Angry Language Brigade

“Every action was done collectively”: An interview with newly unionised TEFL workers

Faced with an attack on their working conditions, TEFL workers in Dublin formed a union, threatened to strike, and beat back a pay cut!

Tackling the UK's “freelance” TEFL scandal

There's good news for UK language teachers: all of us should be on directly-employed contracts.

“A perfect money making machine”: Life as a language teacher in Slovenia

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An account from a German language teacher about working in Slovenia focusing on, in particular, the perils of so-called “freelance” contracts.

Warning signs: Life in a London language school

A short, but informative account from a London TEFL teacher about her early experiences in the industry.

Class time: Work, pay, and unpaid labour in language schools

What does it mean to work in the language teaching industry? A follow-on blog from our callout regarding unpaid labour in language schools.

"We would no longer show up for classes until payment was made..."

Late wages no more: an account of fighting back and getting paid in the language teaching industry.

A day in the life of an anxious non-native TEFL teacher

A comic strip on the daily anxieties faced by an overly anxious non native TEFL teacher.

Dear Granny Smith - TEFL lesson plan

A lesson plan adapted from the first chapter of the highly recommended book Dear Granny Smith: A Letter from your Postman about strikes, privatisation, and unions at Royal Mail.

Response to racist TEFL blog

A response to a racist blog posted in support of actions happening at the Speak Up School of English in London.

Callout for submissions: Unpaid labour in the language teaching industry

End Unpaid Work!

As part of a developing project, the Angry Language Brigade is requesting submissions about the experiences of unpaid labour by language teaching workers.