TESOL - FAQs
Here at ITTT, we will do all we can to ensure your entire TESOL training experience is as straightforward and rewarding as possible. If you have any questions regarding our courses, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section below.
Our FAQ section should clear up most of your queries but if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by submitting them via the form provided at the bottom of this page.
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TEFL & TESOL (General)
What does TESOL mean? The acronym TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The term is commonly used when referring to certification courses that provide the skills necessary to teach the English language to non-native speakers in your own country or abroad. Read more
What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESOL is typically more common in North America and TEFL is more common in the UK, although these two acronyms are very often used interchangeably. Read more
Do I need a TESOL certificate to teach abroad? While it is possible to find teaching jobs abroad without any qualifications, your chances of finding a good quality job are greatly enhanced by completing a TESOL course. In many countries it is an official requirement and where it is not many employers will just assume you lack the skills necessary to be a good teacher. Read more
What is an ESL teacher? ESL teacher is a phrase that can be used to describe a variety of scenarios as this field of education covers a broad spectrum of environments and students. However, whatever the specific scenario, the common purpose of all ESL teachers is to teach non-native speakers to speak and write the English language. Read more
Do TESOL teachers need a second language? Although having some understanding of the local language might be a bonus when teaching English overseas, it has very little bearing on your ability to be an effective teacher. All ITTT TESOL certification courses are based on the idea that the teacher and students only use English in the classroom. Read more
Are there any age limits for TESOL teaching? One of the great things about teaching English abroad is that it is available to virtually all age groups. Whether you are 21 or 61, if you are open to new ideas and keen to pass on your knowledge in a classroom environment, your age should not stand in your way of success. Read more
Do I need a degree to teach English abroad? Although some countries require teachers to have a degree in order to obtain the required work visa or permit, there are as many others that have no such restrictions. The bottom line is, you do not need a degree to teach English abroad. Read more
Do TESOL Certificates Expire? TESOL certificates do not expire, they are valid for life. For as long as you pursue a career as an English language teacher, you can use your certificate as proof that you have completed a training course that covered a range of relevant topics including English grammar, lesson planning and classroom management. Read more
Can I teach English abroad without any teaching experience? Some employers around the world only take on teachers with previous classroom experience, however, as demand is so high in many areas first time teachers still have plenty of options open to them. As long as you have completed a TESOL course you should have little problem getting your teaching career started. Read more
Can I learn a foreign language while teaching English abroad? One of the many benefits of teaching English abroad is the opportunity to learn another language. The simple fact that you are surrounded by a new language on a daily basis will not only help you to learn it more quickly, but also help you to settle into your new environment. Read more
Is it safe for single women to teach English abroad? As long as you do plenty of research before departure and use some common sense once you arrive, there is no reason why anyone should have any problems with personal safety while teaching English abroad. This applies whatever your gender. Read more
Can I teach English abroad if I have children? Yes, many people with children happily teach English abroad in countries around the world. However, it is essential that you do plenty of research in advance to make sure you choose a destination that is right for both you and your family. Read more
How will I make friends while teaching English abroad? For anyone heading overseas to teach English for the first time, it is perfectly normal to initially feel a little homesick. However, most people quickly find their feet and develop a network of friends and co-workers from the local community and other countries. Read more
What is the difference between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA? Even the quickest bit of research into teaching English abroad will introduce you to the acronyms TEFL, TESOL and CELTA. Basically, these are three versions of the qualification that most employers expect teachers to possess when applying for jobs in schools or language centers around the world. Read more
Are TESOL teachers in demand? Every year the number of people learning English as a second language around the world grows considerably and this trend shows no signs of changing in the coming years. Due to this continuous growth the demand for TESOL qualified teachers remains high in most parts of the world. Read more
Is TESOL a good career choice? Many people consider that teaching English abroad is something that young people do for a short period of time before heading home to start a normal life and career. While this is true for some people, many others actually turn it into a long-term career. Read more
Do qualified teachers need a TESOL certification? Every year hundreds of fully qualified teachers head overseas to teach English as a foreign/second language and they are often surprised to find that many of the top jobs require teachers to possess a TESOL qualification. The truth is there are very real differences between teaching in your home country and teaching abroad which is why a TESOL certification is generally required. Read more
Are there any age restrictions when teaching English in Asia?
Although it is the most popular region for TESOL qualified teachers, there are some countries in Asia that have certain restrictions that might limit where you can live and work. One area that is sometimes restricted is the age of a teacher.Read more
What should I pack for teaching English abroad?
In the run up to your departure date for teaching English abroad you are certain to have many things to think about, including what you need to pack and what is best left at home.Read more
Will I lose touch with family and friends while teaching English abroad?
Most people who decide to teach English abroad will have a few initial concerns before they set off and one of these is often about staying in contact with the people you care about back home. To ensure you maintain important relationships while you are away, there are a few things you should consider.Read more
There are various opinions about the value of continuing education, which leads some people to question whether a TESOL qualification is really worth it. We believe it is because in the modern world it is no longer enough just to speak English fluently if you want to be an ESL teacher.Read more
What makes a great TESOL teacher?
If you want to be fondly remembered by your ESL students as a truly great teacher, there are a range of skills you will need to develop. Among the most important are communication, patience, confidence, organization, and a real passion for everything you do in the classroom.Read more
What are TESOL accreditation bodies?
There are many TESOL providers and to check if they are widely trusted, you should look at the official bodies that accredit their courses. Usually, courses reviewed by a third party institution guarantee a high standard of academic and professional materials.Read more
What qualifications do I need to be a TESOL teacher?
You must obtain certain qualifications if you want to teach English at home, abroad or online. A TESOL certificate with at least 100 hours of study is one of these. Teachers' requirements vary by country, but a TESOL certificate is almost always required.Read more
What level of English is required for TESOL?
There is no getting away from the fact that some countries restrict work visas to native English speakers only. While this may be unfair to the large number of fluent English speakers with a distinguished record in the classroom, there is no need to despair as there is a wide choice of other great destinations out there.Read more
What is the difference between ESL and ELL?
Many people get the two terms ESL and ELL mixed up. In a nutshell, ESL stands for English as a Second Language, and ELL stands for English Language Learner. ESL refers to the course or class, and ELL refers to the student.Read more
How long does it take to get a TESOL certificate?
It is hard to say how long a TESOL course will take as there are so many different options available. However, regardless of the course you choose, the length of study will usually come down to your own level of motivation and how much spare time you have to study.Read more
Are you concerned that a TESOL course will be too challenging? There is no need to worry as our courses start with the basic knowledge and build up toward the end. Each unit builds on the previous one, so if you thoroughly study the content of each unit, you should have no problems.Read more
There are so many people learning English around the world that it is estimated that for every person who speaks English as a first language, five people are learning it as a second language. This is where ESL comes in, but what exactly is ESL, and what does it stand for?Read more
These two acronyms are typically used interchangeably. TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You will find that TESOL is more common in North America and TEFL is more common in the UK.Read more
The reason why people decide to take a TESOL course is simply because it is what you require when applying for most English teaching jobs. Every individual has their own motivations for teaching, whether it is to make a major life change or just to earn extra dollars during a gap year.Read more
Is TESOL internationally recognized?
No training course is worth much without international accreditation and recognition. All TESOL courses offered by ITTT are externally validated and accredited to fit international standards. They are also recognized by employers around the world.Read more
Is grammar knowledge important when teaching English?
There has always been some debate around this question. Teachers who are strong on grammar often think it is very important, while those with less knowledge might disagree. However, as publishers make millions of dollars each year from the sale of grammar books, it is fair to assume that there is some truth involved.Read more
How many hours do ESL teachers teach?
This is not easy to answer as there are many variable factors, such as the type of job, the country you are in, and the age of your students. Before you sign up for any teaching position we recommend you do plenty of research so you know where you stand from the start.Read more
What are the best books for ESL teaching?
There are many different options when it comes to ESL resource books and these generally fall into three categories: book series, general teaching theory, and activity books. There is no single answer to which is the best book for ESL teaching as it depends on the individual situation of each teacher and school.Read more
Before embarking on a new journey of ESL teaching in a faraway country, there are a couple of things to consider. What country should you teach in? Where is the demand for teachers? What type of students suit you best? These are all things you need to think about before teaching ESL.Read more
There are two major learning areas when teaching ESOL. Teaching skills, which enable you to operate an efficient classroom and subject knowledge, which is to impart the rules of the English language structure. We will look at both these areas.Read more
The standards for TESOL can relate to three general areas. Firstly, we have the ideas of accreditation and moderation; these two terms are often misunderstood. Secondly, standards may refer to the types of certificates that are issued. Finally, there are standard types of courses.Read more
Do you need a degree for TESOL?
TESOL is a popular choice as it is open to anyone who has a good standard of English. Regardless of your background, age, or work experience, native and non-native speakers have an excellent chance of finding a teaching position. However, one question that is often asked is "Do I need a degree for TESOL?"Read more
How do ESL students learn best?
As with many aspects of education, there is some debate around the best method for teaching English to non-native speakers. At ITTT we have been training new teachers for many years and we are fully committed to the ESA method as we know it brings the very best results for ESL students.Read more
How do I become a great ESL teacher?
To become an ESL teacher you typically need to have excellent English skills and a TESOL qualification. To become a great ESL teacher will require additional skills including patience, adaptability, confidence, and great communication. A good quality TESOL course should help you with most of these things.Read more
Which is better, TESOL or CELTA?
