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 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
Answered By: harwarda - 2/20/2012
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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 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
Answered By: John - 2/10/2014
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