Once you have completed a course in TEFL and have your certificate, the next step will be finding a job. There are so many different companies that hire teachers to teach English as a foreign language. Companies are looking to hire teachers now in Thailand, Japan, France, Korea and China. You just have to decide who you want to teach. Adults? Children? Employees at a business? This is something to think about when looking for jobs Teaching English in a foreign country.
One of the best groups of people to teach are pre-school and kindergartners. Young children pick up on new languages quickly so you will see them learn and improve at a rapid pace. This can be very rewarding as a teacher to see a young student learn to speak English. You just have to make sure you can keep up with the endless amounts of energy children have. If you like working with young kids, teaching English to preschool or kindergartners may be the type of job you want to pursue.
You might also find an opportunity to teach high school or college aged kids. If the thought of working with preschoolers frightens you, this might be more of an age group suited for you. They are usually a little less rambunctious and are eager to learn. They know that the best jobs await those who can speak English.
If you don’t mind what age group you teach, you may find a very rewarding career in a language learning center. With this type of job, you might be teaching a 10 year old one day and a 40 year old businessman the next day. That’s because people of all ages will enroll in a language institution or learning center to learn English.
Other companies that are looking to hire TEFL certified teachers are businesses that need to teach their employees how to speak English. If most of the businesses customers speak English, they may need someone to train their employees how to handle customers and clients and how to understand them and speak their language. The company may have their own training program for you to use when training their employees or they may ask you to create a curriculum that you feel will work best for their employees.
There are many different job choices you will have after getting your TEFL certificate. Explore your options and choose the best job that suits you in a country that you will enjoy living and working in.