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No Degree, No Problem: The 6 Best Countries to Teach English Without a College Degree

 

TEFL-classesYou CAN travel to an exciting, foreign country and teach English without a college degree if you become TEFL certified.

Considering the overwhelming number of possible places to teach overseas, it’s inevitable that each country will require different qualifications for English instructors. Because of visa requirements or government restrictions, certain countries may require that English teachers hold a four-year degree, but if you don't have a degree, do not let this deter you. There are many, many places throughout the world where you can live and explore while teaching English, even without a university degree.

Schools in countries the world over will hire you to teach English abroad without a college degree if you have a TEFL certification from an accredited program Numerous destinations throughout South America, and some in Europe and Asia, will hire you to teach English abroad without a bachelor’s degree. With a TEFL certificate and native-English speaking abilities, you have all you need to provide your students with high-quality language instruction. China, Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Russia are among the most popular countries to teach in without a college degree, as well as the most actively in need of English teachers.


China-kids-teaching1)    China - A fantastically large English-teaching market, China’s growing middle class demands access to English language instruction. The country’s economy is booming, accompanied by a strong need for English teachers. Native English speakers can work teaching English in China without a college degree very easily. Language schools in throughout the country prefer a degree but with nearly 300,000,000 students learning English in China each year, schools need native English teachers. Bejing and Shanghai will most likely have severe competition from those with a degree, but there are over 100 cities in China with over 1 million people such as Nanjing, Chongqing and HangzhouLanguage schools in  China frequently provide foreign English teachers with such benefits as free airfare, housing allowances, medical insurance, paid vacation and a completion bonus.


Teach English in Nicaragua2)  Nicaragua - This beautiful gem of a tropical Central American nation offers everything that Costa Rica does, but it's cheaper, it is not overrun with tourists, and the job market is not nearly as competitive. Known for its stunning natural beauty, alluring tropical climate and charming historic cities, Nicaragua offers a super authentic Latin American experience and a perfect opportunity to learn Spanish. English teaching opportunities in Nicaragua are concentrated in major cities like Managua and Leon. Fantastic beaches, stunning volcanoes and lush rain forests are never far away.  Those who are interested in teaching in this may consider earning their TEFL certification in Nicaragua at ITA's new course location in the historic town of Leon. 


spain-flag-TEFL3)    Spain - As popular a destination as ever, the English teaching market in Spain remains relentlessly strong and just as appealing despite fluctuations in the global economy. If you're interested in Europe, teaching English in Spain is one of the best choices if you don’t have a college degree. The Spanish population is eager to learn English, considering it’s reigning title as the language of business, tourism, and education. There is an astonishing variety of English schools throughout Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Valencia.

Spain is one of the most diverse and stunning in all of Europe, and by living as a local amongst the Spaniards you’ll have the opportunity to explore restaurants, bars, and museums off the beaten tourist trail.


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)    Argentina - A beautiful country in South America, Argentina holds a huge demand for English teachers. Thousands of positions are scattered throughout the country, with openings in schools everywhere from urban Buenos Aires to the bucolic and mountainous countryside. Argentina’s climate is warm and moderate, making it ideal for anyone. Schools across the country- whether you want to work with children, students, or business professionals, in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, or Cordoba - do their hiring in the early spring or at the end of the summer. Native speakers need only a TEFL certification to find a high-paying teaching job in Argentina. With a stable, prosperous economy, and an increasingly important role in international politics, the stage is set for you to discover this exciting and growing South American nation.


Mexico-teaching-english5)    Mexico - English comprehension and fluency is in high demand throughout Mexico, and the potential for employment is high wherever you may wish to teach. Mexico City is one of the easiest places to find work teaching English without a college degree, simply because there are so many people interested in learning the language- from school children to university students and businessmen. Due to the incredible need for English teachers in Mexico, the government recently passed a law to give work permits to teachers as long as they hold a professional level TEFL certification and can speak English fluently regardless of degree status.  Explore Mexico as most gringos rarely see it- take the time to travel everywhere from quaint coastal villages to the urban centers of Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Puebla.

Russia-TEFL-teach6)    Russia - Years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russia remains very high on the list for countries in need of English language instructors. The demand for teachers is so strong here that you can be hired to teach English in Russia without a college degree relatively easily. Russia’s size alone- a population of 140 million spead throughout the largest country in the world, spanning nine time zones- predicts a wealth of employment opportunities. Russians make up for cold winters with their warm hospitality, good humor, and bracing shots of vodka. Moscow and St. Petersburg are two of the best places to start looking for work teaching English, but opportunities can be found throughout this vast nation. It's not uncommon to find work in a language school that will not only pay for your accommodations, but also your visa costs, return airfare and transportation. As it seeks to transform itself from the largest bastion of communism to a modern 21st-century state that can compete in a globalized economy, Russia is one of the most fascinating and dynamic nations in Europe.

In all of these countries, as well as many others throughout the world, it’s possible to find a job teaching English overseas without a bachelor’s degree. By enrolling in a TEFL certification course and receiving lifetime job search guidance from ITA, you’ll gain valuable, practical knowledge that can immediately be used to further your goal to teach and travel.

 

Want more information on top English teaching destinations? 

Read our English teaching country chart to view 50 most popular destinations int he world and all of the countries to teach English with or without a college degree.
 

Like this article?  Have a degree?  Read more about the Top 5 Countries to Make Money Teaching English Abroad
 

What's next for you?  Get TEFL certified from International TEFL Academy and go see the world!  It's that simple.

 

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Comments

Can you really teach in Russia without a degree? I thought it was necessary for the working visa?
Posted @ Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:21 AM by Isabella
HI Isabella, yes you can teach in Russia without a degree, we have plenty of students doing it every year and also have a TEFL course in St. Petersburg. We train over 1,000 students a year and know the world market very well. The best thing to do is fill out a contact form or call us and speak with an advisor to get more information to make this happen. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3c-right-form/
Posted @ Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:48 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello,  
 
I am currently living in Peru and teaching English. The pay here is very little and I am looking to go to Asia. I have four years experience teaching english, four years of University but no BA and I do not have a teaching certificate. Can you please advise me? How can I obtain a TOEFL certificate with little money?  
 
Thanks
Posted @ Friday, April 27, 2012 6:05 PM by Traci Fobbs
Hi Tracy,  
 
 
 
I suggest borrowing the money from home and then take a job in China where you will save about $ 250 a month and pay the tuition money back to your family. You get a free flight and housing in China so the start up costs are cheap and you can work there without a degree. Please fill out a contact form and speak to an advisor so we can assist you. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3
Posted @ Friday, April 27, 2012 11:36 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi,I wanted to teach in mexico, but i want to be able to stand out so i can land a job without problems, and im willing to go to college to get a degree just to stand out,what would you recommend me to take?. Im fluent in spanish and english.
Posted @ Saturday, June 02, 2012 12:58 AM by erica
Hi Erica, there are an abundance of English teaching jobs in Mexico if you have a TEFL certification. Standing out is showing up and doing it as most people simply don't just go do it in life. You can go now and start teaching if that is your goal. Go to college and study something you want as a career but don't postpone life and following your dream now, it will slip away. It is very common in the British culture to take a 1 year "Gap Year" before college to work and travel abroad, then come back to college focussed. Contact us to speak to an advisor to discuss your options and don't sit on thing, go after it.
Posted @ Sunday, June 03, 2012 5:42 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
 
