Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Prospects Profile: English as a foreign language teacher

Detailed information on a specific job role from the Prospects website. Information is available on the activities of the role, salary, conditions, entry requirements, training, career development, typical employers/vacancy sources, case studies, contacts and resources.

Teaching and Education (TARGETjobs)

Detailed information on careers in the Education sector, including advice on teacher training options and alternative Education careers.

Prospects Sector Briefing: Teaching and Education

Overview of the sector, including information on the various job roles available, typical employers, future trends and case studies.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language - resources for searching for courses

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for searching for TEFL courses.

British Council - Language Assistants

Details of positions abroad working for the British Council, many teaching English as a foreign language in a well supported context.

i-to-i: Teaching English Abroad

i-to-i is one of the world's leading TEFL course and internship providers, running English government regulated training and international placements for first time TEFL teachers plus a comprehensive TEFL jobs board. The blog on the i-to-i website is particularly useful for practical information, including first hand accounts about TEFL, travel and working abroad.

Love TEFL - TEFL jobs board and information hub

Dedicated site to help jobs seekers navigate the world of TEFL, with a worldwide jobs board and practical information including a TEFL job seeking guide and country profiles.

Japan Exchange Scheme (JET)

Scheme offers jobs teaching English as a foreign language to school children in Japan

The ultimate guide to starting your career as Freelance Language Teacher

Practical advice on becoming a Freelance Language Teacher with tips for planning your service, qualifications, administration and marketing.

The EL Gazette

A guide for anyone considering or already involved in English Language Teaching and includes course information, finding a job and developing your career. Register for free to read articles online.

Esl Base

Database of TEFL jobs and also discussion forums and advice on a range of issues, including travel, living information and creating lessons.

Chatteris Educational Foundation (Hong Kong)

Scheme for graduates to work as English tutors in a Hong Kong school for 9 months (paid). Start date for placements is mid-August. See Latest Jobs for application details.

Teach English in China

UK-based organisation offering paid opportunities to teach English in Chinese schools. There are 3 programme lengths: 1-2 month summer internship, 4-5 months starting in February or September, 10-12 months starting in February or September. Read their website for full details of benefits and costs.

Pioneer and Beyond - teach English in Chinese schools

Organisation looking to recruit English speaking teachers to teach English in China.

Opportunity China

Organisation offering paid jobs teaching English in Chinese schools. No formal teaching experience is required.