If you have done some amount of research on teaching English abroad or online you will probably have come across these two acronyms: TESOL and CELTA. Put simply, TESOL and CELTA are both respected teaching qualifications that will allow you to work in countries all over the world.Read more
What is the difference between TESOL and IELTS?
These two acronyms refer to very different things. TESOL is the name given to training courses and their resulting certification that people take in order to work as English language teachers. IELTS is an English language test that is used by employers and immigration departments to gauge a person’s English ability.Read more
By completing a TESOL course you will be in a position to apply for teaching jobs in a wide variety of countries worldwide. While this promises plenty of adventure, it also allows you to pass on the English knowledge your students need to improve their job, study, and general life prospects.Read more
A TESOL certification is required for most ESL teaching jobs that offer good pay and comfortable working conditions, no matter where in the world you would like to live and work. Once qualified you will be eligible to apply for teaching jobs in almost every country where ESL jobs exist.Read more
The certificate in TESOL is an introductory level qualification which allows the holder to apply for teaching positions worldwide and therefore enter into the world of ESL teaching. Here we explain what the certification can be used for, as well as some of the restrictions imposed by governments and individual schools.Read more
What qualities does an educator need to teach ESL?
If you want to teach English you will need to possess a few important qualities. As progress can sometimes be slow, patience is certainly one of the most important. To provide great lessons you will also need to be well organized and ready to adapt when things don’t go to plan.Read more
There are several benefits to TESOL depending on your perspective. For anyone who would like to teach English online or overseas it is the basic qualification that is expected by most good employers. For English language students the real benefit is knowing that their teacher is suitably qualified for the job at hand.Read more
How do I become ESL certified?
The acronym ESL stands for English as a Second Language. If you want to join the tens of thousands of teachers who are qualified to teach ESL in any country they choose, you will need to complete a TESOL certification course with an internationally recognized course provider such as ITTT.Read more
Which is better, TESOL or TEFL?
If you want to teach English to non-native speakers, either overseas or online, you will need to complete a teacher training course that results in a TESOL or TEFL certificate. You can choose one or the other as they are identical courses that result in the same qualification.Read more
What are the different types of ESOL programs?
ESOL is English to Speakers of Other Languages; hence we get the acronym TESOL which is the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages. There are different types of ESOL learners, however, and each of these require their own style of teaching. Here we will look at the major types of ESOL programs.Read more
In most areas of the ESOL teaching world there are five recognized levels of students. These are discussed here and for each level an example of the type of syllabus content is given. It is important to note that English language levels are cumulative, so that each level includes all the levels below it.Read more
Why choose to take a TESOL Course?
There are many reasons why people undertake a TESOL course, beyond the most obvious, that it is generally a requirement for teaching English abroad. Here we take a look at some of the most common reasons and expand on ways that a TESOL certificate can be used.Read more
Why is a TESOL course an important part of gaining employment as an ESL teacher? What can you expect from a TESOL course and how do you go about finding a job once you have your certificate? We look at all these questions and more.Read more
English language teaching uses many different acronyms to describe various teaching and learning scenarios. ESL stands for English as a Second Language which covers situations where people are learning English in an English speaking country.Read more
What is the difference between EFL and ESL?
Anyone who is familiar with English language teaching will have come across these two acronyms, although they might not be aware of their actual meanings. While they are routinely used interchangeably, ESL and EFL technically refer to whether the teaching occurs in an English speaking country or a non-English speaking country.Read more
What not to do as an ESL teacher?
In many cases it takes time to find your feet as an ESL teacher as we all have to learn the best ways to get the results we want in the classroom. However, there are several things that teachers commonly do from the start of their careers that can hold them back.Read more
The TESOL acronym stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This is one of many acronyms used within the teaching profession and here will have a look at a few of the more common ones and what they actually mean.Read more
Where can I get free ESL lesson plans?
Lesson planning is a vital part of an ESL teacher's job, particularly in the early stages of their career. A lesson plan provides a solid structure that can be followed to ensure the lesson flows from one activity to the next and that the ultimate aims of the lesson are met.Read more
Which is the best age group to teach English?
If you are studying a TESOL course you will want to know which age group suits you best to ensure you apply for the right type of teaching jobs. Some teachers prefer the energy that can be generated in a young learners class, while others prefer the calmer surrounds of an adult class.Read more
Here we will consider five reasons for taking a TESOL course. These include ideas focused on traveling abroad and giving something back to society. Other ideas center on the fact that this is a highly desirable qualification to earn a living now and for transferring into other jobs in the future.Read more
Is it easier to teach English to children or adults?
In most parts of the world English language teaching can involve different age groups, but which is considered the easiest to teach? There isn’t really a simple answer to this as all age groups present different challenges and some teachers are better suited to certain groups than others.Read more
How do you deal with misbehaving ESL students?
If you only teach ESL to adults you should have relatively few problems with discipline in the classroom, while those who teach young learners typically have more issues to deal with. However, a few simple strategies can make a big difference in this area of classroom management.Read more
How do you motivate ESL students?
When learning a new language, motivation is highly important. Young learners are often up for anything as long as it is fun. Adult learners are usually motivated by a particular end goal. In contrast, teenage learners can sometimes need a bit of help from the teacher to get the best results.Read more
When teaching English as a second language there are four main skills that need to be covered in roughly the same amount. Speaking and writing are known as the productive skills as they require actual output of language, while reading and listening are known as the receptive skills.Read more
What skills do ESL teachers need?
If you plan on teaching English overseas or online there are a range of personal skills that can make the difference between success and failure. As a teacher you will need to be organized, flexible, patient, and prepared to put in the necessary effort when planning your lessons.Read more
TEFL & TESOL Courses
How do I choose a TESOL course? The key to choosing the right TESOL course for you is research. You should check that the course provider has been in operation for a reasonable time and that they are respected within the teaching community. You should also be aware of the specific qualifications expected by employers and those required to gain work permits or visas in your country of choice. Read more
Should I take a TESOL course online or in a classroom? Either option will provide a good start to your ESL teaching career, although there are a few differences to consider. How do you prefer to study? Can you attend a training center for four weeks? How much can you afford to spend on a course? All these questions will have a bearing on your decision. Read more
How long does a TESOL course take? ITTT provides a range of TESOL certification courses in a variety of learning styles. The in-class TESOL course runs for a four week period at our international training centers. In contrast, our online course options do not have a fixed time scale as you get to choose the pace that you work through them. Read more
How much does a TESOL course cost? The cost of a TESOL course varies depending on several factors, such as the length of the course, the method of study and the individual provider. In-class courses are generally considered the best option as they include teaching practice, however, this method of study is the most expensive. The more affordable options are completed online, but these do not typically include any form of teaching practice. Read more
Can non-native English speakers take a TESOL course? At ITTT we are happy to welcome anyone on to our courses as long as they are fluent in both written and spoken English. While a high level of understanding is required to successfully complete the course, a large percentage of our course graduates are non-native speakers from countries worldwide. Read more
How does the combined TESOL course work? The combined TESOL course is a unique blend of online convenience and in-class practicality. The course kicks off with 120 hours of online study that you can complete at your leisure. The second half of the course consists of in-class teaching practice at one of our many training centers. Read more
How much is a TESOL course and how do I pay for it? As one of the largest providers of TESOL certification in the world, ITTT offers a range of courses that are individually priced according to their length and method of study. Course payments can be made using a variety of different methods, including credit/debit card, PayPal, bank transfer, or Western Union. Please visit the individual course pages for full payment details. Read more
How does the lifetime job support service work? Throughout your time studying with us, and after you have qualified, ITTT will provide a wide range of services to help maximize your chances of finding the right job for you. Our services include access to our database of potential employers, advice on constructing effective CV/resumes and cover letters, and how to prepare for job interviews and trial lessons. Read more
What is the TESOL Diploma course? The TESOL Diploma is an advanced online course that is designed for existing ESL teachers who want to increase the level of their teaching knowledge and qualifications. This research based course will allow you to confidently apply for a wider range of teaching jobs that offer greater responsibility and potentially a higher salary. Read more
What are specialized TESOL courses?
If you already have a standard TESOL certification you might want to consider adding a specialized course to your CV/resume. These qualifications provide a wider scope of employment for anyone planning on teaching English at home or abroad.Read more
How do online TESOL courses work? Our extensive range of online training courses provide a convenient and great value option for anyone looking for a high-quality TESOL certification. All our online courses can be completed from any location in the world at any pace you choose. They also come with the option of an experienced online tutor. Read more
Can you fail a TESOL course? A TESOL certificate is a serious academic qualification so it is possible to fail the course. However, the majority of those that fail to complete the course, do so because they are unable to commit to the necessary time and effort required of the training. Only a very small percentage of students fail because they do not meet the required academic standard. Read more
Where to take a TESOL course? As they can be completed from any location in the world, our online TESOL courses are always very popular. However, the face-to-face tuition and practical teaching experience offered by an in-class TESOL course also appeals to many trainees. If you choose this option you can attend one of dozens of training centers located around the world. Read more
What are TESOL course hours? TESOL certification courses are generally classified by the number of hours they are expected to take on average to complete. When searching online you are likely to find a wide range of options from as short as a 10-hour introductory course, right through to diploma-level courses which can add up to 300 hours or even more. Read more
What is the best TESOL course to do in Thailand? Thailand has long been a popular place to take a TESOL course as jobs are plentiful across the country. However, not all providers offering courses in Thailand are of an equal standard. ITTT has four training centers in Thailand that all offer experienced trainers, high-quality materials and an extensive job support service. Read more
Who can do a TESOL course? Due to the high demand for ESL teachers around the world and the large number of jobs available, almost anyone with a solid grasp of the English language is able to take a TESOL course. Read more
Are online TESOL courses valid? As online TESOL courses are significantly cheaper than in-class courses, it is no surprise that they continue to grow in popularity. A Google search for online TESOL courses will return a huge number of providers offering courses in all shapes and sizes, but how can you be sure they are valid? Read more
Which TESOL courses are accredited? If you put TESOL courses into an online search engine you will potentially find dozens of pages listing a variety of courses and course providers, but how can you be sure which are reputable and which should be avoided? One straightforward way to gauge the validity of an individual course is to check if it has been independently accredited by a respected body within the ESL teaching world. Read more
How should I prepare for a TESOL course? Between signing up for a TESOL training course and actually starting your study, there are a few straightforward things you can do to help prepare you for the road ahead. You can read up on English grammar points, make a simple study plan, and take a look at any pre-course materials. Joining online study groups is another idea you might want to consider. Read more
How soon can I get TESOL certified and start teaching English abroad?
