TEFL Better with LinkedIn

By Lorena Siegel
June 30, 2014

You might be using social media to share your best photos, stories, and rants about teaching abroad, but are you using it to become a better teacher? Perhaps it’s time to graduate to LinkedIn, where the grown-ups and professionals hang out. You’ll find tons of groups and networks full of TEFL teaching jobs, resources, and discussions. Here are a few of the best to get you started:

ESL International

This group boasts almost 30,000 members around the world and features discussions on all things related to teaching ESL & TESOL internationally.

China TEFL

Specifically for those who are teaching or would like to teach in China, this group features discussions about what works and what doesn’t in the Chinese EFL classroom, currency exchange and life tips, and how to land a job in China.


TEFL Jobs World

Here you’ll find discussions specifically geared towards getting hired and getting a job, such as what certification programs to take and how to apply for your first teaching position.

ESL Teacher Professionals

With 20,000 members, ESL Teacher Professionals is an active networking group with lively discussions about the challenges of teaching english as a second language.

This is just the tip of the iceberg! Get on LinkedIn and join some discussions. You’ll make new connections, get teaching ideas, and perhaps even land yourself a new TEFL job.