next step - finding a job

Applying for jobs is never easy, but every effort will definitely pay off eventually. When looking for placements as an EFL teacher, there are some things that should be considered.

  • Your own motivation: Recruiters will always be interested in your personal reasons for wanting to work as an EFL teacher. Also think about who (children/teenagers/adults) and where you would like to teach.
  • Do some research about the high seasons for teacher recruitment in the respective country.
  • Prepare and record a video introduction of yourself, with particular focus on your abilities and experience as an English teacher. If you're planning to teach online, you may even want to record a sample lesson of yourself teaching.
  • Get ready for an interview; some schools and recruiters would actually prefer you to travel there and meet you in person, while some will be happy with a Skype interview.
  • You can start applying before you've completed your TEFL course.

Please note that we do not place EFL teachers, but gladly assist with our experience and general information. You might find consulting the following contacts helpful as well. content is not displayed due to your current cookie settings. Click on the cookie policy (functional and marketing) to agree to the cookie policy and view the content. You can find out more about this in the privacy policy.



Footprints Recruiting - Placing Teachers First:


Dave's ESL café


ESL Boards


Cliff Smith

Goldkey Education (EPIK programme in Korea)

Mobile/WhatsApp: 082-728-4229

Tel: 021-782-5345 or 021-782-5024



South African Office

59 Clan Stewart St.

Glencairn Heights

Simonstown 7975



Contact Fatima - She places English teachers in 23 branches in 11 cities in China: Beijing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Nanjing, Qingdao and Xi'an.



Michael Wall 

Mister English School


The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme