Author Archives: Fran Austin

About Fran Austin

Fran has been an EFL teacher since 2005 and joined the Oxford TEFL team in 2011. She is qualified in Trinity Cert. TESOL, Trinity Dip. TESOL and has a Diploma in Educational Management. As well as being the TESOL Coordinator at Oxford TEFL When she arrived in Barcelona she never planned to stay, but the city got its grip on her soon enough and she still loves the lifestyle and culture of this wonderful city.

Best Cert TESOL memory contest

Send us a photo and description of your best Cert TESOL experience (in or out of the OxfordTEFL center) and get the chance to win a free online teacher development course that’s worth 225€ (Blended Learning) Deadline: October 31st, 2012 … Continue reading

“Oxford TEFL opens doors in the TEFL world” promo

Get a free online teacher development course worth 225€ just by recommending us! Recommend a friend to sign up for one of our Cert TESOL courses during 2011 or 2012 in any of our centers. When they fill out their … Continue reading

Paper lesson plans: “Security Theatre” in ELT?

A nice video by Anthony Gaughan. He argues that paper-based lessons planning appeals to our need to feel secure, rather than actually making us any more secure. He also calls for teachers and trainers to focus more on preparing for … Continue reading

Living & working in the Czech Republic

Country Information The Czech Republic is a small country in central Europe (and the Czechs prefer “central” as a description to “eastern”) sharing borders with Germany to the west, Poland to the north and Slovakia and Austria to the south. … Continue reading

USA – Location information and Links

America jobs websites Here are some useful links for finding jobs in America. There are job search sites and teaching organisations.  One way to find work in a particular destination is to search as if you were a student and then contact schools … Continue reading