How to quit your job and teach English


Life’s too short to be stuck in a dead-end job.


So, if you’re looking for a change of career, teaching online could be the option for you. With rapid advancements in tech and online teaching platforms, teaching online is a totally different experience to years gone by and is closer to the classroom experience than ever before.

So, if you’re thinking of donning your virtual teaching cap and teaching English from the comfort of your own home, here’s how you could make it happen.

How to ditch the 9 to 5 and become a TEFL teacher

Got some savings, then take the plunge

First things first, make sure you’ve got enough savings in the bank before you pull the plug on your job. Also, don’t burn any bridges, as tempting as that might be! It’s worth keeping former colleagues and bosses sweet… you never know what lies around the corner.

Other than that, once you’ve got a clear goal, go for it! Don’t wait around and overthink things. As John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”

Find a TEFL school

Before you launch your career teaching English online, you’ll need the credentials. Don’t worry, there are lots of top teaching schools out there that specialise in preparing teachers – both for the classroom and to teach online. 

Plus, with so much content online, it’s easier than ever to do your research. Find a school that offers exactly what you’re looking for. While there are lots of TEFL schools offering online courses out there, find one that offers an internationally recognised accreditation. 

Find the right online course for you

Your perfect course is out there! Think in terms of budget, training, post-grad job prospects, schedule, accreditation and class sizes. TEFL Iberia’s 100% Online Trinity CertTESOL Course enables you to be classroom-ready in just 4 weeks. 

Why teach English online? 

You’ll discover a new kind of happiness

Inspiring others to learn a new language is an amazing feeling! Plus, these students are learning in their own environment. They’re comfortable and want to be inspired by you!

It allows extra freedom

Teaching English online gives you a new found freedom – forget that long boring commute and use your extra time wisely, as you get ahead and prepare lessons and develop teaching hacks to give your students a better experience.

As you’re working from home, you’ll feel more comfortable. You’ll also have the chance to choose your own schedule.

You can work from anywhere

Ah, the beauty of working online. Once you’ve got qualified as a teacher and built up enough experience to make a living teaching English online, you’ll have a different kind of freedom. The freedom to teach from anywhere in the world!

Of course, if teaching online isn’t your thing, you could also quit your job and move to Spain! People are doing it every day. In fact, in the age of new restrictions (thanks a lot Brexit), enrolling in a foundational Trinity CertTESOL Course is the easiest way to make the move. Not only will you get to learn as you earn, you’ll be supported step of the way as you settle in and soak up the Spanish sun! 

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