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By Neil Root
Neil Root is a writer and London based English Language teacher with 10 years experience.

River Thames

London is a city with scores of English language schools, some more established than others. With your Trinity TESOL/CELTA/DELTA accreditation, you have the passport to apply for jobs at any of these schools – one or two even take non-qualified teachers – one school in central London was recently advertising for teaching ‘interns’- no qualifications or experience required, 25 hours teaching a week for £450 a month! For the professional teacher of course, such schools are to be avoided. The kite mark of real quality is of course the British Council stamp of approval, and such schools have high standards and can offer more career development, but obviously in return, higher teaching standards and attendance at training workshops (sometimes unpaid) are expected, and observations and feedback are usually given on a regular basis.

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

TEFL in London – Life as a Teacher

By Italo-Europeo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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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