as compensation. Look at your TEFL certificate as an investment. Many organisations are willing to help you; go out and find them. Ask a family member, friend, or even your local benefits office if they can invest in you taking a TEFL course and making yourself more employable.
How many different English accents are there? English is the most common official language in the world, with recognised status in over 50 countries. There is a wide variety of English accents across the globe. English has developed, and suddenly you can’t understand a single word someone is saying! It can be hugely disappointing, can’t it? Many ELLs (English language learners) want to learn American, British, Australian, or Canadian English; lo and behold, they suddenly find themselves confused! There are almost 160 different English accents that exist all over the world. We cannot touch on all 160 different accents on this blog, so here are some of the most distinctive accents to listen out for.
While many countries want their English teachers to have a degree, there are still plenty of countries where you can find work. If you don’t have a degree, don’t let that stop you from teaching English abroad! Many countries that will require a degree from their teachers can also overlook this if you have a British Council, internationally recognised and accepted TEFL certificate. The Trinity CertTESOL awarded by Trinity College London has been around since 1872, and that’s a good 150 years of reputation behind their certificate.
I want to do the Trinity CertTESOL course in Madrid in the summer. The Online Trinity CertTESOL course runs from 3-7 pm, Monday to Friday. So that tells you, yes, come to Madrid, do the online course and enjoy your summer. Many Madrid loving trainees were in their online CertTESOL class from 3-7 pm. They did the homework and assignments right after class from 7- 9 pm or 10 pm. In Spain, especially in the summer, dinner is not until 9:30 or 10 pm. Clubs and discos don’t open until midnight and stay open till the wee hours of the morning!