TEFL & TESOL Infographics

On this page you will find a number of infographics covering a range of topics related to TEFL and teaching English, including how to become a TEFL teacher, and where the best salaries can be found. So whether you are thinking about choosing a course and want to know the right one for you, or are looking for more information about English teaching in general, click one of the thumbnails below.


Infographic TEFL Teacher Lifestyle
Lifestyle of a TEFL Teacher
The reasons people have for starting a career in teaching English are as wide ranging as the people themselves. For some it is a chance to gain valuable experience of the world before heading home and starting a different career. For others, it represents the chance to make a new start, or it is a means to perpetuate a life of travel and adventure. Whatever your reasons for becoming an English tea...
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Teaching English Online - It's THAT Easy!
With 54% of the global population connected to the Internet, online learning is as popular as ever - and it continues to grow! Teach English online with a TEFL certificate specialization and work from anywhere you want, be your own boss and make great money!...
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Infographic TEFL Interview
TEFL Interview
So you’ve completed your TEFL course and started applying for jobs in your dream destination country? The next step on becoming a successful English teacher is the TEFL interview....
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Infographic Different types of jobs
Different types of teaching jobs
Earning a TEFL certificate qualifies you to teach English as a foreign language around the world. It opens up many opportunities in an exciting and rewarding global industry. Whether you have just finished university, are looking for a new career or simply want to top up your retirement income, a TEFL certificate gives you the skills and qualifications needed to be a successful English teacher....
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Teaching English without a Degree
One question many people considering becoming a TEFL teacher ask is whether it is possible to teach English abroad without a university degree. The answer to this question is simply, yes. While there certainly are some countries and individual schools that do require TEFL teachers to have a degree, in the vast majority of countries it is not a requirement by governments or employers....
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Infographic TEFL terms explained
TEFL terms explained
As with any specialist profession, the English teaching world is filled with its own acronyms and jargon that seem designed specifically to baffle any outsider. So, if you are at a loss as to what the difference between TEFL and TESOL is or you can’t tell your OHP from your IWB then this infographic is for you....
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Infographic TESOL/TEFL in English-speaking countries
TESOL/TEFL in English-speaking countries
The majority of people working towards their TEFL/TESOL qualification will be planning to head off to teach in a country that does not speak English as its first language. This is not surprising as the vast majority of jobs available for English teachers are bound to be in countries where the local population does not speak English, but that does not mean there are no opportunities to teach Englis...
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Infographic What Can You Do With a TEFL Certificate
What Can You Do With a TEFL Certificate
Earning a TEFL certificate qualifies you to teach English as a foreign language around the world. It opens up many opportunities in an exciting and rewarding global industry. Whether you have just finished university, are looking for a new career or simply want to top up your retirement income, a TEFL certificate gives you the skills and qualifications needed to be a successful English teacher....
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Infographic Online & In-class TEFL
What's the difference between online courses, in-class courses and combined courses?
There are three different ways that you can achieve your TEFL certification. You can study an ITTT online course with or without tutor support and at a pace that suits your individual life and learning style. Alternatively you can attend a structured 4-week in-class course at any of ITTT’s locations across the globe. The third option is to undertake ITTT’s combined course where you will firstl...
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Infographic Become an ESL teacher
From Student to Teacher!
Whether you have always aspired to be an English teacher or would just like to travel and work abroad you need to be aware of the steps required to achieve your goals. The procedure to take you from your current position to standing in front of a class of students as an internationally certified EFL teacher is easier than you may think and relatively inexpensive. ITTT have outlined the steps for y...
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Infographic TEFL Salaries
Teach English Abroad: Salary and Cost of Living
Earning and spending money go hand in hand. For anyone wishing to travel outside their own country to work they should first weigh up their potential wage and goals against their expected cost of living. ITTT have researched the cost of living and have created a guide that you may use to help make a better informed decision. The Latin American region offers some of the lowest cost of living costs ...
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Infographic TEFL - Other jobs
Other Jobs in TEFL TESOL
Gaining an internationally recognized teaching certification doesn’t mean that your career path will start and finish in the classroom. Climbing up the corporate ladder is a natural progression for EFL teachers. ITTT graduates working at international schools move into positions such as teacher trainers, as a director of studies (DOS) and as school or center managers. Among other common options ...