 
 
I was inquiring about taking the TEFL course and teaching English. I wanted to teach English in the Southeast Asia area. Specifically Cambodia. But, I don't have a degree. Is it possible or common to get a job there?
Posted @ Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:12 PM by Josie
Hi Josie, Yes you can teach English in Cambodia without a degree. This chart shows all the top countries and the requirements: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/  
 
 
 
Contact us and speak with an advisor to go over your other questions and make this happen!
Posted @ Tuesday, July 03, 2012 5:09 PM by International TEFL Academy
hi, I don't have a degree and was interested in taking the TEFL course. I want to specifically teach in Malaysia.Is it possible to get a job there without a degree?
Posted @ Friday, July 06, 2012 12:48 PM by Andrea
Hi Andrea, Yes you need a degree to teach in Malaysia. There are other countries in S.E. Asia you don't need a degree, here is a link to our country chart with the top 50 countries for teaching abroand and their requirements: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
 
 
Please speak with your advisor here on staff to go over your options.
Posted @ Friday, July 06, 2012 1:49 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello 
 
 
 
I would like to teach English in China. I have a masters degree in business.  
 
 
 
Do I have to have the TELF to teach English in China? 
 
 
 
If no, would you be able to assist me in finding employment? 
 
 
 
Thank you. 
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
Posted @ Friday, July 06, 2012 8:43 PM by Junie
Hi Junie, Yes you need a TEFL certification to teach English. You need to be a professionally trained instructor to proficiently instruct your students in grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students in China study on average 15 years of English and require competent teachers. You would expect nothing less for your foreign language instructor. 
 
 
 
To learn about TEFL certification options request a brochure or give us a call.
Posted @ Monday, July 09, 2012 10:08 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, 
 
I'm an American English teacher--BA in History and Florida Teacher certification in Social Studies and English. I have completed the ESOL requirement for my certification. Do I still need TEFL certification to teach abroad? 
 
Thanks, 
Micki
Posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:49 AM by Micki
Hi I am intrested in taking up the chance to work in China, I have no degree what are my chances of being selected as other candidates may have a lot more experience and degrees than myself? also on completion of the TFEL course how do i go about actually getting a possible interview with intrested candidates? 
 
 
 
Regards  
 
Linda
Posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 4:48 AM by Linda
Hi Linda, 
 
 
 
There are nearly 100,000 jobs in China to teach English, they will never be filled. Major cities such Beijing and Shanghai will need a degree. There are over 100 cities in China with over 1 million people, some schools (not all) will hire a native speaker with a TEFL certificate and no degree.  
 
You get an interview by going on ESL job boards that list all the China jobs. As a graduate of ITA you receive lifetime job guidance so we will show you how to do it all. It is best for you to contact your ITA advisor to ask your questions and you will be one of our next graduates off to see the world!
Posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 5:56 PM by International TEFL Academy
am from kenya and recently from a teaching college now awaiting results.how can i teach english abroad while saving or attending tefl or tesol classes?
Posted @ Sunday, August 05, 2012 2:54 AM by lily
I am using all the money l have saved so far to do tefl course that starts at the end of August.Am l not making a mistake considering the fact that l am not white for most tefl employers seem to favour employing caucasians.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 07, 2012 7:59 AM by Babra
Hi Babara, 
 
 
 
Glad to hear you are committed to teaching abroad and taking a TEFL class. The mistake you would make is not speaking with our advising staff before taking a class. You will need to discuss you citizenship, age, educational level and where you want to teach. Ethnicity can have some affect on jobs depending on the country you are going to just as gender and age. The world isn't fair but we will tell you the way it works. The first step is to speak to our advisors by filling out a contact form or calling during office hours in Chicago between 10 am and 7 pm at 773-634-9900. 
 
 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:06 PM by International TEFL Academy
Lily from Kenya, to answer your question about teaching first and then using that money for a course. 
 
You get paid to teach because you have TEFL training, day 1 you need to know what you are doing. You came up with money for college and you will need to come up with money for a TEFL class first. The online TEFL class is the most economical way of working your current job while studying part time. 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 07, 2012 1:09 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
 
I am a 16 year old girl from New Zealand wanting to teach English in Korea but I have no idea what I need to do to become an English teacher there. 
Please help me T^T 
 
Thank you !!
Posted @ Thursday, August 09, 2012 3:44 AM by Samantha
Hi, I am currently going through this amazing TEFL course and enjoying it immensely!I was wondering what work opportunities exist in Sri-Lanka for teaching English. Is a degree needed in that part of the world?
Posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 9:48 AM by Savvas Savva
Hi there 
 
I would like to live and work in S.Korea or Japan. I heard teaching English is the easiest way. I have no degree and my friend has a degree in Astrophysics. Can I get a job in these countries with just your TEFL and does my friend need to get a TEFL? Plus, can it become more than just a one year thing, can I live off this work?
Posted @ Saturday, August 11, 2012 4:55 AM by Chelan
Hi Chelan, 
 
 
 
1) You need a 4 year degree to teach in Korea and Japan. Here is a link to a chart of the most popular countries and highlights if a degree is needed or not: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
 
 
2) Yes your friend needs TEFL training, a degree doesn't mean you can teach a foreign language, that is the point of training and certification.  
 
 
 
3) Yes you can stay as long as you want, it's a job and schools hope you will stay as long as possible just like most employers do. 
 
 
 
4) The best thing to do is contact us to speak with an advisor.
Posted @ Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:42 AM by International TEFL Academy
I worked for 10 months in china without a degree .I have TEFL. I have been on qq to ask them about working there, i have no degree they wont take me on without they say you need a degree for the z visa is this true?
Posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:18 PM by lorraine flanders
HI Lorraine, sorry we can't answer that question about a Z visa, you should look at the embassy website. There are other visas people without degrees work on, that school may or may not do that and it depends on which providence in China you work.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:10 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, I have many questions: 
 
 
 
1.- If I would like to work as an English teacher or as a Spanish assistant in England, what steps should I follow if I have: English and Spanish teaching experience, Teacher's Degree but I don't have a University Degree. I am concerned about age too. I am 29 years old. Can I get hired? What can I do? England has always been my D*R*E*A*M*!!! 
 
 
 
2.- Currently, I am working at a Japanese school, and my students are Japanese as well. I know the language and I can understand it better day by day. I would also like to know everything I would need to be an English teacher in Japan. I think that since I already have experience of teaching to Japanese kids, probably I could have more opportunities.  
 
 
 
3.- I am interested in taking the TEFL Degree with you. What's the COMPLETE price? And I was wondering if I could finish paying for it while the time it takes of doing it or should I pay it all at once? 
 
Thanks for your attention.
Posted @ Monday, August 20, 2012 11:18 AM by Alicia
Hi Alica, 
 
 
 
You have lots of questions and some can't be answered if we don't know your citizenship and other things. You should call us or fill out a contact form. 
 
1) If your citizenship is not from the EU or commonwealth you won't get a job in England. Pick a country that English is not the native language to work. 
 
