are currently plenty of job vacancies in “Teaching English
as a foreign language” in high schools and primary schools,
Universities, private schools and with companies.
How to find a job: TEFL International has a job placement assistent
program which will help you find a job. They also have plenty of
jobs on "their books" and most students are recruited
directly through the institute.
will get all the relevant information during your course.
TEFL offers scholarships in affiliation with certain companies
like “Camp Europe”, or Nike in Asia. Although you
have to pay for the course first, you can get cash back after
successful completion and by signing up with employers for a period
of time (2-12 months). If you are interested, please mention this
in your application.
The lower wage stated below, usually include housing and other
benefits. In Asia, you earn almost double in big cities, but the
cost of living is also double, compared to country locations.
Degree holders usually get a higher wage, than people without
a degree backing there TESOL qualification.
with at least 12 months of teaching experience also get higher
We have not included any private tuition below. Many English teachers
have private students from the local area who pay by the hour.
In Asia you can charge about $10-20 an hour, and in Europe $20-70
for this service.
It is advisable
to check each job advert once you start applying for jobs. The
$500 jobs are sometimes better than the $1500 jobs, because of
living expenses and other expenses may be included. The cost of
living varies not only between countries, but also between cities.
Wheras a dingy room in Bangkok could cost you US$ 500 a month,
a nice house in a beautiful country area of Northern Thailand
or the (non-touristy) Southcoast, may only cost US$150 a month.
This is why it is a good idea to chose your TEFL / TESOL course
in the country you would like to work. The TEFL staff at your
location will know and advise you during your course of what to
watch out for.
can do your TEFL /TESOL course in another country and work elsewhere,
of course. Other TEFL International locations are happy to assist
recently advised its schools to employ native speaking English
teachers. US companies like Nike run regular English learning
programs. The growing tourism industry needs more English speaking
locals. The pay is good, cost of living low. There are presently
a lot more job vacancies than teachers. You may find yourself
working right by the beach! Approx, wage: $ 500 –$1800 net
, average cost of living : $150-300 monthly, in Bangkok up to
Are keen to
take part in European and US trade and need English teachers.
Government schools are crying out for teachers! The working conditions
and pay are even better.
Vietnam TEFL center was purposefully set up because of the huge
job market. The pay is still surprisingly high at $8 to $15 an
hour. Cost of living very low, about US$50- US$ 150 per month.
And, Vietnam has not been spoiled by package tourism yet, the
people are really friendly, and they just love to learn!
Rica has currently excellent job opportunities. Income ranges
from U$ 500 - US$1500 depending on location and if accommodation
is included. However, you should be able to speak a little spanish
or portuguese in order to survive a job interview, because the
school principal at a public school often does not speak a word
of English! Be prepared to learn the language when you get there!
Zealand and Australia
Zealand and Australia of course, are English speaking countries.
However, both countries have the highest amount of foreign language
schools of any country. Asia is not far away, and yearly thousands
of Asian students come to Australia or New Zealand for a "English
learning holiday". This is why you find a lot of jobs there.
Naturally, the competition for these jobs is high, because many
New Zealanders and Australians teach. However, preference is always
given to people who already have some experience especially in
Asia. Our suggestion, if you do consider Australia as a place
to work, do your TEFL course anywhere and teach in Asia for about
6 months, and then go to Australia and apply for a job! You will
have a good chance! The wages are excellent: About US$ 1200 -
US$ 1500, depending on the location. There is also big money to
be made in private teaching. Students from all over the world
are invited to study at Universities in New Zealand and Australia.
Almost all of them need help with their English when it comes
to writing essays.
amount of job vacancies for English teachers in schools and for
companies! Working and living conditions for teachers are excellent,
pay is low, but due to cheap living you can save a lot. Approx
wage: $400- $1000 net , average cost of living: $50-$200 monthly.
TEFL International has no school in Japan yet, there are plenty
of jobs. You may work hard but you get a high salary, around $70
trade is done in English and the Spanish, the Italians and even
the French want to learn English. There is a current rush on language
schools in these countries and teachers are desperately needed.
Approx. wage: € 1000-€2000 net. Average cost of living
€ 400 to € 800 monthly.
TEFL is also
affiliated with “Camp Europe” who are looking to train
English teachers to teach recreation activities as well as English.
each European country, it is advisable to know a little bit of
the language of that country! Wheras you get by with English only
in Asia, Italy, and especially France, as well as the South of
Spain is a difficult place if you don't speak the language. You
won't need another language to teach, however, there is live after
work - and you will enjoy it a lot more if you speak the language!
If you don't
speak any of these languages yet, let us know and we can organise
an intensive language school for you near your TEFL course leading
up to, or following your course.