Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can apply either for ESL teaching jobs or for jobs which are related to ESL teaching. If you are a qualified ESL teacher with a linguistics degree, you are well-resourced for a variety of jobs no matter whether you are a native or a non-native English speaker. You have valuable skills such as reasoning, argumentation and interpretation, and you know how to study or teach languages methodically. You can make insightful observations, formulate hypotheses, make arguments and draw conclusions. Linguistics majors are needed in almost all industries worldwide. Even if you do not have formal linguistics qualifications, but you have some ESL teaching experience you can still apply for the jobs that are specified below. Job Opportunities What can you do with your qualifications? Here are a few job opportunities for you. Some may require additional training or skills, but not all do. Teach ESL Teach English as a Second Language (ESL). Thousands of teaching positions worldwide; if you have a degree in linguistics or ESL teaching (or CELTA diploma), you would earn good salary in non-English speaking countries.
Teach at a College or University Teach at the college or university level. Conduct research and teach in departments and schools of linguistics, philosophy, psychology, mass media and communication, anthropology, English as a foreign/second language, literature and arts. In many non-English speaking countries, universities of technology, medicine, agriculture, etc. need teachers of English as a foreign language.
Design Curriculum Work in ministry/department of education. Develop materials, design tests, train teachers, design tests and examination papers.
Work on Projects Work on projects related to language documentation or do fieldwork. Work together with language consultants to document, analyze, and preserve languages (many of which are endangered). Many institutions worldwide conduct language-related research, such as recording endangered languages, language surveys, literacy programs, and translating documents.
Translate Work as a translator. Work in a translating services agency and translate websites, papers, essays, articles, marketing materials, subtitles and books.
Become an Interpreter Interpreters are needed at conferences, symposiums, formal business dinners, meetings, tourism departments, ministries of foreign affairs, embassies and various international organizations. Please note that there are two types of interpretation, consecutive and simultaneous. In simultaneous interpreting the interpreter speaks the message in the target-language while listening to it in the source language; it is a difficult job – it requires competence and skills. In consecutive interpreting the interpreter delivers the source-language message to the audience after the source-language speaker pauses.
Work in the Field of Computational Linguistics Work in the computer industry - in the field of speech recognition, search engines, and artificial intelligence.
Publish Work in the publishing industry as a technical writer, consultant or editor. Linguistic skills are ideal for positions in writing, editing and publishing.
Design Tests Work for a testing agency. Prepare and evaluate standardized exams and conduct research in the field of assessment.
Conduct Linguistic Research Conduct research and work with dictionaries in the field of lexicography. Knowledge of phonology, morphology, historical linguistics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics is the key to becoming a lexicographer.
Work in Law, Police, and Medical Departments You can become a consultant in law or medicine. For example, the object of forensic linguistics is legal texts, as well as linguistic aspects of proof and voice identification. Police departments, secret services, law agencies and the courts employ linguists for these reasons.
Work for a Product-Naming or Marketing Company Product-naming companies conduct extensive linguistic research on the connections that people make with specific sounds. They need linguists very much.
Work in Media You can find an excellent position in media, journalism and film industry. Linguistic skills are valued in these industries.
Work in a Trading Company You can find a good job in a trading company. This job may require good verbal and written communication skills.
Work in Catering Industry Work as a hotel or resort manager or assistant manager. These positions require good communication skills that linguists usually possess.
Work as a Journalist Work as a journalist or a foreign correspondent. Collect information and write articles in newspapers, magazines and journals or travel and describe your experience.
Work for the Government Governments hire linguists for service abroad, for the secret service and immigration service.
Become an Actor Trainer You can train actors or even become an actor. You can train actors in pronunciation, intonation, vocabulary and grammar - help them sound like native speakers. Actors often need to know how to make mistakes or how not to make mistakes in pronunciation and intonation to sound either like non-native speakers or like native speakers.
Teach your Native Language as a Foreign Language You can teach your native language (it can be either English or not English) for various purposes. You will need a high level of proficiency in the language, both written and spoken, and you will probably need additional training to teach it well. Reward may be sky-scraping.
Work in an Embassy Embassies and immigration services need interpreters, translators and various office workers with linguistic skills.
Become a Flight Attendant Airline companies are constantly seeking for flight attendants and many different types of servants in international airports who know English and other languages.
Travel and Earn Work in an international travel agency. You can work either as a travel agent or as a guide.
Work as Customs Inspector You can work as a customs inspector, especially if you know more than one language. Customs inspectors need to know one or more foreign languages.