2) Japan requires a 4 year degree for a work permit 
 
3) A TEFL certification is a short term class, not a degree (ie 4 year BA). If you are short on money take the online TEFL class so you can work fulltime at your current job while taking the online class part time. The tuition is $ 1,350.
Posted @ Monday, August 20, 2012 1:07 PM by International TEFL Academy
hello, 
im from Macedonia and i work as an english teacher in my hometown, but im interested to work abroad. Mainly because i want to challenge myself and also because im not satisfied from the salary i get in macedonia. 
I have my degree as an English teacher and i also have a master degree. my question is this- do I have any chance to teach English abroad(even though Im not a native speaker of English)? If yes, where and how? 
Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 
yours sincerely, 
Firka
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:07 PM by Firka
Is there an age limit? I am 30, finishing my last 2 semesters of ungrad. I am starting my career late in the game. Am I too late? I won't be available until I am 31.
Posted @ Sunday, August 26, 2012 10:47 PM by Rebekah
Hi Rebekah, 
 
 
 
Common question: Too old? Too young? Neither. These are not study abroad trips, they are jobs as professional English teachers. The more experience the better. Read this article and then contact us for a brochure and speak to an advisor: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104599/Are-there-age-limits-or-restrictions-to-teach-English-abroad
Posted @ Monday, August 27, 2012 6:46 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, I have already purchased a TEFL course but have not started it yet. However, my friend is also looking into doing one as well but she does not have a degree and is worried she will not be able to find a job. Is there places that will allow us to apply together so that we can be roomates? What are some good Job posting wesbites?
Posted @ Tuesday, August 28, 2012 1:17 PM by Adriana
Hi Adriana, 
 
1 - Did you register for a TEFL class with our company, International TEFL Academy? Your email is not listed in our database. If not, we can't speak to the quality of your TEFL class and if it will be sufficient finding work. 
 
 
 
# 2, If you are our student, you should have your friend speak to the same advisor at ITA that helped you 
 
# 3 your friend can work in the countries on this list that say "no BA" and you can work in the same city. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/
Posted @ Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:13 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
I'm currently doing a tefl as I would like to teach in turkey, what do you think my chances are of landing a job as I don't have a degree in teaching? .  
Thanks
Posted @ Sunday, September 02, 2012 8:19 AM by Maria
I do not have a degree only part of a bcom, i will be starting my celta course in southafrica and i am wondering how i would find employment. Also i bit worried about having a zimbabwean passport...eeek
Posted @ Monday, September 03, 2012 2:20 PM by zimgirl
Hello, thank you very much for replying my last message. I would like very much to teach English in Russia, I find it very interesting and an extraordinary opportunity as well. Which are the schools in Russia that hire foreign English teachers without a university degree? I would also like to know for how long can a foreign teach in Russia? One school year, two or how many? Can you guide me and tell me the entire steps and requirements I need to be an English teacher in Russia. I would like to take the TEFL course on-line and the rest of mandatory requirements I should need. I am from Mexico City. Please help me. Thank you. Nice Regards, Alicia.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:15 PM by Alicia
Hi Alicia, 
 
You have too many questions to answer in a blog reply, please call us or fill out a request form for more information and you will be assigned an advisor. We have a requirement for all students to speak to an advisor prior to registration to make sure all the questions are covered and you have the right job expectations.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:19 PM by International TEFL Academy
Dear Maria and Zimgirl, 
 
 
 
If you are taking a TEFL or CELTA class with another company you should be speaking with them about your job options. These are conversations you should have before taking a class and things they should have known to tell you about prior to accepting your tuition and registration.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:21 PM by International TEFL Academy
I have an MAT (Masters in the Art or Teaching) and I want to teach in Germany. I see that you mention a lot of countries. But never Germany.
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 9:14 AM by Ann
Hi Ann, this article is on countries to teach without a degree. Germany requires a degree, here's a link to a Germany country profile: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/germany-teaching-english-overseas-jobs/  
 
by the way, they still will require a TEFL certification regardless of your MAT. Foreign language instruction is a specialty.
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 7:50 PM by International TEFL Academy
Are there places in Hong Kong were I can teach without a degree?
Posted @ Saturday, September 08, 2012 5:15 PM by Sam James
Hi Sam, no you cannot teach in Hong Kong without a degree, you can teach in China. Here's a chart of the top 50 countries to teach and requirements: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/
Posted @ Monday, September 10, 2012 12:42 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi there i would like to teach english abroad, i have 4 years of tertiary education where i studied a bachelor of science and im currently doing a law degree via correspondence. What would i need to do to teach english abroad.Please be so kind as to advise.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:23 AM by zunaid
Hi Zunaid, 
 
What do you need to do to teach English abroad? # 1 contact our school and speak to an advisor. # 2 take a TEFL class, # 3 interview for one of the 100,000 annual open jobs a year. It's pretty easy if you are from one of the native English speaking countries but limited options for those from non native English speaking countries.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:31 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hey,  
I recently returned to the U.K. from china and cant wait to go back. I am from the U.K. and English is my first language. My understanding was that you required a degree in order to obtain a work visa for china, or am I mistaken?  
Anyway I dont currently hold a TEFL cert, a degree or have any experience teaching english but I can look to change that before I go make the move over there, what im looking for is confirmation that you are able to offer teaching positions in china to native speakers that do not hold a degree providing they hold a TELF cert? 
 
Allan
Posted @ Friday, September 21, 2012 7:45 AM by Allan
Hi Allen, 
 
Yes you can teach English in China without a degree. Some schools will hire you (not all) and it would be on an expert visa (instead of a work visa, but these things change state by state). For a TEFL certification you would need to take our TEFL class. Call us in Chicago between 10am and 7pm or fill out a contact form and request information.
Posted @ Friday, September 21, 2012 8:36 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hello,  
I have this dream of emerging myself into another culture and teaching abroad seems to be the direction I need. However, I have a few concerns... first, I have two dogs, it may be impossible to part with them they are my family. Is there a way to still teach abroad or will I have to make a tough call. Also, do I need a degree to teach in Turkey, its a dream destination of mine and I have several friends currently living there? I have some college, almost an AA in mass communications. Please help. I need adventure soon!!!
Posted @ Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:09 PM by Traci Fritz
Hi Tracy, 
 
1) Here is an article about teaching abroad with pets: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104059/Can-I-take-my-pet-overseas-when-I-teach-English-abroad 
 
2) regarding Turkey, please fill out a contact form to speak with an advisor or call 773-634-9900.
Posted @ Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:21 PM by International TEFL Academy
hi, 
 
Iam sally,i'm graduated from Ramses college which is an english school and i'm graduated from faculty of law (french section)and now i'm preparing my masters in law,actually i'm willing t o teach english in turkey , so i'd like to know what are the steps that should be taken inorder to be able to teach english there ? thanks
Posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 4:02 PM by sally
hi,  
 
 
 
I am sally,i'm graduated from Ramses college which is an english school and i'm graduated from faculty of law (french section)and now i'm preparing my masters in law,and i have worked at Berlitz institute as an english instructor for 6 months ,actually i'm willing to teach english in turkey so i'd like to know what are the steps that should be taken inorder to be able to teach english there ? thanks
Posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 4:09 PM by sally
Hi, 
 
 
 
My name is Vincent, I am 25 years old and do not possess degree and I am wondering if i take the tefl course which gets me the certificate level 5 would i be able to turn that into a diploma after 2 years with some experience? Also, could I make a career out of Tefl with this diploma and progress if i really wanted without possessing a degree to begin with? I would greatly appreciate an answer to these questions, thank you.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 09, 2012 3:59 PM by Vincent
Hello, 
 
My name is Marriam, I would like to teach English. I don’t have degree as a teacher, but at my work place I am training and teaching people in English. 
 
