TEFL Jobs in Asia

Date posted:2010-03-21 | Writer: British Council | Email: [email protected]

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

We are recruiting highly motivated and well qualified EFL teachers, particularly with experience of teaching Young Learners, to join our professional ELT teams in Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Penang and Korea. In Singapore we are also recruiting for a Teacher Trainer and in Hong Kong a YL Coordinator. You need to have a first degree (any discipline), a certificate level EFL qualification (i.e. a TEFL / TESOL or equivalent), and at least 2 years relevant teaching experience, ideally gained through teaching a variety of levels and age groups. 

All these posts are contracted for two years. Benefits include: flights from the UK to post (or equivalent), baggage allowance, settling in allowance, medical insurance and home leave flights. Salaries differ depending on country, and on your qualifications. Contact us via the e-mail address given on the job heading for details of how to apply. You can apply for more than one position at one time. Please indicate your order of preference.

Applications for positions in other East Asia countries are welcome all year round and will be held on file until posts are advertised.

Essential Requirements • Very high proficiency in English with a first degree and a recognised TEFL- I qualification (TEFL / TESOL or equivalent) plus 2 years full time relevant teaching experience, particularly at primary/secondary level. • Customer service oriented with strong team-working skills • Specialised qualifications/experience and skills as specified in the job description • Please note that for Thailand you must hold either a Thai passport or British Passport to be considered (work pass visa restriction beyond our control)

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. British Council appointments are subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks in the UK and equivalent systems overseas.

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified. The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales). SC037733 (Scotland)

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This section was very helpful in illustrating why planning lessons is so important. I think that having this document will be very helpful as a beginning teacher because it creates a guide for us to follow. While one does not have to follow the guide exactly, it is an aid that provides structure for the lessons and helps ensure that the lesson is on track. This makes me less nervous to be in the classroom!This unit has been very educational. Testing and evaluations are important to gauge what the student is learning and what more can be done to help them learn English and be prepared for what is to come. I did not know there were so many different types of external exams students could prepare for; it is nice to have a working knowledge of tests for which the students could take to show their proficiency.