Careers in ESL/EFLPage address: http://english.mnsu.edu/tesl/careers.html
Looking for a Job
TESOL.ORG’s 'Enhance Your Career' section of their website is a great source to help you prepare for your job search where you can browse jobs from all over the world and post your resume.
Always evaluate employers. Ask the employer for references, or talk to current employees. Also investigate workplace expectations and working conditions, which vary widely by country. Read TESOL's tips for evaluating potential employers.
Websites to Help Your Search
- Sign up for free job alerts with the TESOL Career Center.
- TESOL affiliates can provide leads in the region where you plan to work.
- Peace Corps and Cuso International place teachers in various locations around the world.
- U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency World Fact Book provide information about living conditions in various countries.
- Try the U.S. Department of Education for government openings.
- Dave's ESL Cafe offers links to training, placement, and many other resources.
- Footprints is one of the most trusted ESL/EFL recruiting agencies and their website provides a lot of useful information including cultural guides to Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
- EduCon is a trusted United States ESL/EFL recruiting agency that specializes in teaching opportunities in Korea.
- EPIK and TALK are Korean government-sponsored programs with opportunities to teach in Korean public schools at the elementary or secondary level.
- JET is a similar Japanese government-sponsored program with opportunities to teach in Japanese public schools at the elementary or secondary level.
- Higher Ed Jobs is the place to go if you are interested in teaching ESL/EFL at the university level either in the United States or abroad. (Click on ‘Faculty’ -> ‘Liberal Arts’ -> ‘ESL’)
- Teaching Jobs is a job search site for educators.
- TIE Online, the International Educator, matches educators with international schools.
- Institute of International Education lists educational exchange and training programs.
- International Schools Service (ISS). This service places teachers in international schools worldwide.
- U.S. State Department, Office of Overseas Schools.
- U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- U.S. State Department, Office of English Language Programs.
- Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program.
- Embassies; some embassies offer placement and other resources through their education office.
Adapted from tesol.org.