How long it will take you to complete a TESOL course and get a job teaching English overseas will depend on many different factors including the type of course you choose, your existing commitments, and where you want to live and work.Read more
What sort of accommodation will I have during my in-class TESOL course?
An in-class TESOL certification course will involve spending around four weeks at an international training center of your choice. During your stay we can recommend a range of comfortable accommodation options that will vary depending on the location you choose.Read more
Should I take my TESOL course before I head overseas to teach?
If you are thinking about taking an in-class TESOL course and teaching English overseas, one decision you will need to make is whether to take the course in your home country or wait until you arrive in the country where you plan to live and work.Read more
When should I enrol on a TESOL course?
If teaching English overseas is on your horizon, you need to make a few decisions before you get going. One of the most important is deciding which type of TESOL course to take and when to enroll on it.
Which TESOL course is best for teaching English online?
When applying for jobs with online teaching platforms a TESOL certificate is certainly a bonus and in many cases essential. With the addition of our Certificate in Teaching English Online you should find you have a strong advantage over much of the opposition when applying for jobs.Read more
Does ITTT offer any free TESOL courses?
At ITTT we do not give away our most important TESOL courses for free, but we do offer a variety of special offers. Our current special offers include the addition of a free specialized course when you sign up for one of our main online or in-class TESOL certificationsRead more
Should I take a TESOL course bundle?
ITTT has put together a range of TESOL course bundles that will set you up perfectly for the start of your English teaching career. With each package you receive multiple courses covering all the most important areas of language teaching, as well as exceptional value for money.Read more
How many modules in a TESOL course?
In order to make the contents easier to work through and retain, most TESOL certification courses are separated into individual modules or units. However, as there are a wide variety of different courses available, there is no set number of modules in all TESOL courses.Read more
Is TESOL certification accredited?
There are many terms used in the teaching and learning world that are not well understood. One example of this is Accreditation. What is accreditation, how would you know if a course is accredited and what does it actually mean if a course has no accreditation?Read more
These two acronyms are used interchangeably, however, TEFL is most commonly used in the UK and TESOL is usually preferred in the USA. Although some countries may prefer one acronym over the other, a TEFL and a TESOL certification are practically the same thing and the training for both is identical.Read more
What is a TESOL qualification equivalent to?
There are different levels of TESOL certification, which are equal to other qualifications. For instance, a level 4 TESOL course is similar to the first semester of an undergraduate degree, whereas a level 6 TESOL course is equivalent to the last semester.Read more
A CELTA or Foundation Degree is equivalent to a level 5 TESOL certification. When applying for competitive TESOL employment, both online and abroad, this type of certification is ideal. Additionally, teachers with this level of TESOL certification generally earn more money.Read more
A level 4 TESOL certification meets the requirement of at least 100 hours of coursework, which is highly valued by the majority of employers in the EFL field. Teachers who complete this level of TESOL training will be able to find teaching jobs all over the world.Read more
A level 6 TESOL certification is equivalent to the final semester of a bachelor's degree. This TESOL qualification is ideal for applying for competitive teaching jobs both abroad and online. Teachers with this level of TESOL certification typically earn a higher salary as well.Read more
A 120-hour TESOL course is the industry standard for teaching English as a foreign language, both online and in classrooms around the world. While there are longer TESOL courses available, a 120-hour course is a good place to start if you are new to ESL teaching.Read more
What does a TESOL course teach you?
In order to provide the service your future students deserve and expect, you will need to be familiar with a number of different teaching skills and techniques. TESOL courses from ITTT cover all the most important topics, including lesson planning, classroom management, and English grammar.Read more
What's included in the TESOL course cost?
ITTT does all it can to offer the best value for money TESOL courses on the market. We keep our costs as low as possible to ensure people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to teach English wherever they choose around the world.Read more
How much does it cost to get TESOL certified online?
This is tough to answer because online TESOL courses come in many shapes and sizes. If you do an online search you will find several short-format courses advertised for just a few dollars. However, when it comes to applying for teaching jobs it is quality that is important, not price.Read more
If you want to teach English online or in schools overseas you will typically need a standard TESOL certification. However, if your teaching plans are long-term and you have ambitions of making it to the top of the profession, taking a Bachelor's Degree in TESOL might be the smart move.Read more
If you plan to head overseas to teach English or you want to teach online you will generally need a TESOL certification to meet the job description. However, if your plan is to reach the absolute pinnacle of the ESL profession, a Master’s Degree in TESOL might be what you need.Read more
Which country is best for a TESOL course?
Despite the popularity of online TESOL courses brought about by their in-built flexibility and convenience, in-class courses should not be dismissed out of hand as they offer many unique benefits. The observed teaching practice involved and in-person instruction delivered by professional tutors are just two of the most popular.Read more
How to get a TESOL certificate for free?
An online search for free TESOL courses will probably reveal a few options for free courses or courses set at a very low price. While these might seem like a real bargain, you need to consider whether the effort you put into them will be rewarded once you start applying for teaching jobs.Read more
How much does TESOL certification cost?
When it comes to TESOL certification the price can vary considerably. Basic online courses can be found for just a few dollars, while in-class courses can cost several thousand. Whichever course you choose, you should ensure it includes all the content you need and it is welcomed by employers worldwide.Read more
A modern trend towards cheap or even zero cost education courses have led to confusion about the value of certain certifications. Generally, we are willing to accept that expensive versions of a particular product come with reasons for the price (even excluding hype and branding). This is also generally true of education.Read more
Thanks to a very strong worldwide demand for TESOL qualified teachers and a seemingly endless number of vacant positions in certain countries, anyone with a good standard of written and spoken English is eligible to take a TESOL course with ITTT.Read more
Is TESOL a teaching certificate?
TESOL is the name given to training courses and their certification that are aimed at inexperienced teachers who want to teach English to non-native speakers. With this type of qualification you can apply for teaching jobs in your home country, overseas, or online.Read more
Can you do a TESOL certificate online?
TESOL certification courses have been taught in traditional classrooms for many years. However, in recent years there has been a steady growth in online TESOL certification. In fact, the number of online courses on offer now far outnumber in-class options and this number is only likely to grow in the future.Read more
What does a TESOL course focus on?
When researching teacher training courses you are certain to have several questions that you would like answers to. What does a TESOL course involve, how do you get certified and what does this certificate allow you to do? These are among the questions addressed in this post.Read more
If you choose ITTT for your TESOL training you will have a variety of courses to choose from, all with their own timeline. Our popular in-class course runs on a set four-week schedule at a number of different locations, while our online options range from 60 to 550 hours.Read more
TESOL: How to teach vocabulary?
At a beginner level new vocabulary is introduced in almost every lesson, which is why learning how to teach it effectively is so important. It is not enough to simply introduce new words. To achieve their study goals your students will need to retain the new language and be confident when using it.Read more
Which universities offer TESOL courses?
Most ESL teachers only complete the basic level of TESOL certification required to get their new teaching career underway. However, many teachers also go on to complete additional courses in order to broaden their job options and some even complete a degree-level course through a university.Read more
Can you get a TESOL certificate online?
In years gone by an in-class TESOL course was often seen as the benchmark for teacher training, however, that is no longer the case in many parts of the world. The convenience of online courses has led to a huge rise in popularity and they are now commonly accepted by international employers.Read more
Is getting a Masters in TESOL worth it?
In the majority of cases, ESL teaching jobs only require a standard 120-hour TESOL certification. However, if you want to have as many options in the international teaching market as possible, including high-level management positions, then a Master’s in TESOL is certainly something to think about.Read more
What is the highest level of TESOL?
There are many types of TESOL courses and a number of study levels to choose from. Introductory-level courses start at around 60-hours, while the standard level that is required for most paid teaching jobs is around 120-hours. At the higher end are courses such as a Diploma, Master’s and PhD in TESOL.Read more
How much is TESOL certification in the UK?
TESOL courses can be completed at a training center in countries all over the world, including the UK. However, as this type of course is costly to run and the local cost of living is relatively high, many UK nationals choose to gain their certification overseas or via an online course.Read more
Where to study TESOL in the Philippines?
