If you've ever wanted to gain professional experience while living in an exciting new environment, teaching English abroad may be for you. There are teaching opportunities available in dozens of countries worldwide, and landing your first teaching job may be easier than you think. As you begin learning how to teach English abroad, you should remember these four basic requirements.
Degrees or Certifications
Whether you will need specific degrees or certifications to teach English abroad will largely depend on the country you want to work in, as well as if you wish to work for a government-backed teaching program or a private education institution. Some countries and English programs may require a bachelor's degree. In contrast, others may require an endorsement or certification, such as the Tulane School of Professional Advancement's Teaching English Learners add-on endorsement. Because degrees and certifications are among the most important requirements for teaching English abroad, you should begin your research as early as possible and determine what you need to get a job in your desired country and institution.