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FAQs about teaching abroad
Do I need to be a native English speaker?
No – while most countries do prefer to hire native English speakers, there are some that will hire applicants regardless of nationality.
Do I need a bachelor’s degree?
Yes, almost every country hiring teachers will require them to have at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Can I teach with a criminal record?
Yes, most countries will disqualify you if they find out you have any kind of criminal record.
Do I need a TEFL or other teaching certificate?
No, having a TEFL is not mandatory but can help you land better-paying jobs.
Do I need any teaching experience?
No, it’s perfectly fine to have no teaching experience and most schools will offer some form of training.