The Philippines has a strong tradition of English language teaching as it is one of the country’s two official languages. TESOL certification courses can be found in many major towns and cities, and teaching jobs are also widespread in schools and language centers countrywide.Read more
There are many benefits to taking a TESOL course onsite, but If you are unable to travel to a training center, an online TESOL course is an excellent alternative. With this option you get the convenience of setting your own study routine and the ability to study anywhere with an internet connection.Read more
ITTT has a number of training centers where you can take our extremely popular 120-hour, four-week TESOL certification course. This course is typically seen as a minimum entry requirement for most TESOL teaching jobs around the world. During your stay you will learn all you need to get your teaching career underway.Read more
It is possible to gain a teaching job without having a TESOL qualification, although this is becoming increasingly more difficult. There are a number of very good reasons for having some form of introductory level qualification before you go into a classroom to teach.Read more
Where to get a TESOL certificate?
When choosing a TESOL course you can decide to take an online option that you can complete from home, or you can go for an onsite course that requires attendance at a training center. If you go for an ITTT in-class course you will have a wide choice of locations to choose from.Read more
Which TESOL certificate to get?
If you have done some research into teaching English you will know that a TESOL certificate is required for most teaching jobs that pay a good salary. However, you will also probably have noticed that there are a lot of course options available. So which one is right for you?Read more
What is an ESL teaching certificate?
ESL stands for English as a Second Language. You will see similar terms meaning essentially the same thing, such as ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language). The teachers of these groups require some form of teaching certification.Read more
There are a huge number of acronyms in use within education and English as a Second Language (ESL) is no exception. Here we will outline some of the main acronyms you will come across when researching ESL in all its forms. The following list is not exhaustive.Read more
Can I teach English with a level 4 TESOL certificate?
TESOL course graduates who have completed a level 4 certification course will be able to apply for ESL teaching jobs in countries worldwide. This level of study meets the requirement of at least 100 hours of study which is widely regarded as the minimum expected by most good employers.Read more
What is a level 7 Diploma in TESOL?
If you study the Diploma in TESOL the certification will be level 6. However, if you take the Diploma as part of our Expert Package, the overall certification will be level 7. With this high level of qualification you will be able to confidently apply for a wide range of teaching jobs.Read more
Is a level 6 TESOL course worth doing?
If you are planning to teach English overseas you might find that the competition for the best jobs is quite high in some of the more popular areas. One tried and tested way to gain an advantage over the competition is to complete a higher than average level of TESOL certification.Read more
Is TESOL level 5 equivalent to a degree?
When applying for most entry-level ESL teaching jobs a minimum of a level 4 certification is generally expected. However, if you have a level 5 qualification you will be in a great position to land the jobs you really want without having to extend your study time or financial outlay by too much.Read more
What is a level 5 TESOL certificate?
The majority of ESL teachers start off with a level 4 TESOL as that is the minimum expected by most employers. If you like to stand out from the masses and you want to reach your full potential as quickly as possible, then a level 5 might be the way to go.Read more
Can you be an ESL teacher with a level 5 TESOL?
Completing a level 4 TESOL should be enough to allow you to apply for most entry-level ESL teaching jobs out there. However, if you want access to the widest choice of positions, including those at a higher level, then you might want to consider taking a level 5 qualification.Read more
Is a level 4 TESOL a good qualification?
If you are thinking about teaching English online or overseas you need to be aware of the different levels of TESOL qualification to ensure you have the right one to suit your plans. A level 4 TESOL certificate is typically seen by most employers as the unofficial entry point for good quality jobs.Read more
Which TESOL certificate is best?
There are many types of certification available in the world of TESOL. Courses range from a couple of hours over the weekend up to Doctorate (PHD) level. The answer to the question will depend on what you require the qualification for and what you hope to do once you achieve it.Read more
If you have looked into TESOL courses you might have noticed that they are placed into levels that indicate how high up the ladder the course is and how much study it will take to complete. This level system allows you to compare your options and to make the best choice to suit you.Read more
There are a number of different TESOL certification courses available and in this article we will discuss the different types. Each has its own particular usage and they are usually differentiated by the number of study hours. Typically study hours equate to the level of the course.Read more
who can get tesol certification
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is fairly unique in terms of the entry requirements compared to the possibilities upon completing a course. After completing a 120-hour TESOL certificate you are able to teach English in a variety of settings, with only a few other pre-requisites.Read more
TEFL & TESOL Jobs
What questions should I ask a TESOL employer? During an interview it is vital that you get enough information so you can make an informed decision on whether it is the right job for you. Areas you should be clear on include your salary, number of working hours, the size and age group of the class, and what classroom resources you will have access to. Read more
What will a TESOL employer ask in an interview? Job interviews will always be different depending on the employer, the specific job and the location, however, there are some common areas that are likely to come up. Questions regarding your personality, previous experience, future plans, and how you approach lesson planning and classroom delivery are all likely to be asked in one form or another. Read more
How do I apply for TESOL jobs? The best approach to applying for ESL jobs will depend on a variety of factors. However, you will generally either apply and interview for a position from within your home country, or head to your chosen destination and conduct an interview face-to-face. Read more
Where are the best places to teach English abroad? Once you have completed a TESOL qualification you will be able to choose from a huge range of destinations worldwide. Asia has by far the largest amount of teaching opportunities, although demand for teachers is also high in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Read more
How long does it take to get a TESOL job? The answer to this question is not straightforward as there are many factors to consider such as the time of year and the country where you want to teach. The attitude and overall approach of the individual teacher will also play a big part in any job hunt. One thing we can say is that teachers who are focused and determined should have little trouble finding a suitable position in a short space of time. Read more
How long do TESOL contracts last? Although individual contracts can vary from school to school, the most common contract length when working in public schools is for one academic year, while contracts in private language schools typically last for a calendar year. Shorter contracts are often offered by summer language camps and some private employers. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in South Korea? There are many options for TESOL qualified teachers in South Korea, including the popular EPIK Program which places teachers in schools across the country. Many private schools also advertise their vacances online and others use recruitment companies to fill positions. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in China? Although there are a few options for finding ESL teaching jobs in China, the most common is to go through a recruitment company that will sort out all the paperwork such as visas and work permits for you before leaving home. Jobs can also be found independently by replying to job adverts placed on online job boards and other popular ESL websites. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Japan? By applying to the government sponsored JET Program, or through independent recruitment companies, it is possible to have a job lined up waiting for you in Japan before you leave home. If you are already in the country, you will also be in a very strong position as many employers like to interview potential teachers in person. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Thailand? ESL teaching jobs are widely available across Thailand in both government schools and private language centers. In most cases you will require a university degree and a TESOL certification in order to work legally. Although a few jobs are advertised online, the majority of positions are filled following a face-to-face interview. Read more
How is teaching English in Asia different from teaching English in Latin America? Asia and Latin America are two very popular regions for teaching English abroad, but there are several differences between these destinations when it comes to the typical method of recruitment, the amount you can earn and save, and the type of atmosphere you will experience in the classroom. Read more
Can I teach English as a foreign language online? In almost every field of learning, online study has become enormously popular in recent years and learning the English language is no exception. As a consequence of this boom in demand, there are increasing opportunities for TESOL qualified teachers who want to work online rather than in a traditional classroom. Read more
Can I teach English as a foreign language in Russia? Russia is a vast country that covers eleven different time zones from the border with Poland in the west to the edge of China in the east. Due to its huge size and large population, it is no surprise that ESL teachers can find a wide choice of opportunities in many different locations. Read more
Where can I teach English abroad without a university degree?
