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Teaching English Abroad (ESL)

This is a list of resources for those who are interested in teaching English Abroad to non-native speakers.

Teach English Abroad for a Summer


CII-International Exchange Programme
Colonias de Inmersion al Idioma (CII) is an Argentinean Organization with an original approach to language learning. We believe in the undeniable potential of non formal learning settings, as well as in the power of self-education. Programs offered include: Teach Argentina/TEFL Internship - Live in Argentina for 3 to 12 months and gain valuable teaching experience in both formal and non formal education. Spanish Immersion Camps- Learn Spanish or brush-up your communication skills while you sample Argentine culture. Argentina Discovery Trails- Dive into the challenging experience of immersion in outdoor sports, cooperation , and Argentine culture, while leaving your daring footprints across the magnificent geography of Argentina.

Dave's ESL Café
Site for students interested in working abroad teaching English as a Second Language

International Cooperative Education (ICE Menlo)
Join the hundreds of American College and University students who travel to Europe, Austria, Asia, and South America each summer, or for a few months, to live and work in paid positions. Through ICE, you will gain invaluable international work, culture, and language experience which you will carry with you the rest of your life. Since ICE has placed more than 16,000 students in work/internship positions. ICE students have worked at automobile plants in Germany, schools in China, supermarkets in Japan, and in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Each working experience is unique and tailored to the student's interests, language ability, and goals.

Spain Cultural Ambassador Program
Serve as a teacher`s assistant in K-12 public schools in Spain and get paid! Application period usually begins in November. Positions are assigned on a first come first served basis.

Teach Away, Inc.
Teaching abroad through Teach Away, an international teacher recruitment organization, gives educators access to a wide variety of teaching jobs, educational administration jobs, and international teaching programs within public and private schools overseas. Teach Away’s extensive teach abroad programs include international teaching jobs with Ministries of Education, Private International schools, Colleges, Universities, and private ESL schools.

Volunteers in Asia (VIA)
VIA is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia. Since 1963, its Volunteer Programs in Asia have provided young Americans with an opportunity to work and live within an Asia culture while meeting the needs of Asian host institutions. VIA's Stanford Programs offer a wide range of short-term, international study programs between the U.S. and Asia and among various Asian nations.

Worldteach
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based at the Center for International Development at Harvard University which provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. WorldTeach has established a proud history of contributing to international education and development as well as promoting cultural exchange between disparate regions of the world. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.


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Teach English Abroad After Graduation for 1-2 Years


AEON Corporation
For more than three decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language. Founded in 1973, AEON has grown to become one of the largest and most respected private educational institutes of its kind, with more than 3,000 employees. Current student enrollment exceeds 100,000 in more than 300 branch schools located within every prefecture of Japan. AEON employs a teaching staff of over 800 teachers and education specialists from English-speaking nations.

Central Asia Institute
Central Asia Institute promotes literacy, women's vocational skills, and awareness of public health and environmental issues through community initiated education programs in mountain regions of Central Asia. Community projects are in remote mountain villages of northern Pakistan, the steppes of Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan. Each project involves local people in all phases of projects: to plan, implement and evaluate.

CII-International Exchange Programme
Colonias de Inmersion al Idioma (CII) is an Argentinean Organization with an original approach to language learning. We believe in the undeniable potential of non formal learning settings, as well as in the power of self-education. Programs offered include: Teach Argentina/TEFL Internship - Live in Argentina for 3 to 12 months and gain valuable teaching experience in both formal and non formal education. Spanish Immersion Camps- Learn Spanish or brush-up your communication skills while you sample Argentine culture. Argentina Discovery Trails- Dive into the challenging experience of immersion in outdoor sports, cooperation , and Argentine culture, while leaving your daring footprints across the magnificent geography of Argentina.

Colorado China Council
Non-profit organization searching for college graduates to teach English in China for the duration of one academic semester or year. Travel expenses covered. Excellent mental and physical health required.

Council on International Educational Exchange
Provides work authorization in numerous countries including Ireland, Canada, France, Costa Rica, Australia, China, etc. There is no formal application deadline. Once CIEE receives a completed application, processing may take up to four weeks. Work permits are provided prior to departure. Job listings and housing vacancies are available at CIEE offices abroad.

