The number of English language learners worldwide continues to rapidly increase, with estimates that the number will hit 2 billion in 2020. As more people start learning English, more opportunities arise for qualified EFL teachers, whether they’re looking for work teaching English abroad or online.

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There’s never been a better time to start teaching English, so if you’re looking for a change then now is a great time to enrol on one of Global Language Training’s internationally accredited and renowned TEFL/TESOL courses and get started!

Below you’ll find a list of some of the best places to TEFL for 2020 based on the strength and promise of job markets, as well as the quality of life they offer English teachers. However, if you are interested in teaching elsewhere, Global Language Training’s Jobs Department can help you get on your way to your dream teaching location upon completing one of their TEFL/TESOL Courses.


Two things are driving the current huge demand for online English teachers: the increasing number of people learning English and the fact that more of the world’s population is online than ever before. As of this year, around 4.5 billion people in the world are active internet users – nearly 60% of the world’s population – which is a huge increase on previous years. Global Language Training also offers a Teaching Online Specialist Course to get you on your way.


For EFL teachers with an EU passport work teaching English in Spain is far from hard to come by. The major cities have always offered work for EFL teachers, but in recent years there has been an explosion of opportunities across the entire country, in smaller towns and more rural regions. There are jobs to be found as teaching assistants, private tutoring, working in language schools, bilingual schools, summer camps, and more. While salaries are not as high as in other countries, with low living costs teachers are able to earn enough to comfortably enjoy life in Spain.


There are an estimated 400 million English language learners in China, which has driven a huge demand for English teachers both in the country and online, with many of the top online English learning platforms based in China. With its geographical and cultural diversity, China is an incredible country to explore and qualified EFL teachers are able to be quite choosy when it comes to where they work due to the huge demand.


The English language training market in Vietnam has been going from strength to strength and represents one of the fastest growing markets in Southeast Asia. This beautiful country offers EFL teachers a great standard of living, with good salaries compared to the cost of living allowing teachers to really make the most of their time off and even save some money.

Work can be found year-round in Vietnam, teaching in public schools, kindergartens and language centres. TEFL Org graduate, Frances, put together a helpful guide to teaching English in Vietnam, which covers the different types of work available and requirements for teaching.


Mexico is an excellent TEFL destination due to the variety of work available for teachers – there’s something for everyone! The demand for Business English teachers is particularly strong, but there’s also work to be found teaching in universities, language schools, and public schools.

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