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Not to mention earning money to travel the world. So, how do you get an opportunity to teach English overseas? 

It’s easy! Get TEFL qualified, pack your bags and take on a different adventure. Teach English overseas for the experience of a lifetime.

Teach English overseas!

What is TEFL?

Over the past few years, the demand for English language teachers worldwide is rapidly growing. Students from many different backgrounds and of all ages are learning English either for better opportunities in life, business, or for school.

This industry is known as TEFL or Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Thanks to the global demand for qualified English language teachers, many destinations are offering an opportunity to live and teach English overseas.

Where to Teach English Overseas?

Once you’re a qualified TEFL teacher, deciding where to teach English overseas is up to you.

Perhaps the bustling city of Seoul, South Korea, or nearby the turquoise beaches in Thailand? Vietnam or Taiwan would keep your tastebuds happy in your free time too?

The possibilities are endless – and once you’re qualified, you can apply for teaching jobs in some amazing places.

Who can teach English overseas?

The opportunity to teach English overseas is ideal for people who are interested in experiencing life in another country. Perhaps you’re looking for a lifestyle or even a career change. It could be the perfect way to take a paid gap year.

As long as you’re over 18 years old, fluent in English, and looking for a new experience, teaching might be the beginning of the best trip you’ll ever take.

Sign up for your TEFL course today!

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Teach English Overseas TEFL – The Classroom

Do you need to have experience to teach English overseas?

Great news! No previous experience is required to start teaching overseas.

You can learn everything you need to know through an online TEFL certification course and be ready to start applying for jobs.

Do you need to be a native English speaker?

Destinations such as Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Qatar, the UAE, and Qatar only permit native English speakers to teach.

But plenty of other incredible countries welcome teachers from every country.

Thailand, Cambodia, Croatia, Mexico, and Peru can be great choices for either non-native or native speakers. These are great countries to teach English overseas and learn about great cultures simultaneously.

Are you required to speak a foreign language?

No, this is not a requirement in many countries. It’s usually discouraged to speak any language other than English in the classroom.

Where can you teach English overseas & how much can you earn?

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A popular region for new teachers. Salaries are quite good in countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China, and the cost of living can be very low.

Teachers can earn between USD 2,000-$3,000 per month teaching in Taiwan, South Korea, China, and Japan.

Other regions, such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, and Thailand, offer a lower salary, anywhere between $800-$2,000.

Once you’ve worked as a teacher for 1-2 years and gained some experience in the job, many teachers seek work in higher-paying countries.

The Middle East is an attractive region to teach, with jobs paying salaries around $3500 – $4200 per month. The requirements are more strict in this region, but it’s certainly something to aspire to once you get some experience.

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Latin America

Teachers with some knowledge of Spanish may choose to teach here to build on their skills or more easily communicate when not working.

The cost of living in countries in Latin America makes this region attractive too. The average salary across countries in Latin America ranges from USD 600 – 1200 per month.


Qualifications to teach in Europe may be a bit tougher than in other parts of the world. A bachelor’s degree is usually required to secure a job, and often, previous teaching experience is a requirement.

European nationals are often preferred for teaching jobs in Western Europe.

The Online Course you need to teach English Overseas

This 120-hour Let’s TEFL course covers all the skills needed to be a real TEFL professional. It takes most people around 6 – 8 weeks to complete online, but it all depends on you.

You’ll learn about the ESL (English as a second language) industry, the content that goes into lessons, how to create engaging lesson plans and the skills needed to manage your classes effectively.

Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll receive your TEFL qualification which is internationally recognised around the world.

Start applying for jobs!

This is the fun part! Once you’ve determined where you want to teach, and you’re now certified, you’re ready to apply for jobs.

The best thing about getting certified with Let’s TEFL is they provide a lifetime job placement service. Essentially, it means they’ve got your back.

They’ll provide support after you’ve completed your course, showing you how to create a great resume, pass interviews and score a job!

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Where would you live if you decided to teach English overseas?

Whether you’re heading overseas to work as a teacher or travelling with a friend, building a new group of friends is easy once you arrive.

If you complete your qualifications with Let’s TEFL, some placements will include accommodation in a building shared with other teachers like yourself or in an apartment.

Your new friends can help you settle in and adjust to life in a new country.

Let’s TEFL is there to support you and help you get adjusted to your new job. They’ll provide information about meetups, exercise groups, and fun events to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Start your journey today!

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