Please note: Although we try to keep these opportunities current and accurate, we do not "endorse" any particular opportunity. These listings are for informational purposes only.


Teach In Alabama:  (last updated 9/17/2019)
The official recruitment website for Alabama's schools which allows teachers to locate vacancies in every school district in Alabama and apply for free with one online application

Positions that were found on the ALSDE or school system websites:
English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher Tarrant City 9/16/2019 9/29/2019 Grades 7-12  
Lead ESL Teacher Marshall County 8/30/2019   Minimum requirement: Master's in ESL 048202034
System-wide EL Coach Albertville City 8/27/2019     NU3.15
ESL Specialist Tuscaloosa City 7/17/2019     907
EL Teachers Fort Payne City 7/01/2019      
Elementary Education ESL Teacher Marshall County 4/15/2019     04820196
Secondary Education ESL Teacher Marshall County 4/15/2019     04820197
ESL Teacher Pool 2019-2020 Birmingham City 3/22/2019   Grades K-12  
K-12 Bilingual/EL Teacher (Spanish) Albertville City 3/13/2019     SP3.01
2019-2020 ESL Teachers Enterprise City 2/08/2019      

Academic Tutor for international students: INTO UAB Learning Resource Center, Sterne Library (2nd floor). About $12 per hour, for about 10-15 hours per week, depending on tutor's availability. Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-8:00 pm. Contact Meghan Gilliland, Coordinator of the Learning Resource Center:


Alabama Language Services
Alabama Language Services hires experienced English and foreign language teachers with prior teaching experience and a bachelor's degree to teach one-on-one and group classes to students of all levels.

Teachers to Teachers
A free service designed to help educators build great resumes and find teaching and administrative positions nationwide.

Teach in Florida


Atlanta English Institute
A private ESL and test preparation school in Atlanta, Georgia. Instructors must be native English speakers, hold at least an undergraduate degree, and have 2-3 years' teaching experience.

Language Institute of Atlanta 
A foreign language and ESL school in Atlanta, Georgia. Offers translation, interpretation, and foreign language business services in over 50 languages.

Atlanta International Language Institute 
A foreign language and ESL school in Atlanta, Georgia. Offers language classes in over 60 languages, corporate training, translations and interpretation services.

ALTA Language Services
Translation services, language training & testing, and accent reduction based in Atlanta, Georgia.


International Schools Services

Since 1955, the Educational Staffing services of ISS have successfully assisted over 15,000 qualified teachers and administrators in their search for opportunities in 200 American and international schools around the world.

Search Associates
Each year Search Associates uses a personalized approach to place over 22,000 teachers, administrators and interns in international schools throughout the world.

UNI Overseas Placement Service for Educators
The University of Northern Iowa connects international K-12 schools with certified educators without placement fees to candidates or recruiting schools.

Dave's ESL Cafe 
ESL 101
ESL Authority
Go Overseas
Serious Teachers 
Teach Anywhere 
Teach Away Inc.
Teachers to Teachers
Transitions Abroad
Teach English in Central and South America:
Carmen Pampa Fund
The Unidad Académica Campesina-Carmen Pampa (UAC-CP) is an internationally recognized college that serves Bolivia's poor, rural, indigenous population through education, production, research, and community service. The College relies on responsible, mature Visiting Professionals to help realize its mission. The UAC-CP, internationally recognized for its unique approach and ability to address and dissipate root causes of poverty, is funded by the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Carmen Pampa Fund (CPF). Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, the CPF provides financial and human resources for the College and arranges for volunteer placements, orientation, and on-going professional support on-site in Bolivia. CPF accepts applications for volunteer English teaching positions in the College's English Program each academic year. Volunteer teachers (housing is provided, but teachers are asked to contribute a small monthly amount for food) help implement a comprehensive, standardized English curriculum using the American English File series from Oxford University Press. The College also offers the opportunity for teachers to be part of an international team of teachers working to design program standards for testing and teacher instruction.
Deadline for applications for the first semester (February-June) is October 15.  Deadline for application for the second semester (July-December) is May 15th.
Teach English in China:

Adventure Teaching, Inc.

