At DoTEFL we strive to create a great TEFL blog, and if you’re here we must be doing something right! Through our blog we aim to provide you with the best possible TEFL tips to help you teach and travel successfully. However, there is always room for more expertise. After all, embracing different perspectives is one of the best ways to grow and stay informed. Plus, when you teach and travel there is always something new to learn. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite TEFL blogs from around the world.
The best TEFL blogs for teaching and traveling
The blogs we’ve selected cover a mixture of teaching and traveling. You will find that some are dedicated to teaching English, whilst others cover all aspects of teaching and travel. Of the sites with more of a travel focus, many of their creators were helped on their way abroad by teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). The content of their sites reflect this and is why we believe they are a worthy inclusion here.
We hope these blogs inspire you to teach more effectively and to get out there and travel the world too.
Teaching Nomad was founded in 2011 to connect teachers to schools in Asia. It continues this mission today and overtime has developed one of the best blogs to learn about living and teaching abroad.
They also run a TEFL course in partnership with the University of Northern Colorado. You can therefore get TEFL certified with them whilst digesting all of the useful information on their blog!
The ESL Expat blog is full of articles and stories about teaching English abroad. You’ll find a whole host of language tips and information on teaching English, as well as a number of ESL activities. Visit the ESL Expat website to download free ESL games for English learners and resources for teachers.
Although not a dedicated TEFL site, Nomadic Matt is one of the premier travel blogs on the internet. It also has some very useful information on teaching English abroad. In fact, Matt credits teaching English overseas in Thailand and Taiwan as the experience that showed him that he could survive and thrive in a different culture. Perhaps without that experience Nomadic Matt may never have existed?
What Kate and Chris Did is a great blog that covers teaching English, travel and expat life. They offer good advice for new teachers along with interesting city and country guides where you can get the lowdown on teaching English there. You’ll also find updates about all of the interesting places they travel to!
If you’re interested in working remotely, teaching English online, house sitting or travelling to some beautiful destinations around the world, come and See Nic Wander! Nic has a vast array of travel experience to draw upon and provides some great tips about teaching English online, which allows you to work whilst you’re on the road.
Adventures Around Asia follows Richelle as she travels around Asia. Through her blog and community she also helps people start teaching abroad in China. So, if you want to teach English in China, she has got some great tips for you.
Created by Lillie Marshall, Teaching Traveling is the place to go if you’re looking for advice on the global education curriculum, educator travel grants and trip ideas. You’ll also find some useful teaching resources.
Wanderdolls follows Ashley from Canada as she travels and teaches around the world. Starting out as an ESL teacher in Seoul, South Korea, Ashley spent two years there exploring South East Asia. It’s now her goal to inspire others to travel and to show you what’s possible when working remotely, teaching and traveling.
Meghan the Traveling Teacher explores budget travel and opportunities for teachers outside the classroom. If you’re interested to learn how you can become a traveling teacher too, it’s definitely worth checking out Meghan’s site.
ELT Planning is a great blog on English language teaching by Peter Clements. So, once you’re traveling and teaching English abroad, it’s a great place to go for teaching tips.
Pete is a teacher with vast experience who also happens to write material for various publishers. These skills help make this blog a great read and it is ideal for those looking for lesson ideas and help in the classroom.