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TESOL China: My First Day on The Job

By Jonathan Caulk – 120-hour TESOL certificate When I first stepped into the classroom in China, after tripping over the metal threshold, I felt dizzy and panicky. I hadn’t taught anything to anyone in my life. The closest thing to teaching on my resume was a promotion gig which involved standing in the parking lot […]

Managing Class Behaviour in Turkey

Turkey is a beautiful country and the culture is fascinating. The schools are new with smart boards in every classroom. If teachers bring laptops, they can use them for lessons. The Turkish staff seems genuinely interested in helping the English program succeed. They ask for input on a regular basis with the goal of improving […]

Q&A With OnTESOL Graduate Teaching English in Italy

Giovanna Cardi has been teaching English in Italy since 2011 and she completed the 120-hour TEFL certificate course with OnTESOL in 2014. We asked her to tell us a little about her experience as an ESL teacher in Italy in order to help new teachers prepare for the job. In this Q&A, Giovanna answered everything that new […]

TESOL Morocco: Adapt the Curriculum When Teaching Culture

While teaching English in Morocco I sometimes got bogged down by teaching an American curriculum in a country that had completely different customs, beliefs, and traditions. It was sometimes difficult for me to connect the lines for my students in the curriculum just because they didn’t grow up with the same background knowledge that American […]

OnTESOL Graduate: Making a Difference in West Papua

My name is Jasmine Togeretz and I work for the Raja Ampat Research and Conservation Center (RARCC) in West Papua, Indonesia. I teach English to several local Papuans who have been given the opportunity to train as dive guides for Papua Diving, a dive resort operating here in Raja Ampat. Papua Diving is sponsoring the […]

TEFL Turkey: Teaching Pronunciation and Grammar

In this TEFL Turkey blog, you will learn how to help your students overcome problems with pronunciation, articles, prepositions, and relative clauses.  Knowing what these are will enable you to recognize them when they occur and develop ways of helping students overcome such problems. -Study TEFL online!-

TEFL Turkey: Teaching Grammar

When it comes to teaching grammar in Turkey, you will find that grammatical structures are taught out of context and proficiency is measured through gap fill worksheets. You will find that students are used to a routine in which teachers give a particular rule using a lot of technical terminology and ask students to solve […]

Teaching English to University Students and Adult Learners in Turkey

Turkish society is going through a period of great transition and the population is experiencing many upheavals. Among these issues is an awareness of the increased opportunities available to those with a decent command of the English language. Consequently, there is a large demand for English teachers in universities and large companies. In this article, […]

TESOL Turkey: Teaching Young Learners and High School Students

If you are a recent TESOL graduate who is interested in teaching English in Turkey, you will see that most entry-level jobs involve teaching young learners or high school students. In this article, I will explore different approaches and techniques that you need to take into consideration with each age group. -Get your TESOL certification […]