Having at least a high school diploma (A-Levels / Leaving Certificate / Matric or equivalent) is the minimum education level expected of TEFL teachers.

Some employers prefer TEFL teachers to have a degree level education while certain countries require a bachelor’s degree or higher for visa and work permit regulations. There is no way around this unfortunately.

But not to worry, there are dozens of opportunities to teach English for non-degree holders. French-born Monique loved teaching in Cambodia and it was China that attracted Portuguese Ana.

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