how can I get a job teaching English overseas?
I've heard about these kind of jobs, but I really don't know where to go for information. My preference would be Greece, so that I could also learn Greek. Also possibly Hungary or Russia. I have a degree from University of Kansas and I'll have a Masters this May, but both of my degrees are in Art, and there is zero job placement for anything art related here at LSU.
Asked By: Joshua - 2/20/2012
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Answered By: Mark L Lilleleht - 2/22/2012
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Look into getting a TESL/TEFL certification. I did it through a company called Oxford Seminars (though there are loads of others that offer programs) that also had a placement service where they got my resume out to a bunch of potential employers. TESL/TEFL is a one month (on the weekends) certification class and is... More
Answered By: PopeJewish - 2/20/2012
Go to eslcafe.com and click on Jobs. It's the most complete listing of jobs overseas. You may be able to get a job without a TESL/TEFL certificate, but the better jobs require a certificate or master's degree. The Oxford one (not affiliated with Oxford University) is ok, but when you get there, you'll wish you had... More
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Answered By: itoiTEFL - 2/21/2012
First is qualifications. In general you'll need a degree and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate to get a visa and work abroad teaching English. The degree can be in almost any subject as it is usually required for the visa only so you will find teachers with a degree in Engineering or Sociology... More
Answered By: ICAL TEFL - 2/21/2012
I think you should try some overseas job directory like http://www.expatcareers.com so that you can find some available teaching jobs also you can try other job directory websites to search more applicable jobs for you.
Answered By: Lloydi - 2/21/2012
Greece is nice, but I think if you're American you might have a difficult time finding a job. EU member states prefer their own like those from England... More
Answered By: Ian - 2/22/2012
I'm not sure about Greece, but I taught English in China for two years and loved it. I had my bachelors degree at the time and that is all I needed. In your case you would make more money than I did because you'll have your masters but either way don't bother paying for TEFL courses. If you have a bachelors degree you... More
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