Category Archives: EL Gazette

Expect a flood of criminal TEFLers to a school near you

According to the EL Gazette all British Council inspected schools in the UK will need to conduct criminal record checks from 2014, so if the country or school you are in doesn’t insist on such checks a whole bunch of … Continue reading

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EL Gazette archives free to view and fully searchable

I’ve been enjoying the amazing ability to view the whole of EL Gazette online for free every month for at least a couple of years now. (Don’t ask how they can possibly make money from making it free, they might … Continue reading

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Highlights from October's EL Gazette

– 300 Assistant Language Teachers laid off in Korea, with maybe more to follow. – EL Gazette in dispute with Bell over their responsibilities to stop passport retention in Saudi Arabia – Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, UCL, Birmingham, King’s College London, … Continue reading

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EL Gazette closed after hacking of TEFL bloggers and authors

Here are some quotes from the emails and mobile messages they hacked, with the names of whose they are taken out to protect the innocent(?) “Sometimes those groupies make me wish I’d never come up with it. What is the … Continue reading

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Guest piece- 2000 Sri Lankan English Teachers Coming to Korea??

by Anontastic “No doubt,  anyone reading the EL Gazette this month may have done a double take when looking at the front page for August 2010 – I know that I did. According to the headlines, Korea plans to recruit … Continue reading

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EL Gazette campaign to save UK TEFL

As usual, I can find little to add to what the ever fabulous Melanie Butler has to say here, except that if you think this doesn’t concern you, just think about TEFLers fleeing the UK and further flooding the teaching … Continue reading

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Interview with a Marxist TEFLer/ TEFLing Marxist

Interview done by email rather than talking to a Zapatista-style balaclavaed bandit in the jungle (which would’ve been nice), but the results are just as interesting as the always thought provoking Marxist TEFL Group blog, I think you’ll find: “Why define yourself as … Continue reading

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A fireside chat with Sandy McManus

He’s been the most famous/ notorious online TEFL figure for around five years, and the age of Twitter doesn’t seem to have calmed him down at all. In this exclusive TEFLtastic interview, Sandy shows his sensitive side

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How to choose a good summer school

If teaching is more important than saving money or accommodation being included, the first thing to do when choosing a summer school is to avoid actual summer schools altogether. If I was in the same position of looking for a … Continue reading

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Why are EFL classes so cheap?

Not something I’d ever thought about, so instead of giving my usual instant opinions I am going to yet again break copyright law to quote the fabulous Melanie Butler, editor of EL Gazette, at length: “David Graddol argues that the … Continue reading

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