Travel, Train, Teach
Use EBC’s international TEFL training to see the world. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support that will get you working quickly and will always be there for you when you want a change.
Why you should consider becoming an English teacher
There are more English teaching jobs available than there are trained EFL teachers to fill them.
If you are a native English speaker (or have a high level of English) and have an accredited TESOL TEFL certificate like EBC’s, you will be able to find jobs easily in most countries that need TESOL TEFL trained teachers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Why is the English language important?
English is probably the most important language in the world today. It is used for everything: international business, academic and political conferences, news reports and of course, popular music lyrics. English is the second language in most non-English speaking countries. As a means of cross-cultural communication, English is the most widely used language in the world, and it will be used by even more people in the future.
Is there a big demand for English teachers?
The demand is global, including countries where English is the native language. In order to conduct business, people in countries where English is not the native language must learn it or they won’t be able to compete at an international level. Immigrants to the USA, Canada, Britain, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand will need to learn English to survive there. The demand for English is endless so being an English teacher is something that will never go out of style.
Why is the worldwide growth of English usage important to you?
The ability to speak English is in constant demand. This means that there must be teachers, like you, ready to teach English. This constant growth in the demand for English teachers means that your teaching skills gained through the EBC training programme will always be in demand.
What sort of numbers are we talking about?
Here are a few statistics.
- Non-native English speakers outnumber native English speakers 5 to 1.
- As of now there are an estimated 1.8 billion people that speak English where only 400 million are native English speakers.
- The world’s estimated population is 6.6 billion people so almost one third of the entire globe speaks English.
- The number of people needing to learn English grows every day.
The benefits of becoming an accredited English teacher
TEFL is an affordable career change option compared to university. The EBC classroom programme costs much less than a university course and takes only 4 weeks to finish, plus EBC helps you get work and provides lifetime career support. How much does a University course cost and how many years to repay the loans?
Earn a decent wage
There is a worldwide demand for accredited English teachers. Financial compensation varies but in general you’ll earn enough to have a decent life-style. Certainly enough to explore the country you’re in and gain invaluable experience in living in and adapting to a different lifestyle.
Teaching abroad is a great idea if you want to travel. Explore the world and pay for it by teaching English. There are thousands of teaching jobs abroad in many different countries. The only limit on your travel will be where you want to go.
Learn another language
Just because you’re teaching English, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to learn the local language. You’ll have to go shopping, go to the bank, mail letters etc. There is no more effective way to learn a new language or brush-up one that you already know than by living in the country where it is spoken. Many people can only dream of immersing themselves in a foreign language like this, but you’re one of lucky ones who can really do it by getting a teaching job abroad.
Experience life in a different culture
The world is full of different cultures. Your own culture is probably made up of many things imported from other cultures. Your life at home just gives you a slight taste of overseas cultures. Teaching English abroad will give you the opportunity to experience life in another culture to a much greater depth than 2 weeks on holiday or by following what it says in a guidebook.
Learn new skills
Being able to teach is an invaluable skill that you will be able to use throughout your personal and professional life. Transmitting knowledge is a highly regarded skill that is sought after in education and also in the corporate world.
Many people wouldn’t consider working overseas let alone living abroad because it goes against their cultural programming. Step outside of your “box” and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll see and learn. Career success is usually given to people who think outside of the box and have cross-cultural experiences.
Make a difference
As an English teacher you will have a direct influence on peoples’ lives and help them realise their goals. Teaching is a noble and rewarding profession within which you will find a tremendous level of satisfaction watching your students improve.
Join our growing EBC family
To become an English teacher all that is required is some of your time to take one of our EBC training courses. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support that will get you working quickly and will always be there for you when you want a change.