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By completing your Dux TEFL certification, you open yourself up to a world of job possibilities! You can work as an online language tutor, nanny or private teacher, an English teacher at a school or learning centre, or a governor or governess - there is a wide range of jobs available when teaching English as a second or foreign language. Through our superior Dux Recruitment service; we empower you to work, travel and save by placing you in your dream job teaching English abroad.

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Which Teaching Job is
Right for Me?

We are all unique, and while some teaching jobs may be the best fit for some, they may not be perfectly suited for others. By offering you this handy teaching jobs guide, Dux showcases just another way we provide our superior support and service to you!

Job Title: School Teacher

About this Job: You would work with fellow teachers to implement the school’s chosen curriculum and lesson plans while taking care of a group of students. The teaching content may include subjects beyond English, such as mathematics, sciences, etc. This position may be at an international school teaching students of all nationalities, or a local school teaching students of largely the same nationality in a foreign country.

Roles and Responsibilities: The student groups may vary in size (ranging from 5 - 30 students per class, teaching multiple classes throughout the day) as well as age (ranging 2 years - 18 years old, depending on the type of school). As a teacher, you also may need to create lesson plans and design activities to meet the curriculum requirements and objectives.

Salary Range: Between $2000 USD - $5000 USD per month on average, depending on the school. If you have additional teaching qualifications or other certificates, you could teach extracurricular activities like music or sport at an additional fee over and above your monthly salary.

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL / TESOL / CELTA
  • Additional experience and certificates (CPR, Coaching sport, teaching music, etc.)*
  • Additional Teaching Qualification (Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE))*
  • Work Experience and Reliable References*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: Individuals who want to teach a variety of subjects and enjoy the exciting challenge of working with a range of different students and coworkers.

You can build many new relationships and make an impact in the lives of many different children. If you wish to attend a local school, you can immerse yourself in a new culture while on school grounds - taking part in national celebrations and activities, enjoying the local cuisine, and developing your command of the local language.

Job Title: Language Centre Teacher

About this Job: Similar to a school teacher, language centre teachers work with other teachers in the faculty to implement the dedicated curriculum(s). These will most likely be English curriculums, however, the langue centre may also offer other language subjects such as Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, etc. This job also includes carrying out lesson plans while taking care of a group of students. This position will likely be at an international language centre, teaching students of all nationalities.

Roles and Responsibilities: The groups of students may also vary in size (ranging from 1 - 15 students per class, potentially teaching multiple classes throughout the day) as well as age (ranging 2 years - 18 years old. You may also be teaching adults and business people, depending on the type of language centre). As a language teacher, you will likely create lesson plans and design activities to meet the centre’s English language curriculum's requirements and objectives. If you happen to be multilingual in another language offered by that centre, there is an opportunity to teach that as well.

Salary Range: Between $2000 USD - $5000 USD per month on average, depending on the language centre. This monthly amount is affected by how many lessons and classes you teach per month. If you are multilingual and fluent in a language that the learning centre offers, as well as have additional teaching qualifications, you could earn more than this projected monthly salary.

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL / TESOL / CELTA
  • Additional Teaching Qualification (Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE))*
  • Work Experience and Reliable References*
  • Multilingual and fluent in another language*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: Multilingual individuals or English teachers wanting to teach language only (and has no interest in teaching other non-language subjects).

You enjoy working with multiple coworkers as well as students of all ages and backgrounds. By working at an international language centre, you meet people from all over the world and learn about people from different countries - such as their culture, language, food, and what makes their nationality unique.

Job Title: Private Teacher

About this Job: Otherwise known as a tutor, private teachers assist private families by teaching and tutoring one or more specific educational areas or subjects. You will come to the family’s home to teach the child/ren as often as they need.

Roles and Responsibilities: Private teachers may facilitate many subjects, including: music, sports, mathematics, languages, specific curriculums like Cambridge or Trinity, helping students pass IELTS, pass school exams, or settle into a new school, etc. These are usually part-time roles, and offer teachers more freedom during the day.

Salary Range: Between $2000 USD - $4500 USD per month, depending on how many children you are teaching and how often you facilitate private lessons. Depending on your availability, you could offer private lessons to multiple families in one area, which will increase your earning potential.

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree*
  • TEFL / TESOL / CELTA*
  • Additional Teaching Qualification (Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE))*
  • Additional experience and certificates (CPR, Coaching sport, teaching music, etc.)*
  • Work Experience and Reliable References*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: Those who want to teach a limited number of students a variety of subjects in a more personal, private setting (such as at the student’s home).

You can have more free time available during the working day and form close relationships with the students you teach, as well as with their families.

