The Oxford TEFL Blog

How to become a TEFL teacher in Barcelona

Most of us already know that Barcelona is a Mecca for TEFL teachers. But does teaching English as a foreign language here really pay-off? For those thinking about taking the leap, Fran Austin presents a step-by-step guide to becoming a TEFL teacher in Barcelona. Continue reading

Can Facebook help language learners?

Can Facebook be educational? Can teachers use it? Can English teachers use Facebook as a way of helping language learners? Fran Austin looks at the language learning possibilities offered by this popular social network. Continue reading

10 things you can do while you’re waiting for your diploma course to start

We often get the question “I’ve registered for the Trinity Diploma in TESOL at Oxford TEFL. Can I do anything before the course starts?” The answer is YES, there ARE things that you can do. Here is a list of … Continue reading

All for one, one for all — getting the best out of your team

This article is a guest post by Matthew Spragg, a Senior Teacher at Kaplan International, Manchester, UK. He completed the Oxford TEFL Leadership for ELT course in May 2013. Taking those first steps in to academic management? Already been there a while but … Continue reading

Dealing with Your Boss

Although as teachers we are our own boss most of the time, there are still situations when we have to deal with authority figures. While this can be challenging, there are some general principles which, if followed, can increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. Continue reading