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Knowing that I am helping these children and adults to build their confidence and improve their English is so rewarding, and I find their determination and humility inspiring. They are not only learning from me, but I have learnt so much from them too.
Life is better than ever! I work for successful people, salary is great. I see the world. I see growth in the kids I teach. Is there anything more I really need to say to persuade you that this is a life-changing course?
I wish everyone could spend a period of their lives in a school such as this to truly put what it is important into perspective. The world would definitely be a better place.
Not only am I learning more about Spanish people, getting under the skin of the culture and discovering what it is that makes them tick, but I’m also enhancing my career, my skills and building something more than simply a 24 hour-a-week TEFL career.
I really enjoyed immersing myself in the culture and I’ve learnt such a lot. The kids are incredible, and their attitude towards learning is inspiring. It was definitely the children that made my teaching experience so enjoyable.
I was already planning on going travelling and this meant I could travel and do something meaningful too! Teaching the children was incredible and made me realise what I want to do as a career later on in life: teach! I also made some pretty close friendships as well as getting to live in an amazing city.
My advice would be: do it! Life is too short and I firmly believe that if you want to leave and be successful, the only thing standing in your way is a lack of self-belief.
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The everyday heroes making your TEFL experience one to remember
Emma’s an old hand in the TEFL industry – she’s been in the game for nearly five years (eek!). She loves speaking to new people and hearing their stories, helping them achieve their TEFL dreams. New York is Emma’s favourite destination – a visit last year has developed into what’s looking like a life-long love. Also, she can sing with her mouth shut.
Any good stories? I once convinced my local bar I was in Coronation Street, and I’m still reaping the benefits to this day.
Natalie has worked with i-to-i for nearly two years, and her knowledge of teaching overseas is vast! She can tell you all about TEFL courses and amazing travel opportunities all over the world, so just ask. Nat spent six months studying in sunny Spain which infected her with the travel bug, and she loves to visit family in beautiful South Africa.
Favourite food: Surf’n’turf – preferably on a South African beach...
Seasoned TEFL traveller Adam has worked at a school in Lima, and has even volunteered at an animal sanctuary in Thailand through one of his teaching jobs. There isn’t much Adam can’t tell you about the world of TEFL! He loves sharing with you guys all the opportunities that TEFL can provide – there are so many amazing places to teach and travel. Also loves: football, drumming and travelling of course!
Favourite place: Chiang Mai in Thailand.
Tash has been in the teach & travel industry for five years, and she’s driven by giving people the opportunity to experience new countries, cultures and pastimes. Her role also includes keeping the motley crew of TEFL Experts in check (and trust us, they need it!) and organising late-night office deliveries of her favourite Thai food for the team.
Favourite place: America!
Ops Manager Jo oversees our courses and travel opportunities, and makes sure everything runs smoothly for our customers. She’s been in the teach & travel industry for 15 years after taking a career break to volunteer, and she wants to help others have similar experiences. Other hobbies include biking, walking, camping, and being in the great outdoors with her young daughter. Adventure doesn’t have to always be far from home!
Fun fact: Has been attacked by killer bees, and stung by a scorpion – but lives to tell the tale!
Our northern belle Tor keeps everything running like clockwork for our students and travellers alike. She’s been all around the world, and loved her time on the 2 month Thailand internship in 2014 (which incidentally led her to join our team!). Tor knows her stuff, and can answer any questions about the ins-and-outs of teaching English abroad.
Secret skill: Tor’s laugh is highly infectious. She can set the whole office off when she gets going...
Born and bred Leeds lass Jill has over ten years in the TEFL industry behind her! She’s travelled around Australia and New Zealand before settling back here in Yorkshire to help others achieve their dreams of teaching English abroad. She loves crafting with her five year old daughter, camping in the great outdoors and experimenting with new recipes.
Fun fact: Jill is one of i-to-i’s longest standing members of staff. Cheers, Jill!
Pete loves spending his days chatting to would-be TEFLers (and getting steadily more jealous of their amazing travel plans). He’s spent lots of time abroad and has the bamboo tattoos to prove it – the inked elephant on his arm is called Porcelain the Third, and he maintains this was a sober decision! Also likes: rugby, football and the inevitable pub visits that accompany a game.
Favourite place: Gili Air, Indonesia. I lived there for just over a month, and it was incredible.
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The cost of living abroad can be really low - for example, in Thailand a hot Pad Thai could set you back as little as 50p!
It depends. You could take home as much as £2,000 a month (that's South Korea), with salaries generally being enough to live a pretty good standard locally.