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Infographic Become a TEFL Teacher
What do you need to be able to Teach English Around the World?
The key requirement for gaining employment as an EFL teacher is a TEFL certificate of 100+ hours of training. Teaching English to a class of students that may have little or no understanding of the English language requires different techniques to that of a conventional English classroom. Coming from a native English speaking country or having previous teaching experience are not required by many ...
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Infographic Why take a TEFL Course?
Why Take a TEFL / TESOL course
All of ITTT’s TEFL courses will provide you with a certification that allows you to travel and gain employment all over the world. ITTT’s certificates are all fully accredited and backed by leading institutions such as Fort Hays State University and the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency. A quality TEFL course will prepare you for the classroom by giving you a thorough grounding in EFL the...
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Infographic Business English & Young Learners
Teach Business English and Teach to Young Learners
The specialized certificate courses offered by ITTT provide you with extra certification and training in business English and teaching English to young learners, the two main areas of employment for EFL teachers. Whether you goal is to share your English knowledge with young children in the Soloman Islands or to improve the English of business professionals in Shanghai, both certificates are a gre...
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Infographic Find a job as an English Teacher
Get a Job as an English Teacher!
There are thousands of EFL teaching positions around the world and more positions are advertised each day. Most job seekers start by looking at positions posted online. This can be a good way of gauging how many positions are available in the area where you wish to work. Positions advertised online usually attract a larger pool of candidates. TEFL recruiters are paid by schools and they can be a g...
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Infographic Where to Find Teaching Resources?
Where to Find Teaching Resources?
Wherever in the world you find yourself teaching, the chances are at some point you willneed to find additional resources to supplement your lessons. Whether you are working for an established language school franchise or are freelancing at several companies around town, knowing where to find extra materials to enhance your classes can make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful less...
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Infographic Where are the best places to be an English teacher?
Where are the best places to be an English teacher?
Why do you want to be an English teacher? For some it is the chance to experience new cultures and to travel to places they never dreamed of seeing. For others it’s an escape from the rat race, the opportunity to get away from the daily grind of the 9 to 5 office job. Whether you are looking to travel the world while paying off your student loan or are simply looking to change down a gear, there...
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Infographic Lesson plan
Lesson Planning
Pre-planning your lessons and curriculum will allow you to teach English more effectively. The difference between an experienced teacher and a teacher just starting out in their career can be seen in the planning of their classes. An experienced teacher will consider the direction that they want to take the class in, the time available and the possible distractions and pitfalls. A well planned cla...
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Infographic What is English for Specific Purposes (ESP)?
What is English for Specific Purposes (ESP)?
While the majority of teaching jobs abroad require teachers to cover general English, or English for everyday use, some teachers may be required to teach English to students with a particular context in mind. This branch of English language teaching is called English for Specific Purposes or ESP....
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Infographic TEFL In-class Course
TEFL In-class Courses
ITTT’s in-class TEFL certificate courses are available in 30 locations around the globe. During the structured 4-week course trainees will complete more than 120 hours of classroom study and 6 to 10 hours of practical teaching experience with feedback from our experienced TEFL trainers. Trainees are assessed on their teaching practice, grammar, phonology, materials compilation and the completion...
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Infographic Volunteer English Teaching
Volunteer English Teaching
Out of the many employment opportunities that earning a TEFL certificate affords,volunteering as an English teacher is perhaps one of the most rewarding. Deciding to work as a volunteer English teacher is a great way to experience a country’s people and culture, while at the same time giving something back in return. Volunteering can lead you to all parts of the world from teaching monks in the ...
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Infographic Tips for writing a TEFL/TESOL Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Tips for writing a TEFL/TESOL Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Many people who work hard to earn their TEFL/TESOL qualification let themselves down by putting almost no thought or effort into their CV. By following the advice in this graphic, you can make sure that you create a CV that will do justice to the hard work you put into earning your teaching qualification in the first place. Don’t let a poorly written CV stop you from finding the teaching job you...
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Infographic Top Ten TEFL Destinations
Top Ten TEFL Destinations
A TEFL qualification allows you to teach English almost anywhere in the world, although some countries are more popular than others for differing reasons. Some are popular because of the salary and benefits offered to teachers, others are popular because they offer a better quality of life and others are popular because they provide teachers with plenty of opportunities. The top ten most popular c...
