A Great Demand For English (TEFL) Teachers
There is a great demand for English instruction worldwide. ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Asia’s equivalent of the European Union) have adopted it as the official language of the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community). There is a demand from people who want to learn English on all continents.
The British Council conducted a study over 15 years ago and determined there were over 1bn people learning English worldwide. In our opinion, much of this expansion of English stems from the quality and scope of Hollywood movies. English has become one of the most popular languages in the world and will continue to increase in popularity.
A Lack of Supply of English (TEFL) Teachers
Coupled with the great demand for English (TEFL) teachers, there is a great lack of supply to fill these positions! Many schools in many countries are struggling to get teachers. Obviously different countries have differing supply – we are talking about the whole world here – but generally there is a fight to get good quality teachers. Generally the requirement to teach English in all countries is a TEFL Certificate – which you can achieve after only 3 weeks training in most cases!