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How to land a job teaching English in Europe
Posted in : Moving Abroad, Travel Guides
How to land a job teaching English in Europe

Since I took up my job as an English teacher in January, I’ve received a plethora of questions related to ESL (English Second Language) teaching. From ‘do I need a TEFL certificate to teach?’ to ‘how did you find your job?’, I’ve been answering a shed load of queries on this lately and I feel it’s about time I put all of that information down on the blog so that I can help as many people as possible. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), also known as Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL),… Read more »

20 Struggles of Expats Living in Germany
Posted in : Expat Life, Germany

I love Germany. I could not be happier we chose Germany to call our home base after a year of floating around Europe, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without it’s complications at times. I could probably find more to add to this list, but to reference point number twenty, I have a class starting shortly and I need to be at least ten minutes early for that! 1. Worrying you don’t pronounce ‘uBahn’ or ‘Deutsche’ correctly but not being able to avoid these words in your daily life. 2. Not being able to practice… Read more »

Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach English abroad?
Posted in : Moving Abroad
Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad?

One of the most commonly asked questions I receive at Relokate, especially since I announced I had taken up some extra work as an ESL teacher, is ‘Do I need a TEFL certificate to teach English abroad?’ and it’s one of the first things you need to consider looking to teach abroad. Let me start out by saying that, yes, I do have a TEFL certificate (from i-to-i) and yes, it has helped me to secure work with 3 different language schools in Frankfurt. Is a TEFL certificate essential for the job? Yes and no…. Read more »