Teach English Abroad Without a Degree
Teaching degrees themselves can take three or four years, and the alternative is usually to have a degree in another subject, followed by a postgraduate teaching qualification. Not everyone has the time, money, or desire to do this, and we get it.
You want a break from your daily life and to experience everything that the world has to offer! Teaching English abroad is a great way to do this. And if you thought you needed a degree to teach in another country, we’re here to tell you that you really don’t!
There is always a demand for English teachers in countries all over the world. And whilst some countries insist upon a bachelor’s degree as part of the requirements to teach there, other countries do not. It is absolutely possible to make your dream of teaching English abroad come true without having a bachelor’s degree under your belt.
Are there any other qualifications I need to teach English abroad?
Whilst you don’t need a degree to teach English abroad in some countries, TEFL certification will certainly help. It’s not compulsory, but you’ll find your teaching experience goes a lot more smoothly if you have an idea of what you’re doing. You’ll also find that employers look upon you more favourably if you have TEFL certification.
We provide a range of online TEFL certification courses, all of varying lengths and suitable for different purposes. Just take a look at our courses page to find the one that’s best suited to you. We recommend the 120 hour Professional TEFL course for those ready to get started as a teacher of English as a foreign language.
Find a job teaching English abroad without a degree
If you’re thinking that this all sounds great, but you don’t know where to start looking for a job teaching English abroad, look no further. Here are three programs to teach English as a foreign language that don’t require you to have a degree.
Teach English in Poland with English Wizards
Program eligibility requirements
- Native English speaker (or be equally fluent)
- Outgoing and enthusiastic
- Prior teaching experience is preferred
- Must have at least a 120-hour TEFL certification or equivalent. Book your TEFL course here
- A Bachelor’s Degree is not required to teach English in Poland.
Poland is one of the fastest growing destinations for those looking to teach English as a foreign language. This is largely due to the low cost of living, charming culture, modern cities…and the fact that you don’t need a degree to teach in Poland!
English Wizards will support you from the moment you’re accepted onto our program.
They will help you out with all the paperwork you’ll need to work in Poland, including your visa. This visa will legally allow you to work at multiple schools, as well as provide private tutoring to families to supplement your income.
English Wizards will help you find your dream teaching job in a location in Poland that suits you. And the support doesn’t end there. They’ll even get you sorted with accommodation, a bank account and a phone plan. Once you’re settled in your job, they’ll be on hand to help sort out any problems that may arise.
Teach English in China with Explore China
Program eligibility requirements
- Fluent English speaker
- No previous teaching experience necessary
- TEFL certificate (if you don't have TEFL, you can still apply and get the TEFL later)
- Positive attitude and willing to engage with a new culture
- No degree required
Don’t be concerned about missing a September start date – you can start teaching English in China at any time with Explore China.
You’ll get a full induction and professional training upon your arrival in China. Even more exciting, the orientation includes a tour of Shanghai!
After this, you’ll be interviewed and matched with a school. Full support and ongoing training will be given throughout your placement.
Explore China will help you with all necessary paperwork, including your visa, and accommodation throughout the internship is free. On top of this, you’ll be given RMB 5,000 every month, which is enough for a comfortable lifestyle in China.
Teach English in India with TEFL Course Internship
- Must speak English fluently
- No degree necessary
- Must be adaptable and community minded
- Enjoy working with young people
- Couples and friends welcome to apply
This four month internship includes a 120 hour TEFL course, so there’s no need to take the course before you apply.
Accommodation and meals are provided, and the low living cost means that the salary Rs. 7,500 to 10,000 is more than sufficient to live comfortably.
An added bonus of this program is that you get to learn Hindi for two hours per week. You’ll get a warm welcome and plenty of support throughout this exciting teaching internship.
Contact TEFL today
So, there you have it – it is absolutely possible to find a job teaching English abroad without a bachelor’s degree.
If you’re ready to get started in your TEFL journey, learn more about our online TEFL courses. To get in touch with a member of our team, give us a call on 0800 368 9848 or email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Previously: The Challenges of ESL Teaching Online