Teach English overseas and make a real difference

A great way to make a trip abroad much more meaningful, while taking on a whole new adventure, is to volunteer to teach English overseas. Experience a new culture and meet new people, all while making a positive and lasting impact on the community.

TESOL - Teach English as a Volunteer

Anyone can do it! All you need is proficiency in English and a recognised TESOL qualification.

Our TESOL courses will provide you with the required qualification in just 2 weeks. As a graduate, you'll have the skills you need to teach English confidently anywhere in the world.

  • No prior teaching experience required
  • No need to speak the local language
  • No age limit (China restricts work visas to teachers under the age of 60)
  • Study in-class, online or by correspondence

Why volunteer as a TESOL teacher?

Volunteering as a TESOL teacher is a great way to:

  • Build your self-esteem or confidence
  • Learn or develop skills
  • Gain work experience
  • Meet new people
  • Make a difference in peoples' lives
  • Give back to communities
  • Express gratitude for help you may have received in the past
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Experience new challenges

Where can you volunteer as a TESOL teacher?

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for you around the world, but the best places are in Asia and Africa, where the demand for English teachers is exceptionally high.

As a volunteer TESOL teacher in Asia or Africa, you'll be making a great contribution while gaining valuable teaching experience. Accommodation is usually included, and you'll enjoy a low cost of living. You'll be exposed to diverse cultures while living among some of the most wonderful people you'll ever meet.

We currently have volunteer programs with several different organisations in Asia, and can organise a short-term volunteer teaching program for you in:

  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Japan

TESOL - Teach English as a Volunteer

What kind of support will you have?

Going overseas to teach English is a big lifestyle change but it doesn't have to be daunting. We understand your concerns and that's why our courses are designed to help you:

  • Travel safely
  • Understand and deal with culture shock
  • Find the best volunteer positions overseas

Teachers who have substantial experience living and teaching overseas will train you. They'll share with you their knowledge and experience of the different countries they've lived in, the schools they've taught at and the students they've met. Their personal insights will provide you with valuable tips that you won't get from any book or website. They can also answer any questions you have about getting involved.

Why do you need TESOL certification?

TESOL certification is the most recognised ESL (English as a Second Language) certification and is required by schools and organisations worldwide. It ensures that you can get a job in reputable institutions overseas, but more importantly, it gives you the skills and confidence you need to successfully teach students whose first language isn't English.

Our courses will teach you how to:

  • Design teaching programs for different age groups, levels and needs
  • Keep your classes alive, fun and effective with creative activities and games
  • Interact with students and keep them motivated
  • Apply for jobs using our job application guide and job placement service

Choose the TESOL course that's right for you

We offer a range of internationally recognised TESOL courses through ATA TESOL College (RTO 31228), one of Australia's largest private TESOL training companies.

All these courses deliver internationally recognised qualifications, and you can specialise in your area of interest.

Best of all, you can choose to study in class, online or by correspondence.