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.

Teach English abroad 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 English teaching 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.


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

Teaching English Abroad in China

Teaching English abroad in China could be the opportunity that you have been looking for. Today, China is one of the largest ESL markets in the world. This has allowed trustworthy companies like English First to grow and expand. EF now has over 200 schools across 60 cities, meaning that you can teach almost anywhere in the country. With a growing network of schools and teachers, there’s no better time to be an English teacher in China.
As well as career opportunities, China also offers unrivaled travel opportunities. The “Middle Kingdom”, has over 5,000 years of recorded history and over 50 UNESCO world heritage sites. China now has low-cost and 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 Southeast 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 EF 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, English 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.

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.
Are you ready?

Teach English, travel and work abroad with EF English First