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TEFL Jobs in Philippines
If your seek a TEFL job in the Philippines, you are encouraged to look closely at your options before moving there. Some schools advertise job openings on the internet on the various TEFL websites, and it’s recommended that you try to arrange for interviews while still in your home country, although most employers will prefer to do this in person.
Because English is so widely spoken in this country, there are a great many qualified Filipino English teachers, so it will take more diligence on your part to secure a position. If you are a U.S. citizen your chances are increased.
Types of TEFL Jobs in the Philippines
The majority of TEFL jobs in the Philippines exist with private language schools, larger companies and international schools. Most students at international schools are Japanese or Korean. Some privately run and government schools are willing to hire foreign native English speakers as teachers.
Most of the job opportunities are to be found in larger cities like Manila and Cebu. Volunteer positions are always available in more remote areas and islands, if you looking for a more rural and traditional cultural experience. The minimum requirements for a paid position in the Philippines are a university degree and a TEFL or similar certificate, and many positions will ask for university training in a specific area of study.
PhilippinesTEFL Job Questions
Before accepting a TEFL job in the Philippines, make sure that you ask questions regarding salary or hourly pay rate, whether you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated for this time and reimbursed for expenses, what kind of material resources the school has for lesson planning and teaching materials, what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have, whether a visa will be needed and if the school assists with that, etc. This will help to avoid any nasty surprises after you’ve already agreed to take the job.