Have you just graduated from college or are you a licensed teacher with a few years of experience under your belt?
We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Your search for the perfect teaching job abroad doesn’t have to take months, so long as you know where to look.
Job sites that focus specifically on ESL positions abroad are your best bet.
The majority of you happen to agree with this statement. In fact, 51% of aspiring overseas ESL teachers prefer to use education-specific job boards to source teaching jobs abroad.
Make sure you’re using a website that lists the kinds of ESL jobs and teach abroad programs you want to apply for, though. Check out our list below detailing the 14 best sites to find teaching English abroad job openings.
1. Teach Away
The Teach Away ESL job board has tons of new jobs added every day and allows you to search by job title, key responsibilities, company or location. On the site, you’ll also find a detailed view of the job market for teaching English abroad worldwide, plus career advice from experts on our blog, including info on which countries pay the highest salaries for teaching abroad.
Have a browse for any teach English abroad job listings that catch your eye. And if you haven’t already, we recommend you kick things off by signing up to Teach Away (it’s free!!) - this way you can apply to hundreds of ESL companies in an instant, including the latest home-based online English teaching jobs.
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2. ESL Base
No list of the best job search websites for English teaching jobs abroad would be complete without ESL Base. On ESL Base, you can search for hundreds of English teaching jobs by country. ESL Base also let you sign up for job alerts - oh, and they have a nifty guide to spotting ESL job scams.
Looking for a licensed English teaching job overseas? Transitions Abroad’s TEFL job board is sure to become your new best friend!
From English teaching positions in Korea and China, to ESL instructor postings throughout Europe, Dave’s ESL Cafe has tons of different opportunities for you to consider.
5. Go Abroad
Enter in your desired teaching location and Go Abroad will connect you with a bunch of different English teaching positions, including short-term and volunteer English gigs.
6. Go Overseas
If you’re on the hunt for an overseas English teaching job, Go Overseas should be on your list of sites to check daily.
i-to-i connects new grads and experienced teachers with a wealth of TEFL teaching opportunities abroad in over 20 countries.
ESL Employment is another useful job board for wannabe TEFL teachers - both at home and abroad.
TEFL.com is a well-established TEFL job site that allows prospective overseas English teachers to search for positions that fit their qualifications and experience.
10. ESL Job Feed
ESL Job Feed lets you search through available ESL positions with factors like job type, location, and employer in mind. The site is also filled with handy resources for working ESL teachers, so be sure to check those out!
This job site compiles teaching job listings in major ESL hotspots around the world. You also have the option to upload a resume and specify which countries you’re most interested in teaching in, which works as an open invitation for recruiters to contact you.
ESL Teachers Board has a comprehensive jobs database for those looking to teach in China and Korea. Also, they offer lots of ESL teacher resources for working teachers, which is always a plus.
13. Total ESL
Total ESL is a great place to find English teaching jobs by region. Just enter your desired location and you’ll come up with a list of opportunities on Total ESL.
14. Reach to Teach
Reach to Teach have an extensive list of ESL job openings. Plus, it features other resources like tips and stories from other people who have taught English abroad.
This list of ESL job sites above isn’t meant to be exhaustive, but it should be a good place to start on your journey to finding a teaching job abroad you really love!
Of course, using the best ESL teaching job sites is a good start, but it’s only half the battle. You still have to land the job. That’s why we spoke with hiring experts who gave us some excellent pointers. You can read their advice in our interview tips blog post.
Happy TEFL job hunting!