If you are thinking of working in the English language teaching profession, or thinking of changing direction, then IATEFL can help. We offer opportunities to increase your professional network, opportunities to have an article published or to present at an event, a range of resources to boost your knowledge and skills, Career Guide webinars on different areas of the profession, job advertisements, a career development zone at our annual international conference and much more.

> Getting into English language teaching

English language teaching is a wonderful profession which helps people to communicate, collaborate, study and work in English. IATEFL is an international assocation which helps to support, link and develop English teaching professionals.

If you're thinking about becoming an English language teacher in your own country, we recommend you contact the national authority, any local or national teachers association and any language schools or course providers you're interested in working for to find out more about what qualifications are required in your country. In terms of internationally-recognised initial qualifications for English language teachers, two of the most popular are the CELTA and the Cert TESOL.

Watch this video with Jo Gakonga from to find out more.

> Career Guides

IATEFL members have access to a series of webinars looking at working in different areas of the profession including: teaching one-to-one, teaching online, moving into academic management, becoming a materials writer, becoming a teacher trainer, and much more. Further information >

> IATEFL Jobs Market

Throughout the year, the IATEFL Jobs Market is the perfect place for top employers and English language teaching professionals to meet. IATEFL has a global membership of over 4,000 people, and with over 120 IATEFL Associate teaching associations globally, a wider reach of over 100,000. It is, therefore the perfect place for employers to post roles they wish to fill, and for English teaching professionals to look for new and exciting employment opportunities.

Click here to view current jobs

Sign up for job alerts

Add your name to our mailing list and be the first to find out about new jobs posted on the IATEFL Jobs Market.

Sign up for job alerts

Place a job advert

Placing a job advert with IATEFL ensures your vacancy is announced to the widest possible audience. Not only is the role posted on our main website, it is also shared with our database of ELT professionals who have signed up for job alerts. Each advert is also posted on our IATEFL Jobs Market social media platform, and then shared across other IATEFL social media platforms, to tens of thousands of people around the world working in English language teaching.

Anyone can post a job: you don't need to be a member of IATEFL. It's a cost effective way to promote your job, costing just £75 for a one month placement. 

The next step...

  • Login to your account
  • If you don't already have an account, click on the link below to create one (this is free)
  • Select 'Post a job' from the right of your dashboard 
  • Complete the booking form with information about the role and your institution
  • We will check the information, send an invoice, and as soon as the advert has been reviewed and payment made, your job will go live and be shared with our global English language teacher community!

Click to create a free IATEFL account