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

New workers start around £15,205. Normal pay is £37,368 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,636.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Spiritual Care

  • Educational Assessment

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

  • Enthusiasm

  • Organizational Skills

  • Administrative Functions

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.