Your Uni degree opens more doors than you think

TESOL certification is the most recognised ESL (English as a Second Language) certification and is required by schools and organisations worldwide. However, sometimes the TESOL certification is not enough. In some countries such as South Korea and Japan, you also need a university degree to accompany your TESOL certification to get a work visa.

TESOL - Teach English with a degree

Your earnings as an English teacher will depend on your education and experience, but generally as a degree holder, you'll earn more. And because the cost of living is low in many of these countries, you can enjoy a great and comfortable lifestyle on your salary.

Where can you teach?

Anywhere in the world, including:

  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Poland
  • The Middle East
  • Europe (if you are aged 18-30 and have a European Union passport)

Popular destinations include:

Wherever you go, you'll be held in high esteem, as teachers are respected in these countries. 

You don't need to understand the local language - although many TESOL teachers find themselves learning the language from their students!

There's no age limit for most countries, so whether you're in your 20s, 40s, or even 60s, you can make a valuable contribution as a teacher while exploring another culture.

TESOL - Teach English with a degree

What benefits do you get?

Exact benefits depend on your contract and the country you're teaching in but generally you can expect:

  • Great salaries compared to the low cost of living
  • Very high hourly rates for private tutoring
  • A full month's salary as a bonus for completing a 12 month contract
  • Accommodation in some cases
  • Return airfare in some cases

Why do you need TESOL certification if you have a degree?

TESOL certification is mandatory in many countries. It proves that you have the practical skills you need to successfully teach English.

Our TESOL 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
  • Deal with culture shock

In addition, you'll receive access to over 50 ESL job databases providing essential country information, school listings and current job postings. You'll also have lifetime employment assistance free of charge.

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.