Teach English Abroad!
Travel the world, meet new friends, learn a new language…
Teaching English Abroad is a Great Way to Travel and Learn a New Language While Doing a Meaningful Job!
Most teachers work an average of only 29 hours per week, including lesson planning and administrative tasks. That leaves you with lots of time to travel with your friends or on your own. You can also pursue part-time job opportunities or offer private lessons to earn more money. Some ESL teachers even take language lessons or certificate courses at foreign universities.
Teach English Abroad Programs: Free Guide
Below you will find a free guide for each of the top ESL destinations!
FAQ: What Do I Need to Teach English Abroad?
In general, most English teaching jobs abroad require a minimum of:
- 1- University Degree (Bachelor)
- 2- Accredited 120-hour TESOL Certificate
- 3- Native speaker from USA, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand, or South Africa
Yes, you can teach English abroad without a university degree. The reason many TESOL jobs require a university degree is that it is required to obtain the work visa in most countries; however, there are many people teaching abroad without a university degree in countries that do not require it.
Some places that do not require a degree are:
- Costa Rica
NOTE: Teaching without a degree may be illegal, so contact the embassy of the country you are interested in working to learn about their immigration requirements. Regulations change and there are some recruiters and TESOL / TEFL institutes that charge a lot of money promising jobs and visa clearance. Do not sign any contracts without first checking with the embassy.
FAQ 3: Why Do I Need a TESOL or TEFL Certificate to Teach English Abroad?
The reason taking a TESOL or TEFL certification course is required for most teaching jobs abroad is that the certificate shows you received training in grammar, phonology, and methodology. In order to be a good teacher, you need to know the rules of the English language and be able to teach the language. The English Language Training (ELT) market is a $3 billion industry. Most schools are professionally run and only hire certified teachers.
OnTESOL is the leading provider of advanced TESOL certification courses in North America. We started offering accredited TESOL courses in 2003! Our graduates receive job placement assistance in the top destinations.