We pride ourselves on offering our students some of the best opportunities for when they complete their course with us. With jobs advertised all over the world, you can work in countries from China to France…and everywhere in between! However, if moving abroad isn’t currently an option for you, there are many opportunities to teach here in the US! A great way to gain some valuable teaching experience before you move abroad, there are thousands of people here with English as a second language who are looking to improve it.
<h>How do I start teaching?</h>
A certificate with TEFL Org is all you would need to start teaching! A 20-hour TEFL certificate is enough to start advertising yourself as an EFL teacher but we always recommend our 120-hour TEFL course. This way you will have as much grammar and teaching methodologies knowledge as possible before you deliver your first lesson.
There are many opportunities to teach English in the US and, one you finish your course with us, you will have access to our TEFL Jobs Center which advertises all of the jobs that employers are looking to fill. However, you might want to start looking for students yourself and start to advertise as an EFL tutor locally. Teaching online, over the telephone and Skype are also great ways to teach from home! Our 120-hour TEFL course also contains a mini-module in teaching 1-to-1 which will give you the necessary training for taking on private students.
<h>How much can I earn?</h>
The salaries for teaching in America can vary massively depending on how many hours you work and what type of teaching you do. The average salary for an ESL Teacher working at a center or school in the states is $47,702. However, you can expect to charge around $35-$50 per hour if you are delivering private tuition to students on a one-to-one basis.
<h>What is it like being a TEFL teacher in the US?</h>
The main benefit of teaching English is that it is extremely flexible! Working full-time, part-time, freelance or teaching night classes means you can find a schedule that suits you. With the opportunity to supplement your current income, make some money during college or top-up your retirement fund – anyone can TEFL!
If you aren’t qualified, but interested in being a TEFL teacher, check out our accredited TEFL courses.