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Local DC Area Resources

The WATESOL JOB BANK: The Job Bank provides a free listing service for employers seeking ESOL teachers and WATESOL members seeking employment. Many of the job postings arepart-time and/or temporary positions, and many need to be filled immediately. Higher Ed. teachers should note that requests from college/university programs tend to be cyclical, with last minute requests often occurring at the beginning of the semester.

The Maryland TESOL Job Site: Maryland TESOL now has a page on their website where institutions may list ESL/ESOL job openings. Go to the Maryland TESOL home page linked here, then click on "Local Job Search."

Local Positions in Proprietary Programs: Some of the private programs in the DC area that have hired our students.

Local Volunteer Positions: Programs in the DC area that are always looking for volunteers. A great way to get started if you have no teaching experience.


Domestic and International Job Sources

TESall- is the Web's first vertical search portal for ESL/EFL job seekers. Our spider crawls job boards across the Internet, indexing their postings and making them searchable. The result is a one-stop search that gives you access to thousands of vacancies posted on multiple job boards.

TESOL Placement E-Bulletin: Current TESOL members may sign up to receive PEB by e-mailing, or filling out this brief on-line form. If you are not yet a TESOL member, join today - and check the box on your application marked "Subscribe me to Placement E-Bulletin."Placement E-Bulletin" is a list of ESL and EFL job announcements from around the world as posted in JobFinder. PEB is e-mailed biweekly to subscribing members. Whether you are looking for your next position or are just curious about ESL/EFL employment trends, PEB is a useful resource.

The TESOL "Job Control Center" for job seekers which has services like:

View All Jobs ...then use the "Refine Search" function to find your ideal job.
Advanced Search - Use multiple search criteria for more targeted results.
Access My Personal Account - Manage your job search, update your profile, edit your resume, and more.
Notify Me! - Let Notify Me! bring your next job to your In-Box.
Post My Resume - Post a confidential profile so that employers can find you.
Jobseeker Support - Need help? Get your answers here

TESOL Convention Employment Clearinghouse: Usually held in March or April at the annual TESOL Convention. A way to gain access to interviews of the best ESL positions in the American network every year.

TESLJB-L(Jobs and Employment) Listserv: :A wide variety of both international and domestic positions come through this listserv on a weekly basis. Site also has occasional threads on employment issues, salary questions, and working conditions in different countries. All for free! To join TESLJB-L you first have to join the general TESL-L listserv. To do that send the following information in the body of your email:

SUB TESL-L (your e-mail address) (your first & last name)
Send the e-mail to LISTSERV@CUNYVM.CUNY.EDUOnce you've subscribed to this main TESL-L listserve you can also subscribe to the following simply by sending the SUB message (with your first and last name only, you don't need to repeat your e-mail address) to the listserv name of your choice: SUB TESL-L (your first & last name)



International Exchange Programs, Useful Information for Working Abroad, and Other International Job Resources

The Gray List - An excellent resource to make sure you're not applying to a school notorious for abusing its teachers. The Gray List provides recommendations about where NOT to work--all over the world now, but especially in Asia.
Find Jobs in Japan - A comprehensive online employment resource for those seeking jobs in Japan, especially for those who wish to teach English.
Peace Corps - 27 months, excellent support structure and good re-entry resources. An excellent vehicle for your first trip abroad. Technical and language training provided. Worldwide postings, especially Eastern Europe and the former USSR. Plan on 6 to 12 months for application process.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange: Diverse programs for students, researchers, and teachers in diverse countries. Good stipends and perks, usually academic year length grants. Generally plan to begin application process 12 months in advance. Other Fulbright Programs - The Council of International Exchange of Scholars.

SOROS Language Teaching Program: In former Soviet Bloc countries. Modest stipend and perks, but an opportunity to teach where you are really needed and appreciated. E-mail:

International School Services (ISS): Recruiters for teachers overseas. Especially for DOD (Department of Defense) and State Department Schools. They also publish a directory of overseas schools. Holds three Recruitment Center interview conferences each year.

ELT Guide: Updated yearly, this is one of the better guides with extensive (if unevaluated) lists of ESL employment sources overseas. E-mail:

Current Jobs International: monthly issues at $59 a year. All kinds of international jobs. Write to or call for more information to P.O. 40550, 5136 MacArthur Blvd, NW, Washington, DC, 20016. (703) 506-4400

ELS Inc: One of the major chains of English Language Institutes in the world. Employment opportunities abroad and in the U.S.

Teaching English in China - a mentor list useful because it allows the prospective teacher to contact other teachers who have worked in the particular schools that are featured.

Work Abroad ESL - Avoiding fraudulent ESL/EFL training programs.

For other helpful listservs containing job information, go to the AU TESOL Listservs page. This page will give you information regarding our listservs, as well as information about how to sign up to be on one.



TESOL Job Websites

Dave's ESL Cafe Jobs Page - Renowned for the number of jobs offered
Planet English
TEFL Professional Network
Internet Job Search for ESL - One of the most comprehensive sites I've seen
ALR: The JobShop
ESLUSA - Online recruiting source for jobs in US and abroad. Your ultimate ESL/EFL job connection
European Council of International Schools
Guardian Unlimited
Keele University's (UK) career page - Find jobs in the UK
English International
University of Michigan's career page
NationJob Network
The International Educator - This website directs you to everything you need to know about securing an overseas teaching position in American International Schools. TIE lists hundreds of available positions.
O-HAYO Sensei, a Japanese EFL Employment letter that comes out monthly.
ESL Employment
- This is a site for both ESL teachers and students! We offer FREE teaching material (flash cards, grammar help, games, lyrics, worksheets, and much more...), message boards, travel tips, pen-pals, jobs message board and much more!
Linguistic Funland!
Higher Education Jobs - Mostly US, with MA or better qualification
English World
Global ESL
The Chronicle of Higher Education - ESL
Mark's ESL Wide World
English Job Maze
Education Week
- some ESL jobs, mostly K-12, pretty much US
English School Watch - Provides information on English language schools and the EFL/ESL industry worldwise, with emphasis on South Korea. Free international EFL/ESL jobs board, extensive information about EFL/ESL labor contracts, sample ESL labor contract, 20+ questions to ask a recruiter or employer before signing, and much more. Online ESL Center - Free, comprehensive ESL site including forums, realtime chat, jobs, grammar, helplines, multi-lingual content and much more!


Jobs in Japan
Teaching in Japan - - Japan based teachers may use this service to get private students. Online profiles are browsed by students who can contact teachers directly. Set your own rates, schedule, workplace. Japan wide.


Jobs in China


Jobs in Canada


Information ABOUT countries and teaching ESL/EFL

Jobs Worldwide

Tom Reidmiller's webpage

Adam's ESL Worldwide

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