Although a 4-year degree opens up most of the world as a potential teaching destination, teachers without one will still have plenty of great options available to them. There are few restrictions of this kind in countries across Latin America, while many hotspots in Europe such as Spain and Italy are also open to non-degree holders.Read more
How do I find a job teaching English in France? France is the dream destination for many ESL teachers due to its history, culture, and diverse landscapes. However, there are a few things you should be fully aware of before you make any final travel plans. Read more
Can couples or friends teach English abroad together? There is no reason why you cannot enjoy an overseas teaching adventure with a friend or partner. As long as you do a bit of research and advanced planning, there is nothing to stop you flying off around the world to work as English language teachers together. Read more
How will I find a place to live when I teach English abroad? Most people who head off to teach English overseas find they have several options to choose from when it comes to accommodation. Some people prefer the privacy of a private apartment, while others prefer to save extra money by sharing a house with other teachers. You might also have the option to enjoy the home comforts of living with a local family. Read more
Who will my students be when teaching English abroad? There is no typical classroom when it comes to teaching English abroad as there are a wide range of reasons why people are learning the language. Your lesson could involve dozens of five year old children who are there because it is part of their standard education, or a handful of business executives who need to brush up on their English skills for overseas phone calls or visits. Read more
Where do schools provide free housing for English teachers abroad? It is common for an ESL teaching contract to include a range of extra benefits in some countries, including free or subsidized housing. Although this can happen almost anywhere in the world, it is most likely to be offered by employers in Asia and the Middle East. Read more
Where do schools provide free airfare for English teachers abroad? In certain countries it is normal for schools to employ teachers before they leave their home country. In most cases, this scenario means that your contract will include full or partially funded airfares. If you can find this type of teaching job you can reduce your initial start up costs significantly. Read more
What are the start-up costs for teaching English abroad? Although teaching English abroad can be a good way to earn a comfortable living, many teachers will have a few initial expenses to cover before they start cashing their paychecks. The overall amount will vary depending on where you choose to work, but the most common expenses will include airfares, accommodation and meals. Read more
Are public or private schools better for teaching English in South Korea? South Korea attracts around 25,000 foreign ESL teachers every year to work in public schools or private language academies. There are pros and cons to working in either of these environments, which means it really comes down to personal preference. The main areas of difference between the two are salaries, working hours, and class sizes. Read more
Can I choose where I teach English abroad? Once you have completed a TESOL certification course you will possess a qualification that is welcomed by employers all over the world. Wherever you dream of teaching English, your TESOL certificate will allow you to confidently apply for jobs in virtually any country. Read more
Can I cancel my contract early when teaching English abroad? There is always a chance that unforeseen circumstances could force you to break your contract early while teaching English abroad. This might mean you will miss out on any end of contract bonuses, but there are unlikely to be any major problems if you are forced to leave your job earlier than expected. Read more
Where do schools interview and hire English teachers in advance? There are two common methods of finding an ESL teaching job. Many people head to their country of choice and then start the job hunting process, while others go through the recruitment process before they leave home. Employers who hire teachers in advance are mostly located in Asia and the Middle East. Read more
What are the hiring seasons for teaching English abroad? As ESL jobs are available in most parts of the world, the main hiring season varies throughout the year depending on your destination of choice. Once you have decided on a location it is important that you find out the right time of year for landing the best jobs. Read more
What types of school hire English teachers abroad? Teaching English abroad is big business which means there are a huge number and variety of potential jobs waiting for you. Some of the more numerous options can be found in private language academies, public schools, universities, and summer language camps, to name just a few. Read more
Should I pay for a job placement teaching English abroad? One way of guaranteeing a job teaching English abroad is to use the services of a job placement company that will take care of all the arrangements on your behalf for a fee. While this might seem like a reasonable approach, there are a few reasons why it might not be worth the money. Read more
Can I teach English in an English-speaking country? Once you have completed a TESOL certification course you will be in a great position to choose where you want to live and work. For many the opportunity to experience a different culture and language is a real draw, while others might prefer to live in an English speaking environment. Although this is a real possibility, you need to consider a few things before you make a final decision. Read more
How do I find a job teaching English in Spain? Spain is one of the most popular teaching destinations in Europe and it attracts thousands of people every year from all over the world. In this guide we take a look at some of the basics you need to know if you want to teach English in sunny Spain. Read more
How do I prepare for an interview for teaching English abroad? Job interviews can be a notoriously nerve wracking experience, however, if you prepare yourself in advance it needn't be as tough as you might think. If you observe a few simple rules regarding appearance, language, and knowledge of your subject you should be able to make a great first impression and land the job. Read more
Where can I teach English abroad as a non-native speaker? Although some countries and individual employers will only hire native English speakers, there are still plenty of good options out there for non-native English speakers who have completed a TESOL qualification. Read more
How do I find a job teaching English in Latin America? If Latin America is your dream destination for teaching ESL, there are a few things you need to know before making your final plans. In this guide we look at all the basic things that will get your adventure off to the perfect start. Read more
Where are the best places for teaching English in China? With a huge population and hundreds of major cities, there is no shortage of destinations to choose from in China. Due to its huge size, each region is diverse and unique, but they all offer the promise of great adventure. Read more
Which are the best Spanish speaking countries for teaching English abroad? Some of the most popular ESL teaching destinations in the world happen to be in Spanish speaking countries. In Spain itself there is huge potential for foreign teachers, while over a dozen diverse countries across Latin America are also popular choices. Read more
How can I avoid scams when looking for TESOL jobs? Heading abroad to teach ESL could be the best decision you ever make, but how can you be sure that the job adverts you come across are genuine? The truth is, the overwhelming majority of positions advertised online are legitimate, but there are a few rules you can stick to that will help you avoid the few that are not. Read more
Can I teach English as a foreign language in Africa? Although well paid jobs are not widespread across the African continent, there are still plenty of options for ESL teachers who are looking for an adventure in a less travelled part of the world. Read more
How do I find a job teaching English in Italy? Italy is a dream destination for teaching ESL for many people worldwide. However, there are a few things you should be aware of before you set off. This quick guide looks at the basic things to know when planning your Italian adventure. Read more
Can Americans teach English in Europe? Although you will find Americans teaching in all parts of the world, including large numbers in Asia and Latin America, Europe is still the dream destination for many ESL teachers. While there are restrictions in place in some countries, there are still plenty of great destinations for U.S citizens to choose from across the continent. Read more
How do I become a TESOL trainer? It is common for teachers to look towards other avenues of the teaching profession after a period spent in a standard classroom, whether it is to earn more money, to gain more responsibility, or to find something a little more long-term. One of these options is to become a TESOL trainer. Read more
What can I do after teaching English abroad? The majority of people who set off to teach English abroad will return to their home country at some stage. After such amazing cultural experiences and a range of adventures, it can be difficult to return to the normal life you left behind. However, rather than simply picking up where you left off, there are several options out there that will allow you to continue using the skills you learned while teaching overseas. Read more
Can I get a teaching job with an online TESOL certificate? A quick search for online TESOL courses will bring up a large number of potential options, but is an online course sufficient when looking for a teaching job? Yes, you can certainly find an ESL teaching position after completing an online course, however, there are some things to think about before you hand over your money. Read more
Can I teach English in China without a degree? There are many reasons why China is the most popular destination in the world for teaching English abroad, although the main one is probably the huge amount of well paid jobs available. However, teachers without a degree can no longer work legally in the country due to recent changes to the law. Read more
Can I teach English in Spain without a degree? If you are thinking about teaching English abroad you probably already have a few locations in mind. However, several countries have certain restrictions in place which might narrow your options. For example, there are some countries that insist on teachers having a degree. The good news is that Spain is not one of them. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Vietnam? Vietnam is certainly one of the most up-and-coming destinations for teaching English abroad anywhere in the world right now. Demand continues to grow rapidly and the salaries are also rising steadily. Any native English speaker who has a degree and a TESOL qualification will be highly sought after. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a popular location for ESL teachers due to the good choice of jobs, the strong salaries, and its high level of development. If you are considering this unique territory as a destination, there are a few things you will want to know in advance to make your journey easier. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Taiwan? Taiwan is currently one of the hottest locations in Asia for teaching English abroad and its popularity is only set to rise. The country is particularly popular as you can earn a very healthy salary in a safe and friendly environment, while also enjoying a unique cultural experience. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Portugal? Although Portugal is not one of the more lucrative teaching destinations in Europe, it still attracts many teachers because of the laid-back lifestyle that it offers. On the downside, many employers only take on native English speakers from EU countries to avoid the problems that come with applying for work permits. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Greece? Despite the recent economic problems that have significantly reduced the number of jobs available, there are still opportunities for foreign ESL teachers. To avoid the issues that come with applying for work permits, many of these jobs are given to EU citizens, although non-EU citizens can find jobs if they are patient and willing to hunt them down. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Hungary? Many countries in Central Europe have seen a boom in demand for foreign ESL teachers in recent times and Hungary is no exception. Although some jobs will require a university degree, there are many positions that are open to anyone with a TESOL qualification. Read more
How do I get a job teaching English in Turkey? It is often said that Turkey has more ESL teaching jobs than any other country in Europe. Vacant positions can be found at anytime of the year and most of them only require a TESOL certification to apply. Another popular aspect of teaching in Turkey is that work visas are generally quite easy to secure for most nationalities. Read more
Can I teach English abroad for the summer?
The majority of TESOL qualified teachers who teach English abroad will be expected to sign a contract that lasts for one year, but if you are looking for a shorter option there are other routes to consider.Read more
Can I get a job teaching English in the tropics?
There are many different reasons for wanting to head overseas to teach English, including to earn good money, to experience new cultures, or to simply make a new start in life. For some people the attraction is to live and work in a tropical climate.Read more
Why should I teach English in Latin America rather than in Spain?
Spain continues to be one of the most popular teaching destinations in Europe, attracting thousands of TESOL qualified teachers every year. However, for many people Latin America might actually offer far better opportunities.Read more
Can I get an English teaching job in advance in Europe?
Europe continues to be one of the most popular regions for teaching English abroad even though it is not an easy place to find a job in advance from within your own country. However, there are a few options to consider if you are willing to be flexible.Read more
How to write a TESOL cover letter?
With every TESOL job application you send out you will need to include a cover letter alongside your CV/resume. The purpose of the letter is to introduce yourself and make the case as to why you are the best candidate for the position. Just remember to keep it concise and try to personalize it for each application.Read more
Does TESOL look good on a resume?
Completing a TESOL course and spending time as an ESL teacher, even for a short while, has a range of benefits when applying for other jobs. During your training and teaching, you will learn many skills that will enhance your resume and make you a more attractive candidate, whatever career you pursue.Read more
Is it easy to get a TESOL job?
As there are so many vacant English teaching positions available around the world, anyone with an internationally recognized TESOL qualification should have little trouble securing one. However, to improve your chances in the job market there are a few things you can do.Read more
A TESOL course is an excellent way to begin a career teaching English, whether you have a background in education or are brand new to the world of ESL teaching. A TESOL course from ITTT will equip you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to get you started.Read more
The good news for anyone who is thinking about teaching English in the coming months or years is that there are no shortages of available jobs in most regions. In recent times many TESOL qualified teachers have taken to working online, although there are still plenty of great options for working overseas.Read more
What should be on a TESOL resume?
