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4 Types of TEFL Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers Available Right Now

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Not able to travel right now? That’s no problem. Why not become a TEFL teacher in your home country or the country you reside in currently. Take the United States, for example. While you can’t work as a TEFL teacher in a school in most states, there are still plenty of jobs for TEFL-certified teachers in private language companies and language consultancy agencies.


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Wondering if a TEFL certificate is really worth it? What available jobs for TEFL-Certified teachers are there right now?

While you may feel that COVID has hampered your plans for travel, business, or a career change right now, you’re wrong!

As a TEFL-certified teacher, the world is your oyster in 2020. With a rainbow of online teaching jobs, local expat TEFL jobs, freelance TEFL tutor, and national TEFL teaching positions, you’re spoiled for choice.

Don’t believe us? See how you can make money as a TEFL-certified teacher with these 4 examples of jobs for TEFL-certified teachers available right now!


What are TEFL-Certified Teachers? 

While many people think you need a degree to be a teacher, that simply isn’t the case.

For those with a growth mindset, we learn and teach every day. That’s our view at TEFLPros; everyone has something to teach.

English is the most widely-spoken language and for many children and adults around the world, they’re crying out for people to teach them. 

If you know how to speak English, why wouldn’t you be able to teach it?

Here’s the thing. Learning English is just a process, and if you know the process, you can help others learn.

TEFL teachers are qualified to teach English to students all over the world, both online and in the classroom. With comprehensive TEFL training, you learn to teach the process of learning English, to help ESL students all over the world.

To access international jobs for TEFL-certified teachers, you’ll need to complete your online TEFL Teacher Training qualification. Once, you’ve completed the 120-hour intensive course with our experienced TEFL team, you’ll be fully prepared to dive right in. 

Our course is packed with teaching resources, first-hand classroom footage, video lectures, and hands-on activities to ensure you’re confident and ready to go in just 120 hours! 

Don’t believe us? See what our graduates say! Giving us top ratings on GoAbroad and GoOverseas, TEFLPros TEFL-Certified teachers live and work online and all over the globe. 

If you’re wondering what kind of jobs TEFL-certified teachers have available to them, check out these examples.

No matter if you’re a TEFL expat teacher, work from home TEFL Mom, or budding gap year student, there’s a TEFL teaching job for you. 

Remember to join our private TEFL Facebook group with over 12,500+ members to find the top TEFL jobs available at all times.


[TEFL Job #1] Available Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers: Online Language School

Thinking about becoming an online teacher? Online TEFL teaching is highly rewarding and comes in a whole variety of formats

If you’re looking for structured hours, the stability of a reputable company, and a pre-designed curriculum, an online language school could be for you.

Enjoy opportunities to advance up the company, design your own teaching schedule, and work from anywhere.

Perfect for anyone with an internet connection, from a savvy digital nomad to a Barcelona-bound digital designer.

You’ll definitely need a TEFL, you’ll normally need a degree, and you’ll sometimes need teaching experience


Here’s an example of a top-quality job for TEFL-certified teachers available right now in 2020:

Whales English is actively recruiting but they have quite a strict acceptance procedure and you can only apply once every six months if you don’t make it the first time. 

The company is looking for native English speakers from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ.

Your lessons are 50 minutes long and you’ll have to do a paid trial lesson first, for which you’ll get $18. Your base pay will be $18-25 a lesson depending on experience and performance. 




This online language company gives bonuses for weekends and an extra $5 for working some peak lessons, and an extra $5 for every trial student that enrols with you. 

You also get a full attendance bonus of $150-$450!

Not only can you choose between a regular, on-call, and group class contract, you can also work your way up the company. You can progress to becoming a teacher trainer, curriculum developer or teacher evaluator after you’ve been teaching online for a year.  

To get an online teaching job with Whales English Online, you will need:

  • 120-Hour TEFL Certification
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 1 year teaching experience (Online or in a classroom – volunteering usually counts)
  • Available for at least 8 hours of ESL lessons per week

Send your resume to: blueskyenglishonline@gmail.com


[TEFL Job #2] Available Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers: Teach Abroad

For those able to travel or already based abroad, why not consider teaching English.

