About Teaching English Abroad at Keuka College
As international corporations use English as the language of global business, and students from around the world seek out educational exchange programs in America and other Western countries, the demand for those who can teach English overseas is at an all-time high. Globalization and the growth of international business, travel, and education means that schools, colleges, and universities throughout the world are hiring English teachers every year.
What could these statistics mean for your job prospects? According to the International TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Academy, more than 1.5 billion non-native English speakers take some form of English instruction each year, with a goal of competing economically in the globalized marketplace. In addition, an estimated 250,000 native English speakers work abroad as English teachers in more than 40,000 schools and language institutes around the globe. While demand for English teachers is clearly high, the Academy also reports that nearly half of all English teachers abroad will return to their home country after one year, meaning more than 100,000 positions for English teachers abroad will be open each year.