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All you need to know about legalising your TEFL for use overseas

Teaching English abroad with a TEFL qualification is becoming a popular option for many people who are looking to relocate. The chance to immerse yourself in the local culture through language can be a wonderful, rewarding and exciting experience. With this surge in popularity, a host of issues have come to light when qualified TEFL tutors are attempting to use...

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Going to work in China – The latest on the situation

Although life in China is returning to something close to normal, the government continues to keep a close eye on who’s allowed to come into the country. And while most schools are allowing children back into classrooms, there is a major shortage in teaching staff because of continuing travel restrictions across the globe. We look at the situation as it...

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Teaching in Taiwan – Dealing with the paperwork

What is legalisation? The process of legalisation, also known as authentication or attestation, takes officially-issued documents from one country and makes them legally recognised in another. This can include a single stage, up to 6 stages, dependent on many factors including document type, its usage and destination, to name just a few. Legalisation of a document can be simply split...

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Preparing for the recruitment boom – Expanding your skills in lockdown

Adjusting to a new country, and even a new career certainly has its difficulties. Whether you’re looking to relocate overseas once lock down is eased, or simply looking at trying a new career path teaching online, now is the perfect time to expand your skill set. From preparing your job application, learning how to put together lesson plans and even...

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UK Apostille – Essential Guide to UK Legalisation

  UK APOSTILLESEverything You Need To Know POST NAVIGATION What is an Apostille? Hague Countries Document Types Issuing Bodies Validity Next Steps BY MELANIE CLARKE Legalisation can be a complicated procedure. With various terms for what is essentially the same process, and a range of factors affecting the process depending on your personal circumstances, things can get stressful. We’re here...

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Coronavirus – How the impact on teacher recruitment is evolving

With all of the headlines around the Coronavirus constantly filling up our news feeds, it’s leaving many with more questions than answers and filling those who had planned to relocate with uncertainty. In our unique position, assisting people looking to move and travel around the globe, we are here to provide a balanced and informed view of the situation. How...

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Teacher Retention Crisis

Retention is a challenge facing schools all over the world. New statistics show that almost one in three teachers leave the classroom within five years of starting to teach, and 1 in 6 drop out after their first year. From the UK to China, teachers are leaving their jobs in higher numbers than ever before.

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Teaching in Vietnam – How To Legalise Your Documents

Vietnam continues to gain the attention of those looking for a location to teach ESL, for the beautiful landscapes, friendly people and cost of living being low compared to other locations. As a legalisation for Vietnam specialist, we have extensive experience in helping those looking to start a new adventure.

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Qatar Legalisation – Complete Guide To Education Documents

Legalising documents for use in Qatar is principally the same as for any other country. However, in 2016 there were additional requirements introduced to legalise degree certificates, and even now we still get supporting documents from universities that do not contain all the required specific information as it can be difficult navigating the potentially unclear guidelines to ensure we meet their specific requirements.