When applying for ESL teaching jobs you need to make sure that the resume you send in is highly professional in appearance and contains all the information the employer wants to know. If you make a good impression from the start your chances of getting the job will be greatly enhanced.Read more
Where can I teach English with a TESOL certificate?
Due to the high demand for TEFL qualified teachers in many parts of the world, you will have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a teaching location. However, there are a few things to consider before embarking on your journey.Read more
How do I become an ESL teacher in the UK?
Every TESOL course graduate gets to decide where they prefer to live and work. However, if you like the idea of teaching English in the UK you might find things a little tricky. ESL jobs are not hard to find, but most will be taken by local citizens.Read more
How can I pass an ESL job interview?
Everyone knows that job interviews can be a scary experience and anyone who pretends to enjoy them is probably lying through their teeth. However, if you prepare in advance and follow a few simple guidelines you might find that it isn’t so bad after all.Read more
Which countries have a growing demand for ESL teachers?
Almost all corners of the world have seen a surge in demand for TESOL qualified teachers as the benefits of learning the language continue to grow. However, which specific countries have a particularly high demand and how much will you get paid when teaching there?Read more
Where are the best places to teach English as a volunteer?
To make this question easier to answer we will break it down into smaller questions, such as: Why should you volunteer? Where can you volunteer? What does the “best place” actually mean? Once we have answered all three, you should have a much clearer idea of the overall answer.Read more
Teaching English offers a new adventure for thousands of people each year and one of the major benefits of a TESOL certification is that it is accepted as proof of your teaching skills worldwide. No matter where you dream of living and working, it is possible with a TESOL certificate.Read more
Are ESL teachers in demand in the USA?
If you are returning to the USA after working as an ESL teacher overseas, you will find plenty of opportunities in most large towns and cities. Private language schools, community centers, and other providers all offer English lessons to the large number of immigrants, international students, and business professionals who flock to the country every year.Read more
What jobs can you get with a TESOL certificate?
TESOL certification has a number of uses outside of the standard classroom teaching environment. These include opportunities in administration, business, curriculum design and even international law, to name a few. Of course there are also a whole range of teaching options available that are not limited to a classroom.Read more
If you have been working as a classroom teacher either online or in a traditional classroom for a year or two you might be ready for a change. Some teachers move onto jobs in more prestigious schools, while others might go into management. A small number even become TESOL trainers.Read more
Can I teach ESL without a bachelor's degree?
Anyone with a high level of English language ability is able to become an ESL teacher, no matter what their background. In some countries it is necessary to have a degree to qualify for a work permit or visa. However, there are many countries all over the world where no degree is required.Read more
How long does it take to be an ESL teacher?
How long it takes to complete a TESOL certification course will depend on how much free time you have and how motivated you are. However, gaining a teaching qualification is only part of the journey. It could take several months of regular classroom teaching to become fully comfortable in your new role.Read more
Can I teach in the USA with a TESOL certificate?
The USA has a long history of welcoming immigrants from countries worldwide and many of these rely on local English teachers to help them learn the language and to feel more at home. The demand for TESOL qualified teachers is so high that there are plenty of job options in every major city.Read more
Where are ESL teachers in demand in the USA
Although many people complete a TESOL course in order to head overseas to teach English, there is also strong demand for ESL teachers in many parts of the US. High levels of immigration continue to fuel the need, creating jobs for first-time teachers and those returning from a stint overseas.Read more
Can I teach ESL at an international school?
When searching for ESL teaching jobs you will come across a wide range of different employers, such as public schools, private language centers, online platforms, colleges, and universities. However, you should not overlook the options available at international schools as their packages are often among the best available.Read more
Where is it easiest to teach English?
There are a huge number of countries that have a demand for ESL teachers. Some make it easy to get the visas and work permits required, while some make you jump through hoops. Some have countless job options, while others have a limited amount. So, which countries are the easiest to teach English in?Read more
What are the best countries to teach ESL in Europe?
When planning to teach overseas a large proportion of people from all over the world will consider Europe as an option. There are many different countries to choose from, offering a wide range of experiences to enjoy. However, which ones are considered to be the best options right now?Read more
What are the best countries to teach ESL in Asia?
When it comes to teaching English abroad the simple fact is that Asia is the number one continent in terms of job numbers. Across the region there are many different countries to choose from, offering a wide range of cultures to explore, but which ones are the best options right now?Read more
What are the best countries to teach ESL in Latin America?
Thanks to its close proximity to the USA and Canada, the Latin American region is a very popular place to live and work as an ESL teacher. There are many countries to choose from ranging from Mexico in the north, right down to Argentina and Chile in the south.Read more
What are the best countries to teach ESL in the Middle East?
The Middle East region is a big player in the world of ESL teaching as demand for teachers is very high in many countries. The potential rewards for teachers are also a big draw as tax-free salaries are commonplace and benefit packages typically contain plenty of attractive extras.Read more
Where should I teach English in Thailand?
Many people choose Thailand for teaching English abroad as jobs are relatively easy to find and the lifestyle is famously laid back. There are also many different destinations to choose from, including large cities, vibrant beach resorts, small islands, and out of the way country towns.Read more
Where is the best place to teach English in Japan?
Whether you are new to ESL teaching or you have some experience in the classroom, the unique nature of Japanese culture and the ease of finding suitable jobs are just two of the many great reasons to consider this most fascinating of teaching destinations.Read more
Where in South Korea should I teach?
Although a strong demand for teachers is the main reason why South Korea is one of the most popular destinations for teaching English abroad, the country’s safe and welcoming nature, high average salaries, and relatively low cost of living are also important factors. However, which part of the country would be best for you?Read more
Where is the best place to teach English in Spain?
Once you have made the decision to move to Spain to teach English you might be forgiven for thinking that was the hard part done. However, deciding exactly where in Spain is best for you is just as important. Here we look at some of the most popular options to make things a bit easier.Read more
TEFL & TESOL Salary
How much can I earn teaching English abroad? ESL teachers can potentially earn up to $5,000 USD per month in the Middle East and parts of Asia. Regions such as Europe and Latin America generally have less high paying jobs but are still a big draw because of the culture and lifestyle they offer. Read more
Can I make money as a private tutor while teaching English abroad? Taking on private students in your freetime is a common way for ESL teachers to top up their income while teaching English abroad. This option is very convenient as you can choose your own number of working hours and set your own fees. Some teachers even turn it into a full time job if they are able to find enough clients. Read more
Will I get health insurance when teaching English abroad? When teaching English abroad many jobs do come with some level of health insurance, but it is certainly not guaranteed. During the interview process you should make sure you are clear on what coverage is included in the contract so you can make alternative arrangements if necessary. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Spain? attracting thousands of people each year. The average monthly salary of between 700 and 1,800 euro is not particularly high when compared to some other countries, however, the warm climate, local culture, and laidback lifestyle ensure that the number of teachers arriving remains high. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in the United Arab Emirates? A large number of teachers arrive in the UAE every year due to the high salaries and extra bonuses that are offered by many employers. Typical salary rates are as high as anywhere in the world at between $2,500 to $5,500 US per month. And don?t forget, these are tax-free! Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Japan? Japan has been one of the most popular teaching destinations in Asia for many years. Salaries vary considerably depending on qualifications and experience, so your income could be anywhere between $2,000 and $6,000 US per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Taiwan? As Taiwan is quite small in comparison to some other popular destinations in the region, it can sometimes be overlooked by teachers. However, it certainly should be considered as the demand is high year-round and salaries start at around $2,000 US per month, even for those with little or no previous experience. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia is famous for offering teaching positions with high salaries and generous benefit packages. However, you will usually need specific qualifications and previous classroom experience to be eligible to apply. If you are eligible you can expect to earn between $3,000 and $5,000 per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Thailand? Thailand is a very popular tourist destination and one of the most popular places to teach English in Southeast Asia. Teachers can usually afford to live a comfortable lifestyle on the average wage of around $1,000 to $1,500 US per month, depending on location, experience and level of qualifications. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Cambodia? Compared to other popular teaching destinations in Asia such as China, South Korea, and Japan, salaries are quite low in Cambodia. However, as the cost of living is also much lower it is possible to live a comfortable lifestyle while teaching English. Salaries vary around the country, but a first time teacher can expect to earn in the region of $1,000 to $1,200 US per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in South Korea? South Korea is one of the top teaching destinations in the world as it offers plenty of jobs, high salaries, and a range of added benefits such as paid airfares and free housing as standard. Due to these highlights, several thousand foreign teachers head to the country each year. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in China? It is well known in the ESL world that many parts of China have more available teaching positions than there are teachers to fill them. This unique scenario means that teachers can often choose the best position for them from a range on offer. In order to attract teachers, many employers offer a salary that is very high by local standards. The average monthly income for teachers in China is around $1,000 to $2,000 USD. Read more
