Get qualified to teach English abroad

The INTESOL Courses in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) are fully accredited and internationally recognized TEFL / ESL certifications that will equip you with the English teaching knowledge and skills you need to secure a job teaching English with reputable schools worldwide.

By completing an INTESOL online TEFL / TESOL course you will be taking your first step towards TEFL certification and living and working overseas. Realise your dreams of exploring new cultures, meeting new people and making a real difference to the lives of thousands of students by teaching English. An INTESOL certificate will ensure you land a paid English teaching job with a reputable school where you will really be able to make the most of your teaching adventures.

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By completing an INTESOL online TEFL / TESOL course you will be taking your first step towards TEFL certification and living and working overseas. Realise your dreams of exploring new cultures, meeting new people and making a real difference to the lives of thousands of students by teaching English. An INTESOL certificate will ensure you land a paid English teaching job with a reputable school where you will really be able to make the most of your teaching adventures.

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What is TEFL?

“TEFL” stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, also known as Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), growing fast as educational fields presents lots of superb expert opportunities for teaching English to native and fluent English speakers who got their TEFL/TESOL certification.
There is no difference between “TEFL” and “TESOL” practically as teaching the English language to non-native speakers. TESOL is the time period applied to the teaching of English to native in native English countries, like UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Africa and US.
TEFL or TESOL Certification and requirements for getting a job instructing English abroad to Teach English as a Foreign Language in a foreign united states (non-native English talking country), a TEFL Certification is commonly required as schools and language institutes desire to rent instructors who have obtained perfect training. You don’t need to possess college degree, prior teaching experience, to get paid to
instruct English abroad.

These standards include:

• you must work one hundred hours of coursework.
• At least 6-20 hours of speaking with nonnative person
• An authorized curriculum from a real organization within the field; Instructions given by qualified
teacher
• you must take your TEFL certification direction of comprehensive job search guidance
from a company.
• And evaluate a TEFL/TESOL training school on our TEFL articles page by testing 7 key tips by looking
at TEFL certification courses.

Understanding TEFL Acronyms and Abbreviations

There are a lot of acronyms in the TEFL industry, but essentially there is no real difference between the following acronyms and they are used interchangeably:

TEFL = Teaching English as a Foreign Language

ESL = English as a Second Language

EFL = English as a Foreign Language

TESL = Teaching English as a Second Language

TESOL = Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

ESOL = English to Speakers of Other Languages

What does a TEFL teacher do?

This will of course vary depending on the type of job but typically you will teaching a range of skills from speaking, listening, reading and writing. There is usually a focus on using the ‘communicative approach’ to teaching which encourages students to speak English and use the English language as much as possible. The teacher will introduce new language, have the students use it in a controlled framework to begin with and then move on to using it in a more natural way through group work, pair work and debates, where the emphasis is on increased student talk time. A typical class will include a mix of activities and interactions, some course book work, English based games and storytelling. These days technology plays a big part in the classroom with teachers making use of interactive whiteboards.

Can non-native English speakers work as TEFL teachers?

Yes. If you are a non-native speaker with fluent English and a clear accent there are definitely jobs available worldwide for teaching English. Non-native speakers have the added advantage of having learnt English themselves at school so often have a deeper understanding on language learning techniques and the intricacies of English grammar. However, non-native speakers will have to be more patient and persistent when job hunting as a lot of schools tend to prefer hiring native speakers, which can be due to preferences from their students or work visa regulations.

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Salary & benefits for TEFL jobs

Salary and benefits will of course vary from country to country and school to school but typically a TEFL job will offer the following package:

• Excellent salary: 1,200 – 5,000 USD per month

• Accommodation provided: Western style, furnished, near the school

• Flight allowance

• Performance based bonuses

• Legal work visa and residence permits provided

• 22 – 55 days paid holiday per year

• Health insurance provided

• Weekly language lessons

• Airport pickup and welcome pack

• On-going training and academic support

• Promotion opportunities

How to find a TEFL job

Search online

There are opportunities for jobs teaching English in nearly every country on earth. A good place to start is Google, searching for the type of job and country you are interested in. You can apply directly to schools that advertise their jobs or apply to a recruitment agent who will provide you with various options based on the job you are looking for. Have a look through our job board below.

Skype interview

The next step is usually a Skype video interview, where the school will ask you questions about your views on teaching, your TEFL course, your previous teaching experience (if you have any) and give you the opportunity to find out more about the school and the job. Make sure you ask plenty of questions and find out as much as you can about the job before making a decision. You can read more about how to plan for a TEFL interview here.

Work visa

Once you have been offered and accept a teaching job, the school will apply for a work visa for you, which can take between 2 to 4 weeks. You will then fly to the school and begin work. The first week or so is usually training and observing other teachers’ classes before beginning your own teaching.