ELT/ESL Professional Development

Take your teaching career to the next level with professional development. Whether it’s taking a specialized TEFL/TESOL course to enhance your resume or learning a new skill you can use to improve your teaching, we’re always offering new professional development opportunities to our global teachers.

Completed My TEFL Certification

I’ve Just Completed My TEFL/TESOL Certification, Now What?

You’ve finished your TEFL/TESOL certification course – congratulations! Now you’re trained and qualified to teach English to speakers of other languages in locations around the world and/or online. But where should you go from here? We’ll point you in the right direction to make the most of your new credentials.

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IELTS exam prep

How Can I Start Teaching IELTS Exam Prep?

Looking to stand out as an English teacher? Expand your career prospects and earning potential by carving out a teaching niche, such as preparing students to take the world’s most popular English language proficiency test, the IELTS.

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What is TESOL?

What Is TESOL? What is TEFL? Which Certificate Is Better – TEFL or TESOL?

You’ve been doing your research into getting certified to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and you keep running across the term TESOL. So, what is TESOL? Is the certification the same as TEFL, and which one do you need?

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How to Use LinkedIn to Get a TEFL/TESOL Job 

Check out the many ways you can use this social platform to get a teaching job – from joining professional groups and following organizations to adding digital badges to your profile.

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TEFL certification cost

How Much Does TEFL/TESOL Certification Cost? Is It Worth It?

To teach English as a foreign language, one of the qualifications employers ask for is certification. You know you need it, but how much does TEFL certification cost? Prices vary depending on some key factors. We’ll explain those and crunch the numbers.

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freelance private ESL teacher

How to Monetize Your Freelance Teaching Business

Get tips for making more money as a freelance teacher, and discover how you can monetize your freelance teaching business through social media, blogging, selling lesson plans, and more.

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ESL philosophy of teaching statement

ESL Philosophy of Teaching Statement: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

An ESL philosophy of teaching statement can help you be a better teacher and land a top teaching job. Find out why you need a teaching philosophy and how to write one. Plus, look at some example teaching philosophy statements.

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Build Your Brand as a Teacher – Start an ESL Podcast!

Lindsay McMahon, the founder and co-host of the All Ears English Podcast, which has been downloaded more than 200 million times, explains what an ESL podcast is and what the benefits of creating your own podcast are.

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Krzl, teaching English online from Chile

The Essentials of Teaching Business English Online and In Person

What is teaching Business English all about and what activities should you use in this TEFL/TESOL subfield? Learn where these adult ESL students are, what it takes to get a job teaching Business English online or in the classroom, and how to effectively work with this demographic.

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online English teacher

Tackling Operational Challenges as a Freelance Teacher

From creating cancellation policies to setting your rates and choosing a teaching platform, you’ll need to handle many operational challenges as a freelance teacher. Find out what it takes to operate a successful tutoring business and overcome these challenges!

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