What are the job opportunities that come with TESOL?
TEFL is not only a passport to teach, travel and touch lives, but also provides the right opportunities for those who want a change in their careers.
The TESOL certification is an opening to a teaching career - a profession that not only brings job satisfaction, but also a scope to reinvent oneself as a guide and mentor. For an aspiring teacher it is an inspiring profession while those who are changing their career course mid-life, it is a far cry from the cut-throat corporate competition that saps into the core of one’s life. The quality of life changes for the better, while there is still a satisfactory pay packet to lead a quantitatively good life.
With English becoming the lingua franca around the world, English teaching jobs are becoming an option for the non native speakers with a TEFL certificate and near native accuracy. Most of the counties across the world are offering teaching English jobs with perks like visa and work permit accommodation, air-fare to home country, loyalty and end of contract bonus, medical insurance and even tax free income. The following chart shows the approximate income per month for the countries that are open to alumni from TEFL course India.
|Country||Expected salary in USD/month||Required Qualification|
|Dubai||$3000 - $5000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|UAE||$2,400 - $4,000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Saudi Arabia||$3,000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Kuwait||$2,600||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Oman||$1500 - $3000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Cambodia||$800 - $1500||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Thailand||$880||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Japan||$3000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|South Korea||$2000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Vietnam||$1000 - $2000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Taiwan||$2000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|China||$1000 - $2000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Venezuela||$800 - $1000||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Argentina||$ 800 – $1,500||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Nicaragua||$500 - $800||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Peru||$500 - $1200||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Brazil||$500 - $1200||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Mexico||$800 - $1500||Degree, TEFL certificate|
|Chile||$800 - $1500||Degree, TEFL certificate|
A TESOL certified teacher can find jobs in schools, colleges, universities as well as in language institutes and corporate houses. With English becoming the language for commerce across the globe and ASEAN gaining grounds in the Asian continent, English as a language for communication is increasing in everyday transactions. This provides opportunities as Communicative Language Teachers and Trainers in Language Schools and in Corporate Houses as Commercial language trainers and Soft Skill Trainers.
TESOL is truly the stepping stone to the way you want to live your life.