Job Title: Nanny or Manny

About this Job: Nannies care for a child or children between the ages of 0 - 5 years. They provide a nurturing environment that is safe and happy for the child/ren in their care. This position is usually a live-in one, where the nanny stays on the same property as the private family (in their own room or apartment).

Roles and Responsibilities: Nannies help families with feeding, cleaning up and light housekeeping for the child/ren in their care, as well as fetching and dropping off children at extramural activities. This role often includes other general childcare duties, such as playing and socialisation. If a nanny were to be qualified with a Dux TEFL/TESOL certificate, they may be more hands-on with other educational activities like English language development. This role is often compared to an au pair, however, au pairs tend to look after older children and do not take on any housekeeping duties.

Salary Range: Between $2000 USD - $5000 USD per month on average, however, with a Dux TEFL certification, you could earn as much as $6000 USD per month! It’s worth noting that since nannies are live-in positions, additional expenses like board and lodging as well as food are taken care of. This means there is a great opportunity to save your salary or splurge on spoiling yourself. On that note, when the families go away on holiday, nannies join along. These holidays can be anything from national day outings to international getaways that can last weeks or even months!

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree*
  • TEFL / CELTA*
  • Work Experience and Reliable References*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: Individuals wanting to form a close relationship with a family and their children.

You are maternal/paternal and want to nurture little ones and help them grow into capable toddlers ready for schooling. You may also crave a ‘cultural exchange’ - living with a family and immersing yourself in a new culture. You can go on elaborate holidays and grow your savings (an added bonus to an already wonderful role).

Job Title: Governor or Governess

About this Job: By working with private families; governors/governesses educate and mentor the child/ren in their care - developing their academic accomplishments and personal developments. These children are usually over the age of 5 years old and take part in a range of academic subjects and learning areas. Governors and governesses are usually highly experienced and qualified, making this job title a goal for anyone in the foreign teaching market.

Roles and Responsibilities: Governors and governesses are education specialists that teach the child/ren a range of subjects based on the curriculum(s) the family has selected. They also accompany the child/ren to events, plan engaging activities and outings for them, as well as travel with the family on vacations so the child/ren’s progress continues to develop. They perform no domestic housekeeping duties and only focus on the academic development of the child/ren in their care.

Salary Range: Between $3500 USD - $8000 USD per month on average, depending on how many children they teach and how many lessons they facilitate. Bear in mind that there have been instances where governors and governesses have earned even more than that per month, making this the highest paying role as a private educator. However, this is also the most difficult job to attain as employers require candidates who have a wealth of knowledge, qualifications, and experience (preferably with other private families).

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree*
  • TEFL / TESOL / CELTA*
  • Additional Teaching Qualification (Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and/or Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE))*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: Teachers who have the skills, qualifications, and experience required to meet the high standards for this job.

You know what you are doing and want to continue making a difference in the lives of your students on a personal and academic level while living with the family for whom you teach. You may enjoy the finer things in life, spending or saving the high salary you earn.

Job Title: Online Teacher

About this Job: Online teachers work with third-party companies who facilitate virtual lessons via a digital platform (app or website). These lessons are often teaching the English language and are charged by the hour. While this is a huge market that is currently very saturated, it is not impossible to make a decent living off of teaching online.

Roles and Responsibilities: Online teachers may be in charge of developing lesson plans and academic activities according to the curriculum used by the third-party company. You may be required to work a certain amount of hours a week at set times, however, this often varies based on the third-party companies terms and conditions. Sometimes you can set your own hourly rates, while other times you have a set rate based on your skill level. All of these roles and responsibilities will vary from company to company, and it will do you justice to do ample research to ensure the online teaching company you wish to work with is right for you.

Salary Range: The monthly salary range is affected by what your hourly rate is and how many lessons you facilitate in a month. As mentioned before, the hourly rate differs from company to company and those wishing to teach online will need to do thorough research to find a rate they are happy with. As an estimation, hourly rates for teaching online can range from $7 USD - $40 USD, with some companies offering as much as $50 USD per hour. While this is very rare, it’s not impossible. For the sake of context, online teachers would need to work 5 hours a day (=25 hours a week = 100 hours a month) at a rate of $25 USD per hour to make $2500 USD per month.

Requirements:
  • Matric Diploma
  • TEFL / TESOL / CELTA
  • Bachelor’s Degree*
  • Work Experience and Reliable References*
*Optional Requirement - but will likely increase salary offer

Perfectly Suited For: People who wish to earn extra money by teaching English, but do not wish to leave the comfort of their own home.

You are organised, disciplined, and enjoy communicating via video calls. You want the freedom to work from anywhere in the world or earn a second income.

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