TEFL Summer!

What happens when the weather outside hits minus freezing? You go TEFL down south to work on your tan!

January is the best time of the year to apply for jobs in South America because the school year starts at the end of February. A university degree is necessary to get the work permit, and a TESOL certificate of 100+ hours is required. Most language schools cater to young learners so it is highly recommended to get the TESOL certification package with the TEYL course.

Australia is also a popular TEFL destination because they pay well, the weather is nice all year round, and the country offers a great balance of comfort, order, and adventure. Teachers must hold an advanced TESOL certificate such as TESL Canada, Trinity CertTESOL, or CELTA, and teaching experience is preferred.

Lavender Fields in Provence, France

You will certainly fall in love with France when you go there to teach English, but it won’t be because of the beautiful streets in Paris. Take a weekend trip to Provence and check out its beautiful lavender fields!

TEFL tourism France

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Find out more about teaching English in France!

Top 3 Beaches To Visit While Teaching English in Turkey

If you are teaching English in Turkey you can take a long weekend trip to one of these fascinating beaches. Our TESOL graduates who are currently teaching English in Turkey have ranked the following beaches in the top 3:



Konyaalti beach, Antalya

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Kyoto, Japan

Happy Valentine’s Day ESL teachers! We hope that you are having fun in the classroom with Valentine’s Day activities! When people think about romantic cities, they usually think of Paris, Venice, or New York, so today we wanted to show you how beautiful Kyoto is. Walk through beautiful gardens and Buddhist temples in Japan’s most traditional city!

Bamboo Grove

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

Cherry Blossoms in Hirano Shrine Garden
Sakura in Japan

Kinkakuji Temple – The Golden Pavillon-

If you want to learn more about teaching English in Japan, visit Shelley’s Teach Abroad Blog where she writes about the job market and gives tips for overcoming cultural difficulties and interacting with students and co-workers.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

The Zhangjiajie park, located in northern Hunan, is one of those natural wonders that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. This UNESCO World Heritage Site inspired the movie Avatar for its scenic pillar-like formations and biodiversity.

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China tourism

Easter Island, Chile

The moai are the monumental statues built by the Rapa Nui people in the late 800’s. If you are teaching English in Chile, taking a long weekend to visit this magical island in the Pacific Ocean will make your TEFL experience abroad a dream to remember.

Easter Island for TEFL teachers!

TEFL tourism in Chile

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg is a beautiful village with half timber houses, narrow streets, and medieval buildings. This romantic town from the middle ages is a must see for TESOL teachers in Germany!


Interested in teaching English in Germany? Find more information on the TESOL job market, TESOL certification requirements, and wages here .

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

If you are teaching English in Argentina, you have to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is located in the province of Santa Cruz.

Bridge of ice in Perito Moreno glacier.

Visit our TESOL Jobs page to learn more about the requirements and conditions for teaching English in Argentina.

Your $1.5 Million TESOL Adventure!

CNN reports that two men will spend roughly $1.5 million to visit all 962 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a span of two years. Many of these sites are just around the corner for ESL teachers! At Ontesol’s TESOL Expert blog we show pictures and provide important travel information, so you can choose your favourite TESOL destination.

These are some of the most beautiful places the world has to offer:

#1 Cappadocia, Turkey

#2 The Mighty Iguazu Falls (Triple frontier: Argenitna, Brazil, Paraguay)

#3 The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

#4 Tulum, Mexico

#5 Mount Quincheng, China

#6 Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

TESOL Adventures: The Great Wall Marathon

The 42km Great Wall Marathon was inaugurated in 1999 and takes place in one of the world’s greatest monuments. If you are an experienced runner teaching English in China, this must be the most thrilling marathon you will enjoy in your life. If you are not an experienced runner, you can opt for a half-marathon or a 7.5km Fun Run!

The 2013 edition is coming in May. You can register at great-wall-marathon.com. Teachers coming from outside Beijing can book a 2-day tour that takes you to the Forbidden City and the Tiananmen Square.

Here is a short video to get you pumped for the race!

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