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.

Living & working in Latin America

In Latin America, there is a great demand for English teaching; the most popular countries being Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Working conditions The academic year runs from February/March to December.  In the big cities the greatest demand for English … Continue reading

The UK – Location information and links

Here are some links to websites where you can search for teaching jobs in the UK. http://www.TEFL.com There are lots of jobs advertised on this site especially for summer school. http://www.cactusTEFL.com/jobs/index.php This website has lots of information about teaching English and … Continue reading

Living & working in France – Graduate Comment

Gillian Orr Diploma – August 2008 Basically there are three types of contracts : CDI (contrat à durée indeterminée ie permanent) rare nowadays for language schools; CDD (contrat à durée determinée) limited n° hours contract; CDII (contrat à durée indeterminée … Continue reading

Portugal Location Information and Links

This website allows you to search for information by City. http://www.eslbase.com/schools/portugal  Articles and Advice You’ll find some schools listed at the following website http://www.transitionsabroad.com/publications/magazine/0001/teaching_english_in_portugal.shtml   The ESL Base Advice blog http://www.eslbase.com/advice/portugal.asp   The American TESOL institute http://www.americantesol.com/teach-in-Portugal.htm  For a basic overview of Portugal visit … Continue reading

Italy

 Are you completely taken by the idea of a Mediterranean diet, beaches and wonderful architecture? Throw away that dried up pasta and head to Italy. Here are some websites to get you started. Location Information and Links  TEFL.com is an all encompassing … Continue reading