The Oxford TEFL Blog

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

Greece – Location information and links

The employment situation can be quite uncertain for newcomers to Greece and therefore many people choose to try teaching English as a foreign language, on a full or part-time basis. It can bring in a good income whether it is your preferred … Continue reading

Australia Graduate Comment

G’day! Teaching Down Under by Christopher Lotinga When I came back to Australia with my Oxford House Trinity Cert TESOL back in 2004 I had a plan. I was confident, eager and ready to teach somewhere, anywhere, out in the big … Continue reading