TEFL courses: Four small letters, millions of possibilities

Want to earn money on your gap year? Looking to stay for longer in one destination AND get paid to live and work there? TEFL is your answer.

With around 2 billion people learning English worldwide, the demand for people just like you is huge! You can get paid to teach English in most countries all around the world.

It’s easy. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) involves a short online or classroom-based course to help you with the vital skills to become a TEFL teacher. Then it’s totally up to you where in the world you go and how long you go for! Told you it was easy.


Here are just a few of the perks you’ll experience:

  • Live in a fantastic new country
  • Explore the sights in your spare time as a local
  • Grow in confidence as you settle into one place
  • Learn a new language
  • Get a lifetime qualification—your TEFL certificate doesn’t expire
  • Earn a salary to fund further travels, or save for when (or if) you return home!
  • Get off the beaten track and live like a local
  • Make new friends for life from all walks of life!

Never taught before? Don’t worry, you don’t need any previous experience; you don’t even have to speak the local language! Many schools prefer you to fully immerse your students in the English language anyway.

You can trust us. We’ve trained over 120,000 people since 1994 and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon.  What we don’t know about TEFL isn’t worth knowing.

Don’t have a degree? No problem, there are plenty of opportunities to earn a salary in plenty of countries around the world!

South-East Asia is packed with TEFL opportunities right now. Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia especially are all crying out for English teachers to give them hope of a brighter future. Plus, they’re amazing countries to live in!

Want to know more about TEFL? You can request a marvellous little brochure to land on your doormat just by clickety-clicking on this link.

Don’t have a plan for your gap year yet? Don’t let that bother you, if you get your TEFL qualification before you go, you can always pick up teaching work as you go along if you find somewhere that you’d like to stay longer and want to help locals learn English too!

Not sure about going on your own? No worries, take a look at our fully supported internship opportunities in South East Asia and beyond! They come with accommodation, a monthly allowance, 24/7 support from an in-country team and the opportunity to share the experience with people just like you!

This article was written in partnership with TEFL

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