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Teaching Overseas

Teachers have moved between Australia and other countries for many years. This has been on exchange, for experience, teaching English to non-English speakers or as part of a working holiday. There are agencies and programs who make this a professionally and personally enjoyable, rewarding experience.

This page gives access to many of these groups. Most target particular world areas or subjects. There is an emphasis links for the Asia/Pacific region, the UK and USA. Specific areas such as TESOL and TEFL are included as are the Teacher Exchange programs which operate in most states.

As with any activity, always check the bona fides of any company or organisation you use. Take particular precautions when considering teaching in a culture entirely different to your own. In addition to other factors [culture, accommodation, food, language, …], you may be expected to operate under conditions and/or in ways [techniques, procedures] that are not what you expect or feel comfortable with. Careful preparation/investigation will result in a more enjoyable, secure and fulfilling experience.

No specific recommendation is given for any of the following.

Teacher Exchange

If you don’t want to give up your position, but would still like to work overseas, why not consider Teacher Exchange Programs. These operate in most states & territories and often in several formats.

We highly recommend this process, having been involved in an exchange some time ago.

Check these Links

Other Exchange Information can be found here. Note these are externally arranged programs.

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Teaching Overseas

Asia-Pacific

China

Japan

  • AEON
    Mainly teaching English.
  • ECC Education
  • GEOS
    Information, including FAQs, which are recommended reading.
  • Interac
    Japanese public schools.
  • JET
    ‘Aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations’.
  • O-Hayo Sensei
    ‘The Free electronic newsletter reports the best currently available English teaching positions at conversation schools, universities, jukus, colleges, public schools and companies’.
  • Teaching in Japan
    ‘Teacher and student matching service for Japan based instructors of any language’.

Korea

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Other Asia-Pacific Areas

ESL, TEFL & TOEFL

CELTA

Information for the acquisition of the Cambridge qualification. Time scale/costs on each site.

Other Information

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General Advice

General Sites

  • Go Overseas
    Job board, articles, reviews from previous users, more.
  • International Work
    Advice compiled by the University of Melbourne. Links to other useful information.
  • Search Associates
    An international school placement organisation.
  • Teachanywhere
    ‘Teachanywhere is an agency specialising in the recruitment of teachers for international schools and organisations around the world’.
  • Teach Away
    ‘Teach Away places hundreds of teachers in countries around the world’.
  • Teacher Jobs in Latin America - TeacherKick.com
    Find jobs by country, featured teacher jobs, search the database or set up a notifier.
  • TeacherPort
    ‘Provides an easy way for teachers and new graduates to find jobs abroad’.
  • Teacher Recruitment International
    Positions in the US, UK and International Schools.
  • Teachers Latin America
    ‘We offer a world-recognised TEFL training program and job placement assistance throughout Latin America’.

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United Kingdom

All of the UK unless otherwise noted.

United States

  • 50 State’s Certification Requirements
    Requirements for teacher registration and employment in all 50 US states.
  • Certification Map
    ‘Certification Map is a simple, yet effective way to determine the requirements needed to become a teacher in each US state. We are continually updating each state’s page’.
  • EducationAmerica.net
    For a small fee, receive a lengthy listing of services and information.
  • FACES
    ‘FACES recruits qualified educators from around the world to teach in the USA, specifically in South Carolina public schools’.
  • Teaching Certification
    ‘Contains up-to-date information on the exact requirements needed’. Also has information Types of certification and Schools/Programs for certification.
  • USA Employment
    All relevant information is supplied.

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