Chinese Culture Center
A non-profit organization offering reputable international exchange programs. Chinese Culture Center exists to foster cultural exchange, learning, and a fantastic opportunity for interested people to experience a brand new culture.

Disney English 
Teach English to 2-12 year olds in China in state-of-the art, technology-rich facilities, using Disney story and music interactive curriculum. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree, TEFL for Children certificates, 2-4 years experience, and musical/dramatic/artistic talent.

Educational Services Exchange with China
Help English teachers in China improve their English in ESEC's Total Immersion Program. Teaching certificate or ESL training not required. Training is provided.


Teach English in Europe:

GoCamp Ukraine
A 2-week volunteer summer camp opportunity in the Ukraine. Placements available each June and August. Accommodation and some meals are provided.

Central European Teaching Program
English Conversation Teacher opportunities in Hungarian and Romanian public and parochial. 

Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF)
Seven-month placement in French public schools. Deadline is January 31st each year for the following school year.

Teach English in Japan: 
AEON Corporation (teach adults)
Amity English Schools (teach children)
Ibaraki Christian University internship program

Teach English in the Middle East:  
English Today Recruitment
International Teachers Plus
Teach Away, Inc.

Teach English in South Korea: 
Adventure Teaching 
GA Education
KorJob Canada Recruiting

Star Teachers 


Highway to English
Tutor small groups of students online via webcam. ESL certificate or degree required.

iTutor Group
Tutor small groups of highly-motivated adult Chinese students online via webcam. 4-year university degree required and ESL teaching experience preferred.

Principles & Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program:
TESOL Inc., in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, offers an online certificate program designed for the inexperienced or experienced online English language teacher or course designer. Continuing education credits are available at no extra cost.

Teach Away/Skooli
Online tutoring space where qualified tutors can connect with students.

A Silicon Valley-based education technology company that offers mobile learning for standardized tests. In cooperation with Kaplan Test Prep, this application is the first digital service of its kind that helps students both prepare for the TOEFL® and receive valuable feedback from certificated U.S. teachers. Through the TestBest online platform, teachers can reach their maximum potential by connecting with and instructing students around the world. Teachers are paid per evaluation.

Earn $14-22/hour teaching English online, one-on-one to Chinese children. Flexible hours, no lesson planning or grading. In 2017 Forbes ranked VIP Kid #1 in its "Top 100 Work from Home Companies".


Please note: In response to frequent inquiries regarding the availability of certificates for teaching overseas, we provide the following listings solely for informational purposes. We do not endorse any of these companies, nor can we attest to the quality of their programs. Please also note that these courses cannot be used in substitution for UAB courses on the ALSDE checklist.

TESOL Core Certificate Program:
A 130-hour online training program designed and conducted by TESOL, Inc. The certificate program is designed for current or prospective teachers and administrators worldwide who  have limited formal training in English Language Teaching. Participants can choose to focus on teaching adults or young learners. 

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults)

Cambridge ESOL centers offer a full-time 5-week course and part-time courses of varying lengths after which students earn an internationally-recognized initial qualification for teaching English to adults overseas.

The International TEFL Corporation (TITC)
Online courses or residential courses taught in international locations.

Language Corps
TESOL training and certification programs, some with guaranteed paid jobs, in international locations.

Global TESOL College
Online or in-class courses. Initial certificate can be earned in only 5 days.

Oxford Seminars 

60-hour in-class course conducted over 3 weekends and 6-month job placement assistance. A course is offered periodically in Birmingham. (Note: Although their website may refer to Birmingham as being the site of the University of Alabama, these Oxford Seminars have been taking place at a local hotel, and they do not seem to have a relationship with UAB.)

Live, study and work in beautiful Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Scholarships available for a 170-hour TEFL course with a concurrent 6-month commitment to teach in public primary schools (January-July or July-December). Requirements: bachelors degree, high-intermediate Spanish ability, age 20-30.


Peace Corps
The Peace Corps has a number of opportunities that would appeal to recent graduates. Some assignments involve teaching English as well as working beyond the classroom developing health projects, school gardens, sports teams, theater and music groups, local libraries, computer labs, and other imaginative projects. Like all other Peace Corps assignments, Volunteers receive a living allowance, full medical coverage and other benefits, including future graduate school fellowships. Application deadlines are generally in early Spring. 

