Teaching English Abroad
Teaching English Abroad is a life altering experience. As an English teacher you have the opportunity to influence the lives not only of your students but of the community they live in. Regardless of the language spoken, age, or background of your students you will experience the challenge of maintaining a classroom and addressing the learning styles of each individual student.
With hard work, determination, perseverance, and a strong commitment to your students you will be able to conquer the demands of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Through the TEFL certification process you will be educated, inspired, and prepared to embrace teaching and be equipped to handle any situation. No other organization prepares you for this challenge better than TEFL International.
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What is a TEFL career?
A TEFL career allows you to teach English as a foreign language while exploring other countries and cultures, and giving a little back on the way. For most this is a very rewarding experience. Please remember, TEFL International provides TEFL Job Guidance for life in addition to excellent resources regarding TEFL Job Prospects worldwide.
How long do I have to teach English?
The simple answer is how long do you want to? The wonderful thing about teaching English abroad is you can travel and teach for a month, summer holiday, a gap year, or for an extended contract. There are all kinds of opportunities waiting for you.
Am I qualified to teach English abroad?
Most reputable employers look for someone who has a TEFL or TESOL certificate, is a native or fluent English speaker, has a high school diploma or higher, good communication skills, and a passion for other countries and cultures. Learn more about Who Teaches English Abroad >>
Where can I teach English abroad?
There are endless possibilities. When most people think of teaching English overseas they often envision a classroom of children. Though many students of English are indeed children, the global business community generally uses English as its primary language, which opens the door to a limitless demographic of learners. You will find most people are thirsty for knowledge at all stages in life.
Through the TEFL course with TEFL International you will have the opportunity to teach all levels of learners and it will be up to you to decide where you feel most comfortable. (As you gain experience this will change.) There are many options for where you work, including private and public schools, universities and colleges, private language institutions, summer camps, government agencies, businesses, and more. TEFL International’s job placement assistance program will help you source your ideal job upon successful completion of your TEFL Course.
TEFL International is the largest TESOL Certificate provider in the world today. With thousands of TEFL Teachers graduating from our courses each year, the network of job opportunities and alumni continue to grow, which will allow you even more choice of what you want to do upon completion of TEFL International’s TESOL Certificate Course.
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