Teaching jobs in the Philippines
Teaching in the Philippines offers teachers the chance to work in private international schools as well as ESL academies. Licensed teachers looking for opportunities to teach in the Philippines’ international schools can find jobs in Manila, the country’s capital and largest city.
English teaching jobs are also commonly found in Manila, although there are many opportunities to teach English as a foreign language in many cities throughout this island nation.
Although there are a large number of English teaching jobs in the Philippines, there are also many English-speaking Filipinos who are able to fill these positions, which evens out the demand.
Teaching in the Philippines – Hiring
Teaching jobs in the Philippines may hire foreign teachers at any point throughout the year. In order to apply to teach English in the Philippines, teachers should create a profile with Teach Away
and look at our job board for available vacancies.
Living in the Philippines
Sometimes known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” this tropical country is a vast archipelago of over 7,000 islands. It is no surprise, then, that the country is especially renowned for its stellar beaches and diving. However, for many foreign residents, the most enjoyable aspect of living in the Philippines is the people themselves – Filipinos are renowned for their culture of cheerful optimism.
The Philippines’ two major urban centers are Manila (the capital) and the southern city of Cebu, located on the island of the same name. Though residents of Manila deal with crowds and traffic, they are rewarded with the diversity of options in food, nightlife, and daily activities. The cost of living in the Philippines is much lower than that of Western countries.
Teaching TEFL in the Philippines
To be considered for English teaching jobs in the Philippines, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and TESL/TEFL certification—either certificate allows educators to teach English in a foreign language environment.
For anyone interested in teaching jobs in Philippines who do not yet have the TEFL certification, or would like to upgrade their existing certification, Teach Away recommends the TEFL Online course
offered by the University of Toronto in conjunction with Teach Away.
Apply to teach in the Philippines
Register for a teacher account to apply for teaching jobs in the Philippines.
Philippines at a glance
Language: Filipino (Tagalog), English
Population: 98 million
Currency: Peso (PHP)
Government: Presidential constitutional republic
The Philippines produces the most coconuts in the world.
It’s the fifth largest English-speaking nation, with 52 million people in the Philippines speaking English.
The name “the Philippines” is named after King Philip II of Spain.
The rice terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras were built 2000 years ago and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.