Explore The World With TEFL In 2022

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Can Take you Anywhere in the World

Leave your boring 9-5 job at home and move somewhere exotic and different to teach English as a foreign language to non-native speakers! 

Teaching English sounds scary to some people but have no fear you have all the skills you need because you speak the English language every single day, don’t you? When you do a TEFL certification course you will be learning how to improve your skills and how to share your years of English wisdom with English language learners all over the globe.

Dont go it alone, get in touch and make the process easier for yourself with visa advice, know the best places to stay, job assistance, professional trining and an unforgettable experience abroad.

To learn more about TEFL or the courses we have to offer click on the destinations below or scroll down to our FAQ section for info and tips!

TEFL Course Destinations

TEFL course in Bali, Indonesia. The ancient gates of Bali surrounded by nature

TEFL course in Bali, Indonesia

BALI! BALI! BALI! Experience island life in tropical paradise fashion. You know you want to!

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TEFL course in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

TEFL course in Siem Reap, Cambodia

TEFL/ TESOL course in Cambodia with us this year! We train you and give you the best experience.

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TEFL course in Bangkok, Thailand

Teach English in gorgeous Thailand, the world’s most popular TEFL destination!

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TEFL course in Vietnam. Woman with traditional Vietnamese hat over looking a lake that's lit up by lanterns

TEFL course in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Teach English to Vietnamese folks and in return, you get to call this wonderful Asian country home!

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TEFL course in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Join us in Puerto Vallarta this year and become an English teacher by day and a beach bunny by night!

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TEFL course in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Jungles on one side and the world’s best beaches on the other! Study abroad in paradise.

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Rainbow Mountains in Peru

TEFL course in Cusco, Peru

Hey, adventure seekers and culture vultures, have I got a course for you… Let’s go!

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TEFL Argentina with Once Upon A TEFL. Couple sitting on a scooter in Buenos Aires, Agrentina

TEFL course in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is calling you, will you answer? Get TEFL certified in this hopping city with us.

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A street in Antigua, Guatemala

TEFL course in Antigua, Guatemala

Study abroad, work and learn Spanish in Latin America’s hidden gem, Guatemala. 

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TEFL course in Barcelona, Spain. The famous cathedral, Sagrada Familia

TEFL course in Barcelona, Spain

English teaching jobs in Spain are growing. Become a foreign language teacher in Europe now!

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TEFL Course In Chicago, USA . city at night with skyscrapers all lit up

TEFL course in Chicago, USA

Earn your teaching English as a foreign language certificate in gorgeous Chicago, baby!

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TEFL course in Florence, Italy. View from above of Florence with the rooftops gleaming orange in the bright sun with the cathedral sticking up into the sky

TEFL course in Florence, Italy

Teach ESL students in Italy and experience the real European lifestyle and best food. 

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ASIA

TEFL COURSE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

TEFL course in Vietnam. Woman with traditional Vietnamese hat over looking a lake that's lit up by lanterns

TEFL COURSE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

three fishing boats floating by a beach in Thailand with crystal clear water surrounded by cliffs covered in tropical trees

TEFL COURSE IN BALI, INDONESIA

TEFL course in Bali, Indonesia. The ancient gates of Bali surrounded by nature

TEFL COURSE IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

TEFL course in Cost Rica with Once Upon A TEFL. A toucan bird sitting on a branch in the Costa Rican jungle

THE AMERICAS

TEFL COURSE IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

The pyramid of Mexico

TEFL COURSE IN MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA

A toucan bird sitting on a branch in the Costa Rican jungle

TEFL COURSE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

TEFL Argentina with Once Upon A TEFL. Couple sitting on a scooter in Buenos Aires, Agrentina

TEFL COURSE IN CHICAGO, USA

TEFL COURSE IN CHICAGO WITH ONCE UPON A TEFL VIEW OF CHICAGO SKYLINE AND HIGH RISE SKYSCRAPERS

TEFL COURSE IN CUSCO, PERU

Rainbow Mountains in Peru

TEFL COURSE IN ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA

A street in Antigua, Guatemala

EUROPE

TEFL COURSE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

TEFL course in Barcelona, Spain. The famous cathedral, Sagrada Familia

TEFL COURSE IN FLORENCE, ITALY

TEFL course in Florence, Italy. View from above of Florence with the rooftops gleaming orange in the bright sun with the cathedral sticking up into the sky

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3 STEPS TO TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD

1

CHOOSE A COURSE

When you have enough of living at home and working the same job and want a new life abroad.

