Teaching on the road

I’t’s been about 18 months since I made the transition from teaching English in classrooms around the world to teaching English online from airbnb’s around the world.

It has granted me a freedom that I could of only dreamed of a few years ago.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed making different cities my home for a few weeks. I prefer taking the time to explore slowly and not rushing my experiences. From Budapest to Marrakesh, from Bangkok to London, I’ve been lucky enough to travel to multiple parts of the globe.

How? All because I make money from my mobile phone.

But, the lifestyle isn’t all travelling and late starts. It’s hard work that requires planning and discipline.

However, in my opinion, the rewards are well worth it.

If you’re willing to put in the hard work, teaching online doesn’t only provide you with a flexible schedule, but it can help you achieve a healthy bank balance.

I’m going to cover travel and teaching online topics such as: portable classrooms, internet backups , devices and much more in future posts. But for now, I want to help you to get on your own way.

So, firstly, you’ll need a job!

Online education is on the rise. There is no shortage of online companies to choose from. Do your research and find out which one is best for you!

I work for Palfish and I LOVE IT!

Palfish

There are many reasons why working for Palfish is great. Good pay, flexible bookings and a social network of teachers and mentors are just a few.

I’ve helped several teachers get started on Palfish. If you’d like to join the team, download the Palfish app and insert my invitation code – 45012005.

Alternatively, you can drop me a message and I can answer any questions you have.

Palfish only hires native English speakers with a degree. There is no leeway.

Airbnb

When you teach and travel, it is important to ensure you have a quiet space and some privacy.

I’ve found using airbnbs not only the cheapest option, but the least risky. You can message the host in advance to enquire about the wifi and ask any other questions that may effect your teaching experience.

Chances are you already have an airbnb account, but if you don’t, sign up here and help a brother out –

https://www.airbnb.com/c/lhaddock4?currency=GBP

If you have any questions about teaching online or teaching and travelling, please get in touch!

Have a fantastic day!

Teach English Online with these 25 Companies! 2020

There probably isn’t a better time to teach English online!

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Most of the world’s learning is now taking place in living rooms instead of classrooms, and millions of people are unemployed and looking to make money from their home.

Even before the pandemic, teaching English online is one of the fastest growing online careers. There is a huge demand in Asia, and that demand is only going to grow in Europe and South American in the coming years.

I’ve compiled a list of the top 25 online ESL companies that you can apply to today!

List of Online ESL Companies 2020

Vipkids

Palfish

51talk

Landi

Whales English

Cambly

Dadaabc

GogoKid

iTutorgroup

QKids

Go Fluent

Italki

Alo7

SayABC

Magic Ears

GMNY

Pagoda

Cafetalk

Eigo Biz

Outschool

Topic-Time

Lime English

BlingABC

Panda ABC

LearnTalk

I suggest doing your own research on each company before completing the application process. There is a wealth of information on Youtube, Google and Online ESL Facebook groups.

To save you some time, I’ve linked some useful articles about teaching ESL online below:

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Good luck!

Online Teaching Headsets

A headset is to an online teacher what flour is to a baker. A good headset is vital to ensure high quality lessons.

Here are some of the top headsets for online ESL on Amazon. Simply click on the picture and it will direct you to the right place &price!

All of the following headsets are more than suitable to teach great online classes:

On-Ear Lightweight Headset with Mic/Stereo Headphones with Microphone for PC, Laptop

This affordable headset works well on computers, cell phones and tablets. It’s simple, reliable and comes with padded ear cushions.

Logitech H340 Wired Headset

Logictech headsets are popular among online teachers. This simple but great peice of technology doesn’t need to be installed, just simply connected via USB.

Stereo Computer Headphones with Mic (2.5 m Lead)

This one might be lower quality than the others on my list, but it’s still more than suitable for online education.

Semoic Mute Function Call Center USB Headset Noise Cancelling USB Call Center Headphone with Microphone for Skype Computer

This noise cancelling headset comes with a mute button, a super long cable and the ability to turn the microphone on and off.

Corsair HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset, Custom 50 mm Neodymium Speakers, Detachable Unidirectional Microphone, Lightweight Build with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Compatibility, Carbon

This gaming headset is suitable for PC use and had brilliant sound quality. It may be a bit ‘over-qualified’ for online ESL, but it will get the job done!

What headset do you use to teach online? Any recommendations?

I hope you’re all staying safe!

Teach from Self Quarantine

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all staying safe during these uncertain times.

This is a short post about a job opportunity for those who are currently staying at home and need to make some extra cash.

Here are the details –

#jobopportunity

Online Teaching!

Work from your mobile phone 📲 teaching English to students in China from anywhere you want 🌍 & earn up to $22 per hour plus bonuses 💰💰💰.

If you’re a native English speaker with a degree from the USA, UK,  CANADA, AUSTRALIA, IRELAND or NEW ZEALAND, you will be able to qualify for a demo (the interview) stage.

If you would like more details, please comment below or private message me on instagram – @tefltravelling

I hope I can help you out.

Sending you all good vibes!

#Travel: Poland – Krakow

Krakow, Poland is located near the Czech border in the southern part of the country. Millions of tourists flock to the city every year and this number is increasing annually!

Krakow is one of Europe’s best jewels. It is rich in history and architecture, has an abundance of restaurants and won’t damage your bank balance as badly as many other European cities.

In total, I spent 8 days in Krakow. I used airbnb to book a cheap apartment about a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

My Airbnb Discount Code:

https://www.airbnb.com/c/lhaddock4?currency=GBP

There are many places to stay in the city center, but if you’re looking for something a little quieter and cheaper, I recommend just outside of the old town.

8 days was a good amount of time for me to explore the city, chill and do some work.

Here are some things you need to check out when you’re visiting:

  • Krakow’s Rynek Glowny Town Centre
  • Wawel Cathedral
  • Wawel Royal Castle
  • Kazmiers The Former Jewish District
  • Lost Souls Alley

Two of the most popular things to do in Krakow are not actually in Krakow itself. They are half day/ day trips not too far from the city.

Auschwitz

I don’t have the words to describe my visit here. It’s an important history lesson that any visitor to Krakow should not miss.

Salt Mines

The Salt Mines were my most surprising part of my trip. I really wasn’t expecting much, but I was wrong! The structures and objects carved into the mine are incredibly impressive. It’s also a good history and science lesson.

So, there you have Krakow in a nutshell!

I hope to visit again this summer 🙂

Enjoy your trip!

Check out these handy resources to make sure you don’t miss anything in Krakow!