 
 
Also I took the Academic exam (IELTS at British Council) which was valid for 2 years( now expired). 
 
 
 
Pls. let advise what should be done in my case. 
 
 
 
Hope I will hear from you soon. 
 
 
 
Regards, 
 
Marriam 
 
Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:07 AM by Marriam Mateen
Hi Marrima,  
 
Please fill out a contact form to get a brochure and speak with an advisor as we need to know your citizenship. We offer TEFL certification courses that anyone can take but the countries you can get employment depends on citizenship, age, gender and degree status.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:46 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi,I travelled through vietnam last year and spoke to quite a few people there who were teaching english and they told me there was loads of jobs and so you didnt need a degree or tefl,just as long as you were english. After coming home I have been interested in getting the tefl qualification so that i can go back and teach but i dont have a degree and all the websites say i need one,is this true??
Posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:43 PM by Nathan
Hi,i wanted to find out what countries would be suitable for a single parent with 2 kids ages 7 and 10 years? I have 4 yr diploma in nursing and a 3 year diploma in teaching ,but have not taught in the last 10 years. 
 
Thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:01 AM by Tracy
hi i am a form four leaver(secondary school graduate) and i have been teaching English for the last two years in a private school and my student have been doing very well, could you possibly advice me if i could get any English teaching job abroad with my education?
Posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:19 PM by joshkim
Hello everyone . I would like to teach English in Russia with a TEFL certificate . Will I be able to bring my mom and dog with me ? Thank you , regards , Pieter
Posted @ Sunday, October 28, 2012 4:03 PM by Pieter
Hi Pieter, 
 
1) please contact our office and speak to an advisor about your questions, there are too many variables to answer accurately without speaking to you 
 
2) yes you can take a pet overseas, read this article: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104059/Can-I-take-my-pet-overseas-when-I-teach-English-abroad 
 
3) bringing your mom? She can do whaterer she wants but who is going to support her? You are not going to support a 2nd person on your salary in Russia as a teacher. Is she going to work too? Visa questions have a lot of questions.
Posted @ Monday, October 29, 2012 2:18 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Natian, regarding teaching in Vietnam without a degree. To get a work permit you need a degree. If you are finding lots of jobs without a degree but only need a TEFL class you will probably be doing boarder runs to get a new tourist visa. Give us a call.
Posted @ Monday, October 29, 2012 2:20 PM by International TEFL Academy
i m odafen aigbomobea from nigeria i live indian i m seeking for a teacher to come and teach african culture culture is the ways of live,i m an orphan kindly get back to me soon as possible
Posted @ Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:09 PM by odafen aigbomobea
Hi I'm 18 years old and currently just finishing studying at college in England, my boyfriend is Italian and we are planning on moving back to Serrento next summer, I was just wondering if it would be likely that I can teach English in Italy without any degree ? Or if I would have to consider university first, I have an A level in English Language would this help at all for future jobs?
Posted @ Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:56 PM by Danielle
Hello,  
 
Since finishing my term in the military it's been my goal to live abroad and do esl teaching. I'm currently in school but only have about a year to go. My questions are, 1) since i don't have my degree as of yet is it possible to still attend school overseas while teaching (i've been told certain countries offer incentives such as schooling) 2) i'm a single parent of 2 so is it possible for me to bring my family with me as well? if so, will i be assisted with schooling for my children?
Posted @ Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:39 AM by Lacey
Hi, 
 
Help please. 
 
I'm from the UK. I am 21 without a degree. I want to teach in China and I have seen here you have said a degree is not necessary. 
 
I spoke to a recruiter who seemed very keen on me but upon realising I had no degree he told me it was hopeless as the schools need me to hold a degree in order to get a working visa? 
 
Could you explain how I can then work in china with no degree? What are the chances? 
Posted @ Sunday, November 11, 2012 8:45 PM by Anthony
Hi, 
I have master degree in TEFL from the best university in Iran , i.e University of Tehran. how's the job vacancies for teaching English in china?and what about payments? 
Regards
Posted @ Friday, November 16, 2012 4:43 AM by Maryam
Hi 
 
Could you please help me? I am trying to decide where to teach English aboard. I have heard South Korea is a nice place with good money and I also heard that the Middle East was also really good money to work. But I have no experience in teaching and I am going to do a TEFL course very soon. But I don't want to go and teach somewhere with very little money or benefits. Would love to teach and travel for a year with great salary and benefits package and also experiences along the way. 
 
Regards
Posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:19 AM by Samantha Wade
Hi Samantha, 
 
1) you should speak with one of our admission advisors about where a good place to work is. That's why they work here to help you. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/109776/8-Ways-Speaking-to-a-TEFL-Advisor-Can-Help-You-Teach-English-Abroad 
 
2) Here's an article to help you decide where to work: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/109343/10-Questions-to-Ask-Before-Deciding-Where-to-Teach-English-Abroad 
 
3) If you are going to take a TEFL course you should be looking at our school as we offer the highest qualilty classes but also great pre-enrollment advice and lifetime job guidance to help you get abroad. Request a brochure and speak to an advisor now. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3c-right-form 
Posted @ Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:27 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, I'm a 15 year old student from Australia. After completing my schooling I'm looking forward to starting a course in TEFL. I'm open to living in most countries, having visited over twenty so far, so cultures and customs aren't an issue for me. 
I've been setting goals for myself for a while, and narrowed down criteria for the type of country I'd be happy to live in long-term.  
I'm looking for somewhere where salary will slightly outweigh or stay on par with the cost of living per month, considering I'm content with a studio apartment. Also somewhere where the temperature will not be too hot or humid, where it is relatively safe and TEFL jobs are in high demand. Preferably I should be able to secure a job without having a degree to my name.  
Are there any places like this? Most websites contradict each other in terms of facts... 
Thanks~
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:52 AM by Jemma
Hi, i am left with the thesis of my bachelor in management leadership that i will be completing in April 2013. i have just completed the TESOL certificate. i am willing to try to teach English overseas, especially in Asia. i am from an African descent and also fluent in french. Any opportunity for me?
Posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:37 PM by Poly
I would really like to teach English in China. I have no degree, but hope to work on it at the end of this coming year. Is there anywhere I can find places that will except me to teach as a English teacher?
Posted @ Monday, December 24, 2012 10:57 PM by Katelin
Hi Katelin, 
 
