What is TEFL

What is TEFL?

TEFL is the professional field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Due to the high demand for English around the world, it is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. and abroad.

TEFL teachers come from all walks of life, which includes college graduates, professionals looking to change careers, stay-at-home parents who want part-time work or retirees interested in travel or volunteer work. And their motivations for going into TEFL are as widely varied as their backgrounds. TEFL teachers may be interested in traveling, earning a living, learning a language, paying off debts, helping people, getting away from a desk job, working with interesting folks from different cultures, or all of the above.

TEFL teaching jobs can be found all over the world, as there is no shortage of work available with employment ranging from teaching in language schools, business or universities and even online tutoring. Which means once you’ve completed your certification and decided what you’re looking for in a job, you just need to find the country and school that fits your desired lifestyle.