Become a Lecturer on a Passenger Vessel You can work on a beautiful passenger vessel as an interpreter, teacher, tutor, trainer, or as an entertainer – enjoy traveling and earn excellent salary.
Write Marketing Materials Work in an advertising agency and write brochures, handbooks, articles, flyers; create new leads and other marketing materials.
Apply for some of the above jobs and you will definitely get a good job offer. What you actually need to do is to apply for as many ESL and ESL related jobs as possible. You should apply for some of the jobs even if you think that you have no chances of getting them: your potential employer’s opinion about your suitability for a certain position may be different from your opinion.
You will find many serious job offers in the following websites.
Start applying for jobs here:
ESL Jobs Worldwide
TEFL.com TEFL.com is the world's largest source of worldwide jobs for the English language teaching professional. Lots of excellent ELT jobs in many countries. In addition, it provides information about many ESL jobs in summer schools.
TESall.com TESall.com offers thousands of ESL teaching jobs for ESL teachers. ESL teaching jobs from around the world are updated daily.
LinguistList Jobs worldwide in various fields of linguistics and ESL.
Dave's ESL Cafe ESL teaching positions. Employers, can list their ESL job vacancies and search extensive resume database to find suitable English language teachers.
Jobs.com All types of jobs worldwide are offered. If you are an employer, you can list your job vacancies and search resume database to find suitable employees.
TOTAL ESL ESL, EFL, TEFL, TESOL teaching jobs and teacher resumes for teaching English worldwide.
ESL Teachers Board English language teaching jobs worldwide. If you are an employer, you can find ESL teachers.
Monster Search jobs in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Africa. Browse jobs by categories, countries, or companies.
Anywork Anywhere Jobs and resources are updated daily, and there is no need to register. You simply search for jobs and apply directly to employers for job vacancies.
JobStreet Select your location and find jobs - India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Hong Kong.
Jobs.net Post your resume and get it into the hands of more than 10,000 recruiters all over the United States.
QuintCareers Useful job-seeker tools, resources, and job-search advice. You can also post your resume to thousands of recruiters.
JobMonkey Job openings worldwide. Useful job tools. If you are an employer, you can list your job vacancies and search extensive resume database to find suitable employees.
ESL Employment English as a Second or Foreign Language job resource site for ESL professionals.
Recruit.net Recruit.net provides job searchers with powerful tools so that they can search jobs using a combination of keywords, locations, and by company name. Job searches can also be saved as alerts and sent to job seekers daily via email or RSS feeds.
Multilingualvacancies.com Multilingualvacancies.com is an online job board solely specialising in advertising language jobs in London, across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
ESL Job Project Find English teaching jobs in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and many other locations overseas. In addition, you can post your resume, post classified ads, find teaching English abroad information, use and share ESL teaching materials, and much more.
ESL Jobs ESL jobs from all of Asia, Oceania, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, the USA, and Canada. ESL Jobs also includes opportunities to teach English via the Internet, opportunities for EFL/ESL content writers and editors, opportunities for web designers and programmers.
Plus Jobs Search jobs in Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
Jobs in Europe
Academic Jobs EU Academic Jobs EU is the leading site for academic and research jobs in Europe. It is an independent company with the sole objective of facilitating recruitment and providing career related services to European Academic Institutions.
EU Business Latest job vacancies in Brussels, in the Institutions of the European Union or in International Organizations related to the EU.
EURES Job vacancies in 31 European countries, CVs from interested candidates, what you need to know about living and working abroad and much more brought to you by the EURES network.
EuroBrussels EuroBrussels is Number One EU Affairs jobsite. Jobs are advertised by experience, by type, by city, by country and by policy. EuroBrussels was launched in 2001 as a service to help European Affairs jobseekers find listings of all the actual jobs in EU Affairs, conveniently listed in one place.
EuroJobs EuroJobs lists thousands of jobs in Europe. Submit resume online. If you are an employer, you can list your job vacancies.
Education Jobs You can upload your CV in Word/PDF or build an online CV. Also, you can receive job vacancies via email.
Reed.co.uk Jobs on reed.co.uk come from over 9,000 recruiters, including leading employers in the private and public sectors, recruitment agencies and consultants from Reed's network offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Best Jobs UK Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in UK you are looking for. Search employers, research companies to find out more about today's top employers. Best Jobs UK provides with a free web address to display your resume. If you are recruiter you can advertise your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers.
Tip Top Job Site Tip Top Job Site is the online recruitment resource for jobseekers to search jobs and recruiters to advertise jobs and vacancies in the UK and worldwide. You can submit your resume.
