- Have you recently started your English teaching career and you feel you have been ‘thrown in at the deep end’?
- Are you looking for a way to continue developing your teaching skills regularly without the need to commit to a course and work to deadlines?
- Would you like to have access to a wealth of teacher training webinars and workshops online that you can dip into to get the training you need at a time that suits you?
- Could you benefit from 1-to-1 coaching from an experienced teacher?
Join Oxford TEFL Connect – No deadlines No coursework. Just the support you need.
Let us keep supporting you as you take your first steps as a teacher.
As a teacher you may find yourself feeling you lack the support you benefitted from when you did your initial training. Having a place to access teacher training. You may want to keep developing your skills as a teacher, but be unsure how to get started. Oxford TEFL Connect is suitable for all recently-qualified TEFL teachers or teachers who are looking for a way to refresh their skills. Teachers from all countries, nationalities, ages and backgrounds are welcome in our Oxford TEFL Connect community, including teachers who haven’t previously done an Oxford TEFL course and teachers who have very little experience. If you are a teacher and you are looking for a continuation of the kind of support the CELTA /TEFL course provides, Oxford TEFL Connect is for you.
What can you do as a member of Oxford TEFL Connect?
As a member of Oxford TEFL Connect, you will gain access to our platform. This is where you will be join live events, access our bank of over 50 webinars and workshop, find resources and request a coaching session from a tutor to get the 1-to-1 support you need. We’ve got it covered:
- Need guidance planning one of your lessons or finding work? Request a coaching session from an Oxford TEFL tutor.
- Interested in developing your skills in a specific area? Watch a webinar from our vast selection.
- Feeling isolated or need to vent? Connect with other teachers in the forum.
Download our platform app and make access even easier on-the-go. There is no long-term commitment (unless you want it), no high sign-up fee, no coursework, no deadlines and you can connect at a time that suits you.
What can I receive per month as a member of Oxford TEFL Connect?
- 1 x 30 minute coaching session to help you plan for a class, prepare for an interview or deal with a challenging situation.
- Access to over 50 teacher training webinars and workshops presented by our expert team. New content added every month.
- Access to our bank of teaching resources and articles
How can I become a member of Oxford TEFL Connect?
Ready to join our vibrant teaching community, Oxford TEFL Connect? There is no need to apply, simply click the button below and join our community.
Who will the tutors be?
Oxford TEFL Connect Coordinator – Kate Williams
Kate is a teacher and teacher trainer at our school in central Barcelona, Oxford House. She teaches group and private classes to adults at the school. Originally from Lancashire in the UK, she has taught English in Honduras, Bolivia, Galicia and London. As Oxford TEFL Connect coordinator, Kate organises all the online events, ensures the platform runs smoothly and is your go-to person when you have any questions or need to request support from one of our tutors.
Oxford TEFL Connect Tutors
As a member of Oxford TEFL Connect, you will receive training and support from many different teachers and tutors from our team. This could include teachers who work in our language school in Barcelona or tutors who work on our CELTA courses, for example. One of the great things about this online community is that you will come into contact with so many professionals working in ELT from all over the world, and we are all ready to support you through your journey as a teacher.
What webinars will I be able to access?
We have more than 50 Oxford TEFL Connect webinars on the platform. These are led by teachers and trainers from Oxford TEFL on practical ideas for teaching in different contexts.
They are 30 or 60 minutes long and include (but are not limited to) Young Learners, Business English, teaching exam classes, using technology effectively online, classroom management and professional developement.
You’ll be able to access them on the Oxford TEFL Connect platform whenever you have free-time. Pick up some tips and tricks to incorporate into your lessons.
What type of support will I receive from the coaching sessions?
Coaching sessions will be provided via Zoom/ Skype, email or a combination.
Our coaching sessions are there to guide you each month and provide specific support wherever you feel it’s needed. This could be support planning a challenging lesson, advice on finding work, guidance on moving your online classes face to face (or vice versa), or finding your next steps in ELT, for example.
To request support, simply submit the coaching request form via our platform and we will put you in touch with a tutor whose expertise matches your needs.
What teacher training resources will I be able to access?
Oxford TEFL has been training teachers since 1998 and our teachers, trainers and graduates have a wealth of experience to share. We have carefully curated materials including blog posts and articles, templates, tools, youtube videos and also our bank of over 50 past Oxford TEFL Connect webinars. Creators of this content are not only well-known experts, but also teachers who are passionate about the ELT profession and have provided valuable content and practical ideas for the language classroom.
This bank of resources will help you develop a broader understanding of language learning and methodology, as you start to apply ideas to your own classes. You will also be able to access our resources for finding work and keep up-to-date with teacher development opportunities in the profession with our handy calendar of face to face and online events around the world.
What are the fees?
Our goal is to provide a supportive and friendly go-to place for teachers which is accessible to as many teachers as possible.
(Just €10 per month)
Still not sure?
This is what some recent Oxford TEFL Connect subscribers said:
“My lesson planning tutor knew exactly what I needed and made the most of the time I had with her. The tips she gave were very helpful.”
-Karen Rai Kingsellers
"The tutor was cheerful and enthusiastic and his webinar was inspirational.”
"...a wonderful support network in the gap between finishing the CELTA course and finding teaching work. I'm sure I'll find it invaluable while teaching too!"
"I appreciated how he listened to my problems and I was glad to have the chance to speak with someone about these issues"
"I just watched Marcela Cintra's workshop on motivating teachers and it was excellent."
"My coaching tutor, Damian is wonderful. This made me feel less isolated and really helped me feel more connected."
Justin gave me detailed suggestions during a resume correction session which was very helpful. I would gladly recommend the coaching session to other community members.
How can I become a member of Oxford TEFL Connect?
Join our community of international teachers, develop your skills and pick up some tips and tricks for your classes.