There are a plethora of available jobs for TEFL-Certified teachers scattered across Asia and Europe. 

Due to the pandemic, many TEFL teachers have returned home. This has left a gap where schools abroad need high-caliber TEFL-certified teachers.

Make sure to check references before agreeing to a teaching position to ensure the school is legitimate. 


Check out this TEFL-certified teacher position in China right now:

Laureate Academy has a job for a TEFL teacher to work as an international educator in a small school in Shenzhen, China

An intimate family-style Montessori kindergarten is looking for an English speaker to take three classes.




Teachers will be paid between 2000 – 3000 USD per month, with the opportunity  for teaching connections with a large chain of Chinese kindergartens. 

While teaching experience isn’t specified, having a TEFL and degree is paramount.

Send your resume to jobs@laureateacademy.cn for more information.


[TEFL Job #3] Available Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers: Expat Teaching Jobs for TEFL Teachers

Already an expat? There are tons of local TEFL teaching jobs available. Look on your local expat Facebook groups or Google geo-specific school.

You’ll find local and international schools in cities, towns, and villages. Decide on whether you’re looking for rural or metropolitan life and find a school located in these areas.

Remember that higher paid jobs are usually in cities, but rural lower-paid jobs usually come with lower overheads on accommodation and food. 

Equally, for those with a TEFL certificate and a degree, you can have your pick of expat jobs for TEFL-certified teachers. However, if you only have a TEFL certificate, you may have to rethink some of the big swanky international establishments.

It’s still easy to find an expat job with a TEFL qualification, you may just have to accept a lower pay at first or work in a public school or private language business instead.


Check out this example of teaching jobs available for TEFL-certified expat teachers in Thailand right now:

Teachers for Thailand is recruiting a TEFL-certified teacher for a school in central Bangkok (Thong Lor) is looking for a kindergarten teacher. 

The full-time teaching position requires you to work Monday to Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (plus Saturday morning classes for extra money).




Offering a generous package to their TEFL-certified teachers, you’ll receive:

  • Insurance
  • Free daily lunch 
  • Salary of $1500/month
  • Provided curriculum
  • Assistance obtaining Non-Immigrant B visa
  • Work Permit (Both visa and WP are paid for)
  • English speaking consultants available 24/7 for our teachers
  • Paid vacations 
  • Accommodation and moving assistance 


Send a copy of the following to billy@teachersforthailand.org:

  • Current CV/Resume in word format 
  • A cover letter 
  • A recent photo
  • Scanned copy of your Bachelor’s degree
  • Digital copy of your TEFL Certificate


[TEFL Job #4] Available Jobs for TEFL-Certified Teachers: Teach ESL Students in Your Home Country

Not able to travel right now? That’s no problem. Why not become a TEFL teacher in your home country or the country you reside in currently.

Take the United States, for example. While you can’t work as a TEFL teacher in a school in most states, you can work for private language companies and language consultancy agencies.


For example, check out this teaching job for TEFL-certified teachers in New York.

The TEFL teaching position with EC English Language Centers is at a summer camp that delivers ESL education to students during the summer period.




Having been established for 29 years, the reputable establishment offers a competitive salary, room and board included at some locations (based on experience) and a fun summer environment working with international students.

You’ll need:

  • A TEFL Qualification
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 3-months of teaching experience (you could get this in a local school before you go)
  • Native English fluency

Need help finding a job for TEFL-Certified Teachers near you?

Hopefully this article has given you some insight into the types of available teaching jobs for TEFL-certified teachers.

If you’d like to chat to us about finding a teaching job for TEFL-certified teachers in your area, email us! We have plenty of experience earning working in all kinds of TEFL jobs, so we can direct you to your next steps. Don’t hesitate to email us at jos@teflpros.com or whit@teflpros.com

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