Teaching English Abroad

What do you think of when you hear about teaching English abroad? If this term seems exciting, but scary at the same time; fear not. Experts at EF have compiled all of the information you need to know about what teaching abroad entails, whether or not you quality, and if it’s the right fit for you. Scroll and read on to find out more about how EF can help you.

Is teaching English abroad for you?

First thing’s first; EF wants to make sure you’re the right person for the job, and on the flip side, we want to ensure you will get the most out of teaching English abroad – both personally and professionally.

  • Do you like to travel and explore new, exotic countries?
  • Are you ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime?
  • Do you have a passion for changing lives and want to make the world a better place?

If you checked the boxes and answered “yes” to all of the questions above, it sounds like teaching English abroad with EF is for you!

Who can teach English abroad?

Generally speaking, anybody can teach English abroad. If you’re hard-working, open-minded, and adaptable, these are qualities that many of our current ESL teachers possess. We’ve also found that people who match the following criteria, fit in well with this job:

  • Fresh or recent university graduates with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Current public or private school teachers
  • Existing or newly graduated ESL teachers
  • Working professionals in any field who want to have a change in their lives

What requirements do you need to fulfill

Here are a few set-in-stone requirements needed in order to teach English abroad with EF:

  • Citizenship from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or South Africa
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree (all fields of study are accepted)
  • Completion of a 120-hour TEFL certification (if you don’t have one, don’t worry; EF will help sponsor your online course)

There are a number of other formalities to get a visa to work in China, but a recruiter will explain more in detail at your interview.

Which countries you can go to

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Teaching English in China

Explore an ancient civilization that has transformed itself into a modern, economic giant. China is a fascinating country to explore during this period in time. EF operates over 300 schools across China and is the largest English foreign owned language training supplier in the country.
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Teaching English in Russia

Teaching English abroad in Russia allows you to be a part of a country that is alive with potential and growth. With over 20 centers in Moscow alone, EF is a leading player in the country's English language teaching industry.
Teaching English in Indonesia

Teaching English in Indonesia

Choose to teach in one of EF Indonesia’s 77 schools, scattered over the country’s 17,000+ islands. Living and working in Indonesia boasts a lifestyle experience for every taste. Whether you find yourself in one of Indonesia's modern cities or a seaside town, teaching English abroad in Indonesia will be a rich, rewarding experience.

Next steps

Teaching English abroad is a big step for many people and understandably, you still might have some questions. Be sure to check out other sections of our website, read our FAQs about teaching in China, and visit our social media pages. The best option is to apply today and a representative on the EF recruitment team will be happy to answer all of your questions during the call.

The world is waiting for you

Teach English, travel and work abroad with EF English First