China is a huge job market for English teachers and there are teachers who do not have a four-year degree. You will definitely need to get a TEFL Certification. We recommend that you call us at 877-610-1337 or 773-634-9900 and/or fill out a contact form/request a brochure so that you can speak with an advisor who will be happy to answer your questions and discuss your options. Good luck!
Posted @ Wednesday, December 26, 2012 11:46 AM by International TEFL Academy
I really want to be an english teacher in south korea, but they require you to have a bachelors degree. Most colleges there won't allow you to attend classes unless you can speak fluent korean. I love korea and if it is possible I would like to get my bachelors degree there, and teach after (even if it means waiting another 4 years to get my degree). Any suggestions?
Posted @ Friday, December 28, 2012 2:49 AM by sarah
Hi I am currently a college student going into education. I have 64 credit hours and was wondering if these helped at all in this course. I have 2 girls and I am wanting to teach anywhere in the world except the US. Is their any financial aide help to help cover the cost of these types of classes and if not how expensive are they?
Posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 10:10 PM by Julie
Hello, I am 25 single male with my A.A. and B.S. Degree from college in the U.S. I am also getting my TEFL Certificate. Do you know the best country to teach english in that would be fun, where I can save, and run my online business from in my spare time. I was looking at Dubai although I do not have experience teaching. Also: South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Singapore etc. Thank you, Danny
Posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:24 AM by Danny
Hi Danny, this is a linke to an article on the top countries to make money. You will have fun whereve you go. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/51364/Top-5-Countries-to-Make-the-Most-Money-Teaching-English-Overseas 
 
btw, you should have done your TEFL class with our company as are obviously the place you are going to for answers instead of your TEFL school. Have a great experience abroad!
Posted @ Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:09 AM by International TEFL Academy
I hold a NVQ Level 3 In child are and education, I wanna start teaching older children around china and Spain, if I qualify for this position please get back at me as I am very willing Many Thanks Scott Barnard
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:34 PM by Scott Barnard
Hi Scott, no you are not qualified to teach a foreign language unless you are trained to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). We get lots of teachers with 4 year degrees and Master degrees in education who take a TEFL class as they realize they are not trained to teach foreign languages. All you need to do is take a 4 weeks fulltime TEFL course or 11 week part time online TEFL course and you will be trained and certified to teach around the world. Contact us for a brochure or call us.
Posted @ Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:56 PM by International TEFL Academy
hello i wanna teach in africa do i need a tefl please
Posted @ Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:36 PM by meka
Hi, 
I had completed my Diploma in TESOL which is a 160 hour course on 25th of January 2013. As, I am not a graduate and not a native speaker of English, I request you to let me know whether there is any possibility of getting an internship in any of the top mentioned countries with handsome salary. If yes, please let me know the process and the links where I can apply for them. 
 
Thanks, 
Akula Pavan Kumar.
Posted @ Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:18 AM by Akula Pavan Kumar
Hello 
Currently Iam a nurse and reside in British Columbia, Canada, Iam looking to teach english in Mexico and have2 children, 12 and 9, we have no ties here and I would like to show my girls another culture as my paents did as a young child, adolensant and now adult, as I fell inlove with Mexico as well as my girls this is where we would like to make our life and set some roots, please can you give me any and all advice there is to offer as we would like to accomplish this goal in the near future.  
Thank you so very much, excited to start our new life........
Posted @ Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:17 AM by Susanne
Hello,  
I am a South African citizen, a native English speaker and I intend on doing my TEFL this year. I am currently 3/4 of the way through my Law degree. I'd like to spend the last year and a half travelling and teaching English while I finish my studies. Is this possible? Secondly, I am aware that you need a degree to teach in some countries, but does someone who is pursuing a degree qualify for some of those counries as well? What are the average salaries in countries where you will teach without a degree? 
Thank you!
Posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:29 PM by Erin
Hi Erin,  
 
1) Can you work and do your law degree online at the same time? a) Sure why not, people work and go to school all the time. 
b) Do you really want to go to school part time while living abroad and working? You are there to enjoy yourself living abroad spending all your free time studying may not be the fun time abroad you are looking for. 
 
2) "Pursuing a degree" is not a degree, some countries need a yes or no for immigration for a work visa 
 
3) There are many countries you don't need a degree (as mentioned in this article), this is a chart that shows the top 50 countries and shows financials http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
4) It's best to simply fill out a contact form on our site and give an advisor a call in the US at 773-634-9900
Posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:13 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi,  
 
I am currently doing a 120hr TEFL course and would like to teach in meixico for the summer. 
 
I do not have a degree, is this possible? 
 
Thannks :) 
Vicky
Posted @ Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:03 PM by Vicky Clarke
hi, 
i'm 25 years old and i live in Sri lanka. 
I can teach,English,english medium Science or maths. 
But i do not have a degree or a certificate of teaching. 
But since i need to go to another country n teach i wish to get the TEFL certificate.so can you please guied me how can i get that.is there any place in sri lanka or do i have to do it on line?
Posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:24 PM by Gayan Uluwita
Hi Gayan, 
 
You will need to take the TEFL class online, it is $ 1,350 USD, you will need to pass a verbal exam (by a phone call with us) and a written exam to be excepted. Call us in the US (Chicago) at 773-634-9900 between 10 am and 7 pm Chicago time (Central).
Posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:08 PM by International TEFL Academy
I would really like to live and teach in South Korea and I have 4 years of college but did not recieve my BA. But after college I have over 6 years teaching kids and also adults. Is there any way that I can use my expierience to be able to teach in South Korea?
Posted @ Monday, February 25, 2013 12:46 PM by Jose
Hi, im currently teaching english in south korea on an f6 visa without a degree. I don't really like it here and am now thinking about thailand. Is it possible to teach there without a degree? How can I go about doing so if it is possible. Thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 7:33 AM by keith
Hi Keith, yes you can teach in Thailand without a degree if you become TEFL certified, please fill out a contact form to get a brochure and speak with an advisor about your options. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3a1
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:29 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Jose, you can teach in South Korea without a degree if you become TEFL certified, have the right citizenship, have 2 years of college, there is a government program for 6 or 12 month contracts but you make less money. Please call us at 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3a1
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:32 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, 
I am wondering if i would be able to teach in Japan if i was to get a TESOL/TEFL qualification without a degree, i currently live in the UK but I am mixed Japanese and English meaning that i hold both nationalities(Passports)
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:30 AM by James
Hi James, 
 
Yes you can teach in Japan if you are a Japanese citizen just like everyone else in the country. Please contact us about TEFL certification options and the job market.  
Call: Direct to USA: 773-634-9900 or UK: 44-203-318-6930 
or fill out a contact form and get a free brochure and be assigned an advisor: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3a1
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 9:34 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, I am interested in teaching English in France. I hold both Australian and EU citizenships. I am aware that most places in Europe require a degree, I have completed a bachelor's degree in commerce and would like to know if this is sufficient even though it is not in Arts or science. 
Thank you.
Posted @ Sunday, March 03, 2013 5:34 AM by Sara
Hi Sara, 
 
A 4 year degree in anything is all employers are looking for and often it's a work permit issue. All you need now is a professional level TEFL certification which you can take from us and you will have numerous job options in France with your EU citizenship and native English speaking skills.
Posted @ Sunday, March 03, 2013 4:11 PM by International TEFL Academy
Is schooling, for a TEFL certificate, less expensive in Vietnam?
Posted @ Saturday, March 09, 2013 10:38 AM by Kerry Cochran
Hi, 
I'm interested in teaching English in Japan this coming fall. I have my master's degree and currently work in school in the U.S. What do you recommend I do if I wish to find a position in the Kanto/Tokyo area? 
Thanks! 
Kathy
Posted @ Sunday, March 10, 2013 2:04 PM by Katherine
Hi Kathy, If you are looking to teach English in Tokyo, that is one of the most competitive job markets in the world. The first thing you need to do is become TEFL certified to be qualified to teach English as a foreign language. Please call us at 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form and speak with an advisor about different options of jobs and companies in Japan. 
Posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:15 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Kerry, your question about tuition and fees for the TEFL class in Vietnam: Here's a link to all our TEFL classes. You need to look at class price, housing and food. S.E. Asia the housing is cheaper than other parts of the world. If you want the best price, you may want to take the online TEFL class as it's half the cost. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/tuition-dates-TEFL-courses/
Posted @ Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:18 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, 
 
