Teaching English As A Foreign Language

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Top Sites

Dave Sperling’s ESL Cafe – There isn’t the time to view more than a fraction of the vast amount of information Dave Sperling has compiled, from jobs and training to ideas for the EFL classroom. Added bonuses include a couple of thousand listings in the ESL Web Guide Database and busy forums for students and teachers.  If you want to know something about the TEFL business, it’s likely to be here.

TEFL Course Review – Over 2000 student submitted reviews of 100+ schools from 50+ countries to help you find the TEFL certification course that meets your needs.


Links for TEFL Jobs Abroad

Adventure Teaching – Teaching placements in Korea and China.

Alpadia Language School – Language teachers employed in schools around Europe.

American TESOL Institute – Learn, earn and travel in Thailand.

BarryFunEnglish – Sign up for free to start creating custom interactive language learning activities.

BENZHI – Provides EFL / ESL teaching job opportunities through independent employers in China, Hong Kong, Korea, and Taiwan. In addition, they provide useful resources, forums, articles, and advice to assist teachers in obtaining the perfect EFL / ESL related job in Asia.

Berlitz – Language jobs (not just English) are available with a global education company active in 70 countries.

British Council – The UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations. Plenty of resources available including current teaching vacancies and TEFL training courses.

Cactus TEFL – Book a TEFL course in a variety of locations around the world. Also include a jobs page.

Compass International Teacher Recruitment – Recruits teachers to work in international schools worldwide.

Dave Sperling’s ESL Cafe – There isn’t the time to view more than a fraction of the vast amount of information Dave Sperling has compiled, from jobs and training to ideas for the EFL classroom. Added bonuses include a couple of thousand listings in the ESL Web Guide Database and busy forums for students and teachers.  If you want to know something about the TEFL business, it’s likely to be here.

edHelper.com – Lesson plans and worksheets.

Education Jobs – For general teaching jobs in the UK and, to a lesser extent, Australia.

EF English First – With 400 English language schools and centres worldwide, EF English First has strong recruitment needs in China, Indonesia and Russia.

EL Gazette – Billed as the newspaper for English language and international education.

ELT News – A website for English teachers.

The English Camp Company – Teach English at summer camps for seven to 14 year olds in Italy and Austria. Teachers should be over 18, outgoing, organisaed, energetic and responsible native English speakers.

The English Language Centre Online.com – A certificate course in TEFL/TESL which will introduce you to the world of teaching English.

English-4U – Printable lesson plans for teaching adult learners.

Eslbase.com – Has new job opportunities daily, as well as a worldwide directory of TEFL courses.

ESL Employment – Free ESL / EFL jobs posting and employment opportunities.

ESL Job Feed – ESL teaching opportunities worldwide available via RSS feed to your favourite website or your desktop.

ESL Job Project – An ESL jobs source for English teachers living and teaching English Abroad in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and other overseas locations. Provides the English language teaching community with a source for ESL teaching jobs, resume postings, Asian classifieds, living in Asia information and teaching material.

ESL Jobs World – ESL Jobs World is for teachers interested in teaching English as second or foreign language, and the schools that are looking to hire them.

ESL Library.com – Offers language teachers access to thousands of printable flashcards and hundreds of ready-made lesson plans for the classroom. The people behind this excellent site also produce apps and podcasts.

ESLlounge.com – Teacher resources, forums and a guide to teaching English Abroad.

ESLTiger – English teaching job listings for China and Taiwan.

The European Council of International Schools – Courses, resources and jobs abroad for teachers of any subject.


Global English – TESOL courses online.

Happy Cats TEFL -TEFL Jobs from around the world, TEFL course listings, a TEFL book store, country and city guides and resources for teachers.

Hess International Education Group – Taiwanese language school chain that has expanded into China and Korea.

ICAL – Online courses for people wishing to learn to teach English as a second or foreign language.

International Schools Review – International educators share views and opinions on a variety of topics related to international teaching.

International Schools Services – Check out the positions available at ISS managed schools.

Intensive TEFL Courses – ITC weekend courses are designed to provide a 20 hour intensive training session that will give you an insight into how to approach the concept of teaching. The course is of a practical nature and covers teaching techniques, lesson planning, communication and basic classroom survival. Their tutors will ensure you have the skills necessary to get your students thinking and functioning in English.

The International TEFL Corporation – Training and certification courses available in many locations around the world.

International TEFL Teacher Training – Become qualified with a TEFL certificate from ITTT and open a gateway to the world, travel, teaching and your future.

The Internet TESL Journal – Though this site is showing its age and no longer appears to be updated, there is a huge amount of resources available to teachers including articles, research papers, lesson plans, classroom handouts, teaching ideas and links.