BestCareerlinks.com BestCareerlinks.com offers jobs and career advice for young people worldwide.
JobiJoba JobiJoba is a productive search engine for jobs. It crawls thousands of job boards and newspapers to help you find your job in UK.
Jobs in Asia
Angelina's ESLCafe English teaching jobs and other professional jobs are advertised. As the largest agency in China, Angelina's ESL Cafe serves serious jobseekers and employers.
ESL Cafe Hundreds of ESL teaching jobs in China are advertised. Teaching positions are offered in primary schools, middle schools, high schools, language training centres, colleges and universities all over China.
Teachcn Teachcn is a large recruiting agency that recruits foreign talents. Hundreds of jobs in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Dalian, Harbin, and other cities are listed in Teachcn.
China Job China Job is a job website for foreign experts, researchers, professors, chief executives and other high-level overseas professionals.
Best Jobs Hong Kong Browse a comprehensive list of employment opportunities to find the job that you are looking for. Let hundreds of employers know about your valuable skills. You will be provided with a free web address to display your resume.
English in Taiwan English in Taiwan is a very useful job website for expats - teachers and businessmen who want to teach English in Taiwan. Also, provides information about teaching and living conditions Taiwan.
Careerjet The job offerings themselves are not hosted by Careerjet and visitors are always redirected to the original job listing. Essentially, Careerjet acts as traffic driver to job sites. Careerjet's job search engine network encompasses over 50 countries. Employers can list their jobs.
Jobs in Japan Japan's Number 1 English job site. It contains lots of English language teaching jobs as well as jobs in other fields.
Tokyo Jobs New jobs are being added every day. Jobs can be located by date, location, position, or type of job. Registered users can post, update and remove jobs from the website with instantaneous results.
WorkinJapan.com Free membership services. Let employers find you. WorkinJapan.com lists Domestic and international job openings as well as career information via email.
Tokyo Connections Tokyo Connections covers jobs all over Japan, as well as opportunities for Japanese speakers overseas. You will find classified ad sites, job openings, as well as information on executive search firms, teaching English, working holiday programs, and much more.
JCareer JCareer advertises Japan jobs and careers. It is an English job site for foreigners in Japan. It lists jobs for translators, proofreaders, teachers, facilitators and consultants.
ESL Cafe Apply for ESL teaching positions at universities, colleges, English language training centers, schools or kindergartens. New jobs are advertised every day.
Monster Search hundreds of thousands of jobs in Thailand, build and post your resume and access thousands of pages of career info and advice. Employers can get instant access to today's most powerful hiring tools and post jobs, search resumes, screen candidates and streamline their entire hiring process.
Best Jobs India Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in India you are looking for. Search employers, research companies to find out more about today's top employers. Best Jobs India provides with a free web address to display your resume. If you are a recruiter you can advertise your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers.
Monster India Advanced search engine allows you to find excellent jobs all over India. You cal post your resume to thousand of recruiters. It is an excellent site for both jobseekers and recruiters.
VietnamWorks VietnamWorks provides job-search tools, resume creation tools, and more. Jobs are classified by categories and locations.
Best Jobs Philippines There are lots of jobs to choose from. You will regularly receive a free email containing the latest vacancies advertised matching your requirements of category and location. You can open a free account.
JobStreet Since 1995, JobStreet.com has grown to become one of the leading Internet recruitment websites. Search jobs according to location, specialization, position level, years of experience, salary, and job type.
Middle East Jobs
Al Jazeera Jobs Al Jazeera Jobs is the leading provider of Jobs in Dubai/UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. You will gain access to the top expatriate jobs in the Gulf.
Monster Gulf Search jobs in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Egypt. Search jobs by job titles, by location, by company name, by skills, or by industry.
Gulf Talent Search for jobs with the region’s top employers, recruitment agencies and executive search firms. Find tax free jobs in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE including Dubai.
Bayt Bayt services include professional resume writing and evaluation, cover letter writing, and consultancy for job search strategies as well as overall career guidance. Over 4,000,000 job seekers and nearly than 9,000 vacancies from more than 4,000 fresh jobs.
Naukri Gulf The portal provides job seekers with various services that facilitate them to browse through enlisted jobs, apply online, and register themselves to be contacted by recruiters for relevant opportunities.
Jobs in Dubai Post, create and update your resume. Create a unique 'Snapshot' profile that is visible on the main website portal much like your own mini web page. It is a very useful website for both jobseekers and recruiters.
