Many employers around the world post job openings for English teachers online. Look on websites like and for general international job boards. If you can’t find postings in your desired country, you can find schools at /schools/ and contact them directly to inquire about job openings. Graduates of BridgeTEFL courses get lifetime worldwide job placement assistance , so we’ll help you significantly with this step! Research the English School Not all English schools are created equal, so do your research. Ask to speak with current or past teachers. Look the school up online. Then read every word of your contract and ask questions about anything you don’t understand. Teacher forums on sites like can also be great places for research.
You must adjust your approaches to teaching as needed. Monitoring your students’ progress is important. Not for its own sake, but because it enables you to take corrective action when needed. While you may have adopted approaches to teaching that are likely to work, that doesn’t mean they will always do so. When what you are doing is not working, you need to try something else. There is no particular approach that will always work. Embracing evidence based teaching involves acknowledging this. Yet, it also involves adopting a problem-solving approach (as opposed to assigning blame or offering excuses) when things don’t go to plan.
Teaching well is an art rooted in practical, applied, behavioral sciences. There are definitely techniques that have been proven to work better than the typical "stand and deliver" lecture or presenting them with only linear or sequential information such as reading or listening to lecture. Pictures, maps and hands on efforts can teach several concepts simultaneously, instead of only receiving line after line to read or write. Successful teachers focus more on facilitating meaningful, expanded, multiple representations of information in learning experiences--and, all in all, that isn't so difficult to learn how to do. Read on to learn basic steps for becoming a good teacher in common teaching situations--from analyzing student needs, developing and facilitating meaningful learning objectives for your lesson plans, to following through on the learning design and giving feedback, with appropriate assessments.