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Infographic TEFL Online Course
TEFL Online Courses
Online 60-hour or 120-hour TEFL certificate courses are a perfect fit for self motivated students. ITTT’s internationally accredited online courses offer continuous assessment, an embossed hard copy certificate, a letter of recommendation stating course structure and grade, a course time limit of six months, and as the courses are completed 100% online you will have the freedom to study where an...
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Infographic Etiquette Africa
Etiquette Africa
Africa, with so many nations and a long history of outside influence, is bound to contain a wide variety of social norms and codes of behavior. As a visitor for either business or pleasure it is important to make sure you know at least some of the social customs and ways to behave. Not only will you get much more out of your time in the country, by making the effort to understand the local culture...
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Infographic Etiquette Asia
Etiquette Asia
Asia attracts a vast number of visitors every year for business and tourism and is the top destination for TEFL teachers from all over the world. Living and working in another country is a great way to broaden your mind and experience new cultures and it is important to make yourself aware of the social norms and customs of the country and people you are visiting. This is especially true for anyon...
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Infographic Etiquette Europe
Etiquette Europe
Travelling the world is a great way to experience new cultures and learn new things. Whenever you travel to a foreign country it is important to make yourself aware of the social norms and customs of the country and people you are visiting. This is especially true for anyone planning to live and work in a new country as an English teacher. Even in countries with close cultural ties such as those i...
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TEFL and TESOL Diploma – The Most Complete English Teaching Certification
ITTT’s 370-hour Diploma in TEFL/TESOL is the perfect way to deepen your knowledge of English language teaching and broaden your employment options. The course is undertaken completely online and consists of twelve modules that include modules on Study Skills, Course Design, Phonology, Classroom Management and Student Assessment. The course may be taken with or without tutor support and all gradu...
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Infographic Etiquette Latin America
Etiquette Latin America
The countries of Latin America may have a shared history of colonization by European powers but each country is very much an individual nation with its own rules of etiquette and social manners. Whether you plan to teach in just one country or several, learning about how things are done here and what is expected in social and professional situations will ensure that you have a well rounded and enj...
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Infographic Etiquette Middle East
Etiquette Middle East
The Middle East is a region whose countries are all too often lumped together as one in the eyes of many in the West. The reality is very different, with unique countries and varying social customs, offering any visitor an individual experience that is distinct from its neighbours as it is from any other country in the world. Taking the time to find out about the individual social norms and expect...
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Infographic Some of the differences between American English and British English
Some of the differences between American English and British English
In reality the differences between British English and American English do not matter whenit comes to learning English or teaching it. Having said that, teachers should be aware of the differences so that they can answer any questions students may have and be sure that they are not telling a student they are wrong for using one version of English instead of the other. In this graphic we outline so...
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Infographic Teach in Latin America
Requirements for Teaching English in Latin America
Whether you are a newly qualified teacher or are simply looking to move on to a new country after teaching for some time, it is important to research the requirements for English teachers in your chosen destination. Finding out what qualifications are needed, whether you need a visa before arriving etc. in advance will help you to create a successful plan and avoid disappointment farther down the ...
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Infographic Teach in Europe
Requirements for Teaching English in Europe
Opportunities abound for the TEFL teacher in Europe and it is a popular destination for many upon completing their TEFL certification. Teachers with a specialism in teaching business English will do well in countries such as France and Germany, but there are plenty of teaching jobs to be found across the whole region. The requirements for English teachers in Europe do vary from country to country ...
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Infographic Cambridge Exams
Cambridge Exams
Many EFL students study English in order to pass exams that will enable them to gain a visa for a particular country, go to university abroad or to prove their English ability for a job. The Cambridge English exams are some of the most popular in the world and include exams tailored towards young learners, general English skills, academic English and business English. Throughout your career as an ...
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Infographic Teach in Asia
Requirements for Teaching English in Asia
When deciding where you would like to teach it is important to make sure that you are aware of the requirements for English teachers in your chosen destination. Asia is a large continent with many opportunities for English teachers both new and experienced. Each country has its own regulations regarding the types of visas, qualifications etc. that teachers are required to have and this guide aims ...
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Infographic Course Books for Business English
Course Books for Business English
This infographic shows a number of different course books for teaching business English that are available from a variety of different publishers. Many of these books can be bought online either through Amazon or direct from the publisher. If you are teaching business English classes either as a private tutor or an employee of an English language school, you should find something here to interest ...