How can I save money while teaching English abroad? Many people hope to save some of their income while teaching English abroad and there are a few things you can do to help your cause. The big decisions that can affect your saving power include where in the world you choose to teach, the accommodation you pick and what you do in your free time. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Italy? Italy may well be the most popular teaching destination in Europe due to its widely popular culture, stunning landscapes, and world-class cuisine. However, the average salaries are relatively small at between 1,000 and 1,500 euro per month and the cost of living is quite high. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in France? As France is the most visited country in the entire world, it is no surprise that it is also very popular with ESL teachers. The average monthly salary is around 1,000 to 2,000 euro, depending on the employer and where in the country you choose to live and work. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Russia? Demand for English language instruction in Russia has steadily grown in recent years and it is now a popular destination for teaching English abroad. Salaries can vary significantly depending on your qualifications and previous experience, as well as the area where you live and work. A monthly income anywhere from $500 to $2,000 is possible. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Vietnam? Vietnam is an increasingly popular destination for experienced teachers and those looking for their first job in the classroom. There are plenty of jobs available year-round, the cost of living is low, and the lifestyle is famously relaxed. The average monthly income is between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on experience. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Costa Rica? Costa Rica is famous for being a tropical paradise and is one of the most popular teaching destinations in Latin America. As wages are not particularly high at between $600 and $1,000 per month you are unlikely to be able to save a lot, but you are certain to have a great adventure during your stay. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Turkey? Famously known as a crossroads between East and West, Turkey has a growing reputation as a good destination for teaching English abroad. The average monthly salary of $1,000 is not especially high, but you can enjoy a good standard of living as everyday costs are relatively low. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Argentina? Argentina has endured its fair share of economic strife in recent years, however, it remains a popular destination for teaching English abroad. With an average salary of $600 to $1,200 per month, depending on qualifications and experience, it is not always an easy place to earn a good living for those at the lower end of the pay scale. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Ecuador? Ecuador is one of a number of Latin American countries that has seen a strong growth in demand for foreign teachers in recent times. Pay rates are still typically quite low, but as the cost of living is also low, it is possible to live comfortably. The average salary for an ESL teacher ranges from $500 to $1,000 per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Poland? Poland is often said to have more opportunities for ESL teachers than any other country across the whole of Europe. The average salary of $600 to $1,000 per month is not high so saving much of your income is unlikely. However, most teachers are able to live a comfortable lifestyle while living and working in this fascinating part of the continent. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Greece? Since the 2008 financial crisis, Greece has lost some of its status as a European hotspot for teaching English abroad. However, it still attracts plenty of ESL teachers with the promise of art, history, culture, and glorious beaches. The average salary is around 800 to 1,000 euro per month, depending on previous classroom experience. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in the Czech Republic? In recent years the Czech Republic has become one of the top destinations in Europe for teaching ESL. Demand for teachers continues to grow each year, particularly in the historic capital city of Prague. An average teaching salary ranges from $700 to $1,200 per month, depending on location and experience. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Chile? Known as one of the most stable and wealthy countries in South America, Chile has been popular with ESL teachers for several years. Although the average salary of $800 to $1,200 per month is unlikely to allow much in the way of savings, most teachers are able to live a comfortable lifestyle. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in India? India does not have a large amount of paying jobs for foreign teachers, but there are some interesting options available for anyone who wants to live and work in this fascinating country. Volunteer positions make up a large percentage of jobs, while the average salary for a paid job could be anywhere from $150 and $1,000 per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Qatar? The Middle East is the destination of choice for many teachers who are looking to earn top dollar and Qatar is an increasingly popular option. Salaries range from $2,000 to $4,000 per month and as they are tax-free you should have no trouble saving a fair percentage of your earnings each month. In addition, most jobs also include return flights and paid accommodation. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Romania? Romania has seen a rapid growth in demand for ESL teachers in recent years which is good news for anyone looking to work in this part of Europe. Average salaries are around $500 and $1000 per month. While this is usually enough to live a good lifestyle, you are unlikely to be able to save much of your earnings. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Bulgaria? Although Bulgaria has a relatively small market for teaching English abroad, it is still popular as jobs are easy to come by and the culture is warm and inviting. The average monthly salary of $650 to $1,000 is not high by European standards, but the cost of living is low, making it possible to live comfortably on a teacher?s pay. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Hungary? In 2004, Hungary was one of several countries in Central and Eastern Europe to join the EU. Since then, it has become a popular destination for teaching English abroad due to an ever increasing demand for the English language in many areas of business. The average salary of $700 to $900 per month will not make you rich, but you are guaranteed to enjoy your time in this fascinating corner of the continent. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Singapore? Average salaries of around $2,700 to $3,500 per month mean that Singapore is a very sought after destination for teaching English abroad. It is worth noting that rental costs are particularly high in this small city state, so it is best to look for a job that includes free housing or a housing allowance as part of the overall contract. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Malaysia? Although Malaysia is not a traditional hotspot for teaching English in Asia, there are plenty of good opportunities on offer if you have some classroom experience. The average monthly salary of around $1,000 is generally enough to live comfortably, especially as many job contracts include free housing. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Oman? As Oman is somewhat smaller and less flash than some other countries in the Middle East, it can sometimes be overlooked by ESL teachers. However, with the potential to earn tax free salaries between $1,000 and $3,000 per month, Oman is a country that you might want to consider. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Mexico? Due to its location bordering the USA and the high number of available jobs year-round, Mexico is one of the most popular destinations in the world for teaching English abroad. The average monthly salary of $500 to $1,000 is not particularly high by American standards, but with a low cost of living it will go much further than you might think. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Slovakia? The Central European country of Slovakia is not one of the most well known teaching destinations in the region, however, it is certainly growing in popularity and offers plenty of potential for the future. Jobs are increasing in number every year, with a current average salary of anywhere between $550 and $1,300 per month. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Kuwait? Countries in the Middle East are very popular with ESL teachers as potential incomes are very high and extra benefits common. Kuwait is no exception, with monthly incomes ranging from $2,500 to $4,000. These figures are tax-free and you can also expect to receive free accommodation, return airfares, and full health insurance. In order to apply for these jobs, you will usually need a high level of qualifications and some previous teaching experience. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Jordan? Although Jordan has yet to join the top tier of incomes in the Middle East, it is becoming more and more popular with ESL teachers every year. The average salary currently ranges from $800 to $1,500 per month, although teachers in international schools can expect to earn at least double that amount. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Brazil? Brazil is undoubtedly an exotic and adventurous teaching destination for anyone with a TESOL qualification. Jobs can be found all over the country, although the average monthly salary is not especially high at around $800 to $1,500. The closer you can get to the top end of this scale, the better quality of life you can expect to enjoy while in Brazil. Read more
How much can I earn teaching English in Colombia? Colombia is not yet one of the top destinations in Latin America for teaching English abroad, but it is certainly gaining in popularity every year. There is a steady growth in demand for teachers across the country and you can expect to earn in the region of $700 to $1,000 per month. Read more
Can I send money back home while teaching English abroad?
Many TESOL qualified teachers working overseas need to send some of their earnings back home for a variety of reasons, but what options are there and which is the best for you?Read more
How much can I save while teaching English abroad?
Although it is true that teaching English abroad can be a good way to earn a living, how much you can make and how much you can actually save every month depends on where in the world you choose to live and work.Read more
How much do TESOL teachers get paid?
Do you want to teach English in another country but don't know how much TESOL teachers earn? Many factors influence TESOL teacher salaries, including your qualifications and location. However, one thing is certain: teachers with a TESOL certificate typically earn more than those without qualifications.Read more
Which countries pay the best TESOL salaries?
This is hard to answer as it depends on your personal definition of best. It might be the most money in your pay packet, or a comparison between the salary and the average cost of living. Here we follow the first meaning and look at the top ten highest paying countries for ESL teachers.Read more
How much do TESOL teachers make in Korea?
South Korea is home to one of the most lucrative job markets in the world of TESOL. The salaries on offer are generally high for the region and many jobs also include a generous benefit package. As the cost of living is also relatively low, you can expect to save plenty of your income.Read more
Which ESL company pays the most?
Teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) is a rewarding career for anyone who is looking for a change of scenery or a little bit of adventure, but which companies offer the best salary and benefits packages? Let's take a look.Read more
What do TESOL teachers get paid?
There is no single answer to this question as it depends on a range of factors, such as the country you are in, the job you are employed to do, and your own background. Here we will look at these and other factors to determine a typical range for various world regions.Read more
How much should I charge for private ESL lessons?
