Does my TEFL certification expire?

The short answer — No. Your TEFL certification never expires and never needs to be renewed. 

What are the advantages of lifelong TEFL certification?

Lifelong TEFL certification gives you freedom and flexibility to teach English abroad whenever you wish in the future.  Completing your TEFL certification, either in person classes or online, should be the first thing on your list before you teach English abroad, but once it's done, it's done.  You have the freedom and flexibility to put it to use immediately teaching English abroad or to simply check it off on your to-do list as the first step towards your adventure. 

Who will my ESL students be when I teach English overseas?


ESL students abroad come from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life. Depending on where you teach and which school you work for, you may teach ESL students abroad who are corporate executives from Fortune 500 corporations, clerks from the local hotel, or university students.  Or, you may find yourself tutoring local housewives or possibly teaching children in public schools. Bear in mind that your International TEFL Academy certification course will provide you with the skills necessary to teach a broad variety of ESL students abroad.

How large is the job market for English teachers abroad?


The A-B-C’s of the global job market for teaching English Abroad:

A) Enormous demand for English language instruction

B) Increasing demand for native English speaking teachers in foreign countries

C) Turnover each year = Job openings & high demand for new teachers