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Jon Duckett

Experienced TEFL teacher and former director at TEFL Jobs London.


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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

How to find a TEFL Job in the Autumn.

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With the wonderful warm weather we are having in London at the moment it certainly doesn’t seem like the summer is over. However on the job front things are quite different and there is certainly a lot less work about for TEFL teachers.

For those new to TEFL teaching or the London TEFL scene summer is by far the busiest time for language schools. This is because there is an influx of students and young learners from Europe who use their summer break as a chance to come to the UK to improve their English. This in turn means a huge demand from the language schools for additional teachers. Once these students start to make their way back to Europe at the end of the summer the demand for teachers also starts to dry up.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL Teaching in London over Summer

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Summer is the busiest time for English language schools in London, with many schools taking on two, three or four times their average student numbers. This often requires language schools to hire out additional buildings from schools and universities nearby in order to have enough classroom space. The additional students are mainly from Europe, keen to improve their English while they are away from work or university during the summer holidays. The summer also sees a higher proportion of young learners in London than throughout the rest of the year.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL Home Tutoring in London.

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Home stays are a popular part of many study abroad programs and this is no less so in the TEFL industry. Some people will volunteer to take in overseas students free of charge as a cultural experience for themselves and their children.

TEFL teachers can make a profitable income from taking in students from overseas by becoming home tutors. There are a few language schools in the UK such as Regent and EJO now offering this service. Teachers can earn upwards of £480 per week for providing tuition plus board and lodgings for overseas students.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL CV – Advice for London Teachers

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Writing a good TEFL CV is key to getting teaching work at language schools in London. Competition is tough so spending an extra few minutes checking to make sure you have included all the relevant content can make all the difference. TEFL Jobs London gives a few tips on how to improve your chances.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL in London – Life as a Teacher

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TEFL work in London is plentiful but there are also many qualified teachers in the city, so the competition is stiff. There are over 200 language schools mostly located in the upmarket central areas of the city such as Kensington and Covent Garden. You generally need a minimum of a university degree plus CELTA/Trinity qualification to be considered for teaching work. Becoming a full time member of the teaching team is tough and most teachers start on hourly paid contracts. Most teachers are hired during or in the run up to the busy summer period from June to August, so its best to start applying early on in the year.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

Finding EFL teaching work in London in 2011

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2011 is fast approaching, and the beginning of the year will be the best time to apply for London based TEFL Jobs.

During the early part of the year language schools in London will be making preparations for their busy summer period and looking to get additional teachers in place. It is important they start this process early as the application process can take a number of weeks to complete. As well as looking at CVs, Directors of Study will want to interview candidates, take up references and verify degree and teaching certificates. Additionally it is becoming more common for language schools to carry out CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks on teachers, particularly if they are going to be working with young learners. This process can take a number of weeks to complete.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs London

TEFL courses in London

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There are many TEFL Courses on offer in London. If you are thinking about doing a TEFL course in London it is important to think how you want to use that course. That way you can pick the right course for your intended goal.

TEFL Courses are NOT all the same. There are now hundreds of course providers and different types of courses meaning it has now become very confusing for prospective TEFL teachers. TEFL Jobs London puts a stop to that confusion with our clear points below:

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TEFL Jobs London is a site for London based TEFL teachers.

Coming soon we will have everything you need, from available jobs, TEFL book reviews, advice and updates from around London.

TEFL Jobs London is part of the Renaissance Resources Ltd group. It is a collection of sites dedicated to helping TEFL teachers find jobs and opportunities around the world. There is also help and advice for teachers covering all aspects of the TEFL spectrum.

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