Pacific Island Jobs
South Pacific Employment South Pacific Employment provides access to all types of positions in the South Pacific region. Jobs in Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, New Zealand, and Australia are advertised. Recruiters can list jobs for free.
English Australia Jobs in Australia with English Australia: English Language Teaching employment opportunities in Australia. Find out about employment opportunities in the ELT industry in Australia.
UniJobs UniJobs has the largest list of academic vacancies, as well as an extensive list of non academic positions for every university in Australia. If you’re looking for a uni job, browse for positions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and all regional centers.
JobSearch JobSearch is Australia's largest free online jobs website. It is funded and operated by the Australian Government as a free service to assist job seekers into employment and connect employers with quality staff.
Jobsearch.com.au Jobsearch searches around 300 websites across Australia for job ads and brings them all together in one convenient and easy-to-use site. You can search for jobs using simple keywords, and fine tune your search results by title, location and source, using a simple, intuitive and easy-to-navigate user interface.
Career One CareerOne.com.au is one of Australia’s most highly trafficked websites. It employs over 5200 employees in 36 countries and has an unparalleled international reach. It has a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels.
My Career Reach job seekers and place a job ad online, instantly view personalized job matches, track who sees your resume and when.
Byron Employment The Byron Employment service is owned and managed by Byron Media Pty Ltd, a privately held company based in Sydney, Australia. Search jobs all over Australia.
Seek For employers and recruiters, Seek provides access to a large audience of job candidates. There is a dedicated page where graduate and entry level jobs are posted
Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs Jobs is an online job board that promotes careers and employment opportunities for all Australians across every industry. There are lots of jobs to choose from.
Western Australia Jobs Search for job vacancies on the WA Government Job Board. There are many different jobs advertised.
Jobaroo This website is designed for job seekers returning or going to Australia. It provides all the necessary online job-search tools.
Jobs Australia Jobs Australia has over 3000 jobseekers in its recruitment database. It places over 2000 jobseekers into paid employment each year.
New Zealand Jobs
Best Jobs New Zealand Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in New Zealand you are looking for. Search employers, research companies to find out more about today's top employers. Best Jobs New Zealand provides with a free web address to display your resume. If you are recruiter you can advertise your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers.
New Zealand Government Jobs Online It is a gateway to the diverse job and career opportunities within the New Zealand State sector organizations. Advertising on this site is free of charge. Organizations can upload vacancies directly onto the website.
Seek New Zealand For employers and recruiters, Seek New Zealand provides access to a large audience of job candidates.
My Job Space My Job Space is one of the largest New Zealand's job sites. Jobs are advertised by type, location and industry.
Career Services New Zealand's leading provider of independent career information, advice and guidance. It provides information about very useful job vacancy websites in New Zealand.
Jobs in Africa
CareerJunction CareerJunction, an Avusa Media Company, is the leading Online Recruitment solution in South Africa. CareerJunction lists thousands of fresh jobs online and can help you find a new career.
Best Jobs South Africa Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job you are looking for. Advertise all your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers every day.
WazobiaJobs.com West Africa, Nigeria and Ghana's premier multi-sector job board. WazobiaJobs.com brings job seekers and recruiters together. For the best career opportunities in West Africa - this is the place for you. Search and find jobs in Banking, Oil and Gas, Finance, Teaching and every sector with WazobiaJobs.com today.
PNET - The Job Portal Founded in 1997, PNet is the leading online e-Recruitment Service Provider in South Africa.
Best Jobs Kenya Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in Kenya you are looking for. Search employers, research companies to find out more about today's top employers. Best Jobs Kenya provides with a free web address to display your resume. If you are recruiter you can advertise your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers.
Careerjet Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.
Jobs in Mauritius Jobs in Mauritius is a provider of online job and recruitment resources in Mauritius.
Job Space Job Space provides jobs in various fields, including education. Jobseekers can upload their CVs. Recruiters can advertise their jobs.
Jobs in North America
Teacher Jobs Upload your resume and other credential documents. Schools will contact you directly for queries of interest and interviews. Simply by uploading your documents and filling out the required information, schools will immediately have your credentials at the time they are hiring.
K12Jobs.com Search for teaching jobs or administrative school positions at public and private institutions. Employers can search thousands of fresh resumes.
Top School Jobs TopSchoolJobs.org, Education Week's career community, is dedicated to providing premium career resources to K-12 educators and administrators to help them explore their career potential, and to connecting K-12 recruiters with the most highly-qualified candidates globally.
