THE BEST COUNTRIES TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITHOUT A DEGREE

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Did you know you don’t necessarily need a degree to teach English as a foreign language? There are organisations that prefer graduates. In some countries you can only get a work visa if you have a degree. But, there are many schools in countries all over the world who welcome teachers without a degree.  Of course, you must have a TEFL qualification and if you have some experience this too will help.

You can get classroom experience by spending a short time as a volunteer teacher. The TEFL Academy jobs board often has vacancies for volunteers in many different parts of the world.

Here are regions of the world to teach English as a foreign language without a degree:

Teach English as a foreign language in Central and South America

There’s a big demand for teachers of English as a foreign language in Central and South American countries. You can work in a large country like Argentina or explore  Ecuador on the South American West Coast.

Here’s a list of places you can teach English as a foreign language without a degree:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Columbia
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Uruguay

Teach English as a foreign language in Europe

Europe is another popular place to teach if you don’t have a degree. It’s especially easy if you’re part of the European Union as there are no visa requirements between European countries. There’s a lot of work available in:

  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain

There will be a lot of competition, but with so many Europeans wanting to learn English, the demand for TEFL teachers is high.

Get Your Certification

You might not need a degree, but you will need a TEFL certificate. You can study with The TEFL Academy. All you need is one free weekend to participate in the weekend course and the rest you can do online.

So, don’t be put off, realise your dream, get your TEFL qualification and book that plane ticket.

Comments:

Hi

I am wanting to volunteer to teach in Fiji. I have the TEFL 168 hour plus classroom plus online certificates with TEFL Academy No experience yet, and finding it difficult to get work for online.
What are the costs and duration to volunteer teach in Fiji to gain experience. Anyone with inside experience to give me some tips and pointers please.
Thank you

Jeanine, 21st March 2020

I live in Paarl, near Cape Town. I want to do the weekend and online course. Please advise! Thank you. Kind regards. Jurika Esterhuyse

Jurika Esterhuyse, 14th August 2018

Hello
I signed up last year and did the 1 day weekend course in Parnell st, Dublin.
But I didn’t finish the online course as I had too much going on in my life at that period.
I was also confused/nervous as felt I would surely need more class time to prepare for teaching children/adults.
Anyway what are my options now?
I want to teach in southeast Asia, I have no degree but want more face to face class learning time.
Regards
Stephen

Stephen Kenny, 27th July 2018

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