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From tour guide to English teacher: Maria Elena’s TEFL story

On April 15, 2021, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

My name is Maria Elena and I am a licenced tour guide and Trinity certified English Teacher. Illustrating the artistic beauty of museums, churches and archaeological sites in Rome and its Province has been my job for over thirty years. Being an English teacher was a long-cherished dream. I am…

TEFL, TESOL, ESL, ELT: What is the difference?

On March 19, 2021, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

Are you planning to start your career as an English Teacher and getting a bit lost by all the different abbreviated terminologies that you may encounter while searching for English teaching jobs or teaching training courses? You are in the right place to finally understand the meaning of these terms…

Now is the Time to Transition to Online

On April 24, 2020, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

Due to the current situation and worldwide pandemic, we are now seeing the need to transition to the online classroom. Many English teachers are being pushed to make this scary jump and are feeling quite unsure about it. However, this does open up new opportunities for people who are considering…

Moving Forward; Covid-19 Q&A

On March 18, 2020, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

The current situation We are closely monitoring the current Covid-19 situation and following the guidance of the Italian Ministry of Health Department for the most up-to-date information. Due to the current situation and to avoid putting our customers, staff and the community at risk we closed our doors . This was…

A Day in the Life of a Business English Teacher in Milan

As one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is a city famous for sleek modern design and refined Italian style. Naturally, most people think of the city as being great for shopping, but residents of Milan know that it offers so much more than that. For example, Milan…

5 Steps to Getting Private Clients

by Bryn Elizabeth Bonino, founder of Teach English In Rome and Bryn Elizabeth Co. Does a visit to Italy leave you awe-inspired?  Do you want to live in il Bel Paese for a while and financially support yourself while you do?  If you are TEFL certified, you are on the…

Which TEFL Course Should I Take?

On October 10, 2019, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

On October 9, 2019, Posted by Miriam, In TEFL Blog, With Comments Offon Which TEFL Course Should I Take? What is TEFL? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. In order to gain access to the TEFL industry, there are many types of TEFL certificates, such as weekend courses, online courses and face to face courses….

TP1? GOJ? The schwa? – But what does it all mean?

On May 7, 2019, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

The Trinity CertTESOL course here at TEFL in Italy is a whirlwind, fun-filled rollercoaster tour of TEFL teaching, ultimately comprised of four written assignments and observed teaching practice, along with input sessions focusing on language awareness, teaching techniques and careers advice, among many other elements! If it sounds like a…

Rome? Completed it. Where to next?

On April 23, 2019, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

Firstly, as a disclaimer, Rome is never, EVER completed. Even the locals are always finding something new to see or do! However, Rome also serves as a pretty perfect base for exploring the rest of Italy. This blog will detail a few possible options of places to visit (probably AFTER…

Things to do of an evening in Rome

On March 12, 2019, Posted by , In TEFL Blog, With No Comments

Rome: the eternal city. Just because the sun has set it doesn’t mean Rome is sleeping! So, you’re halfway through Week 2 of your Trinity CertTESOL course and moderation seems a million miles away! After teaching practice, you’ll be out of the school by 8 or 8.30pm. What are you…