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TEFL JOBS OVERVIEW

The section below provides information per country as a guideline to help you find a position most suited to you.

Country Degree Requirements* TEFL Requirements Age Guidelines National Origin Requirements* Visa Info Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local/Common Currency
Argentina 
TEFL countries Argentina flag
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limits No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £350-500 GBP (2,800-4,000 ARS)
Bolivia 
TEFL countries Bolivia flag
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limits No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £250-400 GBP (2,800-4,200 BOB)
Brazil 
Brazil
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limits No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £450-770 GBP (1,400-2,400 BRL)
Bulgaria 
Bulgaria
Not required Minimum of 100 hours Under 65 years old EU members preferred EU member or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £320-500 GBP (730-1,100 BGN)
Cambodia 
Cambodia
Not required Minimum of 120 hours Under 65 years old No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa to work visa £350-550 GBP ($400-900 USD)
Chile 
TEFL countries Chile flag
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent restrictions No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £320-640 GBP (230,000-460,000 CLP)
China 
TEFL countries China flag
Minimum of a Bachelor's required*** Minimum of 120 hours Under 55-60 years old No nationality restrictions** Work visa in advance or tourist visa convert to work visa £630-1,600 GBP (6,000 - 16,000 RMB)
Colombia 
Colombia
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £320-580 GBP (900,000-1,650,000 COP)
Costa Rica 
Costa Rica
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £320-700 GBP (240,000-540,000 CRC)
Czech Republic 
Czech Republic
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit EU members preferred** EU member or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £380-1000 GBP (11,500-30,400 CZK)
Ecuador 
TEFL countries Ecuador flag
Not required CELTA No apparent limit No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £250-450 GBP ($400-700 USD)
Egypt 
TEFL countries Egypt flag
Minimum of a University Diploma Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit Native English speakers Work visa in advance or tourist visa change to work visa £450-740 GBP (5,000 - 8,000 EGP)
France 
TEFL countries France flag
Minimum of a Bachelor's required*** Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit EU members preferred** EU members or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £840-1,000 GBP (€1,000-2,000 EUR)
Georgia 
Georgia
Minimum of an Associate's or Diploma required Preferred Under 60 years old UK, EU, IRE, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ, SA nationals preferred** Need to contact the Georgian embassy in your country**** £190-1,200 GBP (480-3,000 GEL)
Germany 
Germany
Minimum of Bachelor's preferred Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit Native English speakers preferred** EU members preferred or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £840-1,600 GBP (€1000-2,000 EUR)
Hong Kong 
Hong Kong
Minimum of Bachelor's required Preferred Under 60 years old No nationality restrictions** Work visa in advance £1,500-3,300 GBP (18,000-40,000HKD)
India 
TEFL countries India flag
A degree in education or degree and teaching experience Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit Native English speakers preferred** Work visa in advance £520-1,100 GBP (43,000-91,900 INR)
Indonesia 
TEFL countries Indonesia flag
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree Minimum of 120 hours Schools hire those under 60 years old Native English speakers Work visa in advance £530-1000 GBP (8,000,000-15,000,000 IDR)
Italy 
Italy
Not required but is preferred Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit EU members preferred** EU members preferred or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £1,000-1,200 GBP (€1,200 - 1,500 EUR)
Japan 
Japan
Minimum of Bachelor's required Preferred Under 65 years old You must have been educated through an English curriculum for at least 12 years Work visa in advance £1,400-1,900 GBP (230,000-300,000 JPY)
Malaysia 
TEFL countries Malaysia flag
Not required but preferred CELTA Under 60 years old Native English speakers preferred** Work visa in advance £870-1,700 GBP (4,000 - 8,000 MRY)
Mexico 
TEFL countries Mexico flag
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit No nationality restrictions** Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £500-750 GBP (10,000-14,000 MXN)
Morocco 
Morocco
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required Minimum of 120 hours Under 60 years old Native English speakers preferred** Tourist visa convert to work visa £500-650 GBP (6,800 - 8,600 MAD)
Peru 
Peru
Minimum of a Bachelor's required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent restrictions EU members preferred** EU members preferred or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £220-440 GBP (1,100-2,300 RON)
Russia 
Russia
Not required Minimum of 100 hours No apparent restrictions Native English speakers preferred** Work visa in advance £300-520 GBP (15,000-25,000 RUB)
Saudi Arabia 
Saudi Arabia
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required CELTA No apparent restrictions Native English speakers Work visa in advance £1,500-2,600 GBP (9,000-15,000 SAR)
South Korea 
TEFL countries South Korea flag
Minimum of Bachelor's required Minimum of 100 hours* Under 60 years old Native English speakers Work visa in advance £1,000-1,400 GBP (1,800,000-2,400,000 KRW)
Spain 
Spain
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit EU members preferred** EU members preferred or tourist visa change to work visa or work visa in advance £590-1,100 GBP (€700-1,400 EUR)
Thailand 
Thailand
Minimum of Bachelor's required Minimum of 120 hours* Under 60 years old* (Although schools tend to hire those under 55) Native English speakers***** Work visa in advance £550-750 GBP (25,000 - 35,000 THB)
Turkey 
Turkey
Not required Minimum of 120 hours Under 65 years old Native English speakers preferred** Tourist Visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance £700-900 GBP (2000-2500 TRY)
United Kingdom 
TEFL countries UK United Kingdom flag
Minimum of Bachelor's required Minimum of a CELTA required Under 55 years old EU members preferred** Work visa in advance £300-£400 per week)
United Arab Emirates 
United Arab Emirates
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent restrictions Native English speakers Work visa in advance £2,800-3,900 GBP (8,000-11,000 AED)
United States of America 
TEFL countries USA United States of America flag
Minimum of Bachelor's required Minimum of CELTA required Under 70 years old Native English speakers preferred** Work visa in advance £320-360 GBP ($500-$550 USD per week)
Uruguay 
TEFL countries Uruguay flag
Not required Minimum of 120 hours No apparent limit No nationality restrictions Tourist visa for 6 months or work visa for anything more £290-440 GBP (8,500 - 12,800 UYU)
Vietnam 
TEFL countries Vietnam flag
Minimum of Bachelor's required Minimum of 120 hours Under 60 years old No nationality restrictions** Tourist Visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance £650-1,300 GBP ($1,000-$2,000 USD)

*These are restrictions set by the government to obtain a work visa to teach English.

**Must have fluent English, evidence may be required i.e. IELTS certification.

***There are positions, where schools in certain areas, do not require a degree.

****Different visa regulations apply per country. Volunteers from certain countries do not require a visa.

*****According to Thailand's government, South Africa is not a native English speaking country. If you wish to apply for a position in Thailand and you are from SA, you need to take an English proficiency exam i.e. IELTS.

Note: Information provided above was correct at the time of writing and is subject to change. This page is updated as often as possible. If there is a specific country that you are interested in and it is not listed, please email jobs@teflexpress.co.uk.

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