TEFL Jobs and Employment
Good news! Most CELTA graduates secure employment within weeks of course completion. Why? Because employers around the world trust the CELTA as an assurance of quality.
We can help you start your TEFL career and find a great English teaching job!
The wonderful thing about the CELTA qualification is that you will be ready to walk into a classroom and teach. You will need ongoing support and will still have a lot to learn, but nothing you can’t do on the job at the right school! We can help. So can your fantastic trainers! We can also help DELTA-qualified trainees seeking more senior teaching positions.
Get qualified with the best and most-recognised TEFL qualification worldwide: the CELTA
Get a Cambridge-accredited certificate from one of our partner training providers. This is your first key step to begin your teaching career or advance it.
Prepare you C.V. and sign up to our sister site TEFLwork
Make TEFLwork the first stop in your search for a new job in the English teaching world. It’s an online careers board with a difference: all our candidates are qualified with either CELTA, DELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent certificates, meaning that it’s the first place employers look when they want to hire English teachers. What’s great about TEFLwork is that not only can you look for and apply for TEFL jobs yourself, the schools can look up potential teachers and contact you with positions you might be interested in.
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You can “favourite” jobs so you can save them to apply for later, search by your qualification, the location you want to work in, or simply look through jobs which are recommended to you. If a job comes on the site we think may be suitable for you, we will send you an alert to let you know.
Preparation for job interviews and what to look for in employers for either face-to-face jobs or online
CELTA courses include sessions to prepare you for the job market.
During your CELTA course careers sessions, your tutors will cover teaching position interview tips, and what to ask potential employers. You need to do your homework about the places and countries where you apply for a job – what the conditions are, the cost of living, visas, insurance, timetables, onboarding, ongoing support, and professional development. A good employer will be transparent about these things in the job advert.
Do you homework and check about visas
Many centres provide visa support services. Check with your training provider.
If you take the CELTA in the place where you hope to find work, make sure that you have first investigated your ability to get a work visa in that country. You possibly won’t need a visa to do the CELTA training if it is an intensive course. A tourist visa is enough. However, working is a different scenario! Do your homework first. Your CELTA tutors will also advise you and some centres will also provide services to help you. Make sure you ask about it during your initial CELTA interview.
Networking and Work References
A StudyCELTA we have a wide network of trainers, CELTA and DELTA graduates now working all around the world. Your training provider will also have a large network of teachers and will be able to draw on lots of experience to advise you in your chosen English teaching pathway.
Check out our blog and reviews pages to find out more about CELTA candidates’ experiences and teaching locations.
More about TEFLwork:
In TEFLwork you can create your own profile which can be used as a downloadable CV, improving your chances of employment. You can upload a photo, your experience, certificates, your current CV or anything relevant to your search for work in the TEFL industry.
Be sure to get as much information about different regions and continents in the world so you can find out how much it costs to live in each place, this way you can make an educated decision before you decide to leap into your next TEFL adventure.
Not just entry level jobs! TEFLwork has jobs for senior teachers, teacher managers and trainers too
TEFLwork is not only for English teachers but is also specifically designed to accommodate other roles within the ELT industry. If you are a teacher trainer such as a CELTA or DELTA trainer, this is a great platform to update your availability and look for work. Additionally, schools can look you up in the directory and invite you to tutor in their centres. Aside from teacher training, numerous posts for academics and managerial positions are also posted on TEFLwork, so sign up and start looking today.