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DAST) Short-Term Program for U.S. Teachers
Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright DAST program provides opportunities for outstanding K-12 teachers from the U.S. to take part in a two- to six-week professional development experience overseas during summer.

U.S. Student Fulbright Program 
Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the prestigious Fulbright Program offers post-graduate fellowships for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools in multiple disciplines and around the world. 
Applications open May 1 each year and the deadline is August 1 for the following year's fellows.

ETS Educational Testing Service
Become a scorer for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The training process and test scoring is done completely online, so scorers can live anywhere in the United States and can work part-time. Jobs are posted as they are available, so check the site frequently if you are interested.

ETS ELL Summer Institute Internship
A paid summer internship to help prepare TOEFL, TOEIC or K-12 test materials for ETS in Princeton, New Jersey, 6-8 weeks in July/August. (See the testimonial below by a former UAB MAEd/ESL student.)
The application deadline for each summer is the end of March.
"I spent last summer in beautiful Princeton, New Jersey item-writing for the TOEIC. I cannot say enough good things about my experience or the individuals I worked with. ETS is very will meet people from all over the world! They are supportive, friendly, and glad to have you there. The work atmosphere is low-key, in fact, the campus is on acreage with nature trails, ponds, etc. If you enjoy creating the samples for the application, you will enjoy the work. I had an amazing, fun, summer that I won't forget. I highly recommend this opportunity."
Angela Adams, Graduate Student, UAB's ESL Teacher Education Program
Team Leader, Latino After-School Program, Hoover City Schools, Hoover, Alabama

National Education Association Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship increases access to global training and experiences by providing global education professional development opportunities for P-12 public school educators. Fellows participate in a 12-month professional development program that includes in-person workshops, online coursework, webinars by leading experts, peer learning, and an international field study experience. UAB ESL alumna Hannah Rodgers was a 2018 Fellow - read about her experience.

National Geographic Society Grosvenor Teacher Fellows
The Grosvenor Teacher Fellow Program is a professional development opportunity for P-12 educators made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Society. An annual competitive application process is used to select educators and host them aboard Lindblad Expeditions' voyages for a life-changing, field-based experience. UAB ESL alumna Sarah Hicks was a 2016 Fellow - read about her experience.

Rotary Peace Fellows
Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master's degrees and 50 professional development certificates) are offered on a competitive basis at leading international universities. Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers and through service activities. See the website for specific programs, locations, and applications. Applications available 1 December with the deadline of July 31 for the following year.

English Language Fellow Program
The English Language Fellow Program offers a wonderful professional development opportunity for TESOL professionals (ESL teachers with Masters degrees and new graduates) to live and work abroad, gain valuable professional experience, and help foster mutual understanding and peaceful world community. These 10-month paid fellowships are at prestigious placements such as universities, ministries of education, teacher training institutions, and NGOs. The application deadline for priority consideration for the next Academic Year is March 1. The ELF Program is funded by the U.S. Dept. of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by Georgetown University.

Volunteering Ecuador
A unique opportunity in Ecuador run by a non-profit group of five retired families. Participants live with host families, work on various volunteer projects for the poor, and have the opportunity to attend a language institute to learn Spanish.

International Humanity Foundation
Volunteer English teaching positions with a small stipend are available working in orphanages and schools in Kenya, Thailand, and Indonesia.


UAB Office for Study Away
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Office for Study Away offers a range of services for students interested in studying abroad.

UAB Foreign Language Dept. Scholarships
The Foreign Language Department of The University of Alabama at Birmingham often lists study abroad opportunities and scholarships available to students.

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service
FLSAS offers Foreign Language Immersion ad Cultural Immersion Programs. The different programs meet the foreign language study and cultural needs of: executives and professionals, teachers and professors, high school and middle school students.

The Gilman Scholarship Program
Offers a competition for awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Boren Awards for International Study
Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East.

German Academic Exchange Service 
A publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Provides information and financial support to over 55,000 highly-qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study.

IIE Study Abroad Funding 
Searches study abroad funding information by country and subject using a comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants.
Directories of over 17,000 opportunities abroad updated daily including study abroad, internships, volunteer opportunities, teach abroad, language schools, and more.