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You probably have tons of questions about TEFL teaching – don’t worry, you’re not the only one. All TEFL teachers were once in your shoes, wondering what a certain acronym means or unsure how to start looking for work abroad. We’re here to tell you that all the answers are just a click, email or call away!

Below we’ve put together a collection of frequently asked questions and answers. Here you can find the basics: information on what TEFL is, how to get your first teaching job and the minimum requirements to teach English abroad.

If you can’t find the answer to your burning question below, our dedicated team are here to help you! The LoveTEFL team are a small but mighty crew of seasoned teachers, avid travellers and pro TEFLers. We’re passionate about teaching abroad and we love helping new teachers (and experienced teachers looking for a new adventure) find their feet. So, if you want honest advice about TEFL teaching, job hunting or moving abroad, all you have to do is ask!


Can I apply for a TEFL job with my friend or partner?

Can I apply for TEFL jobs if I’m not a native English speaker?

How can I get TEFL certification?

How can I get TESOL certification?

How do I become a TEFL teacher?

I don’t have a degree. Can I still apply for TEFL jobs?

Should I teach English abroad?

TEFL, TESOL or CELTA – which is better? 

There are so many TEFL courses out there! Which TEFL course should I take?

What are the minimum requirements to teach English abroad? 

What are the teaching English in China requirements?

What are the requirements for teaching English in Japan?

What is TEFL and what is TEFL certification?

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