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. 

Where Can I Get an English Teaching Job in Advance in Latin America?

By: Christie Koness

The countries of Central and South America are not well known for offering English teachers jobs in advance.  Employers in these countries typically prefer to meet English teachers face-to-face, interview, and hire them on the spot.  This process can understandably be slightly daunting for some ESL teachers who would like job security before they move their lives halfway or all the way around the world.  

If this sounds like you, don’t disregard Latin America entirely!  There are a few countries that sometimes offer opportunities to find work before being in the country. 

Where will schools hire me in advance to teach English abroad?

Around the world there are many countries where schools will interview and hire teachers in advance before they leave their home countries.  From Asia to Latin America you have options!  Take a look at each Country Profile below to learn more, or reference our Country Comparison Chart

What are hiring seasons for teaching English abroad?

When is the best time of year to find work teaching English abroad? Learn more.

In many regions, ESL job markets are cyclical and hiring is seasonal.  Understanding language school hiring seasons and how ESL job markets work is critical to getting hired as an English teacher in many of the largest ESL job markets around the world.