Interested in working abroad teaching English? There are many teaching jobs
in countries around the world.
You don't have to be a teacher or have a
teaching degree. Most schools will accept a degree from any discipline.
We offer online teacher training courses including:
Montessori ESL Teaching Certificate (coming soon!)
Want to travel and teach
English overseas? Our TESOL
course is absolutely the best course for you to take!
TESOL? When it comes to overseas jobs in Asia, Central or South America, schools ask for
this qualification FIRST!
TESOL is also accepted now in Europe.
What about TEFL? TEFL is very similar to TESOL but that designation is well known in Europe. If you want to teach in Europe, you may consider a TEFL certificate. However, Europe can be a tough nut to crack. Jobs are plentiful in Eastern Europe though with new countries entering the EU. TESOL is also accepted now in Europe.
For more information about our other certificate courses, click on the links in the top menu.
Sunbridge? We've been training people to teach overseas for 15 years! Our
graduates are teaching worldwide; e-learning makes our courses easy to take,
and our low tuition is hard to beat! Earn your TESOL or TEFL certification by
e-learning! Fit learning into your schedule and complete our course faster
than you thought possible!
All of our courses provide you with valuable, practical experience-based training
in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). When you graduate from our
course, you will have earned a certificate that will put you in demand
as a qualified English teacher. The coursesare designed for teachers and
prospective teachers whose first language is English or who are proficient in
the spoken and written language.
TESOL and TEFL Certificates are standards in ESL teaching.
Our courses have been recognized by schools around the world since 1998 (and
complimented by at least one ministry of education). When schools accept a Sunbridge graduate, they can be confident that they have
hired a professionally trained teacher.
SCHOOLS ARE HIRING NOW!!!
Qualifications for ESL teachers
In most nations where ESL teachers
are desperately needed, all that is usually required is a Bachelor's Degree,
a TESOL or TEFL certificate, a good command of English and a desire to teach. If you are hired from Canada, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New
Zealand, South Africa, etc., schools will usually arrange necessary visas,
work permits, housing, and will often even pay for your flight!
You can sometimes get hired without a bachelor's degree but it is becoming more and more difficult. The
better education you have to offer, the more doors to an overseas teaching position
that will open for you.
"If I have a degree, do I need
Whether or not you have a BA, BSc, B Ed, or other undergraduate degree,
more and more overseas schools are
now asking for an ESL qualification. You will see ads asking for TESOL, TEFL, TESL, or
CELTA. CELTA is a British qualification and stands for Certificate in English
Language Teaching to Adults but our TESOL and TEFL courses are for teaching all age
levels and thus much broader in scope. Although you may aspire to specialize in teaching younger ages or adults, you should begin with a TESOL or TEFL course. Most new teachers start off teaching in
regular schools so it is important that the methologies
they learn are applicable to all ages.
"Dear Dr. Taylor:
Let me thank you again
for an interesting course. It covered a lot of ground but was easy to
understand. I use the methodologies from the course that will help fill my
objectives for a particular class. I feel that I have benefited from taking
this TESOL course.
I am looking forward to
receiving my certificate. Most schools here in China are only hiring teachers
who have completed some sort of training course.
I will certainly
recommend the Sunbridge course to any colleagues
who are interested in improving their professional skills.
Allen D, Xiamen , China"