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ESL Job FAQ

GTA has introduced its online TEFL courses for those interested in pursuing a ESL career. Now aspiring ESL teachers have a wonderful opportunity to do the online TEFL courses from the luxury of their homes and save themselves from the cost and time involved in travelling. The online TEFL courses have equal recognition as their onsite counterparts and on completion of this course, ESL teachers could find jobs in different parts of the world like Europe, South America, Thailand, China, Korea and many more.

FAQ - Teach English Abroad Jobs


I think I am interested in teaching abroad. Where do I start?

The first thing to think about before going to teach abroad is where you really want to go/ it is important to select country on the following factors.

  • cost of living
  • climate
  • social environment
  • language spoken
  • political condition
  • economic condition
  • attractions
  • culture

For teaching English aboard another most important criterion is to do a TEFL course either online or onsite.


Is a college degree required for teaching English abroad?

A college degree is preferred by most of the schools and for many it is mandatory. College degree is often required for a work visa in most of the countries. In some of the countries however, English teachers without a degree are often recruited.


Is the knowledge of a foreign language mandatory to get a job abroad?

No, knowledge of native language is not required. But if you have knowledge of local language you may be offered more remuneration.


Do I need a teaching certificate to teach English abroad?

It varies from schools to schools as sometimes only native speakers are preferred by the schools without any training and often teachers with training are the requirement. But if you want a high paying job which is better than the rest it is better if you have a certificate.


Is it possible for me to teach abroad with an online certificate?

Yes. An online TEFL certificate is perfect for a teaching position abroad. The online TEFL course which we provide is comprehensive and adequate. It will help you in teaching in schools in all parts of the world.


Will job placement assistance be offered to me?

Yes. We will give you ESL job assistance to our graduates.


Is it possible to save money while working overseas?

It depends on the locations and your lifestyle. The highest paying ESL jobs are in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. If accommodation is given to the teachers, they can save some more.


What are the other benefits which I can expect from the schools overseas?

Most of the schools abroad provide shared or single accommodation to its teachers. There are subsidized housings for the teachers in many schools. In most of the schools in Asian countries insurance and airfare is provided.


Will working for just one school be enough for supporting me?

It totally depends on the school and the location. In the Asian countries, you will be working in the public schools full time with guaranteed salary. The salary given here are perfect for living comfortably. In some locations it might be hard to lead a comfortable life after working for only one school thus you can try taking tuitions and working in few more.


Do I need to sign a contract? If yes, what does the contract consist of?

All the organizations have different contracts depending on the labor laws of particular countries. Some of the points, which can be in the contract, are minimum number of guaranteed hours, whether the teachers are allowed to teach in other organizations, salary and length of service. Some schools also go for verbal contracts but these are not very reliable.

 
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