If you’re looking to take the skills and experience that you have developed teaching in the UK to sunnier climates, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) can open up a whole world of opportunities. Paid and voluntary positions are available all over the globe; from Central and South America to South East Asia and everywhere in between. Rent-free accommodation, flight reimbursement and visa sponsorship are just some of the great benefits that can accompany employment packages and you can expect to teach a range of ages and levels of ability – from children to adults, students to business executives.
TEFL Org UK are the UK’s largest, and leading, TEFL course provider, training thousands of people every year who go on to teach in far-flung lands or countries closer to home. TEFL opportunities are ideal for those looking for a change of direction in their teaching career, looking to supplement their income by teaching online or to earn some money in their retirement. Varying short-term and long-term contracts in schools are available in language institutions and camps available year-round.
With accommodation and meals often included, short-term positions will allow you to fully immerse yourself in life in a different country during your holidays. A TEFL Org UK trained teacher, Kathleen, spent her summer working in Italy:
“Although I didn’t receive the typical arrangements (as I was living with nuns!). I was completely immersed in Italian culture. I was located about 30 minutes away from Rome’s city centre and managed to visit all the major sites at the weekend, such as Vatican City, The Colosseum and Roman Forum. I thoroughly enjoyed learning and working in a multicultural environment and making new friends with people from all over the world. Besides being fantastic fun, this is a unique opportunity to boost your CV by learning to teach a foreign language in a creative and fun way. This teaching placement will contribute to both your personal and professional development – and be an experience that you will never forget!”
TEFL Org UK run flexible training courses throughout the UK, Ireland, Spain and USA, with various online courses too, allowing you to gain a TEFL qualification that is right for you and that fits around your schedule. Most qualified teachers tend to opt for the online courses that are offered as the classroom element isn’t as important if you already have teaching experienced! Training with TEFL Org UK will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach English abroad; expand on your current training, see the world and become fully immersed in new and exciting cultures.