New Teacher Tales

New Teacher Tales

TEFL Teachers from all around the world talk about how they started out teaching English, and what advice they would give to new teachers.

Teaching English Kyiv Ukraine

Amy, a fellow teacher here in Kiev, tells us about starting out in New York, and why she loves teaching in Ukraine so much. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Angela TEFL Teach English

In this blog, Angela, who is originally from the Philippines and now teaches in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, talks to us about how she started teaching English and her current multi-role job. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Anna TEFL Teach English

In this post, Anna from Ukraine, tells us about being a government school teacher, why she did a CELTA as well as a language teaching degree and how she ended up teaching business English in an I.T company in Lviv. Read more….

Teaching English in Japan

In this post, fellow blogger Becky who is now teaching in Moscow, tells us about why she loves teaching little kids and how teaching in Japan allowed her to see the Japanese singer she loves multiple times. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Ciaran TEFL Teach English

In this post, Ciaran, from Ireland, tells us about starting out teaching in Japan, losing the roof of his house in Vietnam, his love for Taiwan and the joys of owning a dog. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Emma TEFL Teach English

In this post, we interview Emma, a British teacher who trained with us in Thailand, and then has worked for International House for the rest of her career to date, in Argentina, Spain, and Portugal. She tells us about starting out teaching classes of 60 students in Thailand, running social media for a school in Argentina and getting the opportunity to visit Iraq for teacher training. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Evonne TEFL Teach English

Evonne from Malaysia talks about how the economic downturn in Asia forced her to start teaching English, and why she is really happy that she did. Read more….

New Teacher Tales TEFL Teach English

Fiona teaches in Spain and talks about leaving her job as a jeweller to teach in Spain, visiting a bullfight and what she would do differently if she was to start it all again.  Read more

New Teacher Tales Henry TEFL Teach English

Henry, from the UK, is our youngest teacher to interview so far. In his first year of teaching after his degree, he tells us about how and why he decided to teach English abroad, the job he does now and what he’s learned from it. Read more…

Filipino teaching abroad

Nadja from the Philippines, tells us about doing the CELTA and teaching English in Vietnam, and how she became a Learning and Language Advisor to students at an international university there. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Pete TEFL Teach English

In this post, Pete, a British teacher who currently works as a teacher and materials writer in Bangkok Thailand, talks about working on the EPIK scheme in South Korea, living in a Spanish town with storks on the cathedral spire and feeding a summer school’s resident badger. Read more….

New Teacher Tales Rheanna TEFL Teach English

In this blog, Canadian Rheanne talks us through her extensive English teaching career, including jobs in Japan, Vietnam, UAE and Kazakhstan, and teaching English to fetuses (yes, you read that right). Read more…

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia New Teacher tales - Richard

In this post, Richard tells us about teaching English in Italy and Saudi Arabia and the problems with Google Translate as an English teacher. Read more….

New Teacher tales Sharon

Sharon, from Hong Kong, trained in the UK and now teaches and trains teachers back home in Hong Kong. She has some ‘interesting’ stories about dodgy teachers in the industry and students’ inappropriate behaviour in class. Read more….