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How to best write a TEFL CV

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is a popular option not only for graduates but also for career changers. How you should write your CV best is depending on your specific background and the job specifications.
Guidelines, general qualifications, and experience are two crucial factors, but it’s good to note that different countries have different and specific requirements.

In most countries, you need to have a degree to obtain a visa, while TEFL qualification often comes in only as secondary. Most European countries, though, as well as a lot of organizations, require both a degree, Trinity Cert Tesol or CELTA certification, and relevant experience, also for entry-level positions. Further qualification, for example, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or Delta qualification, may be required for a higher-level position.

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Laughing Matters Humor in the Language Classroom

Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers – Series Editor: Penny Ur

Laughing Matters is a resource book dealing with humor in the language classroom. It provides over 120 activities which will inject some light-hearted fun into lessons whilst still being grounded in respected language learning theory.Jokes provide teachers with a rich resource of patterned language use and cultural knowledge. Humor is also a very effective way to help students remember key concepts and structures. Humor can be one of the hardest aspects of a foreign language for students to understand; yet it is also one of the most rewarding.

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