This is a guest post from Holly who worked as an EFL Activity Coordinator in West London to tell us a little bit about what the job was like. ‘For two summers between university years, I worked as an Activity Coordinator at an EFL summer camp in South West London. The students were mostly Italian, […]Read More Working as an EFL Activity Coordinator
My husband and I are always looking for more opportunities to travel and one possible avenue is to secure employment overseas. Though research has led us to conclude that (unless a fantastic opportunity were to come along) staying here in the UK and continuing to travel in the school holidays offers us the best quality […]Read More How to get Job as a Teacher in Dubai
GUEST ENTRY- ALICE JACKMAN A year ago Cambodia was a just a country on a map that was somewhere near to Vietnam and Thailand; a place in South East Asia that held no interest or importance to me. I couldn’t have told you the name of its capital city or identified a picture of Angkor […]Read More Teaching in Cambodia
When doing research into teaching abroad China will always come up as an option. Good salaries, free flights and an exotic lifestyle appeal to many prospective TEFL Teachers. However, the experience may not be everything you hoped for… a good friend of mine Lauren taught with me in Thailand after completing several months of teaching in China. […]Read More Teaching in China: As Great as it Sounds?
Teaching abroad can be an incredible experience, allowing you not only to give back to your new community, but also allowing you to fully immerse yourself in local life and truly live like a local. Gaining another qualification and essential work experience will seem a breeze when you are enjoying spending a few months in […]Read More TEFL FAQ
Whilst teaching in Thailand I met many new people and made many new friends, one of which was Kevin. Kevin taught in Thailand for a year, and while it is often easiest to get a job in Bangkok, he did a term in a rural area in central Thailand and a term in Phuket. Here’s […]Read More What’s it like to teach in Thailand?
So last month I won the three minute thesis competition at Staffordshire University. Whilst my research isn’t yet quite finished (I have actually changed the names of the TEFL teacher types since delivering this presentation!), I was in a position to outline my TEFL teacher typology and provide a rationale for my research. As you […]Read More TEFL Tourism: My Three Minute Thesis Victory
I haven’t published a great deal on TEFL tourism yet (I will, I will), but when I was contacted by the English Teacher Training College of Austria who expressed that they too love TEFL and travel I couldn’t resist featuring them on the blog! In essence, TEFL tourism is all about demonstrating the links between […]Read More TEFL Tourism in Austria
I recently published an academic article in Annals of Tourism Research entitled A Segmented Volunteer Tourism Industry in which I argue that volunteer tourism is no longer a micro form of niche tourism, but has in fact progressed into a marco-niche. How can we justifiably compare a person who pays £2000 to a commercial organisation […]Read More What Actually IS A Volunteer Tourist Anyway?
You know the feeling. You’ve been away for several months, constantly living out of a bag and wondering where you’re going to go next. The ‘backpacker’s fatigue’ is starting to rear its ugly head and all those beautiful views are starting to look a bit…meh. A great way to combat this feeling, to start appreciating […]Read More Should backpackers ‘give back’?