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.

China Location information and links

China – Fred Soulie – May 2010 My tesol has taken me to China, I work for English First, in Xi’an which is in Shaanxi province. I am really enjoying it and getting some very useful experience. Before coming here I had … Continue reading

Olomouc & Šumperk Graduate Comment (Czech Republic)

Jason Prince, January, 2010 My advice to people wanting to come here to work is it’s a nice place to live, cheaper than Praha. I would advise them not to try Šumperk, as there is at least 11 native speakers … Continue reading

Living & working in Spain

Spain has always been one of the most popular destinations for TEFL teachers. Most teachers head to the main cities of Madrid and Barcelona, but you will find language schools in many towns all over the country. Most recruitment is … Continue reading

Khazakhstan – Graduate Comments

Regarding Kazakhstan, I would tell anybody who wanted to teach there to “go for it”. The main things I enjoyed were meeting some very lovely people and being submerged in a totally different culture. Having said that, once was enough … Continue reading

South Korea, Jeju-do

Jeju Island, South Korea – Luke Brazell, August 2009 Hi. My name is Luke Brazell. I’ve been living in South Korea on Jeju Island for 6 months now. I got the job through Jason Smith at who is a fantastic recruiter. If you … Continue reading