A TEFL placement is one of the most popular options for a gap year abroad, whether you’re taking a break from a PGCE course in the UK, already a teacher but looking to broaden your horizons or simply wanting to immerse yourself in a different culture, taking the initial TEFL course and then planting yourself overseas can be a super rewarding role. Of course, just speaking English as your native tongue is not quite enough, to qualify for a role Teaching English as Foreign Language abroad, you’ll need to complete a TEFL course, of which there are plenty in the UK, but for convenience we’ve listed a few here:
You can sit the qualifying course in around 20 hours, you can even complete the TEFL qualification in weekend or do the course online, both start at around £150. The Gapify providers offer TEFL job placements all over the world, some paying up to £2,000 per month in places like South Korea and Japan. Often, there will be assistance with living costs too, however in some locations, living costs are very cheap too - think South America, Africa and South East Asia.