How to Earn $2,000 Per Month Teaching English Overseas

Black English Teacher

Dateline: Colon, Panama

One of the most common questions I receive is how to earn a living teaching English overseas as an expat.

There are several ways to get a TEFL certificate and find a job as an English teacher:

Getting Your TEFL Certificate

I recommend using i to i as the best way to get a TEFL certificate. Courses start at $300 for a basic 120 hour ESL course.

The course is broken down into 2 main chapters: You have to take each lesson, study the materials then pass the text at the end of each lesson to proceed.

After a few lessons, you must pass a section exam that gets graded by a real TEFL teacher from i to i. It is the best way to learn ESL skills while earning a reputable certificate from a 20 year old, highly respected company.

Finding TEFL & ESL Jobs

i to i guarantees you will find a job if you complete their course. That is probably the easiest way to find employment.

Search Freelancing Websites

  • Searching freelancing websites for people who want to learn English. Try searching and
  • Craigslist
  • Talking to non native English speakers who want to learn English

Browse ESL Job Boards

Jobs boards are a great place to find new English teaching gigs. Here are several good places to look:

Teaching English is an easy way to Earn Money Overseas

The best part about teaching English is that it is an easy way to earn money because most non native speakers can make more money by learning English.

Let them know how learning a new language will increase their job opportunities and provide more value to their employer.

If you speak English, then you have a very valuable skill that is desired by billions of people.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or send me an email!


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Tarik aka TJ is the founder of He writes articles and uploads videos documenting his trips in different countries. Get ExpatKings Premium to get access to all of his exclusive behind the scenes videos and photos.

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