Cultural Homestay International (CHI)
CHI is a non-profit educational exchange organization that is looking for people who want to make a difference in other people's lives. All applicants should have good skills with teens, families, and schools. These positions are part-time, and pay supplementary income. Positions available may include Teacher Coordinator, Group Homestay Academic Coordinator , Academic Year Program Career Exploration Coordinator.

Dave's ESL Café
Site for students interested in working abroad teaching English as a Second Language

English Program In Korea (EPIK)
EPIK invites foreign university graduates to enrich their lives and build a professional teaching career while sharing knowledge and culture with students and teachers throughout the Republic of Korea. English Language Instructors (ELIs) from six major English speaking countries participate in this program; Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, to teach English in the school system, to train Korean English teachers, and to assist Provincial Offices of Education (POEs).

Footprints Recruiting Inc.
http://www.footprintsrecruiting.com/

Hess Educational Organization
Seeking college graduates interested in teaching English in Taiwan for the duration of one year. Prefer participants interested in experiencing a different culture and working with children.

International Cooperative Education (ICE Menlo)
Join the hundreds of American College and University students who travel to Europe, Austria, Asia, and South America each summer, or for a few months, to live and work in paid positions. Through ICE, you will gain invaluable international work, culture, and language experience which you will carry with you the rest of your life. Since ICE has placed more than 16,000 students in work/internship positions. ICE students have worked at automobile plants in Germany, schools in China, supermarkets in Japan, and in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Each working experience is unique and tailored to the student's interests, language ability, and goals.

International House Barcelona
Accredited organization designed to train teachers of English with a variety of courses, seminars, and workshops. Studies take place at the International House in Barcelona, Spain and are available in both full and part time statuses.

International Language Institute
International Language Institute (ILI) in Halifax, Canada offers Cambridge CELTA (Certification in English Language Teaching to Adults). CELTA is the world's most honored entry-level credential for teaching ESL or EEL. ILI was the first institute in Atlantic Canada to offer language training programs specifically for non English speaking learners. During its continuous 28 year history, it has become one of Canada's distinguished language training centers and has taught tens of thousands of students from every continent.

JET- Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program
The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program invites young college and university graduates from overseas to participate in an international exchange and foreign language education program throughout Japan. Positions include Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). In cooperation with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), JET is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; the Ministry of Public Management, and local governments throughout Japan.

Peace Corps
Peace Corps Education Volunteers work with local teachers to help develop educational materials that are relevant to the community, making what is learned in the classroom more easily understood and more easily applied. They teach subjects like health awareness and environmental protection as they relate to the needs of the people. If a village needs a school or a library, volunteers often help make it happen, from constructing the building to finding books for people to read.

Teach Away, Inc.
Teaching abroad through Teach Away, an international teacher recruitment organization, gives educators access to a wide variety of teaching jobs, educational administration jobs, and international teaching programs within public and private schools overseas. Teach Away’s extensive teach abroad programs include international teaching jobs with Ministries of Education, Private International schools, Colleges, Universities, and private ESL schools.

TEFL Professional Network
This system enables job-seekers to view international jobs in real-time, post a resume online and even append a photograph, audio or video clip to their resume. 7,000+ registered employers posting vacancies on a daily basis. Employeers are from countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Thailand, China, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, and Poland.

UCI/CIE International Opportunities Program
This page contains links to related web sites, as well as listings of some of the more well-known programs that exist. Most of these teaching opportunities are for people who will have their Bachelor's degree by the time they begin the experience and who are not formally credentialed.


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How to Get Started Teaching Abroad
General FAQ and Resume/Cover Letter Tips


Panel Presentation: Teaching English Abroad


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Paula Levitt
English Program in Korea (EPIK),
Korean Ministry of Education
Korea, Post-graduate position
http://www.epik.go.kr/


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Julie Oh
Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK),
Korean Ministry of Education
Korea, Internship
http://www.talk.go.kr//talk/talk/talkhme/main.jsp



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Judy Wai
AIESEC International
China, Internship
https://www.aiesec.org



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Caitlin Ashby
Independent
Korea, Czech Republic
Post-graduate position


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Rick Haddad
Transworld Schools
Middle East, Post-graduate position
http://transworldschools.com/