Question: Which locations have the best paying jobs ?
Typically, schools in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the U.A.E. pay the most and usually offer very high salaries, tax free. However, it should also be noted that the qualification requirements in these locations are very high. Most schools in Europe will pay English teachers enough to live comfortably, but not always enough to save money. Check out the highest paying teaching locations abroad
Question: Do I get to choose my desired teaching location ?
Yes. However, please keep in mind that it is advidable to have more than just one country preference. Because we have an extensive network of associated schools, we pride ourselves on having teaching positions available all year round. However, there may not always be positions available in every location at all times of the year. Check out the most popular teaching locations
Question: How long will it take to get a teaching job?
There is no general answer to that question - It can take anywhere from a few days to several month, depending on the time of your application and your country preference. It also depends on following three factors 1) The deadline for incoming applications 2) Your educational background, qualifications, and professional experience 3) The total amount of teaching positions you apply for
Question: Are the ESL job openings on the Premium board up-to-date?
Every effort is made to ensure that the information on our website is current. However, there is obviously no way to guarantee that all jobs are up-to-date for the simple reason being that some schools forget to delete their existing job openings with us. To avoid outdated teaching job openings as much as possible, we contact schools regularly and remind them to either update or delete their existing job openings on our website
Question: What are the start dates of the posted teaching positions?
While the start dates do not get published on the Premium ESL job board, nearly all of the schedules start dates are set in the first and second half of 2021, but always at least 3 months ahead of the current date. In addition, a high number of schools is also flexible when it comes to start dates and do not publish a specific date or time of the year. A smaller percentage of posted teaching positions have a scheduled start date in 2022
Question: What are the best places to teach English abroad in 2021?
While South Korea and Spain still remain in our top 10 list of the best places to teach abroad, we also noticed several new locations popping up. Especially countries in South America and the Caribbean have become more and more popular due to the relatively easy process to obtain work permits for foreigners and the general improvement in "life quality". Check out the teaching locations with the highest demand for teachers
Question: How does the typical hiring process look like?
The first step is to apply online and if a school is interested, you will either interview by skype or directly at the school if you already happen to be nearby. Some schools also require the Teacher to fill out some sort of questionnaire which is part of their application and hiring process. A high number of schools will invite you for Skype interviews in these modern days to get to know you a little better before offering you a teaching job
Question: Will I be able to finance myself abroad?
This depends greatly on your life-style and of course the location in which you are teaching. Generally, you should be able to live comfortably on your salary, and maybe even save some money, especially if the organization subsidizes housing. If you are able to obtain a job in countries such as Saudi Arabia or the U.A.E. you should be able to save at least 50 percent of your salary, with some Teachers being able to save even more
Question: For Employers - How to post ESL jobs on our website?
The first step is to become a registered employer with us - Click Here to register. The registration process can take several days and the more details about your school you provide us with the quicker is the registration procedure. Once successfully registered, you wil receive your login details via email which allows you to post and delete your available openings. Whether your job posting qualifies to be published on our premium board will be determined by our team
Question: How can I apply for ESL jobs on the Public ESL Job Board?
It's very simple to apply for teaching positions on our public ESL job board. You can search through teaching positions, job descriptions, and also view employer contact details. It's completely free to use the public ESL job board and employers/schools can post and modify their available openings at anytime. Please Note: You cannot use your free username and password to apply for teaching positions that are posted on any of our Premium ESL job boards
Question: What makes the Premium job board different to others?
Because we do not accept every job posting from just every school. Employers that want to post jobs on our Premium ESL job boards have to go through a thorough evaluation process. We do this in order to ensure the quality of their job openings and to make sure that only the best ESL jobs end up on our Premium job boards. Long story short: We give you the security of knowing that you will be applying for ESL jobs in schools that offer high standards and a competitive salary
Question: How can I apply for ESL jobs on the Premium ESL Job Board?