ITC Training – Teach English Abroad with ITC International TEFL Certificate. ITC offers a internationally recognised 4-week TEFL Certificate Course in Prague and Barcelona. This certifies you to teach English as a foreign language worldwide. Sessions are held year-round, on a monthly basis. The course is designed for individuals with little or no teaching experience. Trainees receive extensive supervised teaching practice with foreign students during the course. ITC has graduated over 1500 teachers who are now working around the globe and has an on-site EFL school.

i to i Online TEFL Course – i-to-i invites you to take an on-line course in TEFL: ten modules of interactive training, CD ROM, well-rounded curriculum to whip you into shape as an English instructor and an international TEFL certificate at the end of it.

ITTO – TEFL certification courses provided in around a dozen countries including Mexico, Spain, Thailand and Canada.

John’s ESL/EFL Resources – A long time resident of Korea, John has been providing ESL resources since 1995.

Kaplan International Colleges – Over 40 schools around the world.

Kid Castle – Starting with a single school in 1986, Kid Castle has expanded to 200 branches in Taiwan, and over 200 in mainland China.

Laternfish – ESL worksheets and lesson plans.

The Linguistic Funland – Resources for students and teachers of English.

LM Languages – Teachers of English and other European languages are hired.

The London Teacher Training Centre – LTTC offers TEFL courses and job placements around the world..

LoveTEFL – Online TEFL courses, plus internships and jobs in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, Colombia and South Africa.

Mark’s ESL World – Another established site offering up loads of jobs and resources for those looking to travel the world as an English teacher.

Meriam-Webster Online – Word games, a thesaurus and a dictionary.

MES English – Free resources for teachers of young learners.

New Life ESL – This social media savvy organisation takes good care of the teachers they recruit for Chinese schools. New Life ESL specializes in finding ESL jobs in China for anyone interested in pursuing teaching in China, including those without a degree.

The New School – In New York City, Paris and online, The New School enrolls 10,000 degree seeking students in more than 130 undergraduate and graduate programmes. They do TESOL certification too.

OneStopEnglish – Over 6,500 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards. Also has career centre pages for finding jobs. Part of the MacMillan group.

Reach to Teach – Offers English teaching jobs and volunteer positions in Taiwan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Georgia and Chile.

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SelectMyTutor – Tutors of varied subjects can monetize their skills by applying for tutoring jobs in the UK and abroad, and online.

Services for Open Learning – Long term volunteers are sent to eastern Europe to help support local English teachers. Wages are paid at the local rate.

Songs4Teachers.com – Theme related songs and poems available for purchase.

St Giles International – TEFL courses held in schools in the UK, USA and Canada.

Teach Abroad Jobs – Search thousands of teaching positions across the globe. The site also provides articles and country guides.

TeacherHit.com – Teacher careers in Europe.

TeacherHUB.com – K-12 news, lessons and shared resources by teachers, for teachers.

TeacherPlanet.com – Lots of resources including jobs for English teachers.

TeacherPort – A free resource that allows teachers and new graduates
to find teaching jobs abroad.

The Teacher’s Guide – Lesson plans, thematic units, book activities, teacher freebies, children’s songs, and more.

Teach English in Asia – Teach English in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, etc. This site includes EFL jobs, English games, forums, TEFL teaching methodology, and more.

Teach International – Provide practical short TESOL courses in Australia and New Zealand, plus Nagoya, Istanbul and Hanoi, job support services, a network of graduates to contact and ongoing support for people looking to teach English overseas.

TEFL Course Review – Over 2000 student submitted reviews of 100+ schools from 50+ countries to help you find the TEFL certification course that meets your needs.

TEFLGames.com – Along with promotion for ‘Word Up’, an ESL board game there is also some free stuff for English teachers wanting to keep their students interested.

TEFL International – Many and varied locations around the world to take a TEFL course.

TEFL Jobs World – A recruitment portal for English language school jobs worldwide.

TEFLJobs.com – English teaching job ads and teacher resumes.

TEFL stop – Providing online TEFL courses for those wanting to teach English abroad, the site also lists job opportunities for teaching English in countries like China, Japan, India, Africa. TEFL stop say these courses are ideal for gap year students wanting to travel.

TEFL 247 – Look out for the deals on their TEFL courses to land yourself a TEFL adventure around the world. The site also has a useful job board.

TEFL360 – Teaching English training course and certification in Thailand and China.

TEFL.com – A well established ELT career portal.

TESall.com – A vertical search portal for ESL and EFL job seekers. Their search engine crawls multiple job boards and indexes the individual job postings. They then become searchable by keyword. Try searching using keywords like “shanghai” or “seoul + kids” and you’ll get a sense of how it works. They also host the TESall Ticker, an interactive news and information service for English teachers worldwide. The site is designed to be helpful to those new to teaching and travelling and looking for the information and resources necessary to get themselves started.

The Times Educational Supplement – Useful information and jobs in paper form and online.

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – Big league TEFL qualifications that improve employment prospects.

YouCanTeachEnglish.com – Articles, interviews and job ads for finding teaching jobs.

1-language.com – An ESL site for everyone learning English. Free, comprehensive ESL Site including forums, realtime chat, grammar, writing, interactive quizzes and games, flashcards, audio materials, helplines, and multi-lingual content.


Teaching English Resources

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