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Why Take a TEFL Course in 2019?

Why Take a TEFL Course in 2019?

The New Year always makes us reflect on our lives and what we want to change and add to better our lives. Now, in 2019, many of us have goals to find a balance between work and overall fulfillment in our lives. That fulfillment is often not centered on…

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The Relatable TEFL Teacher

The Relatable TEFL Teacher

You already know that teaching is so much more than just transferring your knowledge. You’ve all had those teachers who were able to not only give you the information you needed, but who were able to connect with you and leave a lasting impression. When…

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Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

Cultural Awareness in the Classroom

Creating a Community through Cultural Awareness in your EFL Classroom         Whenever you mix a group of people together in a class you never really know what you’re going to get. The beautiful yet challenging thing about being an EFL teacher…

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Teaching 1 to 1

Teaching 1 to 1

Being Your Own Boss: Teaching Private English Lessons     Teaching private students will inevitably become a part of your teaching repertoire. Private lessons are in demand across the world because they allow students the option to choose times and…

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How to Make Money and Enjoy Life!

How to Make Money and Enjoy Life!

    Make Money AND Enjoy your Life as a Certified TEFL Teacher   Ah, the dream… making money while seeing the world! Can this be real? Absolutely it can. You just need to find the right type of work that fits your individual preferences. Some people…

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Fighting Homesickness

Fighting Homesickness

Fighting Homesickness Abroad   Moving abroad for an extended period of time takes courage! You pack up your bags, fly to a land far away, and declare that this new city in this new country is home for a while. It is truly an exhilirating experience…

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The Love/Hate Relationship with English Grammar

The Love/Hate Relationship with English Grammar

What if you start your first day of your TEFL course only to find out that English grammar is a HUGE part of the curriculum and realize you don’t actually know it? Well, this happens to many TEFL trainees at Via Lingua! Sure, you know how to speak correctly…

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Blending training and cultural immersion...

Blending training and cultural immersion...

  A Good TEFL Course Blends Training and Cultural Immersion    How do you choose your TEFL course? One important factor is always the location, and rightfully so! You are selecting the city you will call home for the duration of the course and beyond.  Naturally…

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The First Day at Via Lingua

The First Day at Via Lingua

    The First Day Experience at Via Lingua   It’s 8:30 on the first day of the Via Lingua TEFL course and students from different parts of the world are sitting in their seats ready to embark on a four-week teaching course that is most likely unique…

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A Teacher's Blog:  Life Skills

A Teacher's Blog: Life Skills

    5 Life Skills I’ve Improved Besides My Teaching Skills 1. Collaboration: We often see teaching as an individual job, because when we think of a teacher we imagine that ONE person at the front of the room. However, there are many aspects…

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