I am a Zimbabwean living in South Africa on a 2year relatives permit. I am doing my second in Accounting Science Degree with the open distance learning University of South Africa.  
Well I see I can teach English in China without a degree but what are my chances of getting such an opportunity considering I am a Zimbabwean using a Zimbabwean passport but living in South Africa? Thank you and I am sorry if you've already replied to a question like this one
Posted @ Monday, April 08, 2013 6:34 PM by Adelle
I am considering taking the CELTA class in Vietnam, and then teaching there. I do not hold a teaching degree but I have worked in the Public School system here in the US for over 15 years. I worked with mainly with teens. Is it fair to expect that I will get hired in Vietnam having completed the CELTA or other such porigam?
Posted @ Monday, April 08, 2013 9:24 PM by Marie Kubo
Hi Marie, 
 
# 1 - Citizenship, Vietnam is looking for people from English speaking countries, i.e. US, CA, NZ, UK, SA, AU. 
# 2 - Degree must be a 4 year degree in any field 
 
# 3- Any accredited 120 hour TEFL class will be accepted in nearly every school. Don't limit yourself to taking a CELTA course just from any school. You should research the best TEFL school for you that will also help you get a job. If you are asking our school for advice, obviously we know what we are talking about and provide information before you pay for a class. Read this article on choosing a TEFL school and then contact us for a brochure. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluating-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:14 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi there. I'm really interested in teaching in China. But unfortunately I do not have any qualifications? What should I do? I'm from South Africa and can't seem to find anything on the internet. Thank you so much
Posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:48 AM by Nadine
Hi Nadine, 
 
You don't have any qualifications to teach English in China, simply get TEFL certified and then you are qualified. Request a free brochure on TEFL certification and speak with an advisor here at International TEFL Academy 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3a2/
Posted @ Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:54 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, I am currently a Student studying in university in Nottingham, England. I am on my exchange semester here in Spain. I am thinking of a career in teaching when I finish in 2014. Is it possible to find work in Spain over the summer for teaching or assisting in English? I ask because I think it would be a great insight into the job.
Posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 5:43 AM by Aidan
Hi Adian, 
 
Take a look at this article about summer camps and teaching abroad in the summer. The first thing you need to do is take your TEFL certification to be qualified to work. Please fill out a contact form for more information after reading the article. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/103899/Can-I-teach-English-abroad-in-the-summer
Posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 9:12 AM by International TEFL Academy
I was wondering what kind of Bachelors is required to teach in Greece
Posted @ Thursday, May 02, 2013 2:16 PM by Amber
Hi Amber, 
 
The subject matter of a degree around the world is often not important, it's just having a college education that is the first thing (or legal thing for a work permit). The requirement is the TEFL certification.
Posted @ Thursday, May 02, 2013 9:44 PM by International TEFL Academy
I've got a University Diploma, but no degree, and found myself teaching in the streets of Thailand, Indonesia and China 11 years ago. I didn't think of taking my TEFL until 12 months ago, but thank God i did. I'm no longer teaching being back in the UK, but will be reconsidering in a couple of weeks time. Mike
Posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:41 AM by Michael (Mike) Moss
Hi, 
I dont hold a degree but have basic education and A-Levels. I am a teaching assistant, but would like to go and teach abroad (preferably in Dubai/Middle East). I want to do a CELTA course in September, but Would this be enough for me to teach abroad? Or do I need to do a degree too? 
Many Thanks
Posted @ Saturday, June 08, 2013 11:36 AM by Hannah
Hi Hannah, 
 
Yes a CELTA or equivalent TEFL course allows you to teach English abroad. Contact us to look at our TEFL course and assistance to learn where you can teach and the process: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure 
 
It is important that you pick the right TEFL school that can give you pre-enrollment advice and post graduate job assistance.
Posted @ Sunday, June 09, 2013 12:45 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi,  
 
I have no degree but teaching is something I have always wanted to do. I do eventually want to get a degree but for now I think this is something I need to do before its too late. 
I am not sure about China but would love to work in South America. Who do I contact to apply for this? or what TEFL course do I need to take? 
 
Thanks.
Posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:00 PM by Eva
Is it required to have AT LEAST the TEFL certification to teach in Costa Rica? They will not accept just an American looking to teach in the country?
Posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:27 PM by MIke
Hi Mike, good question. Yes you need a TEFL certification to 
a) get a job 
b) let's be honest, all teachers need to be professionally trained to do a job. These are jobs with paying customers not volunteering positions. 
 
Here's an article to read: 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/102176/Is-a-TEFL-Certification-Required-to-Teach-English-Abroad 
 
Your next step is to request a free brochure and speak with an advisor to look at your options: 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure
Posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:00 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Eva, 
 
To find our more about the right TEFL certification course, please fill our a request for a free brochure and to speak to an advisor. You can also call during the week at 773-634-9900. 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure
Posted @ Sunday, June 16, 2013 6:02 PM by International TEFL Academy
I have a BA in English from a university in Egypt. So can I teach English abroad with it or should I have TEFL...TESOL...CELTA to do that?  
Thanks
Posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 1:52 PM by ahmed elmorsy elnegery
Ahmed, 
 
Most language schools abroad prefer to hire English teachers who are native English speakers, or are near native in their fluency. Secondly, schools look for teachers that have completed an internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certification. Finally, while not always a requirement, many schools will want to see that the teacher has completed their 4 year college degree.
Posted @ Monday, June 17, 2013 3:37 PM by ITA
My husband and I are interested in teaching English abroad. However, we have 3 small children. Would we be able to find work? Neither of us have 4 year degrees, but he is fluent in English and Spanish. He can also speak some Italian. I only speak English. Thank you!
Posted @ Saturday, June 29, 2013 11:24 PM by Evelyn
Hello, I need advice. 
 
I have a TEFL and I currently teach in Cambodia at a university (English and some academic subjects). 
I have a degree but it is not in education, it's a medical degree. I am 52 yrs old. 
 
Please let me know what do you think my chances are in applying for teaching jobs in Korea or Japan? Particularly, is the requirement for degree in these countries specific for BA/BS in education or they approve other degrees if one has it? 
 
Thank you 
 
Zsolt
Posted @ Monday, July 01, 2013 9:12 AM by Zsolt
I'm wondering if i need to have a degree to teach in Ghana, i have lived there for 2 years, an have a wife in child there. Wondering if i can find a teaching job there without a degree? 
And do you have any students who have gain employment there without?
Posted @ Saturday, July 06, 2013 9:50 PM by Steven
Hello,  
 
My name is Joi, my fiance and I would love to teach English in China or Spain. We don't have college degrees so how is it possible for us to teach and how much would it be to travel?
Posted @ Monday, July 08, 2013 11:57 PM by Joi
Hi , I am from England and want to teach English abroad but I don't have a a degree , I would like to teach in either South America or in Asia would this be possible ? Is there an online course I can take ? 
 
Regards  
 
Andy
Posted @ Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:13 AM by Andrew baker
Hey Andy, 
 
There are tons of opportunities to teach in Latin America and Asia without a college degree. We also offer and international accredited online TEFL course that can make this a reality for you. Fill out a contact form on our site, or you can call our UK line directly at 0203 318 6930. 
 
 
Best, 
 
 
ITA
Posted @ Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:19 AM by ITA
Speaking from experience... Because I am currently teaching Abroad in China. 
 
China is a big country and depending on the province you are in the laws are different. 
 
