Welcome to TEFLProse!

No that’s not a typo, it’s the name of our blog. Prose, get it? As in writing. Ok, you got it. Our blog is a place where you can get all sorts of odds and ends about teaching, living abroad, jobs and whatever else Jos and Whitney feel like you might enjoy reading on that particular day. This is a spot where we want to share some useful tips with you in a “real human” way. Please excuse our bad hair days and casual writing style, we want to have a little fun too!

July 20, 2020
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6 Reasons an Online TEFL is Invaluable as Lockdown Lifts

When it comes to scheduling online English classes, you get the ultimate flexibility in freelance online teaching vs online language schools. You choose your schedule and pick students that fit this time frame.  While you pick your schedule initially with an online language school, there is less flexibility later on. You have to commit to a certain number of hours in specific days and times. Remember that many online language schools are based in Asia, which may not work with your timezone. 
July 20, 2020
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Freelance Online Teaching vs Online Language Schools: How to Choose

When it comes to scheduling online English classes, you get the ultimate flexibility in freelance online teaching vs online language schools. You choose your schedule and pick students that fit this time frame.  While you pick your schedule initially with an online language school, there is less flexibility later on. You have to commit to a certain number of hours in specific days and times. Remember that many online language schools are based in Asia, which may not work with your timezone. 
July 14, 2020
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Already a TEFL Teacher? 5 Ways to Boost Your Online Teaching Salary

Use extra conversation classes to speak more contextually with students about their own lives and interests. This helps your ESL students to grasp the important vocabulary that’s relevant to their lives. If you currently only teach group lessons, this is a big winner to boost your online teaching salary. You can put up your online teaching salary per class as you are offering one-on-one conversational meetings, which is an upgrade from group English lessons.
July 14, 2020
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4 Types of TEFL Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers Available Right Now

Not able to travel right now? That’s no problem. Why not become a TEFL teacher in your home country or the country you reside in currently. Take the United States, for example. While you can’t work as a TEFL teacher in a school in most states, there are still plenty of jobs for TEFL-certified teachers in private language companies and language consultancy agencies.
July 8, 2020
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[GUEST POST] 6 Tips to be an Effective Online English Teacher

Don't forget to go over your online lesson materials, which may include real-time interactive quizzes that you should know how to operate during the lesson. Knowing how to use your online teaching tools and materials beforehand will allow you to be an effective online English teacher.
July 7, 2020
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How to Make Money as a Freelance Online TEFL Teacher

Working for an online languages school has its advantages: guaranteed hours, set salaries, and consistent students.  However, often these hours don’t work well for TEFL teachers or the salary is lower than you can command on your own. This is why you should consider becoming a freelance online TEFL teacher.
July 7, 2020
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Teach Abroad Now: 60 Countries You Can Travel to in July 2020

For those who would like to travel to Mexico, coronavirus border lockdown measures are still tight but you can enter for work. That said, there aren’t many hotels open, so if you’re teaching abroad in Mexico, make sure you have accommodation sorted beforehand. To teach abroad now in Mexico, make sure you have a TEFL qualification to secure a job beforehand.
July 3, 2020
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We Asked TEFLPros Graduates How Our Course Prepared Them For Online Teaching (Here’s What They Said)

“Not only did I feel prepared after going through the course, I got an offer to teach online almost immediately. While this course features real in-class observation via video (I think around 20 hours of it), it's quite easy to adapt what I saw in the classrooms to my online teaching experience. Plus the course taught me how to adapt it to any situation. 
June 24, 2020
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Online Teaching Essentials for Your 2020 TEFL Virtual Classroom

High-quality TEFL worksheets, activity books, teaching frameworks, lesson plans, and English teaching resources are invaluable online teaching essentials. Don’t settle for scrappy, disorganized lesson planning and poorly worded worksheets.  Create a tailored English learning curriculum that embraces all facets of the language learning process using digital TEFL resources. 
June 17, 2020
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2x Your Stay at Home Mom Salary for More Free Time with TEFLPros!

Aiming to solve these obstacles, Jos and Whit believe in crafting accessible, high-quality ESL education, so that everyone can grow their ambitions, enter a rewarding job, and earn a decent annual salary. That’s why the TEFLPros course is a popular solution if you're a working mother. It’s designed for real people becoming real teachers in real life.
June 12, 2020
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5 Gap Year Disadvantages (+ How a TEFL Certificate Solves Them)

Children and adults all over the world are crying out for English teachers. Taking a TEFL gap year offers you the opportunity to connect and grow with cultures from all over the world, learning alongside each other. Not only will you craft bonds that last a lifetime, you’ll gather a years’ worth of unforgettable memories. 
June 1, 2020
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7 Unexpected Reasons a TEFL Gap Year is a Good Idea

Children and adults all over the world are crying out for English teachers. Taking a TEFL gap year offers you the opportunity to connect and grow with cultures from all over the world, learning alongside each other. Not only will you craft bonds that last a lifetime, you’ll gather a years’ worth of unforgettable memories. 
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