10 Things You Need to Know to Prepare for Your TEFL Class in Krabi, Thailand

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Krabi TEFL Class located just a short walk from the picturesque Ao Nang Beach, in Krabi, Thailand. Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level 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.

To help you prepare for this course, we've compiled the most common and most important questions raised by our students in addition to advice & tips from actual graduates of the course. 

What are the Basic Requirements for Teaching English in Russia?

Requirements for teaching English in Russia:

The basic requirements you need to meet to get a professional job teaching English in Russia include having a TEFL certification; an understanding of the hiring and visa process; an interest in teaching English to children or adults; and savings for start-up costs. You do not need a degree to teach English in Russia nor do you need teaching experience prior to earning your TEFL certification.

What are the Basic Requirements to Teach English Abroad?

The Top 5 Teaching English Abroad Requirements 

By Jessie Smith

The requirements to teach English abroad vary region-by-region and country-by-country. But here are the 5 key requirements to teach English abroad no matter where in the world you plan to teach:

I. TEFL Certification

II. Visa

III. Money

IV. Hiring Process & Requirements

V. Country-Specific Documents

How Much Can I Save and Earn as an English Teacher in Vietnam?

By: Christie Koness

Vietnam is an excellent choice for teaching English overseas if you are not only hoping to have a very authentic teaching experience, but earn a good salary and put some cash away! While you may not make quite as much as South Korea or China or find a job with as many benefits, Vietnam still comes in pretty close as a top destination where even first-time English teachers can make and save great money.

5 Key Tips to Help You Pick the Best TEFL Certification Course (and Not Get Ripped Off)

Teaching English abroad offers hundreds of thousands of opportunities for English speakers to live, work and travel overseas, but if you’ve ever typed “TEFL certification course” or “teaching English abroad” into a search engine, you know how daunting it can be figuring out what type of TEFL certification and job search guidance you need to make your dream of living abroad a reality.  

What's the Difference Between TEFL, TESOL & CELTA?

By Paige Lee

What Certification Do You Need to Teach English Abroad?

When it comes to teaching English abroad, there are three different certifications you can obtain. In this post, we'll be focusing on the following three certifications and which one you need to be an English teacher overseas:

  • TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • TESOLTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • CELTACertificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

What are the basic requirements to teach English in Korea?

To teach English in Korea you must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship from a recognized English-speaking nation: U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
  • Bachelor’s degree/diploma from an accredited college or university (4 years in US/3 years in UK).
  • Original national level criminal record check (FBI in the U.S.) that is free of any charges or convictions – DUIs, DWIs and any other misdemeanors or felonies will disqualify any prospective teachers from receiving an E-2 visa required to teach English in Korea (minor traffic violations will not disqualify you).
  • Clean health check and drug test.

What is TEFL and What is TEFL Certification?

By John Bentley

“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers. Also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), English Language Teaching (ELT), and teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). The field of TEFL/TESOL represents one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world. The field presents thousands of excellent professional opportunities for teaching English abroad in all corners of the globe to native and fluent English speakers who earn their TEFL/TESOL certification.

How quickly can I get TEFL certified and begin teaching English abroad?

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on October 24, 2012. It has been updated for accuracy and freshness on October 4, 2018.

If you can jump into an In-Person TEFL Course immediately and you plan on working in the location where you take the course, you can be certified and teaching English professionally in a little more than a month.  However, this scenario is not typical or realistic for most people and we recommend that you allow yourself 4-6 months to get your TEFL certification, make your arrangements, and conduct your job search prior to beginning your job as an English teacher abroad. 

What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Poland?

June 15, 2018

Interested in teaching English in Poland? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas, so you want to make sure you're familiar with the process before you head abroad. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in Poland.

The type of visa you'll need in Poland (and how you get that visa) will depend on your nationality, teaching job and perhaps other factors like whether you get your job in advance of your arrival, or if you get hired locally in Poland. Be sure to speak to an International TEFL Academy Advisor by calling 773-634-9900 to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa for teaching English in Poland.