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Salaries for TEFL jobs vary considerably, depending on your situation. If you’re teaching abroad, your salary ranges depending on the kind of school you work in. If you work in a fancy international school with a world-renowned reputation, you’ll likely earn big bucks. Equally, if you work in a country with a high GDP, you’ll earn higher wages. Some TEFL teachers in high-wage earning positions abroad can earn $3000+ a month. Sometimes this may also include subsidies for rent.

 

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Looking at TEFL jobs online but just don’t know where to start?

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We’re experts at finding TEFL jobs as we’ve been TEFL teachers for years. 

We know where to find the best TEFL jobs online and abroad, and we know how to find TEFL jobs that suit your lifestyle and career ambitions.

If you’re interested in finding out more about TEFL jobs, this article is here to give you answers to all your questions. 

 

TEFL jobs – FAQs

 

People often ask us how likely it is they’ll get a job once they’ve completed the TEFLPros 120-Hour Online Certification.

Our answer is always the same. 

With an internationally-recognized teaching qualification under your belt, you have the world at your feet. It’s up to you to decide the direction you take.

To help you prepare for the right teaching path, here’s a guide to answer all your questions on TEFL jobs and how you get one. 

 

#1 – Do I need a TEFL to teach English to ESL students? 

 

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If you have a degree, you don’t always need a TEFL to teach ESL students.

That said, a TEFL teacher would likely be employed over you as they have the direct teaching skills to coach ESL students.

In this respect, it’s wise to certify as a TEFL teacher to improve your chances of securing a TEFL job.

If you don’t have a degree, you will need to complete the TEFLPros 120-Hour Online Certification.

After you have completed the online TEFL certification, you will be qualified for TEFL jobs that don’t need a degree.

 

#2 – Do I need a degree for TEFL jobs?

 

do i need a degree to be a tefl teacher

 

You don’t need a degree for a lot of TEFL jobs. It depends on the company or school you work for.

When teaching abroad, you can teach at many public schools, community language programs, and private English centers.

Usually you need a degree to teach at international schools.

When looking for TEFL jobs online, there are plenty of TEFL teaching positions that don’t require a degree

Looking for TEFL jobs, no degree required? Try these online ESL schools

 

#3 – How much do TEFL teachers get paid? 

Salaries for TEFL jobs vary considerably, depending on your situation.

If you’re teaching abroad, your salary ranges depending on the kind of school you work in. If you work in a fancy international school with a world-renowned reputation, you’ll likely earn big bucks. Equally, if you work in a country with a high GDP, you’ll earn higher wages.

Some TEFL teachers in high-wage earning positions abroad can earn $3000+ a month. Sometimes this may also include subsidies for rent.

If you’re working in public schools or in countries with lower GDPs, you’ll earn lower wages; usually around $500-$1000 per month. You’ll often find that accommodation comes with these TEFL jobs or that housing is relatively cheap in these areas.

If you’re working online, you can expect your salary to range depending on how you teach online,

For TEFL jobs with online ESL schools, the pay ranges from $8 to $25 an hour. This will often include a base rate plus incentives.

If you’re a freelance online TEFL teacher, you set your own rates. This means you need to account for the time and money you spend finding new students, marketing yourself, and handling payments.

Most freelance TEFL teachers make between $25 and $45 an hour.

 

#4 – How many hours do online TEFL teachers work?

 

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One of the best things about online TEFL jobs, is that you get to set your own hours.

When you work for online ESL companies, you may have to work within certain time zones, but aside from this your time is yours. You create your own schedule that fits in with your lifestyle.

Most of these online TEFL jobs will ask you to work a minimum number of hours per work. For some companies, you would be asked to work a certain number of days a week, whereas others ask you to lock in a particular number of teaching hours.

If you’re a freelance online TEFL teacher, you have total control over your time. You can pick students from anywhere in the world, to create a teaching schedule that fits around your life.

Use a freelance online teaching platform to find your ESL students, and privately organize classes that suit both your and your students.

 

#5 – How many hours do in-person TEFL teachers work?

If you’re teaching ESL students in person, you’ll likely work more formal office hours.

For TEFL jobs in schools, you will likely work full or half school days. Some TEFL teachers may teach after-school lessons only or as additional hours to the school day. 

If you’re teaching at a private organization or in a community program, you may work outside standard working hours, Often adult learners will take weekend or night classes, so you may be asked to fit teaching hours into this schedule.

 

#6 – Which countries have TEFL jobs?

 

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When you qualify with TEFLPros, you’re certified to teach ESL students all over the world.

You’ll find TEFL jobs in Japan, Russia, Argentina, Thailand, USA, Spain, and many many more countries. Travel from South East Asia to South America, from Canada to China.

If you’d rather teach from the comfort of your own home or on the road as a digital nomad, why not teach online ESL students all over the globe.

While many online ESL schools predominantly teach Chinese students, you’ll find a bunch of ESL schools that offer English classes to kids, adults, and business students all over the globe.

 

#7 – How do I find TEFL jobs?

Whether you’re looking for TEFL jobs online or TEFL jobs abroad, you’ll find the best place to look is within our Facebook community.

Join our private Facebook community to access our incredible network of 12K+ TEFL contacts. 

Filled with job postings, expert advice, and handy resources, you’ll find no trouble discovering TEFL jobs in all shapes and sizes.

If you’d like some one-on-one advice about the right TEFL career for you, you can always contact us. Having taught abroad, at home, and online, we have vast experience finding TEFL jobs all over the world.

Email jos@teflpros.com or whit@teflpros.com today.

 

#8 – How long does TEFL training take?

TEFLPros believe that it’s important to learn at your own pace. That’s why our online TEFL certification is a comprehensive self-paced course, delivered 100% online.

Not only do you get an extensive library of digital lessons and teaching resources, you get lifetime access to everything covered in the course.

You can learn as quickly or as slowly as you want to. Our 120-Hour self-paced TEFL course can be taken as a full-time intensive 20-day training, or over 10-weekends. Perhaps you’d rather take classes in the evening or learn a little over breakfast.

Log on at any time to finish your whole TEFL teacher training in just 120 hours.

Think about it. If you start your online TEFL training today, you’ll be applying for TEFL jobs by the end of the month!

 

#9 – How much does TEFL training cost?

 

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Take the TEFLPros 120-Hour Online TEFL Certification for just $349.

What does that include?

  • Hard-copy and Digital-copy of your internationally-recognized TEFL Teaching Certification
  • 17+ hours of online training videos
  • Teacher training chats videos
  • Real-world video classroom observations
  • Coursework and lecture notes
  • Online tests and assessments
  • Printable teaching resources and activities
  • Professional job portfolio
  • Lifetime access to course materials

 

#10 – Is a TEFL worth it?

You may be considering going to college and wondering if the cost is all really worth it. 

Compare it to a TEFL

Once you’ve completed your 120 hours of TEFL training, you’re qualified to teach English to ESL students all over the world and online.

This means you can earn anywhere up to $3K+ a month and travel all over the world thanks to your TEFL certification.

 

Now what?

Now you have a clearer idea of how to become an online TEFL teacher without a degree, it’s time to start your teacher training journey.

Qualify to teach English online and abroad with our internationally-recognised 120-Hour Online TEFL Course. 

If you have questions about how to become a TEFL teacher with no degree, drop us a line.

Don’t hesitate to email us at joc@teflpros.com or whit@teflpros.com

 

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