As you know, it is hard enough to find a good job these days in your community, much less in a foreign country overseas. We understand how challenging it can be to master the ins and outs of job markets for teaching English abroad in countries such as South Korea, Spain, or Argentina.  That is why International TEFL Academy provides comprehensive, lifetime job search guidance to all of our students and graduates, encompassing all of the expertise you will need to navigate job markets anywhere in the world. Whether you want to teach English abroad in Santiago, Seoul or St. Petersburg, we will show you how you can take advantage of job opportunities that match your specific goals and qualifications.

Click here to receive a Country Chart that details salaries,  hiring requirements, interview procedures, and visa information  for teaching English abroad in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Professional Job Placement Assistance for Teaching English Abroad  

With 1.7 billion people using & learning English worldwide, the demand for English-speaking teachers has never been higher. ITA trains well over 5,000 students a year & virtually all our graduates who seek an English teaching job abroad get a great job teaching English abroad.

Note: International TEFL Academy is a TEFL Certification school, and we only provide assistance to our own ITA students & graduates for finding jobs teaching English abroad. 

How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad

How Does ITA Help You Get a Job Teaching English Abroad?

  1. Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor: Our expert Job Search Advisors are available to speak with you and correspond by email to address all of your questions and to assist you with every aspect of your job search. From writing your resume/CV and cover letter, coaching you on the interview process in different markets, to helping you assess which destinations might be the best fit for you, we are here to help!
  2. Detailed video webinars on the job process: We provide live and taped webinar workshops on: the process of resume/cover letter & interviewing, continent specific talks for job hiring processes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East. 
  3. ESL job search manual: 
    All of our graduates receive a 400-page manual containing all relevant information for major job markets around the world, including hiring seasons, academic standards, and the interview process for teaching English abroad. Templates for successful resumes and cover letters are also included.   This manual incorporates extensive listings of online resources, including more than 100 ESL international job boards, in addition to individual "How-to-Guides" for getting jobs in individual countries around the world. 
  4. ESL worldwide school directory:  We will send you a directory of over 20,000 schools worldwide that you can contact directly regarding employment opportunities.
  5. Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies and language schools: International TEFL Academy enjoys a strong relationship with schools, recruiters and placement agencies throughout the world. 
  6. Job interview assistance for International TEFL / TESOL course participants:  For students that take our four-week TEFL / TESOL course at an international location, the site director can arrange interviews or provide local contacts for your job search both during and after the training course.
Meet the expert advisors in our Student Affairs Department, who will provide you with the tools & guidance you need to achieve your goal of teaching English abroad. They have all personally taught English overseas and possess years of experience in the field of TEFL.


As an ITA student, you may begin receiving Job Search Guidance even prior to the beginning of their class, presuming that your tuition is paid & that your Registration FormTerms & Conditions have been signed.

  • Work with an experienced Student Affairs Advisor

  • If taking an international in-person course, the local staff will assist with gaining employment in the local job market.

  • Tools: Job Search Guidance Manual, ITA Job Search Webinars, School Directories, Job Boards, Recruiters;

  • Tasks: Write cover letter & resume, get documents (passport, criminal background check, academic records – if necessary), network with ITA students and alumni through exclusive social media channels;

  • Contact schools, apply for jobs, interview with schools;

  • In most cases, those looking to teach in Europe & Latin America will go to their country of choice and interview in-person during a major hiring season;

  • For countries in Asia, the Persian Gulf and some countries in Latin American & Europe (examples:  Russia, Turkey, Chile), you will interview from home by Skype & Phone. 

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How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad

How Do I Actually Get a Job Teaching English Abroad?

There are numerous ways to find jobs abroad, and as part of your International TEFL Academy job search guidance you will be shown how to use each one.

  • Job Boards – There are hundreds of ESL online job boards listing tens of thousands of teaching opportunities around the world. As a student and graduate of International TEFL Academy, you will be provided with a comprehensive list of these websites.
  • Contacting Schools Directly – International TEFL Academy provides you with an international school directory with contact information for tens of thousands of educational institutions around the globe. 
  • Placement Agencies & Recruiters – In certain countries and regions, like Asia and the Arab Gulf countries, a large percentage of teachers are hired through recruiters and placement agencies. International TEFL Academy can refer you to the most reputable agencies.
  • Networking and Word of Mouth – Contacting other English teachers can be a great way to learn about schools and job opportunities, particularly if you are already on the ground in the city or region where you want to teach. As an ITA student you will be able to share job tips with ITA alumni all over the world on our exclusive Alumni Facebook group.

What are hiring seasons for Teaching English abroad?

Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad

Many countries have specific hiring seasons in which they seek to fill vacant teaching positions.  While openings for jobs may become available at any time of year, following these hiring cycles and interviewing in advance for a position is critical to your success for finding a great job abroad. 

Below are the hiring seasons for private language schools in various regions of the world:

Europe: Main: September/October  Secondary: January

Central America: Main: June/July Secondary: January/February

South America: Main: February/March  Secondary: July/August

Asia: Year Round

Middle East: Year Round and May-August

Job Guidance for teaching English Abroad

What are hiring seasons for teaching English abroad?

Teaching English Abroad in 7 Steps

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Your First Step? 

Given the enormous demand for TEFL certified English teachers worldwide, for most English speakers, it's not typically a question of whether you can get a job once you earn your TEFL certification, but rather which job in which country is the best fit for you.  But before you  even enroll in your TEFL class, let alone begin sending your resume out to random job boards on the Internet, you need to research your options & gain an understanding of what your job search process will entail. Important matters to research & consider include:

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Guide to Teaching English Abroad

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From Thailand & China to South Korea & Japan, Asia represents the largest & most lucrative job market in the world for teaching English abroad.  If you are looking for a fantastic international experience in addition to making & saving money, you need to consider teaching English in Asia.

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From Spain to Russia, demand for English teachers is booming across Europe. Most English teachers work in private language schools & as private tutors though there are some opportunities to work in public schools & summer camps as well.

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Offering spectacular natural beauty, lively culture & beautiful historic cities, Latin America represents one of the fastest growing regions for teaching English abroad. It is an especially appealing market for those who do not possess a college degree or citizenship from a native English speaking country.

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Stretching from Morocco to the Persian Gulf, the Middle East encompasses a broad array of teaching opportunities & markets.  The Persian Gulf countries offer some of the best-paying jobs in the world, but these job markets tend to be smaller & more competitive.


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