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The Fewer Things

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The Fewer Things is here to help you make the change in your life you've been waiting for! Start your new adventure with us and break free! All of our programmes include a TEFL/TESOL qualification and a paid teaching placement! Our dedicated team will help you each step of the way and provide the support you need for your big move!

We have designed unique programmes and courses which will get you qualified and teaching in Asia. We only work with well established and trusted education organisations.​ All of our schools are vetted and in-line with the local education bureaus.  

Choose from programmes in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand! 

We have an extensive community of teachers who have travelled all over Asia with us! Be sure to check out: Our reviews, social media pages, check our cost of living guides on our website and drop us a message for a chat!

COVID-19 Positive Notes

Now we know more about the Covid Pandemic, we are seeing more and more countries open up to workers. We are sending teachers out to China and Thailand in the next few weeks!

- China open to workers with correct documentation
- Thailand open to workers with correct documentation
- South Korea open to workers with correct documentation
Founded
2017

Reviews

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Mathew
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Well, I'm still coming to the end of quarantine at my hotel in Shanghai, but so far so good. I feel lucky to have been able to make it out just in time during a difficult year.

The Fewer Things have been incredibly supportive since March, when I applied for the teaching position in Shanghai, and I couldn't have asked for more. From up-to-the-minute updates from the UK visa centres and the latest on Corona, we we guided diligently through each step of the now more complicated process of acquiring the visa to work here.

I have been in constant touch with the school who have been brilliant and have reassured me in terms of working commitments and accommodation. I look forward to being fully settled, but I cannot recommend The Fewer Things enough. Once you sign up, you don't need to worry about a thing.

I feel very lucky to have found them in what seems to be a very crowded TEFL scene.

Good luck with your application if you decide to go with TFT - you won't be disappointed!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do your research, but if you have your heart set on a particular experience, leave it to TFT - they will find you the ideal placement for you.
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Shannon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

From day one of being accepted onto the graduate programme, I had an enormous amount of support from the team at TFT, both in the U.K. and once in China, I never felt I was alone and was never left without any questions unanswered.

I started out in Shanghai in 2018, where I worked for Pacican Academy, working on the outskirts of downtown Shanghai, the commute to my school was only 15 minutes on the metro or I could walk there on a nice day. I taught 26 periods per week, including English, art and drama class! I was worried in the beginning about teaching something other than English, but along as you have fun with it, you will be fine.

Winter break is amazing!! I got to travel to so many different countries in Asia including: Thailand, Vietnam and Lao. Travelling for me, was more important than the teaching as I had never really been out of the U.K. before going to China.

I would recommend this programme 100 times over!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I messed up my visa documents before going and was running out of time, I didn't think I'd make it to China for the summer camp and was panicking so much, I finally got the approval through and booked my flight 1 day before going!
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Benjamin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I started my journey in Guangzhou, China and it has been a great move for me personally and professionally. I have had many ups and down on the run up to China and once here, my coordinator at The fewer things has been a great help and always answered any questions or helped me overcome any issues I had.

The teaching is fairly relaxed and my school doesn't require me to be here when I am not teaching, its great to get out and explore the city and find new things to do almost every day. I've made friends for life here and the thing I really liked about The Fewer Things is that we were all put in a group chat around 6 months before departing, we all helped each other out with the TEFL and once at the summer camp in Beijing (which is very intense). I have recommended and will continue to recommend this programme to everyone I speak to about teaching abroad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be over prepared and take the advice of your coordinator and stick to the deadlines you get to process your documents and complete your TEFL. It can be stressful getting everything ready on time.
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Miti
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Applying through The Fewer Things was perhaps the best decision I made when commencing my journey as a TEFL teacher. The level of initial support, information provided and post placement support was seamless and highly appreciated. As someone who applied for the February placement, I did not feel in anyway disadvantaged due to not attending the summer camp as I was placed in a great school where I was made to feel at home regardless of the fact that I was the first and only only foreign teacher for the second term. Jaemi went the extra mile in providing information regarding the social scene where I met some amazing people. I would recommend TFT to anyone considering teaching abroad as they make what might normally be a daunting and strenuous process, memorable and enjoyable.

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Tony
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

From the start The Fewer Things were very friendly and welcoming. I felt supported throughout the application process, with help from the organisation readily available as required. The steps necessary for a successful application were clearly laid out in steps manageable for a final year university student.
A representative from the organisation was there to meet us all at the TEFL training, answered questions and made us more prepared as we got to China. The in-school summer camp was strenuous as someone without previous teaching experience, but made teaching in Shanghai feel a lot less stressful.
Once my teaching contract was underway, The Fewer Things were always available on short notice to help clear up misunderstandings and act as a point of contact between the teachers, schools and higher education boards. Always very organised and effective.

What would you improve about this program?
The summer camp was the only part of the program that was surprising. More information on this step would be my only recommendation.

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