Many ESL teachers choose to provide some amount of private language teaching as it is a good way to earn extra cash to add to your regular teaching income. However, it can be hard to know exactly how much to charge for your services.Read more
Visa & Documents
Can I get a work visa to teach English in Germany? Although Germany has plenty of opportunities for ESL teachers right across the country, it is typically quite difficult for non-European citizens to secure a work visa that allows them to live and work there long-term. However, it is certainly not impossible as long as you can meet the specified criteria. Read more
Can I get a work visa to teach English in the Czech Republic? The Czech Republic is one of the most popular countries in Europe for teaching English abroad, partly because it is one of the easiest places in the region for many nationalities to secure a long-term work visa. Read more
What visa do I need to teach English in Spain? Spain always has a strong demand for ESL teachers making it a very popular destination for teaching English abroad. Visa options vary, but most non-EU citizens initially enter the country on a 90-day tourist visa. The biggest markets for foreign teachers are found in Barcelona and Madrid. Read more
What visa do I need to teach English in Costa Rica? Costa Rica is one of the most popular teaching destinations in Central America. As visa rules and regulations change regularly, we recommend you check with a Costa Rican Embassy for the latest information before you make any final arrangements. Currently, the majority of foreign teachers enter the country on an initial 90-day tourist visa. Read more
How do I apply for a student visa to legally teach English in France? France is extremely popular with ESL teachers from around the world and jobs are widespread throughout the country. If you would like to live and work in the country, a student visa is one possible option you can consider. Read more
How do I apply for a student visa to legally teach English in Spain? Spain is at the top of many teacher?s list of places to teach English abroad and there are several visa options available depending on where you are from. A student visa is one option that can be organized before you leave your home country. Read more
How do I apply for a student visa to legally teach English in Italy? Italy always has plenty of teaching opportunities for all levels of experience in towns and cities right across the country. However, getting your hands on a long term visa is not an easy proposition for some nationalities. One way to do it is to apply for a student visa before you leave home. Read more
Can I teach English abroad without a work visa? The process of obtaining a work visa to teach ESL can be relatively straightforward in some countries and almost impossible in others. However, in several countries where work visas are difficult to get a hold of it is normal practice for teachers to work on nothing more than a tourist visa, or even with no visa at all. Read more
What documents will I need to teach English abroad? The specific documents you will need when applying for ESL teaching jobs can vary considerably depending on the country you are heading to and the individual employer. In order to avoid a situation where you are missing a crucial piece of paper required by a potential employer or immigration officials, it is important that you do plenty of research before you get on the plane. Read more
Do I need a visa to teach English abroad? One important thing you need to do before heading overseas to teach ESL is to research the visa requirements of your host country. In many cases you can simply turn up at the airport and enter on a tourist visa, while in others you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your departure. Read more
Do I need a passport to teach English abroad? For anyone planning on heading overseas to teach ESL, a valid passport is an absolutely essential item. If your passport is not up-to-date your chances of finding a dream job teaching English abroad are nonexistent. Read more
Can I get a work visa to teach English in Mexico? If Mexico is on your list of potential teaching destinations, you will be glad to know that it is relatively straightforward to get a visa that allows you to live and work in the country long-term. An official work visa in Mexico also gives you access to the national healthcare system. Read more
What is the Schengen Area in Europe and how does it affect TESOL teachers?
If you are planning on heading to Europe to teach English you are likely to have come across references to the Schengen Area during your research. Here we look at what this actually means and how it might affect TESOL qualified teachers?Read more
Can I get a work visa to teach English in Vietnam?
Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has seen a big growth in demand for ESL teachers in recent years. It is now one of the most popular destinations in the region and you can join those already living and working there by following our simple guide to getting the right visa.Read more
Can I get a work visa to teach English in Japan?
Despite ongoing economic difficulties Japan is still a very popular destination for TESOL qualified teachers. Nowhere on Earth can quite compare to the unique sights and experiences that you will enjoy in this fascinating part of Asia. Our visa guide should help you make your dream come true.Read more
Can an ESL teacher be a digital nomad?
Thanks to widespread internet access and a huge demand for online language lessons, it has never been easier to embrace the life of a digital nomad. There are many different online platforms to work for and countless countries to explore, but which ones offer the best environment for teaching and traveling?Read more
What is the TAPIF Program for teaching English in France? The TAPIF Program is a popular and convenient way to secure a job teaching English in France. The program is essentially a government recruitment scheme that places native English speaking teachers into public schools across the country. Read more
What is the Central European Teaching Program (CETP) for teaching English in Hungary? The Central European Teaching Program (CETP) is a Hungarian placement scheme that recruits native English speakers to work as language teachers in state run or private schools across the country. Unlike most other programs of its kind in Europe, the CETP requires a placement fee from all successful applicants. Read more
What is the Cultural Ambassadors Program for teaching English in Spain? The Cultural Ambassadors Program is a scheme run by the Spanish government to recruit foreign nationals to work as teaching assistants in public schools across the country. The program is open to American and Canadian citizens who want to live and work in Spain without any of the hassles that come with looking for jobs independently. Read more
What is the EPIK program for teaching English in South Korea? The English Program in Korea (EPIK) is a highly popular program that recruits native English speakers to work in schools across South Korea. The stated aim of the scheme is to improve the language skills of both children and teachers. For successful applicants it provides a great opportunity to gain valuable classroom experience while also getting to enjoy a unique cultural experience. Read more
What is the JET Program for teaching English in Japan? The JET Program is a government run recruitment scheme that places foreign teachers into schools across Japan. The stated aim of the program is to improve language abilities and to promote international relations. This particular program is mainly aimed at young college graduates who want to experience living and working in a unique cultural environment. Read more
What is the English Opens Doors Program for teaching English in Chile? The English Opens Doors Program (EODP) is a scheme run by the Chilean government to recruit volunteers to work in schools across the country. The stated aim of the program is to promote English language skills among young people in Chile. This program is a good way for inexperienced teachers to gain valuable classroom time while also getting to enjoy living in one of the most popular destinations in South America. Read more
What is the Teach and Learn with Georgia Program for teaching English in Georgia? The Teach and Learn with Georgia program was started by the Georgian government in 2010. Through the program, native English, French and German speakers are placed into public schools across the country. The stated aim of the program is to improve foreign language proficiency amongst students, teachers and the wider community. Read more
What is the NET Scheme for teaching English in Hong Kong? The Native-speaking English Teachers (NET) Scheme is aimed at certified teachers who would like to work in state run schools in Hong Kong. The scheme has been in operation since 1998, in which time it has placed thousands of teachers into local schools making it an integral part of Hong Kong?s education system. Read more
What is the TaLK Program for teaching English in South Korea?
The Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program is a government run scheme that recruits foreign nationals to work as English language teachers in elementary schools across South Korea. This program is a smaller version of the EPIK program, however, it is focused on placing teachers in rural areas rather than urban areas.Read more
Do I need a TESOL certificate to work for VIPKid?
If you would like to take advantage of the current boom in online English teaching, you might want to take a look at VIPKid. This particular platform targets one-to-one lessons with young learners from China. To be eligible to work for VIPKid you will need a TESOL certification.Read more
Do I need a TESOL certificate to teach English online?
Technically it is still possible to teach English online without any teaching qualifications. However, the vast majority of employers who offer good working conditions now expect their potential teachers to have completed a high-quality TESOL certification course.Read more
Can I teach English online without any teaching experience?
Due to high demand, most jobs teaching English online do not require any previous classroom experience. However, once you have got some experience behind you, you should find that you can earn a higher rate of pay than when you first started out. All you really need to get going is a TESOL qualification that provides all the skills and knowledge needed in the world of virtual language teaching.Read more
Are online English teachers in demand?
The demand for TESOL qualified online English teachers is very high and it is increasing at a rapid rate. As the availability of high-speed internet widens and the need for English language skills continues to grow round the world, the high demand for online teachers is set to grow year after year.Read more
Which platforms hire online English teachers?
As the demand for online English teachers is so high in many countries there are many different platforms available. It is important that you research your options thoroughly before choosing which one to work for as the requirements, pay rates, teaching hours, and other factors vary greatly from one employer to the next.Read more
How do I create my own online teaching business?
One option for teachers who don’t want to be tied to a specific teaching platform is to think big and start up your own online teaching business. This option is open to anyone, however, your chances of success are far higher if you have some previous teaching experience.Read more
How much can I earn teaching English online?
Online English teachers are typically paid by the hour, with an average rate of between $15 and $30 per hour depending on the employer. Any previous classroom experience or relevant qualifications you have will also have an influence on your earning potential.Read more
What does an online ESL teacher do?
Teaching English online is an attractive career path for many TEFL qualified teachers. As an online ESL teacher, it is your responsibility to provide instruction to individuals whose native language is not English. This includes listening, reading, writing, and speaking in the English language.Read more
How can I become an ESL teacher online?
Teaching English online may be the ideal option for those looking for a rewarding teaching experience that is both flexible and enjoyable. Qualifications for becoming an ESL teacher online vary by company and may include a TESOL certification, a university degree, prior teaching experience, and appropriate equipment.Read more
Do I need a TESOL to teach English online?
To escape the 9 to 5 grind and design your own remote lifestyle, consider a career as an online ESL teacher. With a TESOL certificate you can teach English from any location while exploring fascinating cultures or spending more time with the people who are important in your life.Read more
Do online TESOL teachers work from home?
If you choose to become an online English teacher you can work from any location, as long as you have the necessary equipment and a strong internet connection. This level of convenience allows many people to work from the comfort of their own home, or from any remote location around the world.Read more
Can I teach English online as a volunteer?
TESOL graduates have been volunteering for many years as it offers a convenient way to see the world, gain experience, and help out people who really need it. However, in recent times travel restrictions and health concerns have led to more and more graduates choosing to volunteer their services via online platforms.Read more
How can I start teaching English online?
Teaching English online has grown beyond all recognition in recent years. If you want to take advantage of this rapidly growing sector there are a few questions you need to know the answer to. What equipment is required? What qualifications do I need? And how do I get a job?Read more
How much do online English teachers make?
The majority of online English teachers work through an established platform that pays by the hour. This hourly figure will vary depending on the employer, your level of teaching experience, and the type of lessons you provide. The average rate for online English teachers can be anywhere from $15 to $30.Read more
How to get a TESOL certificate online?
When it comes to TESOL certification, online courses have continuingly grown in popularity over recent years. They are now extremely common as they offer a great deal of flexibility at an affordable price. As long as you have an internet connection and a device to run it on you are all set.Read more
Which online TESOL certification is the best for teaching online?
There are many different online TESOL certifications available. To answer the question, we must first consider what you want the qualification for and what you intend to do once you have it. As we will show, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding which certification is best for you.Read more
How can I teach English online and travel?
With the expansion of high speed internet it is possible to travel the world and teach English as you go. You could be teaching in Berlin on Monday and Rome on Wednesday, or maybe you prefer somewhere more exotic? So, how can you join the thousands of teachers currently teaching and traveling?Read more
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