Currently our graduates are teaching successfully in over 20 countries. Each country has its own set of requirements but generally speaking FLASHstart’s TESOL certificate on its own is sufficient to find work in many countries like Central America, South America, parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil, Singapore and Australia. There are some countries in Asia that now require English teachers to have a degree to obtain a work visa so if you plan to teach there you may consider teaching privately online.
Our TESOL Certificate is designed for those who want to move to developing countries where there is a greater need for teachers and want to teach mainly spoken English to support themselves living abroad than in developed countries. In much of the rest of the world an English speaker with no Teaching Degree but a TESOL Certificate can teach in colleges and universities. Many countries recognize TESOL Certification as adequate recognition of an English speaker’s ability to teach English.
Teaching in countries like USA, Canada and the UK will require a degree from a college/university and teaching experience. If you are looking to teach in those countries you would have to consider teaching privately to immigrants where you live or students overseas.