ESL teaching jobs are some of the most in-demand positions for new university graduates who lack formal teaching experience, as well as for experienced TESL or TEFL qualified educators.
ESL stands for English as a Second Language. There are many different types of ESL jobs available. ESL teachers use their expertise as native English speakers to teach English to students of all ability levels and ages.
ESL teachers can find ESL jobs at the following institutions worldwide:
There are also opportunities for ESL teachers to find online teaching jobs. ESL jobs can be either full-time or part-time. The types of ESL teaching jobs available range from preschool, elementary, middle-school and high-school, up to college and adult level English teaching positions.
ESL teachers usually need to have, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree, across any major.
ESL jobs usually require an internationally-recognized TEFL or TESL certificate.
A TEFL certificate can help aspiring ESL teachers qualify for English teaching jobs abroad.
Previous teaching or volunteer experience is considered an asset when applying for ESL jobs.
ESL teachers need to be organized, patient and positive, with strong listening and communication skills. ESL teaching also requires a solid understanding of the rules of grammar and spelling, as well as good classroom-management and lesson-planning capabilities.
Finally, ESL teachers need to be sensitive to cultural differences and traditions and be flexible to different learning styles.
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ESL jobs benefits may include:
For a list of available ESL jobs, along with information on salary, benefits, and contract details, please visit the Jobs page.
ESL teachers are in high demand worldwide, and almost every region requires ESL instructors. ESL teachers looking for teaching jobs abroad can find English teaching positions in some of the following countries:
ESL teaching jobs in public and private schools in large cities and towns throughout Taiwan offer ESL teachers a chance to advance their teaching careers in one of Asia’s most desirable teach abroad destinations.
Teaching English in public and private schools across Japan gives ESL teachers the chance to experience life in Asia, whether it is in the beautiful, rural countryside or the fast-paced big city environment.
Teach Away is hiring teachers to work within the public and private school systems in cities across South Korea. Korea is one of the most popular destinations for teachers starting their international teaching career.
China offers amazing ESL job opportunities as demand for English language teachers continues to rise across private language schools, public schools, International Baccalaureate schools and private international schools in China.
Teaching English in Saudi Arabia at private international schools, ESL language institutes, universities and colleges is a great option for new and experienced ESL teachers alike.
One of the strongest job markets for teaching English in Latin America, Mexico is a popular for ESL teachers looking to teach abroad.