2

SCHEDULE A CALL

Tell me what your goals are, where you dream of living and how long you want to travel the world.

3

LIVE THE DREAM

Start your plans to begin your new adventure overseas. It's time to get out there and live again.

the stats say it all

TEFL Teacher Stats

1 %
Stay for a second year same country
1 %
Go to a new country, city or school
1 %
Go home after a great year abroad

TEFL FAQs

How much does a TEFL teacher earn?

TEFL teachers earn approximately $500-$1200 in Latin America, $1500-$3000 in the Middle East, $1200-$1900 in Europe and $1000-$3000 in Asia. The location, school type and teacher’s experience and qualifications make salaries vary.

Do not be sucked in by salaries as your reason to choose a specific country.

Remember, the salary in Tokyo, Japan, is $2500 per month but the cost of living per month can be $2000. At the end of the month, you may only have $500 in your savings as Tokyo is an expensive place to live.

In contrast, the salary in Cambodia is around $1500 but the cost of living can be $750. Because it is so inexpensive to live in Cambodia, you can save $750.

These numbers are a rough estimate but you get the idea!

How much does it cost to get a TEFL certificate?

You cannot buy a TEFL certificate, it must be earned by completing a TEFL course. Accredited TEFL courses cost between $500-and $2500 with online courses being cheaper than in-person courses. 

Like anything in life, you get what you pay for, and this is true of TEFL. There are many great online courses you can take but you do not get the benefits of in-person courses. You do not have a group of other teachers to practise and swap ideas with.

Some cheap courses you see online will promise you a TEFL certificate if you pass their quick and easy $50 course. Most times these courses are not accredited which means they are not recognised internationally by many schools and governments.

We have heard stories from TEFL teachers that fell into this trap and when they moved abroad to teach they were not allowed a working visa or work permit as the government officials did not trust the company or accreditation of the certificate.

What qualifications do I need to be a TEFL teacher?

You must be fluent in English and possess an accredited TEFL certificate. You must have a degree to work legally in the Middle East and Asia (except Cambodia). A degree is not required to teach English in Europe or Central and South America.

Though most countries do not require a degree to teach English, it is preferred. If two teachers apply for the same position in a school and one has a TEFL certificate and a degree and the other only has a TEFL certificate, the teacher with both will most likely be chosen for the position.

Do not let this deter you from teaching English abroad. Having a college degree does not make you a good teacher. If you have a passion for helping others and you are confident in your skills, then becoming a TEFL teacher is certainly an option for you!

TEFL courses train you on all aspects of teaching English abroad to non-native English speakers and will help you every step of the way, even with finding teaching positions in local schools abroad.

Is a TEFL certificate worth it?

A TEFL certificate will allow you to enter almost every country to stay long-term and work to earn a living. There are not many other industries that give this opportunity. You can help others improve their language skills while you explore the world.

The mistake many people make is thinking this is a free ticket to a long holiday abroad.

This is a career and should be treated as one. You are expected to work as you would in your home country and in return, you receive your salary, the opportunity to live abroad and experience a new culture.

Some people have an experience they never forget and some are not so fortunate. You have to embrace the experience with an open mind and enjoy the lifestyle if wish to succeed as a TEFL teacher. If you have a negative outlook and difficulty adapting to your surroundings, you might have a hard time enjoying being a TEFL teacher.

Is TEFL hard to pass?

It is not too difficult nor too easy to pass. It requires dedication and effort as with any adult course. If you are aiming to be a teacher, you should be capable of learning, practising and being tested on your abilities and knowledge. 

It is your language, after all, you will be surprised at how much you know about it. As for managing the classroom and disciplining students, it can be difficult for those who have never worked with children before. Learning how to maintain control of a group without going too far and upsetting students is a tough skill to master but a skill you should definitely learn.

These courses aren’t made to catch you out, they are to train you on how to deal with others and transfer your knowledge.

These are things we do on a daily basis without even realising it, so do not be afraid of taking a TEFL course, as you will have the team and the other students there beside you every step of the way to help you!

What is a TEFL course?

TEFL courses train and prepare you for teaching English as a foreign language abroad to non-native English speakers. They can be taken online or in-person usually between 120 hours and higher. The best courses include live teaching practicum.

The courses we offer are 4 weeks long and are held in Asia, Europe and Latin America. You will study teaching methods, classroom management, how to prepare lesson plans and much more.

For a detailed look into the world of TEFL, we recommend you check out our in-depth article called – What is TEFL.

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