A Guide to Teaching in India

India TEFL Jobs

People come from all over the world to teach English in India which has a booming esl market. We highly recommend considering India as a teaching destination, this is a great opportunity to explore and see more of this exciting country.

Working in India as a language teacher in India will be a facsinating cultural experience, you will learn more about the country people which are from various different religions and faiths including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. You might not know that India was a British colony up until 1947 and this country now has one of the strongest economies in the world.

On our directory you can search teaching positions and language schools in India who offer of jobs to internationals. If you need any advice about gaining teaching employment in India please contact us. If you are not yet certified you might like to search TEFL courses in Asia.


TEFL Courses in India

One of the best ways to get a teaching job is to take a TEFL certification in India. There are classroom TEFL courses available to book throughout the country where you will be trained by experienced staff and get to hands on tuition which is great if you have no previous experience.

These courses are an internationally recognized and accredited certification boosting your chances of getting a job teaching English in India and worldwide. Most TEFL schools offer packages which include accommodation, training, a certification and they also organise excursions and activities.

TEFL companies usually have excellent links with recruiters and some offer guaranteed paid jobs on completion of a course. 


Popular Places to Teach

You can find English teaching jobs throughout the country but our best advice is to head to large population locations like Delhi, Kolkata, Kerela and Ahmedabad. There is no perfect time of the year to find work and you can apply for positions all year round.


Top Tips For Getting TEFL Jobs in India

You can find teaching jobs at schools, colleges, universities and at language schools. There is also a demand for private lessons, local people need English to enhance their careers and education. There are also teaching internships and volunteer programs in India where you can gain work experience and make a difference. International schools also hire newly qualified teachers.


How to Apply

If the idea of going to teach in Asia appeals to you then you really should choosing India as your destination. India is one of the most exotic countries to teach English in the world and you can view our featured positions and apply today.


India TEFL Revews & Testimonials

Below you can read experiences from people who have been to teach in India.

Alexandra Walker spent her gap year in India and went to teach English in Goa, here is her experience:

I worked in a government school in a small village, where I taught the equivalent of the first year of primary school. The class did not have a permanent teacher, and the school was somewhat lacking in equipment. This, coupled with the fact that the children were a variety of different ages (due to some being held behind) and worked at a wide range of different ability levels, created a challenge for myself and my fellow teachers. The main obstacle was language - as some spoke very little English, and we were not always able to have a translator with us. I, however, soon found myself learning some Hindi phrases, and I would urge anyone not to be put off by the issue of language as it was not the barrier I thought it might be. 

The work with the children involved creating maths worksheets, basic counting and English phrases. We also practiced the alphabet, and devised various creative activities such as drawing and colouring (this always proved popular). Working with very young children, I felt it was importnt to create a fun working environment, frequently employing the use of songs and games to help teach a certain topic. This proved particularly effective at re-inforcing basic English words. Some preparation was required prior to each lesson, but it was incredibly satisfying to see the progress made by the children as a result. One boy in the class struggled with aspects of the work; a personal highlight for me was seeing him write his name unaided for the first time.