Common Types of TEFL Employers
23 April 2012
Once you have completed your accredited TEFL Course you will be ready to
start looking for a TEFL Job. Depending on where you
choose to teach English abroad, there will be different
opportunities open to you. Here is a quick guide to some of the
common types of TEFL employers and what to expect.
Private Language Schools
It is likely that you may have to work evenings and weekends at
private language schools. You will probably be able to get a job
without any previous teaching experience but you will need to have
an official TEFL certificate. The more hours
of TEFL training you have, the better qualified you will
be so check out our recommended TEFL courses.
Universities will generally be looking for highly qualified
teachers with previous teaching experience. Our Specialist
TEFL Courses are ideal for TEFL teachers
looking to extend their qualification and will make you more
appealing to TEFL employers at universities.
Unsurprisingly the pay is very good and the hours will be few and
usually quite stimulating.
This is a great way to supplement
your TEFL salary. You can advertise
your TEFL services locally and, depending where you are,
you will probably find little problem finding eager students to
teach. By teaching English privately, either one to one or in
groups, you will be your own boss.
There are growing opportunities to teach English to adults
looking to improve their employability by obtaining English
fluency. Some companies also require their employees to take
English lessons to improve the company's international
communication and business. Teaching business English usually
involves highly motivated adults looking to learn English for both
professional and personal reasons. Check out our specialist
English course to find out more about this niche area of
Summer camps are a popular path for new TEFL teachers
to take. Usually the contracts are shorter, between 2- 8 weeks.
Most summer schools start recruiting around May and fill up quickly
due to popularity. TEFL Summer Camps are a great
opportunity for enthusiastic TEFL teachers.
Find yourself a TEFL Job today with our TEFL Jobs