Can I Teach English in England or any English Speaking Country?

Are There Jobs for Teaching English in England, Ireland, Australia (or any English-Speaking Country)?

A native English speaker with a TEFL certification can realistically teach English in up to 100 countries around the globe from Argentina and Spain to Japan and Thailand.  Unfortunately, however, English-speaking countries are not typically viable job markets for teaching English abroad, particularly for Americans.  Why?

10 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Heredia, Costa Rica

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Costa Rica TEFL class at our licensee in the heart of Heredia. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course.

Is ITA's Online TEFL Certification Course Valid and Accredited?

Yes it is, International TEFL Academy’s 170-Hour Online TEFL Course is internationally accredited and recognized, and it exceeds international standards for professional level TEFL Certification (most accredited TEFL courses run 106-120 hours) as set forth by leading bodies in the international field of TEFL and recommended by thousands of schools and employers around across the globe. In addition, our online course is officially recommended by several leading recruiters that hire English teachers for private and public schools around the world.

 

Meeting Standards for Internationally Recognized TEFL Certification Online

Most schools, language institutes and ministries of education recognize TEFL certifications that meet certain basic standards that are also recommended by leading bodies in the field.  These standards reflect those incorporated in to a standard, accredited intensive four-week TEFL class and include:

1. At least 100 hours of coursework and training;

2. At least 6-20 hours of live practice teaching and observation involving actual ESL students (not peers - no role-playing);

What is the JET Program for Teaching English in Japan?

How do you teach English in Japan on the JET Program?

JET stands for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, which is a cultural exchange and teaching program sponsored by the Japanese government that employs university-educated, native English-speakers to teach English in Japan. Accepted participants are placed in positions throughout the country, so while you can request preferences, your teaching location will ultimately be chosen for you.

How Will I Make Friends While Teaching English in Korea?

One of the great fears that one faces when moving to a new community, let alone a new country, is “Will I be able to make friends?" Certainly this is a challenge that anybody who goes abroad to teach English must confront, but the good news is that moving to a new country like Korea to teach English offers the opportunity of a lifetime to make new friends and enjoy experiences that you would never have otherwise. Not only will you be welcomed by the local population with open arms, but you will also meet, live, and work with a diverse assortment of people from throughout the English-speaking world.

What is a Hagwon for Teaching English in South Korea?

South Korea is one of the largest and most popular job markets for those looking to teach English abroad. With thousands of opportunities spread throughout the country, you might be wondering who exactly your employer will be. While public schools employ a small amount of English teachers each year, the bulk of jobs will be found at Hagwons. “Hagwon” is the Korean language word for a for-profit private educational institute (school). So, essentially, hagwons are private language centers or academies that operate like businesses and apart from the South Korean public school system.

Teaching English in Korea: Private vs. Public Schools, What's Better?

Those interested in teaching English in Korea will need to decide whether they want to teach in a public school or in a private school (private language schools in Korea are often referred to as hagwans).  Many positions are similar in that they involve teaching English to school children and teachers in both private and public schools can expect excellent benefits, including free furnished housing, reimbursed airfare, paid vacation and salaries that enable the teacher to save $800 - $1,000 a month after expenses (sometimes even more).