Teaching English as a Foreign Language

We asked 16 job seekers about their Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This is what they told us:

  • 62% of job seekers said "changing careers" was the biggest reason for earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • 56% said earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language helped them make more money
  • 50% said earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language helped them get a job
  • 100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Teaching English as a Foreign Language

What are people saying about getting a Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 16 responses

56% said earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 16 responses

50% said earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 16 responses

100% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Why did you decide to earn your Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

Based on 16 responses

Required for my current job
19%
Make more money
50%
Changing careers
62%
Get an edge over other candidates
44%
Help my career progression
44%
Other
31%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 12 responses

English As A Second Language Teacher View jobs
25%
Director View jobs
17%
Program Director View jobs
8%
Server View jobs
8%
Instructor View jobs
8%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

11 people answered

“I wish I would have done it earlier because of the travel and job opportunities it presented.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“You can only speak English to your clients, even if you know another language.”

Aug. 5, 2019

“TEFL is not a replacement for ESOL.”

July 26, 2019

“I am satisfied with earning this Certification. I only now need to either finish my bachelors to have more opportunity to teach online or in Asian countries(Japan specifically is where I want to TEFL) or first go to countries that does not require a bachelors, though perhaps finish the degree online so I can teach in Japan.”

June 20, 2019

“I wish I looked up more versions of this certification. The 120 hours is the intermediate, but I only needed the 100 hour certificate to do what I wanted.”

May 6, 2019

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Teaching English as a Foreign Language?

11 people answered

“I would tell them to do it right away. Once you have the certification, it becomes much easier to teach abroad and explore.”

Sept. 8, 2019

“It opens many travel opportunities.”

Aug. 24, 2019

“It is a gateway to opportunities at living abroad.”

Aug. 5, 2019

“It is a great edge for applying to teaching English positions.”

Aug. 2, 2019

“Go for your dreams! If you want to move out of the country to teach English to non English speaking individuals do it asap! I feel stuck in my life and now at 25 I have decided to get a bachelors online so I may go where I please to TEFL/ TESOL”

June 20, 2019
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