I want to work in...Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Overview of the education sector

Typical job profiles

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language


Useful online resources

British Council Types of qualification, careers, vacancies

Cactus TEFL  Info & advice, courses, jobs

Eslbase About TEFL, courses, jobs, directory of English language schools

INTESOL TEach Abroad Getting Started Teaching English

Love TEFL Jobs - jobs board and practical information 



Internationally recognised qualifications

Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards CELTA/DELTA

Trinity College London TESOL

Course providers in Glasgow

Glasgow Clyde College CELTA course

The TEFL Org (Incorporating TEFL Scotland) BAC, SQA, OFQUAL and ODLQC accredited TEFL courses throughout Scotland and online

Other course providers / course-search websites

Basil Paterson College CELTA training in Edinburgh

DoTEFL International TEFL course directory

Dundee & Angus College Cambridge CELTA  full-time summer courses and part-time courses

International House London

International House Newcastle


Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards centres (search for CELTA/DELTA course providers and exam centres)

Find a Trinity TESOL course (see "Related resources" for link to provider brochure)


UK-TEFL (short TEFL courses only, occasionally in Scotland)

SGI St George International

Active Language Trinity Diploma course run in Cadiz

TEFL Toulouse IATQUO course in Toulouse



Job sites and specialist recruiters

Ambassador Year in China - non-profit programme 

Bell International

British Council

Cactus TEFL

Chatteris Educational Foundation (Hong Kong)

EF (English First)

EPIK (Korea) 


Flying Cows



ILA Vietnam

International House


Jet (Japan)

Nova (Japan)


Taiwan English Language Teaching Assistant Programme



Language schools in UK - Find accredited schools via English UKEnglish in BritainBritish CouncilABLS



Professional bodies

British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.