TEFL career advice

Are you thinking of becoming an English teacher and moving abroad? Have you been teaching for some time and now you’re ready to look for a better position? If you find it difficult to get accurate information on making progress in a TEFL career, I’d like to offer you an opportunity to receive personalised advice.

TEFL career advice

What is this all about?
TEFL isn’t a regulated industry, which leads to a lot of confusion among teachers. What is accepted in one country may not be possible somewhere else, so there isn’t a simple recipe for being successful. There is a lot of misleading information on the internet, including false claims made by course providers offering ‘accredited’ qualifications. It’s fair to say that many people don’t see TEFL as a serious profession and quite a lot of teachers leave the field after a year or two.

However, I believe that it is possible to have a long-term career in ELT. It requires a lot of effort, but you can definitely achieve something meaningful in the profession. If this idea sounds interesting to you, I’d like to offer you a Zoom consultation to talk about your teaching career.

What can I help you with?
If you plan to get started as an English teacher, I can assist you with:

● choosing the right TEFL course for you
● polishing your CV and cover letter
● applying for a teaching job and avoiding scams
● useful resources for new teachers

Those with some experience in teaching may benefit from my guidance on:

● professional development
● ELT literature relevant to your teaching context
● moving to a more senior position
● non-teaching roles

Why should you choose me?
Since moving into TEFL at the age of thirty, I have taught English as a volunteer, employee, and freelancer. In addition to having a Delta, I am a certified teacher trainer and offer lesson observation services. I know what it takes to start completely from scratch, move to the other side of the world and stay in the ELT profession, and I will be happy to share my experience with you.

If you ask for advice on social media, you run the risk of being offered online courses that may not even be relevant for you. I have no need to sell anything and I will provide you with personalised recommendations instead. I stay in touch with experienced ELT professionals from all over the world, so I have a pretty good idea about job markets in other countries too. As a result, I will be able to evaluate your particular situation and offer you practical advice.

How does it all work?
The process is pretty straightforward. You need to send me your CV and state what your goals are so I can prepare a consultation tailored to your needs. I’ll then schedule a one-to-one Zoom meeting with you in order to talk about your options and provide you with career tips. The consultations are confidential and I’m ready to give honest answers to your questions.

How much does it cost?
The fee depends on the amount of research I’ll have to do, but it definitely won’t be exorbitant. I plan to do this in my free time, so what I’m looking for is basically a donation towards the running costs of this blog.

How can you arrange a consultation with me?
You can get in touch through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or this contact form. Please remember to attach your CV and tell me what you’d like to achieve. I will then get back to you with further instructions.

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