There is a long list of benefits other than just gaining access to our Premium ESL job board. Start applying for the highest paid teaching jobs at leading schools and secure a teaching position in your preferred location. You also receive our latest teaching abroad guide and gain access to our comprehensive directory with contact details and website addresses from 1000's of schools. You can buy our Premium-Package for a one-off payment. Premium benefits overview
Question: Do I have to sign a contract with the school?
A contract makes sure there are no surprises later on so it would be to your benefit to have one- Every teaching contract includes the number of guaranteed hours, amount and frequency of pay, length of service, hours the teachers must be available to teach, whether teachers can teach classes outside of the school, and conditions under which the contract can be broken
Question: I'm a non-native Speaker, can I still teach?
Yes of course - Some schools require you to hold a passport from either the US, Canada, Australia, NZ, SA, or the U.K. - And while most countries prefer native speakers of the English language, there are still many opportunities to teach abroad as long as you are fluent in English. If you focus job search on countries in latin america and asia you are good to go as long as you are fluent
Question: How about getting a work visa / work permit?
The work visa or work permit process varies from country to country and must be discussed directly with employers. While it is easier in Asian and Latin American countries to obtain a work permit, the harder it can be in some European countries with some schools only accepting teachers from the EU. First of all you will need a valid work contract in order to apply for a work permit
Question: How long is a typical teaching commitment?
Most schools will want you to commit a minimum of 6 months or even 12 months with the option of staying longer and to renew your teaching contract with them. The majority of schools like to avoid turnover so in many cases, the longer you stay, the better pay and more benefits you will receive. You can expect a salary increase of approximately 10-20 percent after about a year in the same school. However, the teaching contract duration varies from school to school
Question: Do I need a degree to teach abroad?
Not necessarily. But despite what you might have heard, it is recommended to have some sort of college degree- Even though it is not a requirement. The majority of schools around the world prefer that you have a college degree. However, in many places, teachers without degrees qualify to teach with just a TEFL certification. If you don't have a TEFL certificate already, we recommend the Premier 120-hour advanced TEFL course as it is internationally recognized
Question: Can I teach short term / summer programs?
Yes. We have summer programs and short term teaching positions available that are ideal for teachers and students who want to have an amazing cultural experience abroad during their summer break or while taking a few months off to travel. A lot of schools offer short term teaching contracts for 3-months which seems to be just about the right amount of time to "get to know each other" better for both teachers and schools. Approx. 90% of the job posts are full-time positions
The difference between TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA
The world of English language teaching is well known for its love of acronyms and unfortunately this can lead to a large amount of confusion amongst potential teachers, as well as those with plenty of experience in the field. Websites for course providers, job boards, recruitment programs, and any other teaching related information you might look at are likely to be littered with acronyms, including TEFL, TESOL, and CELTA. So what is the difference?
What Does TEFL Mean?
Short for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, TEFL is probably the most common acronym you will come across when conducting research for teaching English abroad. TEFL does not refer to a single training program, certification, or program provider but is simply a catch-all term for training courses and certification aimed at those looking to head overseas to teach English. There are a huge number of providers offering TEFL certification, with a variety of courses available that differ in length, cost, and overall quality
What Does TESOL Mean?
Short for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, TESOL in this context is used in much the same way as TEFL is used above. The two terms are generally used interchangeably to refer to a training program or certification for teaching English abroad. The term TESOL is typically more common in North America, while TEFL is often preferred in the UK. In regard to training programs and certification, courses that are titled TEFL or TESOL will essentially be the same thing and neither will have any adverse effect on your job prospects
What Does Celta Mean?
Short for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA is essentially an individual brand of TEFL certification that is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment which is a part of the University of Cambridge in the U.K. The course is an intensive 4-week program that is offered by a variety of schools and training centers in countries all over the world. As the name suggests it is primarily aimed at those looking to teach adult students. If you plan to teach young learners of any age then you may want to reconsider this option
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