With the pandemic closing borders and recent legislation bringing online English teaching to kids in China to a virtual standstill, you might think that TEFL opportunities are scarce or have disappeared altogether.
The good news is that this is not the case. A review of some of the major job sites reveals a healthy number of vacancies, with some interesting and diverse options online and across the globe. The world still needs to learn English.
So, where will your TESOL certificate take you? Here’s a snapshot of what’s available right now in the TEFL job market:
South Korea and China still offer the most numerous stable and lucrative teaching contracts. A typical contract for both countries includes airfare, housing allowance, paid holidays, and 1-year extendable contracts teaching kids in schools. Typically, you will need a degree, an accredited 120 hour TESOL >> and a passport from one of seven English-speaking countries. Check out this advert, which is standard for TEFL jobs in S. Korea >>
Or does Thailand tempt you? We have been sending trained TESOL candidates Thailand's way for over 25 years now. This company is looking for 50 English conversation teachers in Thailand today >>. You’ll need a degree and a passport from one of the seven English-speaking countries, although non-native English speakers from Europe and also the Philippines will be considered.
Outside of Asia, here are some of the most interesting alternatives we've seen:
Online Client Advocate for UK-based TEFL role >>
Help schools and administrators get the most out of GEL online learning systems: £23-£32k.
Teach English online >>
Includes the possibility of relocating to Costa Rica when travel re-opens. Native-level English teachers with degrees are welcome to apply in this government-backed scheme.
Teach English on a tropical island – Reunion >>
EU passport holders with native-level English and a TESOL required.
Teach kids in Czechia >>
Good level of English, degree and TESOL required, company car available.
Online TEFL jobs still abound with jobs giant Tefl.com listing 16 companies recruiting online English teachers right now. There are 124 adverts for teachers across Europe on the site, too.
While September and January are key times for recruiting in the industry, it’s good to know that even in November, and amid a pandemic, there is a healthy range of options for our TESOL graduates.
As well as our TESOL jobs board, all our TESOL trainees get fed the latest jobs from TEFL.com into their student area, so there is no need to scour the net. With Global English TESOL, the jobs come to you.
Discover more or if you have not got your TESOL yet and want to know about what's possible, get in touch to discuss your options. Your TESOL adventure starts with an accredited Global English TESOL course.
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