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Infographic Teach in Africa
Requirements for Teaching English in Africa
No matter where in the world you intend to teach after completing your TEFL course, there will be certain requirements that you will need to meet in order to work as an English teacher. These requirements may involve qualifications, visa regulations, experience or whether you are a native or non-native English speaker. Countries in the Middle East/North Africa region differ somewhat in what is req...
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Infographic IELTS and TOEFL
IELTS and TOEFL
A couple of acronyms that you are likely to come across as an English teacher are IELTS and TOEFL. IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System and is a United Kingdom and Commonwealth based test of English language skills. TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and is a U.S. based English language skills test....
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Infographic Games in the Classroom
Games in the Classroom
Using games in your lessons is a great way to liven up the class and get students excited and interested in using English in the classroom. Not only do they provide a welcome break from the usual activities, they also help to create a relaxed environment where even the most reluctant student can be persuaded to take part. ...
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Infographic Why Teach in China
Why Teach in China
China is one of the most popular destinations for foreign English teachers. This is no surprise when looking at what China has to offer: a great salary, variety of English schools and academies, low cost of living, delicious food and the best tourist spots you can imagine! Do you want to make your dream in China come true? Check the facts now! ...
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Infographic Why Teach in Korea
Why Teach in Korea
The Korean wave is closer than you think! Thousands of English teachers are needed in South Korea to teach all levels from kindergarten to university students! South Korea offers top salaries to their teachers and the benefits for foreigners are better than in most other Asian countries! Korean culture, beaches and islands, modern metropolises and delicious food are waiting for you. Find out what ...
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Infographic General English Course Books for Young Learners
General English Course Books for Young Learners
In this infographic we look at the course books available for teaching general English to young learners. Most of the books can be purchased directly from the publisher’s website or from Amazon. If you are teaching general English classes to young learners as a private tutor, an employee of an English language school or in a traditional school environment, you should find something here to inter...
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Infographic General English Course Books for Adults
General English Course Books for Adults
This infographic shows a selection of the course books that are available for teaching general English courses to adults from a number of publishers in the EFL field. Many of these books can be bought online either through Amazon or direct from the publisher. If you are teaching general English classes to adults, you should find something here to meet your needs in the classroom....
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Infographic English idioms: Food
English idioms: Food
Idioms are fixed phrases whose meanings are not apparent from the individual words in the phrase and as such they can be a cause of confusion for many English language learners. As they are in such widespread use by native speakers they are an important part of the language for students to study. When teaching idioms we often group them together under one theme such as food, sports, etc....
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Infographic 10 activities for the past simple
10 activities for the past simple
These 10 teaching ideas for the past simple tense will encourage your students to use the language in fun communicative ways. Grammar lessons can often be quite daunting and boring for students so it is important to have activities that students will enjoy doing. These ideas offer plenty of student-to-student interaction and allow students to draw on their own life experiences, as well as encourag...
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Infographic 7 ideas for business English classes
7 ideas for business English classes
When teaching business English classes you are expected to act and teach in a business-like manner. This does not mean that your lessons should automatically be staid and uninteresting, but that your activities should be appropriate for and relevant to the needs of your students. Asking the vice-president of the company to stand up and sing ‘I’m a little teapot’ in front of his or her...
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Infographic Course Books for English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes
Course Books for English for Specific Purposes and English for Academic Purposes
There are a number of publishers producing course books for the English teaching world. This infographic looks at books available for those teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Many of these books can be bought online either through Amazon or direct from the publisher. So if you are already teaching ESP or EAP classes or are thinking of taking on pr...
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Infographic Classroom Technologies
Classroom Technologies
Whether you are teaching in a school with an excellent resource library or in one with no resources whatsoever, at some point in your teaching career you are going to want to find additional materials to enhance your lessons. Materials for use in the English language classroom can be found almost anywhere from newspapers to DVDs. This infographic looks at some sources of materials that you can use...
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Infographic 11 Activities for Young Learners
11 Activities for Young Learners
Teaching English to young learners is a fun and rewarding experience. When it comes to activities in the classroom, young learners have different requirements to older learners. They generally have short attention spans and boundless energy so it is important to have activities and exercises that are short and involve plenty of movement....
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