• Would you like to spend a year or two in TokyoShanghai or Buenos Aires?  
  • Do you dream of a life where you walk to work every day along the cobblestone streets of Prague or Florence, or through the colorful street markets of Bangkok or Saigon?
  • Do you want the satisfaction of performing a valuable public service, assisting others in achieving their own life goals, all while traveling the world and having the adventure of a lifetime? 
  • If the answer to any of these questions is “yes” and you are a fluent English speaker, then teaching English abroad could be right for you.

With English taking hold as the international language of commerce and culture, hundreds of millions of students across the globe are participating in English language classes each year. From Seoul and Shanghai to Milan and Santiago, there is an unprecedented demand for English instructors. While many people worldwide confront the most challenging job market in generations, teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) provides both viable and accessible job opportunities as well as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the world while gaining invaluable work experience. 

Teaching English Overseas

What is TEFL?

“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) or English Language Teaching (ELT), the field of TEFL/TESOL is one of the fastest growing educational fields in the world, presenting thousands of excellent professional opportunities in all corners of the globe to native and fluent English speakers who achieve their TEFL/TESOL certification. These terms are essentially interchangeable in the international English teaching market, our certifications list both terms.

LEARN MORE: What is TEFL & TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad?

 

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Can I teach English abroad?

With more than 1.7 billion people learning English worldwide, demand for native English-speaking teachers is so high that virtually any native English speaker (& many non-native speakers) can teach English abroad professionally with an accredited TEFL certification. In fact, even without a background in education, it's not typically a matter of whether you can get a job teaching English abroad, but which job in which country is the best fit for you. The common factor bringing our graduates together is the desire to experience new cultures and travel the world.

Where Can I Teach English Abroad?

Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans, Britons, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Australians, in addition to thousands of fluent non-native speakers, can be found teaching English abroad in nearly every major city across the globe. A native English speaker with a four-year degree and a TEFL/TESOL Certification from International TEFL Academy can find opportunities in as many as 100 countries around the world from Asia, Europe and the Middle East to South and Central America, even Africa (though opportunities are more limited). 

Even without a four-year degree, a native English speaker with a TEFL Certification from International TEFL Academy can realistically find great opportunities in dozens of countries around the world including Spain, Russia, China, Brazil and many nations in Latin America and Eastern Europe. Non-native speakers who are fluent both in written and spoken English can also find opportunities in a wide variety of countries, particularly E.U. citizens looking to work within Europe, and those who wish to teach in their home country.

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Can I Make Money Teaching English as a Foreign Language Online?

YES! In fact, teaching English online represents one of the fastest growing fields of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and offers almost limitless opportunities for TEFL certified teachers to gain experience & make money.

If you are planning on teaching English abroad, you can begin making money teaching English from home before you head overseas to save for start-up costs. Then, when you get abroad, teaching English online enables you to make money right away and to supplement your income as a teacher at a local school. This is great if you want to save money for extra travel or need to pay off student debt.

 


One of the best aspects of teaching English online is the incredible flexibility that it offers. You can teach English online from virtually anywhere in the world & you can teach as many hours as you like, or even make it your full-time profession. 

To learn more, please check out Teach English Online: Your Guide on How to Make Money & Travel the World.

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Teaching English Abroad
What is the Job Like?

With hundreds of thousands of English teaching jobs opening across the globe each year, opportunities available to you will vary widely. From teaching English to grade school children in Japan to tutoring businessmen in Madrid, jobs will differ when it comes to matters like the type of students you teach, salaries, and your daily schedule. Practical matters like housing options, visas & health insurance options will also vary. Check out more than 300 TEFL articles & FAQs to learn more about the ins-and-outs of teaching English in 100 countries around the world.

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