Bigger cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, or Shenzhen will require you to have some form of higher education.  
 
But most places will do not require a degree and often times places will provide you with a work visa/foreign experts cert. 
 
I'm living in Dalian and teaching at a wonderful school legally. I can tell you from experience. Just the simple fact that you are a native english speaker will have schools fighting to employ you. 
 
Just be weary of the fake schools or being suckered into a low playing contract through a middleman company.
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Posted @ Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:13 AM by payforessay.net
Hello 
 
I'm from South Africa and 27 years old and I have a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering - which is composed of 3 years theory and 1 year internship.  
 
I have opted to not study an extra year to obtain a Bachelor's Degree, which is something I regret lately. I also have 4 years working experience in IT - Telecommunications and have also tutored in a few subjects, while I was still in University, for a year. 
 
I would like to teach English in Korea or Japan. Would you perhaps know what my chances are of obtaining a Work Visa?  
 
I assume they still require a Bachelor's Degree. 
 
I am not TEFL certified either.  
 
Any advice or help is much appreciated. 
 
Thanks in advance 
 
Best Regards 
 
Warren
Posted @ Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:22 PM by Warren
Warren, 
 
Without a 4-year college degree, you will not be able to work in Korea or Japan. If you complete your TEFL certification with us, you will be able to work in other Asian countries, such as China. We recommend you speak with your advisor, Matt, to discuss all of your possibilities.  
 
Regards, 
 
 
ITA
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Posted @ Wednesday, July 31, 2013 7:37 PM by James
Hi James, 
 
Check out our article, "Top 5 Countries to Make Money Teaching Abroad." 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/51364/Top-5-Countries-to-Make-the-Most-Money-Teaching-English-Overseas
Posted @ Thursday, August 01, 2013 9:58 AM by International TEFL Academy
I have a TEFL certificate and want to start teaching wherever it's possible to do so. I don't have a bachelor degree, merely associate in hospitality. Please help me further.
Posted @ Monday, August 05, 2013 6:50 PM by Mark
Hello, 
 
I have earned 76 credits at an online university. I studied Communications; I would love to go to China and teach English. In fact this would be the perfect opportunity for me as my goal is to travel and teach English. The only issue is that I have a 14 daughter. Are there any provisions for kids. 
 
Thanks 
 
Natalie
Posted @ Monday, August 05, 2013 8:30 PM by Natalie Sturdivant
Hi Mark, 
 
We only provide job guidance to our alumni. We recommend contacting your TEFL training school for assistance.  
 
Regards, 
 
ITA
Posted @ Tuesday, August 06, 2013 9:46 AM by International TEFL Academy
Natalie, 
 
Check out our article on teaching abroad with children: 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104387/Is-it-possible-to-teach-English-abroad-with-children 
 
 
Regards, 
 
ITA
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Posted @ Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:48 AM by PMP Certification Seattle
Hi, I am from Germany, I have no college degree and I am obviously a non native english speaker. But I am interested to get a Tefl-Certification to teach english and german in Chile. 
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Posted @ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 10:57 PM by pmp practice test
Hey Jeffrey, 
 
Feel free to give us a call, or fill out a contact form on our website to be assigned a personal advisor. (773) 634-9900. 
 
Regards, 
 
ITA
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 2:10 PM by International TEFL Academy
greetings 
i am from Cameroon and i have been teaching English in secondary schools and i also validated all my English courses in the university but i am a holder of a bachelor degree in economics.does this means that i still have to undergo this TEFL stuff in order to get a job in Saudi Arabia?
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:07 PM by roland
I have always wanted to teach English overseas, but have never been able to figure out just how to go about it. I am currently residing in the United States and have a four year degree in English with an emphasis in Technical Writing. My plight is the sheer amount of student loans that I have accumulated. Though I would be more than happy to work for free, making less than what I owe monthly in loans is just not an option. Are there any options out there for me and are there jobs that could pay me well enough to make a dent in my debt?
Posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 7:38 PM by M Munger
M, 
 
Yes, there are many options for making money while teaching English abroad. Check out this article for the top 5 countries to make many while teaching abroad:  
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/51364/Top-5-Countries-to-Make-the-Most-Money-Teaching-English-Overseas 
 
 
Regards, 
 
 
ITA
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Posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:15 AM by BECKLEY GEORGE MONGAMBE
Hi, I am a 18 year old male from the UK, and I am very interested in teaching English abroad. Is it possible that you could email me some more information on how I would take my first steps on getting a TEFL certification or similar? I do not have a degree of any kind. I have no ties in the UK so i am legible as to where I teach, but thats something to think about in the future. Any information on where I would go to attend these classes and some information on what they will entail would be much appreciated.
Posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 4:12 PM by Conor shaw
Hi, 
 
I'll being graduating from college with a bachelor's degree in English next year, so I'm exlporing my job options. I'm currently taking an ESL course, and it has sparked my interest in teaching English as a second language abroad. However, I don't have any money because I've been going to school full-time, and I do have a small amount of student loans to pay off. Is the pay decent? Does this program cover houseing and any other expenses too?
Posted @ Friday, October 18, 2013 8:29 PM by Sylvia
Hey Sylvia, 
 
Check out this article on everything you need to know about money and teaching abroad: 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/116905/
Posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 2:51 PM by Ian Davis
Hi, 
 
Nice blog. There are many, many places throughout the world where you can live and explore while teaching English, even without a university degree. Thanks to sharing the useful information.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:50 PM by BathAcademy.co.uk
Hi there. 
I'm 33yrs old, I have been teaching since 2006,I have a NPDE(National Professional Diploma in Education), my Majors are English and Learner Support.Is it possible for me to teach English in the Middle East with this qualification?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:25 AM by Dinesh
Hi, my name is Preston and I am a 22 year old South African who has a high command of the English language and I am passionate about caring and helping young children I don't have any qualification besides South African Matric Exemption (admission into a Bachelor's degree) and high school participation in District and Provincial English public speaking, debating and teaching english to orphans grade 5 to grade 7 on weekends. I would like to teach in either in Europe China, Japan or South Korea, however I don't have finances at the moment this why I would really appreciate this opportunity. My question is are there any positions available where travel and accommodation is paid for as I at the moment don't have enough to afford flights, my hope is that I can then study and work and become a qualified English teacher.
Posted @ Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:20 AM by Prenevin Preston Naidoo
Is it possible to get a job in Bali doing TEFL? Do you need a degree?
Posted @ Friday, December 13, 2013 3:28 PM by katie
I wanted to thank you for this unique read. I definitely savoured all bits and pieces of it including all the comments and I have added you to my bookmark list to check out new articles you post. 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, December 17, 2013 8:01 PM by consolidation
hello my name is tim i am very intersted in teaching abroad no college degree i understand i will need the teofl im seriously looking for advice on where to go how to start any comments will be appreciated
Posted @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:28 AM by tim
I will be receiving my BS in History in a few months. I am 64 years old , is it possible for me to obtain overseas employment as a teacher? Also I am retired USN and have lived abroad numerous times.
Posted @ Monday, December 30, 2013 1:56 PM by Jerry Messier
Hi. I'm looking at reaching English in Thailand. However I do not have any teaching experience nor a degree. I'm from South Africa. Is it possible for me to get a job and what will possible cost be?
Posted @ Friday, January 03, 2014 12:26 AM by masooda
Hi Masooda, please request a brochure about our TEFL classes.
Posted @ Friday, January 03, 2014 1:44 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
 
I'm also looking for teaching english in Thailand. I have a degree and a Masters' but not experience. I am from Spain. Iwould like to know if doing a online course it would be enough to find a school to teach or if I need more than an online course, like an internship. But as I am not working and an Internship is too expensive,I am thinking right now just take an online course.  
What do you think is a good option for me? 
Thank you
Posted @ Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:40 AM by eva
Hey Eva, 
 
You should fill out a contact form on our website to speak with an advisor. We will listen to your spoken English skills, and have you submit a writing sample so we can give you the best advice regarding teaching English abroad.  
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/ 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 6:09 PM by ITA
Hiya,  
 
I've recently passed my 120 hours TEFL course and want to teach English in South Korea. 
 
