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Beginners guide to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL): Part 2

Here’s the second of our two-part Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) guide. Careers Adviser Laura Blackledge looks at how to ensure you pick the write TEFL course for you.

When researching TEFL courses you may find a number of different acronyms used, but what do they mean and which option is right for you? There are no hard and fast rules as to which course you must take. With many options available it’s important to research and make sure the course suits you and your situation. Look back at our first post to think about what factors you should consider when choosing your course.

Initial TEFL qualifications can range from a practical 20-hour weekend course to 100-hours of online TEFL training: Continue reading

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Skills development with TEFL

This is a guest post written by staff at i-to-i, providing some examples of how they believe TEFL can help you develop and evidence some commonly sought-after skills. If you would like help reflecting on your skills or considering how you can develop them, or information on more skills which recruiters often require, see the make yourself employable section of our website or come in and speak to us. 

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My Day at the Fair

Catherine, one of our student bloggers, outlines her experience of the ‘Make a Difference’ fair

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I will admit now that I am not entirely sure what I want to pursue as a career. However, I do know that I am not massively motivated by money. Ideally I would like to find a career that allows me to use my skills and talent to benefit more than just a CEO.

That is why I went along to the Careers Centre’s ‘Making a Difference’ fair Continue reading


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How I got my job: Content & Community Manager

Leeds Graduate Freya Labram tells us how she got her job and shares her tips and advice for students and recent graduates.

As a Content & Community Manager, I always struggle to explain to people what it is I actually do. I work for a website called JobisJob, which lists job offers. You may have heard of it. Our main market is in the UK, but we’re actually based in Barcelona, Spain.

So what do I do all day Continue reading

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