For those seeking the adventure of teaching English abroad without the hassles of navigating international job markets and confusing visa regulations, International TEFL Academy offers guaranteed job placements for teaching English in Thailand, Korea, Myanmar, or Japan.
ITA and our partners in Asia have over a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Asia & around the world. With a network of more than 2,000+ vetted schools in these three countries alone, we offer the ability to place you in an English teaching job that best matches what you seek in your experience teaching abroad.
From the job placement process and visa paperwork to in-depth cultural training, our program provides the end-to-end support & personalized guidance you need to enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English abroad.
At International TEFL Academy, we are dedicated to working with you on a highly personalized basis to guarantee that you enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English abroad through our exclusive programs.
We work with more than 2,500 schools across Asia, ensuring that we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities and options. We have thoroughly vetted all schools to ensure they provide the best work environment where you will teach.
We owe it to you to provide an experience that meets your expectations. That's why we will place you only in a teaching position that matches your preferences as closely as possible. You will not pay for a job you don't want.
Unlike many recruiters, schools do not pay us, so we have no conflict of interest. You are our customer, and our primary focus is your satisfaction. We will advocate to ensure you enjoy the best possible salary & benefits and will work on your behalf to address any problems or issues.
From pre-departure preparations like document collection through the placement & interview process and even after you begin your English teaching job, our experienced team provides personalized guidance to help you every step of the way.
From crafting your resume and Teacher Profile to matching you with schools and reviewing all contract offers, our experience will guide you through the placement process to ensure you get the teaching job you want.
To help you adjust to your teaching country, you will receive 40 hours of training in the nation's history, culture, and language. You will participate in a series of included excursions, special meals, and other exclusive social events.
Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy program, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.
We strongly recommend enrolling in a Job Placement Program at least 30 days in advance. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.
You need to be TEFL certified to enroll in our Job Placement Programs. We recommend ITA’s Online TEFL Courses, our in-person TEFL course in Chicago, USA and one of our in-person TEFL courses in Asia. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.
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Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.
YES! If you meet the eligibility criteria and register for the program, we will guarantee you an ESL teaching position in Thailand, Japan, Myanmar, or South Korea. With hundreds of carefully vetted schools in our network and demand for native-speaking English teachers at an all-time high, we guarantee you a job and place you in a position that meets your preferences in areas like location and type of school, and other variables.
Salaries for teaching jobs that we place you in will vary by country and also from job to job. We are very adamant that any schools we work with to place teachers pay at or above market averages, so you can be sure that you will receive a fair wage.
SOUTH KOREA - Most teaching jobs in South Korea available through this placement program pay $1,700 to $2,000 USD per month and include an end-of-contract bonus, a rent-free furnished apartment, and a $1,000 flight reimbursement. Because of these amazing benefits, most teachers are able to save up to $1,200 USD per month after expenses.
JAPAN - Most teaching jobs available in Japan through this placement program pay $1,600 to $1,900 USD per month.
Your savings potential generally depends on your lifestyle. Things like where you shop, how much you eat out, how frequently you travel, and how often you go out with friends will have a big impact on how much you can save. On average, you can expect to save about $2,500 to $5,000 USD over a year of teaching.
THAILAND - Most teaching jobs available through placement pay at $900 to $1,500 per month (30,000 to 50,000 Baht). The average first-time teacher will earn around 35,000 baht (approximately $1,000). That might not sound like a lot, but due to the low cost of living in Thailand, most teachers are able to save up to $200 or more monthly after expenses.
MYANMAR - Most teaching jobs available through placement pay $600 to $1,000 per month (2 million to 3.2 million Kyat per month). That might not sound like a lot, but due to the low cost of living in Myanmar, most teachers are able to save from $200 to $300 monthly after expenses.
Requirements vary by program but typically requirements include:
Age and other requirements will vary by program.
Most English teaching contracts in Asia are for one year, but shorter contracts are often an option in Thailand.
YES! It is very common for friends and partners to get placed together. If we can't place you together in the same school, we will at least get you placements in the same location. Many participants actually prefer this as they may not wish to work together and also, it makes it easier to widen your social circles in the local community.
ITA's Job Search Guidance comes included with your TEFL course. It is a service designed to provide you with the resources you need to get a great TEFL job, including personalized assistance. It does not place TEFL certified English teachers into specific jobs. For an additional fee, ITA's job placement programs provide a guaranteed English teaching job and salary range in Thailand, South Korea, or Japan.
Teaches English in Korea
My pay was great! (My pay was bumped up because I had my TEFL certificate) I was able to save approximately. $12,000 USD before leaving South Korea. And that excludes all of my traveling in and around Asia.
Teaches English in Thailand
I would highly recommend teaching in Thailand. As for advice, be prepared to be flexible and open up your mind to learning another culture. It has greatly changed my perspective on life.
Teaches English in Vietnam
I chose to get my certification through the International TEFL Academy because I read a lot if glowing reviews from its alumni, I liked that there were advisors, and there was job assistance.
Based in Chicago, IL, International TEFL Academy is a world leader in TEFL certification for teaching English abroad and online. We offer internationally accredited TEFL courses online & in 20+ locations worldwide. We certify 6,000 people a year from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online, and our graduates are teaching English in 80 countries across the globe.
International TEFL Academy is recognized by employers worldwide at the highest level for TEFL certification. Our TEFL certificates meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by sanctioned bodies in the field.