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The Via Lingua TEFL blog is updated weekly, read regular TEFL blog posts about living, working and teaching to around the World.

Carly's Blog: My Ideal TEFL Course

Carly's Blog: My Ideal TEFL Course

  Are you ready for an adventure? Are you ready to experience a new city? Are you ready to teach people of different backgrounds and cultures?  Now more than ever, there is a high demand for English teachers all over the world. This is great news for…

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Carly's Blog: A New Teacher for the New Year!

Carly's Blog: A New Teacher for the New Year!

  Happy New Year and welcome back! The holidays have sadly come to an end, but the good news is it’s January… which means it’s time to reflect on the previous teaching year and set new goals for the upcoming one. I’d say Via Lingua had a very productive…

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Carly's Blog: Teaching with a Diference!

Carly's Blog: Teaching with a Diference!

With English existing as the world’s common language, there are a multitude of reasons why people are determined to learn.  In my experience teaching in Italy, each of my students has different needs, some come because it’s necessary for work, test prep,…

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Carly's Blog: What's it like...

Carly's Blog: What's it like...

“What’s it like to live in Los Angeles? Why are you in Italy? Do you miss your family?”  (Carly Brahim)   These are just a few of the questions my students have asked me after discovering I grew up in California. I am always excited to answer these questions…

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Wanderlust: Do you have it?

Wanderlust: Do you have it?

Growing up in a suburb of Los Angeles, I was influenced by people from all walks of life. Some of my best memories are of the weekends that my parents took my sister and me to diverse neighborhoods around the city. These outings developed my thirst for…

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Which Type of TEFL Certification?

Which Type of TEFL Certification?

Should I get my TEFL certification in-classroom or online?   I contemplated this question over and over. I thought; if both types of courses follow the same curriculum and instruction and, ultimately, I earn the same certificate at the end… why not…

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My First Day of Teaching

My First Day of Teaching

Week 1. Day 5. AKA… My First Day Teaching at Via Lingua All I could feel was my adrenaline pumping, hands sweating, and stomach turning as I approached the classroom door.  I stepped across the threshold and, without even realizing it, the corners of…

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Waking up in Florence

Waking up in Florence

Can you imagine waking up to a saxophone or the smell of freshly baked pastries as your alarm clock? As someone who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles where cars are our only means of getting to the grocery store, I never would have thought I would…

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