Non-Native English Speakers Abroad

Resources and stories from our non-native English speaking alumni teaching English abroad.

  • Leaving the Classroom for Online Flexibility

    Leaving the Classroom for Online Flexibility

    International TEFL Academy graduate David Peña talks about his life-changing transformation from classroom teacher to online English teacher, a move that has given him opportunities to travel...

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  • 7 Companies That Hire Non-Native English Speakers to Teach English Online

    7 Companies That Hire Non-Native English Speakers to Teach English Online

    Can I teach English online if I am a non-native speaker? Yes, you can. There are several companies that hire non-native speakers to teach English online. Here are 8 that allow you to...

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  • How I'm Funding Traveling in Asia While Living & Teaching English in Vietnam

    How I'm Funding Traveling in Asia While Living & Teaching English in Vietnam

    International TEFL Academy alumn Ana Santos provides useful tips on traveling and working as an English teacher in Vietnam.

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  • Teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Alumni Q&A with Melanie Boulet

    Teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Alumni Q&A with Melanie Boulet

    International TEFL Academy alumna Melanie Boulet talks about her experience getting her online TEFL certification & teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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  • Follow Me to Turkey

    Follow Me to Turkey

    International TEFL Academy graduate Ana Santos talks about her life-changing experience as a non-native English teacher in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • Shenzhen, China English Teaching Q and A with Armand Diab

    Shenzhen, China English Teaching Q and A with Armand Diab

    Shenzen, China English Teaching Q and A with Armand Diab a 35 year old American from Chicago and International TEFL Academy graduate.

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  • Ghatchhina, Nepal Volunteer English Teaching Q&A with Jimena Medina

    Ghatchhina, Nepal Volunteer English Teaching Q&A with Jimena Medina

    International TEFL Academy alumna Jimena Medina talks about her experience volunteering as an English teacher in the rural village of Ghatchhina in Nepal.

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  • You Are My Destiny, ESL Teacher of the World - Teaching in Thailand

    You Are My Destiny, ESL Teacher of the World - Teaching in Thailand

    Jirawadt Siri-Aree discusses her experiences getting TEFL certified & teaching English in Thailand.

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  • How to Find Private English Teaching Jobs in Madrid, Spain

    How to Find Private English Teaching Jobs in Madrid, Spain

    International TEFL Academy alumna Rhea Baliwala gives advice on how to find private tutoring gigs for teaching English in Madrid.

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  • 10 Amazing International Food Experiences in Madrid, Spain

    10 Amazing International Food Experiences in Madrid, Spain

    Beyond typical Spanish fare like tapas, Rhea Baliwala shares with us her top 10 favorite international food choices in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Madrid, Spain English Teaching Q and A with Rhea Baliwala

    Madrid, Spain English Teaching Q and A with Rhea Baliwala

    ITA graduate Rhea Baliwala talks about getting her TEFL certification & teaching English in Madrid, Spain through the ITA Spain Student Visa Program.

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  • Santiago, Chile English Teaching Q and A with Mikael Worku

    Santiago, Chile English Teaching Q and A with Mikael Worku

    Teaching English in Chile. International TEFL Academy graduate, Mikael Worku, explains his experience taking his TEFL course in Argentina & teaching English in Santiago, Chile.

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  • Al Ain, UAE English Teaching Q&A with Lieke Palies

    Al Ain, UAE English Teaching Q&A with Lieke Palies

    Teaching English in the UAE. International TEFL Academy Alumn, Lieke Palies, explains her experience teaching English in a traditional Middle Eastern City called Al Ain,

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  • Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone - Teaching English in Thailand

    Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone - Teaching English in Thailand

    No More Excel Spreadsheets! International TEFL Academy alum Collen Kriel shares his decision to quit his corporate job and follow his dreams by teaching English in Thailand with his girlfriend and...

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  • The World Is My Oyster… Teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    The World Is My Oyster… Teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    ITA Alumn Collen Kriel and his girlfriend decided to leave their corporate jobs to teach English in Chiang Mai Thailand and travel the world.

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  • TEFLing My Way Around the World

    TEFLing My Way Around the World

    Rhea Baliwala talks about her life-changing decision to switch from the world of finance sector in Mumbai to teaching English abroad in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Staying in the Shenzhen Shade - Teaching English in China

    Staying in the Shenzhen Shade - Teaching English in China

    ITA Alum Armand Diab discusses his experiences thus far teaching English in Shenzhen, China, the heat, fun and excitement of a year abroad in Asia.

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  • Guadalajara, Mexico English Teaching Q and A with Ekaterina Nastina

    Guadalajara, Mexico English Teaching Q and A with Ekaterina Nastina

    A native of Russia, International TEFL Academy graduate, Ekaterina Nastina, explains her experience teaching English in Guadalajara, Mexico and how her TEFL certification helped her to overcome...

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  • Hanoi, Vietnam English Teaching Q and A with Robbert Koeslag

    Hanoi, Vietnam English Teaching Q and A with Robbert Koeslag

    Teaching English in Vietnam. International TEFL Academy graduate, Robbert Koeslag, explains his experiences teaching English in Hanoi after completing his online TEFL certification with...

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  • Nagoya, Japan English Teaching Q and A with Thomas Paeme

    Nagoya, Japan English Teaching Q and A with Thomas Paeme

    Nagoya, Japan Q&A with Thomas Paeme about teaching English in Japan and living abroad. He is an International TEFL Academy graduate and tells is testimonial of an experience of a lifetime.

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