Teaching English Overseas

Teach English overseas with EF English First and start your new adventure. Our teaching jobs abroad will provide you with everything you need to start life in a new country as a qualified English teacher. We’ll give you full support from application to arrival, and help you secure your legal work visa.

EF English First has teaching positions and new opportunities available in China, Russia and Indonesia. Start a rewarding job teaching English abroad in one of these amazing countries and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. All you have to do is learn more about the country you would like to teach in, and apply. We’ll take care of the rest.

Teach English overseas at one of our kids and teens schools in China, and we’ll pay for your flight! Click here to learn more.

Join A Well Established Company

EF English First has been opening the world through education for over 50 years. We have over 400 schools serving more than 200,000 students from around the world. When you join EF, you will be joining a large network of teachers who love to teach, travel and try new things. Our teachers really make our schools an enjoyable place to work. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to teaching English abroad or a veteran, you will get all the help you need to become a great teacher.


Teaching English abroad with EF provides you with a great opportunity to start something new. Whether it’s a new job, a new career, or just a fun year abroad, you will find what you are looking for at EF. As a teacher, you will get full support and training from the moment you arrive. You will also have access to sponsored courses and qualifications, as well as free teacher events.
After your first year of teaching English overseas, you may find that you still want to do and see more. If you would like to explore a new city or country, then you can join our job rotation scheme and teach in a new location. Teaching at EF is a great way to explore the world, all you have to do is apply, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Requirements for Teaching English Abroad

To be able to become an International English teacher and teach abroad at one of EF’s language schools you must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any subject
  • Have a TEFL certification (sponsorship is available)
  • Be able to teach English abroad for at least one year
  • Be able to obtain a clear background check
  • Be from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.


Legal Working Visa Provided
Arrival Support and Orientation
Choose where you teach
Promotion Opportunities

Teaching English Abroad in China

If you’re serious about teaching English overseas, then China might be one of your best options. Currently, China is one of the world’s largest ESL markets. This means that English teachers now have more employment options than ever before.
As a teacher, you can teach anywhere from Dalian in the north, right down to Shenzhen in the south. It doesn’t matter where you decide to teach, EF English First will support you throughout your journey. You can enjoy training opportunities, as well professional development and sponsored events all in addition to a competitive salary and benefits package. Teaching in China is a great way to launch a lasting career or start a new adventure.
As well as career opportunities, China also offers unrivalled travel opportunities. The “Middle Kingdom” as it is known in Chinese, has over 5,000 years of recorded history and over 50 UNESCO world heritage sites. With low-cost, easy to access transport networks, you will soon find that you’re never far from somewhere incredible to visit. Teaching in China is an opportunity not to be missed.

Teach English Overseas In Indonesia

Teaching English abroad in Indonesia offers the intrepid adventurer the opportunity to live in one of South East Asia’s most diverse countries. Indonesia is a country made up of 13,000 islands scattered from Merauke in the west, to Sabang in the East. Many of these islands are home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages.
EF English First is one of Indonesia’s largest private language schools, hiring for some of the country’s most sought after locations. No matter where you teach, you can expect the same access to training and development that English First has become famous for. The cost of living in Indonesia varies based on location, but as an English teacher, you will be able to live comfortably in most cities with your local salary.

Teaching English Overseas in Russia

Russia is the world’s largest country bordering both Europe and Asia. Much of the country is made up of hugely diverse landscapes, ranging from forest to arctic desert and open plains. The majority of the Russian population, however, live in urban cities around the country. Due to its size and geography, Russia is a company steeped in history and tradition. English teachers in the country often move there to explore the rich art scene and spectacular Renaissance architecture.
EF English First has English Schools in various locations in Russia, but most notably, Moscow and St. Petersburg. Due to fewer schools in the region, EF English First’s teaching positions are highly competitive. As a teacher, you can join us at one of our kids and teens schools, or you can teach adults. All positions come with legal working visas and competitive local salaries and career advancement opportunities.


Starting a new career teaching English overseas can be a stressful experience, no matter where you decide to teach. That’s why EF English First offers full arrival support to alleviate this stress. We’ll give you a checklist with all the information you need to secure your legal working visa. We will also help you to get everything in on time so that you can make the move as easy possible. Before you arrive and start teaching English abroad, why not visit www.ef-teachers.com! There, you’ll find a network of international teachers preparing for their big move just like you.

Are you ready?

Teach English, travel and work abroad with EF English First