6 Ways to Get Well-Paying Teaching Jobs for Native Speakers

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

In case you are certified and ready to start a job searching for a teaching vacancy abroad, you are alone.

As we speak today, we have many people who have gone abroad to teach and toady, and they are living a beautiful life while helping youngsters learn.

But the question is, how do you find this rewarding job? Do you have what it takes to get this job?

Well, here are six tips to get well-paying teaching jobs for native speakers.

6 Ways to Get Well-Paying Teaching Jobs for Native Speakers

  1. Get a TESOL Certificate

    Apart from being a native English speaker, it is good to have an internationally acknowledged certificate. This certificate will let you go from country to country without any problem. In fact, with this international certificate, most schools that are searching for English teachers will be fighting for you. If you get a chance, you can take this course from the country you intend to teach. Additionally, you will need a TESOL training course to back up your skills.

  2. Volunteer

    While taking your TESOL Course, you can take a volunteer teaching job at local schools while waiting to finish your learning. That will assist you in learning the culture of that country and being familiar with the people around you. If you can find NGOs around, you can contact them for volunteer chances. It is good to remember that some schools and organizations only take registered teachers. Through volunteering, you may end up getting a school that needs teachers permanently.

  3. Freelance

    If you cannot find volunteer jobs, go abroad, and work as a standalone freelancer English teacher. There is a high demand for individuals with English education. If you don’t have educational qualifications, you can promote yourself as offering conversation lessons. If you are okay with your students, more work will come your way orally. You will also earn more per hour than regular teachers of English.

  4. Conduct an email search for the school manager

    For you to be the best among the crowd, it is good to always be unique. Not all people know how to Google search for emails online. If you are reading this, remember that you can do it. For a particular school, look for the principal’s email and send a note to inform them that you would like to introduce yourself.

    You can also think of sending an email to the school department heads to ask if they have open vacancies. Always keep your emails short and specific: You are allowed to explain your skills and tutoring history, but still, keep it short. Remember to include personal contact because they are vital in finding a job. The contact information will be used in communication.

  5. Apply through the human resource department

    In some places, you are allowed to apply for a teaching vacancy through the human resources department. In most cases, you can make the application online. Through this process, you can also send your CV and cover letter straight to your dream school, never forget to indicate that you are a native English teacher.

    Many schools send email correspondence to prepare you for an interview. Sometimes, you will be needed to complete an online application that involves a teaching assignment. Some principals may email you and ask for additional information to support your application.

  6. Go direct to that school and submit your application

    If you are a freelancer or volunteer teacher at a local school, you already have a direction in terms of networking. In case you know some people, it can be useful because they will help you out by giving you tips on available teaching vacancies. If you hear that there is a chance somewhere, go directly to the school and talk to the principal. That way, they will know that you are looking for teaching jobs that pay well.


Lastly, create a small selection of your lesson plans and your resume. If you have copies of your transcripts and test results, you can also include that to show your experience about teaching English in Thailand or other countries. That will make you stand out more, especially if you don’t have much teaching experience. Always have a thank you letter ready so that you can send it to the manager or department head who interviewed you once you get a job. Good luck with your dream of teaching English abroad!

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