I am not a native English speaker, but I speak English fluently. Am I still eligible to apply?

How to apply to a teach abroad job if you're a non-native English speaker

Absolutely! If you are a fluent English speaker, and meet the relevant job requirements, we welcome you to apply. English does not have to be your first language, but most of our schools will require native proficiency in the English language.

Some countries insist on native English Speakers from certain places in their visa requirements, i.e. the USA, Canada, England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

But there are plenty of exciting teach abroad destinations that want fluent English speakers from all corners of the world. Countries like Cambodia, Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, and Turkey welcome non-native English teachers.

If you are concerned about your eligibility, we would advise you to visit the Embassy or Consulate websites of the countries you are interested in visiting to ensure you qualify for a working visa. Teach Away unfortunately does not have control over any visa restrictions a country may have.

This blog covers all you need to know about teaching abroad as a non-native English speaker.