Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

Teachers of English as a foreign language teach students to speak and write the English language, either for the first time or building on their existing knowledge.


New workers
£ 15,205
£ 37,368
£ 55,636

Available jobs

In the past year there were 17,843 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Organises students' participation in cultural activities and social events.

  • Sets and marks tests and gives feedback on student's performance.

  • Encourages conversations in English to improve students confidence and understanding.

  • Plans and prepares language lessons and materials.

  • Teaches English as a foreign language and assists in the tuition of foreign languages.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Lesson Planning

  • Working With Children

  • Student Development

  • Language Education

  • Virtual Learning Environments

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • Classroom Management

  • Educational Assessment

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Spiritual Care

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Teaching

  • English Language

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Enthusiasm

  • Motivational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.