Finding Your First EFL Teaching Job
The demand for EFL teachers worldwide is so great that you will find it surprisingly easy to land your first job offer. But take your time, find the right position and make sure you will be happy.
If you are interested trying your hand at teaching English overseas, but don’t yet want to commit to a one-year contract, go over to
TEFL Temp where information about short-term TEFL positions is posted. Some are as short four months and even include airfare and training. Hard to beat that!
Just about everything you could ever want to know about finding your first position Teaching English Overseas and just about everything else about living and working in another country – can be found at our companion website: TEFL Daddy.
Whether thinking about a two-year “lark” teaching overseas – or if you would like TEFL to offer you a long-term career – give the website a good read. No, it doesn’t really have all the answers, because the answers are as individual as each person thinking of entering the field.
Your needs, interests, skills, and goals are unique. But, TEFL Daddy can at least help you address each issue and get on the road to finding exactly what might fit you best.
TEFL Daddy was written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Botswana 89-91) who designed the site with the complete “Newbie” in mind and answers just about every question you might have about Teaching English Overseas.
From country selection, paying student loans, insurance, how to deal with aging parents, to visas and contracts – and even investment from overseas – you can find it all at:
Once you land that first job – put what you have learned on this website to work!
TED’s Tips™ #1: Like finding a job in any industry, that first job may not be perfect – nor the one of your dreams. But it is a start. Just because you are heading overseas, don’t let your head get stuck in fantasyland. It is still a job, things are still required of you and your new employer will expect you to deliver. It is all part of growing up – even if you are already in your 60s.
TED’s Tips™ #2: Check out other parts of this website, especially the sections on teaching “ESP” and Business English, so you can maximize your first job.