The links below show some of the most popular locations where TEFL job opportunities exist. There is a huge amount of TEFL job vacancies globally and those listed are just a fraction that we have selected to give you an understanding of TEFL teacher rates of pay and conditions of work in those countries. These links are provided for information purposes only and some of the job vacancies may already have been filled. Similarly, we would also inform you that ITTT has no direct affiliation with any of the learning institutions, companies or bodies listed.
Please feel free to click on any of the links below which may be of interest to you.
On completion of your TEFL course you will obtain certification to teach English as a foreign language. This certification entitles you to unlock the door to any one of a number of TEFL jobs in any country worldwide. There are a huge number of online media offering TEFL employment opportunities which are continually updated. As part of our service throughout your course, we will provide comprehensive training in how to maximise your job seeking opportunities. Further assistance and guidance will be given post qualification and for the duration of your English teaching career in finding and obtaining TEFL/TESOL employment suited to your personal requirements. Our universally renowned reputation as an English teacher training institute is one of distinction and will give you the best possible start in teaching English as a foreign language in whichever location you may choose.
Many of our students who have graduated from our courses have, with our resources and support, obtained English teaching posts before they have fully completed their training program. The distinctive and exceptional training afforded to you throughout your course gives you the crucial edge when applying for TEFL or TESOL employment on a worldwide basis.
Our graduates are in demand globally and therefore it is never a problem to find employment that fits your requirements. As English continues to grow as the first international language throughout the world, so does the need for qualified English teachers. We have a huge list of employment opportunities in any one of a number of different locations. Please feel free to have a look at them.
It must be said that the job vacancies listed on our site is not exhaustive and are only intended to be an example of TEFL employment opportunities which are currently available. As part of our course we continually provide unparalleled assistance and guidance in helping you to find a job that suits your personal requirements. This includes; sourcing information relating to job vacancies; understanding the content of the advertisement; pertinent questions to put to schools to obtain required and relevant information; answers to questions frequently asked by schools about job applicants; assessing and obtaining suitable rates of pay and working conditions; preparation for an interview and more.
We are available to assist you in your search for TEFL employment on a continual basis and it is our aim to help you obtain your ideal job. ITTT will do everything in our power to successfully propel you on your journey to teaching English overseas, wherever you may choose around the world. Our jobs page is structured in such a way that you may choose any country and obtain information on pay and conditions on any of a number of job offerings specific to that destination. It is hoped that this layout can be used as a quick reference guide in making your choice of teaching destination. The list of jobs is only a fraction of those available and is merely intended to provide the applicant with an idea of what is expected from them and what they can expect from a prospective employer.
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Terms of employment and rates of pay for each TEFL job will of course vary according to location and the qualifications of the applicant. On completion of one of our courses, graduates will be equipped to obtain teaching jobs globally. There are some areas of the world where there is a higher need for English teachers than others, such as Asia, South America and Europe. There are also some countries in which teaching opportunities will be offered in public schools, community colleges and institutes of further and/or higher education. In other countries there is a high demand for teachers at private language schools and in house at private or multi-national companies. Whichever location you choose you can be assured that the professional level of training and learning acquired on our course will put you in the top bracket of demand in the English teaching profession. It is accepted that the hardest part of entering this area of the teaching industry is the actual TEFL course. Our course has been developed over time to be as professional, practical and effective as possible to help you over this hurdle and to make you a more desirable candidate for prospective employers.
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People with knowledge of the TEFL/TESOL teaching industry agree that, on average, people teach English as a foreign language for between one to three years after which 80% return to their country of origin to obtain employment. This is because employers see time spent teaching English overseas as an invaluable asset which is integral to their process in deciding who to choose to fill a job vacancy. It shows initiative, ambition and commitment in an applicant. It also enhances the existing respect that teachers are shown the world over. Many TEFL teachers go on to obtain further qualifications, leading to employment as fully qualified teachers in various institutions in their home countries or privately to individuals or companies.
Up to 20% of English language teachers progress to further qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language, such as a Dip TEFL, MA TEFL and MA TESOL. Jobs for English language teachers are currently on a dramatic increase in English speaking countries due to economic and business reasons, giving you the ideal opportunity to put your skills to the test in your home country.
Obtaining further qualification such as a Dip. TEFL will include a number of observed teaching techniques and practical training, whereas a MA TEFL or MA TESOL is more theory orientated. Whichever further qualification you may choose to pursue will open more windows of opportunity to you in the English teaching job market and vastly improve your terms of employment. Examples are (Assistant) Director of Studies, Teacher Trainer, Curriculum Designer, Materials Producer and Language Centre Manager. Universities and organisations in oil rich countries also offer employment on extremely favourable terms with high salaries to MA qualified teachers.
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There is a huge array of job opportunities on offer as most Asian countries are experiencing a boom in demand for suitably qualified native teachers of English. The current increase in demand is reflected by the fact that the salaries on offer could be said to be the highest in the world.
Qualifications required to teach English are specific to the requirements of each particular country. The majority of the economically developed countries such as Japan, Korea and Taiwan insist on a university or college degree, in addition to the 4 week teacher training certificate. Salaries in such countries tend to be higher as they need to be internationally competitive and standards (therefore costs) of living are higher. By contrast, countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam have a cheaper cost of living and therefore salaries are lower. However, the diversity of culture, as well as the opportunity for new and varied experiences often features higher in such countries.
The fact that the first language in this region is English means that the focus in the USA is for teaching English as a second language (ESL). The huge demand for ESL means that nearly all universities and colleges run an ESL program, as do a variety of government and charitable organisations. This is the major difference from other regions where teaching is mainly language school or business based.
The Central and South American regions provide diverse teaching opportunities. EFL teachers are drawn to these regions because of the cultural diversity and Latin values. The low cost of living means that salaries go further but most schools in the region do not have the finance to advertise job opportunities internationally so employment is usually obtained ‘on the spot’.
The natural choice for a lot of people as rates of pay and conditions of employment are high and there is less of a cultural upheaval. It goes without saying that employment opportunities and teaching prospects are diverse in this region. EU nationals will find it easier to find employment but there are also many jobs available to teachers who are not from EU member states.
The relatively recent change in the political climate has led to a western style consumer driven economy in many parts of this region, meaning that there is now a great need for English language teachers, especially in the commercial sector. EU and non-EU nationals will find a wealth of opportunities in almost every country in this region.
Further details of countries in which there is a huge demand for EFL teachers are given in the Teaching English Abroad section of this web site.