How Long Are Contracts For Teaching English Abroad?

One of the many great benefits of earning your TEFL TESOL Certification and teaching English abroad is the diversity within the job market and the versatility it offers you when it comes to how long you actually work in the field.  There are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs teaching English in more than 80 countries worldwide in different types of educational institutions from pre-schools and grade schools to private language institutes and summer camps.

What types of schools will hire me to teach English abroad?


English teachers abroad work in all sorts of schools, institutes, academies, camps and other venues.  Most English teaching positions, particularly in Europe and Latin America, will be in private language schools and institutes. Public schools in some countries, particularly in Asia, also hire TEFL certified English teachers.

Can I teach English abroad in the summer?

Are there summer opportunities to teach English abroad? 
YES, however options will be more limited than if you were looking to teach English abroad for a year or even for six months.  Except for some short-term contract work, most language schools look to hire full-time teachers for 10-12 month contracts.  This means that most short-term opportunities for English teachers will be either in summer camps or in a volunteer capacity.