Don’t believe the rumours that it’s enough simply to be a native English speaker. Without TEFL certification you’re really limiting your options to badly paid teaching jobs in undesirable locations – plus do you really fancy facing a hyperactive class of 8-year-olds on day one of your new teaching job without any training in how to teach?
Apply for a teaching job abroad
Your next step to getting a teaching job abroad is to apply for teaching jobs abroad!! Yes we know – it all sounds so simple when we put it like that. But the good news is that you can find hundreds of vacancies for teaching jobs advertised every day on i-to-i’s TEFL jobs board. It’s also worth checking out jobs sections in websites and newspapers such as the TES and The Guardian as they often run adverts for teaching jobs abroad.
If this all sounds a bit scary – or if you simply fancy gaining some more experience before you’re set free to find a teaching job all by yourself – a Supported TEFL Job / Internship is another great route to finding a teaching job abroad. You’ll be trained in how to teach English as a foreign language and gain practical “on the job” teaching experience in a fantastic location – often with a salary too. Not bad, eh?
Get ready … and go to that teaching job abroad!
Take our 2-minute teaching online quiz to find out if you're eligible to start earning from home as an online English tutor!