New teachers of English as a foreign language PODCAST

My name's Andrea, I'm author of the Amazon ebook 'The TEFL Teachers Guide Book: Your Journey to Success', and I've been working in the TEFL industry for many years in various roles including Head of Studies, Director of Studies, Teacher Trainer and as a Freelance Teacher. This podcast series is designed to help recently certified teachers of English as a foreign or second language take those fearful first steps into work, with courage and determination. Here you'll receive tips, tricks and useful tactics that will set you up for success in your job in the TEFL industry.

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Thursday Dec 17, 2020

During this podcast I'm talking to Hugh Dellar, co-author of the general English course book series Outcomes and Innovations. He is also co-founder of an online school and training company called Lexical Lab. Today he is talking to us about his experiences of teaching along with giving you some great advice on how best to use course books in the classroom, to support students learning. 

Monday Dec 07, 2020

During this podcast, I'm having a chat with Ollie Levido who currently teaches English as a foreign language in Bolivia. He's been working there for 2 years, since getting his CELTA certificate. As a reasonably new TEFL teacher he's going to give you his insights into teaching kids - face-to-face and online, and he'll explain what you can expect if you're interested in teaching English online to children in China.

Tuesday Nov 10, 2020

During this podcast, I'm chatting to Bernie Maguire. Bernie has worked in the world of English language in Spain for more than 40 years, with the majority of that time working for the British Council. In the last 10 years she's worked as an advisor in universities at a national level. She's with us today to help you get to grips with understanding your students' levels (A1 - C2), by using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Tuesday Oct 20, 2020

Does the idea of teaching an exam preparation class frighten you? Have you dismissed job adverts looking for teachers to take on exam prep classes because you just don't know how to go about it or don't feel you have the experience? Well, this podcast is ideal for you! I've invited Retta Dawson back to talk on the subject of teaching exam preparation classes. She has 30 years experience in this area of teaching and will give you plenty of reasons to say YES to these types of classes.

3 strategies for finding work

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

In this podcast, I'm excited to be sharing 3 strategies for finding work. These 3 strategies aren't your every day strategies, they require effort and persistence, courage and determination, but when you put them into practice they will set you up for success. 

Tuesday Sep 08, 2020

Sean O'Malley has been working in EFL Management for 20 years, with responsibility for a team of 170 teachers. During this interview he's going to give you an insight into what language academies are looking for when it comes to teacher performance in the classroom. Follow his expert advice on Do's and Don'ts in the classroom to ensure you get called back time and time again to teach classes. 

Monday Aug 24, 2020

Do you want to get some expert advice about how best to start your new venture as a teacher of English as a foreign language? In this podcast, I'll be sharing my 3 top tips on how to build a good reputation as a teacher, and I'll introduce you to my podcast series and what you'll gain from listening to the various episodes. What are you waiting for? Just press play now!

Monday Aug 24, 2020

Want to know what an academy would expect from you if you work for them? Want to know what support you can expect from an academy? Well, listen up newbies! There's a whole 45 minutes of insider information in this podcast, as Ed Taylor, Head of Studies for King's Training, is going to share some great info about expectations on both sides. 

Wednesday Aug 05, 2020

During this podcast I'm interviewing Retta Dawson, a Freelance English teacher with more than 30 years experience, who shares her best tips for preparing yourself for an interview, and explains what you can typically expect when you're invited to one.  

Tuesday Aug 04, 2020

During this podcast I'm interviewing Francesca Di Mambro, who's been working as a teacher for more than 20 years. She's giving you her top 5 tips on how you can feel more confident in your work as you start your new teaching venture.

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