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. Living and teaching overseas is a great way to meet new people from around the world. You’ll have the chance to experience new international cultures, travel and maybe even pick up a new language. EF English First has teaching positions abroad in China, Russia and Indonesia. All you have to do is learn more about the country you’d like to teach in and apply. We’ll help you with the rest.


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

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.



Starting a new career teaching English overseas can be a stressful experience. EF English First helps to alleviate this stress by offering you arrival support. 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