When you mention the concept of teaching overseas most people assume the only option open to anyone is Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). However, for fully qualified and experienced teachers, there are many other opportunities too; 320,000 in fact! That’s the number of jobs that are currently filled by teachers at international schools around the world.
International schools are usually schools that use English as the language of learning. They are usually located in non-English-speaking countries, and their curricula range from international options such as the International Baccalaureate, to the National Curriculum of England – or an American curriculum. Many international schools lead the world in terms of pedagogy and learning facilities.
There are currently over 7,000 international schools around the world, and that number is growing at a phenomenal rate. The main reason for this growth is that they are popular with both expatriate families living in non-English-speaking countries who want a quality, English-speaking education for their children, and with local families who want the same in order to get their children into English-speaking universities for the best education and career prospects later in life.
As the reputation of international schools continues to spread, so the demand for school places continues to grow. So much so that there…
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