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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 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
TEFL COURSE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
TEFL COURSE IN BALI, INDONESIA
TEFL COURSE IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
TEFL COURSE IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
TEFL COURSE IN MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA
TEFL COURSE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
TEFL COURSE IN CHICAGO, USA
TEFL COURSE IN CUSCO, PERU
TEFL COURSE IN ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
TEFL COURSE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
TEFL COURSE IN FLORENCE, ITALY
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3 STEPS TO TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD
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TEFL Teacher Stats
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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