The situation is I don't have a Bachelors Degree. Can I still teach in South Korea without this?
Posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:16 AM by Tomos
Hey Tomos, 
 
A 4-year college degree is required to qualify for a work visa in South Korea, and without one, no school will hire you. You should contact your TEFL training school for assistance in your job search. 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Thursday, January 23, 2014 9:36 AM by ITA
Hi, I don't have a degree but I'm really interested in teaching English in South America (preferably Colombia or Brazil) would I need a degree to teach in these countries and if so what South American countries will allow me to teach without a degree?  
 
Posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 3:10 AM by Oliver Curtis
Hey Oliver, 
 
You can teach in nearly every Latin American country without a 4-year degree, so long as you are a native English speaker with an accredited TEFL certification.  
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Friday, January 24, 2014 8:47 AM by ITA
Hi there 
I have recently completed my 120hour TEFL course! I was looking at travelling to Beijing this February but plans changed slightly and I am currently working as an au pair in France to save money. However I have been thinking more about teaching in Thailand - do I need a degree for this? I have many years of childcare experience, tutoring etc but no degree. I am wondering if it is worth doing a degree beforehand and opening up more opportunities to teach, I would really appreciate your thoughts on this.
Posted @ Saturday, February 08, 2014 3:50 AM by Natalie
Hey Natalie, 
 
You should reach out to your TEFL training school for job guidance in Thailand. Schools in Thailand typically require a college degree for a work visa.  
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Sunday, February 09, 2014 6:58 PM by ITA
Hello, 
 
I would love to teach English abroad, but it seems there are two problems instead of just one: 
1) I have no university degree whatsoever, 
2) I am not a native speaker of English, even though I do possess an IELTS certificate with 8.5 overall score.  
Is it possible for me to apply for teaching jobs at all? 
 
Thank you.
Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:52 AM by fallstern
Hey Fallstern, 
 
Good questions. While it is possible for non native speakers to teach English abroad, we will need to speak with you directly to give you the best understanding of your chances. Please call us directly to speak with an advisor so we may assess you spoken English skills. (773) 634-9900. 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:39 AM by ITA
Hi I am a Canadian but do not have a university (only a certificate). I am a writer/filmmaker and I want to go abroad and teach but also find inspiration to continue doing my art. 
 
I love Canada but I'm sick of the cold so I was thinking about S. E. Asia however I love Europe and was wondering if Spain is an option as I am from Latin America (or is Latin America an option?). Also I would love to be able save money as well (with the pay from teaching). 
 
Is TEFL for Canadians as well? 
 
What countries are in S.E. are my options?
Posted @ Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:22 PM by Jonathan
Hey Jonathan, 
 
It looks like you have a few great questions. To start, you should fill out a contact form to speak directly to an advisor. We will be able to help advise you on what countries may fit your needs the best. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3a2/ 
 
Second, check out our country comparison chart to see which countries will hire a TEFL certified teacher that is without a 4-year degree.  
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Monday, March 17, 2014 3:37 PM by ITA
I'm interested in teaching english in a country that doesn't require a degree. I hold a business diploma in Canada, but no degree. I've not pinpointed my destination - anywhere that will provide me a new perspective and enough to pay monthly expenses.  
 
I'd like to be able to take the TEFL in the country I'll teach english so I'll be better acclimated to that culture once I set foot in the classroom. 
 
My question is which countries do you provide the TEFL course ..or where can I find the list?  
 
Thanks!  
Posted @ Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:24 PM by Sean
I'm 15 and am studying my GCSEs at school. I'm studying English, Maths, Science, French and Spanish as my main subjects and need to know what I must do to get a TEFL.  
I want to teach English in either Spain or France. Thanks
Posted @ Friday, March 28, 2014 10:14 AM by Olivia Neighbour
Hi, I am Filipino and obtained TEFL certificate and had teaching experienced in China for 8 yrs. Im not a four years graduate myself. TEFL cert is very useful indeed. BTW, I am planning to work in other country like Spain. Do you have any suggestion on how to apply in that country? Thanks and more power! Fleur
Posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 1:29 PM by Fleur
Hi Fleur, 
 
It's great to hear you've been using your TEFL certification! Our job resources are for ITA graduates only, so we recommend that you contact your TEFL training school for job assistance. 
 
Best, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 1:38 PM by Ian Davis
Hello, 
 
Where do you offer the in-class programs?  
 
Posted @ Friday, April 04, 2014 6:26 PM by Mike
I would like to teach in Vietnam however I do not hold a degree. Still possible?
Posted @ Friday, April 11, 2014 1:10 AM by John Truong
Hey John, 
 
It is a requirement to have a BA/BS to obtain a work visa to teach English in Vietnam. However, in Cambodia it is not required to have a BA/BS so that would be a better option if you're open to teaching in neighboring Cambodia. Feel free to contact your assigned advisor if you have more questions.  
 
Best, 
ITA 
Posted @ Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:56 PM by Jeff
Thank you for the very interesting read, really enjoyed your post :)
Posted @ Tuesday, May 06, 2014 4:22 AM by Tani
Hello! 
I have been thinking about teaching for a few years now. I have a bachelors degree in microbiology, but no teaching certification.  
My problem is this: my husband has no degree. We are completely open to any country, but would love to be somewhere in Europe or Asia.  
 
Which country would be our best bet? What are the chances that we could be placed in the same school?  
 
Thank you so much for all of this information.
Posted @ Friday, May 23, 2014 9:41 AM by Staci
Hi Staci, 
 
If you are both TEFL certified through our school we can assist you to work together. You may work in the same school you may not (sometimes it's better to work in different schools) but the main thing is you can live together. 
 
You will need to work in a country that hires those without a 4 year degree.  
Here is an article discussing this:  
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/102735/Can-friends-or-couples-teach-English-abroad-together 
 
The best thing to do if for the 2 of you to speak with an admission advisor to give you advice. Give us a call at 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form for more information: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure
Posted @ Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:23 AM by International TEFL Academy
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Posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:20 AM by Custom Essay
hello, ive recently just passed my tefl 140 hour advance course, however i don't have a degree, i was hoping to teach in japan, is this still possible a lot of the ones i've viewed require prior experience or a degree
Posted @ Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:27 PM by carmenwilde
Hi Carmen, 
 
Schools in Japan require a 4-year college degree. You should contact your TEFL training school for job assistance.  
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Monday, June 30, 2014 8:37 AM by Ian Davis
Hi Richard, 
 
International TEFL Academy is a TEFL certification school. 
 
We are not a language school and we only assist the graduates of our TEFL school to find employment.
Posted @ Thursday, July 17, 2014 1:21 PM by International TEFL Academy
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