Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a growing global industry with lots of incredible opportunities to work anywhere in the world.
When considering where to look for a teaching position abroad you need to consider factors like the availability of jobs, salaries, hiring seasons and visa requirements. Some countries have government programmes which will offer you all-round support including housing, flights and insurance. For other countries, TEFL job seekers simply arrive with a backpack and a CV and try their luck with the local schools. On this page you can find links to organisations and sites that can help you find the right job for you.
Goldkey Education is a South African based agency which places TEFL-qualified teachers in South Korea and China. Goldkey has been an official EPIK agency since 2008 and has placed many South African graduates on the programme.
EPIK, which stands for English Programme in Korea, is a South Korean government programme which has been running since 1995. Each year EPIK offers 1,500 graduates from South Africa and other English-speaking countries the opportunity to teach in South Korean public schools.
The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) programme is a Japanese government initiative which places TEFL-qualified graduated in Assistant Language Teacher positions in public and private schools in Japan.
TEFL.com is the largest and best known TEFL jobs site, advertising thousands of teaching jobs all over the world.