Travelling is no longer a pastime reserved exclusively for the more affluent members of society. Today, there are numerous opportunities to explore the world and a variety of options available to those who wish to do so. TEFL  (Teaching English as a Foreign Language courses) are an affordable and accessible way for anyone to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications to allow them to become a successful English teacher abroad.

TEFL provides the opportunity to live, work and completely immerse oneself in the culture of another country.

The ability to speak English is a desirable skill across the world, and even despite the recession, demand for teachers remains high as people are prepared to invest time and money in learning a language that will increase their employability.

Within many Spanish speaking countries, the ability to speak English is an indispensable skill for anyone that wishes progress in academic or professional fields.

Thanks to a TEFL certificate, many native English speakers have been able to seize the chance to work abroad in a variety of locations; from Europe to South America. Participants are quick to recommend the experience to others.

Amy, from Surrey, described her employment package in Mexico as “amazing” – she received free accommodation and great wages, as well as getting free breakfast and lunch at her school every day.

TEFL is a fantastic way to fund worldwide travel, as wages and employment extras (like flights, accommodation and insurance) are often included. A TEFL experience allows for self-development, immersion within a local community and perhaps even the time of your life!

For further information on TEFL courses and working abroad, please visit: www.teflengland.co.uk