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.

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

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.

The TEFL Org

The TEFL Org provides classroom-based and online training courses, accredited by the BAC, SQA and ODLQC.

Dundee and Angus College - TEFL course

Information on TEFL courses offered by Dundee and Angus College.

International House Aberdeen TEFL course

Full-time and blended online CELTA courses. See their website for up-to-date information on course options.

Live Language CELTA course

An established Cambridge CELTA centre who offer both face-to-face and online CELTA courses. They also provide full-time and part-time course options to suit everyone's needs and schedules.

The Cambridge CELTA course is the gold standard qualification for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) and research shows that three out of four English language teaching jobs require a CELTA qualification.

Oxford TEFL

Offers Trinity College accredited training in teaching English as a foreign language.

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 Language House - TEFL course in Prague

4-week training TEFL/TESOL certificate program located in Prague. The certificate course is fully accredited and externally monitored by the International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations.

TEFL Iberia

Learn to teach English in Barcelona with one of the monthly TEFL courses. Student discounts available and accommodation services provided.

TEFL Trainer (Spain)

TEFL Trainer is an accredited TEFL Certification provider with a network of schools in Europe. Their courses combine practice and theory to enable participants to become certified whilst gaining first hand teaching experience.

TEFL Toulouse

4 week TEFL course in France with 6 hours of observed teaching practice. University of Aberdeen students and graduates are entitled to a 100 Euro discount (just mention hearing about the course via the University of Aberdeen Careers Service when applying).

Hess Educational Organisation

TEFL opportunities in Taiwan

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.

Ethical TEFL (English Language Centre CIC)

A registered Community Interest Company and social enterprise offering specialist TEFL programmes by distance learning.

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.

Trinity CertTESOL

TEFL training course that can be studied full-time or part-time at various locations in the UK and abroad.

China by Teaching

Search for teaching jobs in China and read helpful articles about eligibility, visas and teaching locations.


Global TEFL course directory for teaching English as a foreign language. The site explains the difference between different types of test and allows you to filter your search by location and course type. There is also a handy FAQs section containing advice on TEFL qualifications and how to choose a course.