Teach for America Teach for America advertises many job openings in American schools and colleges. In addition, it provides information about many opportunities in various fields of education.
Teachers-Teachers.com Teachers-Teachers.com is free to teachers, administrators, speech pathologists and other personnel looking for a job in education. Schools can post positions and conduct candidate searches for teachers and other qualified education personnel.
USAJOBS USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It is your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
Top USA Jobs Search for top career opportunities in the United States and apply for positions directly through job sites. Employers can attract new staff.
JobBankUSA Effective online employment services and job search tools. If you are a recruiter, Job Bank USA is the ideal source for you to find new employees.
CareerJet CareerJet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the Internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from company websites, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.
USA.Gov Resources for job seekers; includes federal and military service, volunteer and internship opportunities, and more.
Best Jobs US Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in the United States you are looking for. Search employers, research companies to find out more about today's top employers. Best Jobs US provides with a free web address to display your resume. If you are recruiter you can advertise your vacancies for free and reach thousands of jobseekers.
Education America Network Education America Network (EAN) is one of the premier education employment networks for the United States. EAN users are able to find information and employment opportunities specifically related to the education industry quickly by using our easy-to-use interface.
Monster United States Search hundreds of jobs all over America. You can search jobs by job titles, location, company name, skills, industry, etc.
Career Link Browse hundreds of jobs by category, by employer, by career cluster, or by career fairs. In addition, you can create a robust profile highlighting your achievements and training that is searchable by employers.
Career Jet Careerjet uses smart agents running on a cluster of networked computers that scan the web and identify job listings on the internet such as on company websites which may only list one or two jobs or on larger specialist recruitment sites that feature hundreds of jobs. Those listings are then scanned regularly and the jobs found are added to the job index. Over 58,000 websites are scanned daily.
Education Canada Hundreds of teaching jobs are advertised in schools all over Canada. Search for teaching jobs by category, city, employer type and province.
Jobs in Canada Jobs in Canada is the largest directory of Independent Canadian Human Resource Service Providers as well as many useful tools and resources to make your search for employees or employment easier.
Canada Jobs Browse a list of employment opportunities to find the job in Canada you are looking for. However, most positions require candidates to be legally entitled to work in Canada.
Jobs in Canada.com Browse jobs by categories and by locations. Upload your CV, view jobs that match your profile. In addition, Jobs in Canada.com benefits Canadian employers by assisting them with their employee search.
Santif Group Placements throughout Canada, with particular focus on Calgary and Toronto job regions. To start the search process, browse through Canada job listings and apply by sending your resume.
All Star Jobs It is a job source for accessing the 'hidden' job market in Canada. Jobs in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quabec, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and other provinces are advertised.
Eluta As a vertical search engine, Eluta monitors new job announcements at tens of thousands of employers across Canada every day. Whenever an employer posts a new job, Eluta adds the position to its searchable database. Once added, jobs on Eluta can be searched by keyword and location. An Advanced Search option lets jobseekers find announcements of new vacancies by occupation and industry.
Workopolis Workopolis is a partnership of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca Ltd., the newspaper subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. It is probably Canada's biggest job site.
Job Bank Job Search tool allows you to search current job openings from coast to coast, or register with Job Bank to make use of Job Match, Job Alert, the Resume Builder and the Career Navigator. Employers can advertise and manage their job openings free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Jobs in South America
Caribbean Jobs CaribbeanJobs.com is the place for jobseekers to find the job of their dreams and for recruiters to identify the right candidates, easily and cost-effectively.
Carib Career Candidates may post their resume free of charge while employers are required to pay a nominal fee to advertise their vacancies.
Global Sites of Career Opportunities in Education and Academia
HigherEdJobs.com HigherEdJobs.com is the leading source for jobs and career information in academia. Candidates, within a few clicks, can see a comprehensive list of hundreds of jobs in their academic or administrative area.
The Times Higher Education Supplement Jobs University positions: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Dean, Director, Head of Department, Registrar, Researcher, Fellow, Vice Chancellor, and more.
Academic Careers Online Academic Careers Online is the global academic job site for teaching jobs, education jobs, research jobs, and professional jobs in education and academia. Academic Careers Online includes faculty, teacher, research, post doc, adjunct, library, administrative and senior management positions at colleges, universities, research institutes, and schools around the world.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities You can select your preferred disciplines, locations in which to work, and keywords to search for your desired vacancy. Various jobs are advertised, including languages, linguistics, cultural studies and literature.
LinguistList The LinguistList is a useful source of information on academic and professional positions for linguists.
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