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English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher Average UK Salary & Prospects

EFL teachers help students learn or improve their English in the UK and abroad.

  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.  
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.  
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.  
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.  
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics
Read more about English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers typically work around 35 to 37 hours per week.

As a English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done
  • Read more about English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher
    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    40,268 GBP *
    per year
    14,000 GBP
    35,000 GBP
    Starting
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

    Men make 17% more than Women
    • 44,825 GBP
    • 37,398 GBP
    Average salary for part-time English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher
    Average salary for full-time English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

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    Pay over time for English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 37,973 GBP
    • 38,483 GBP
    • 39,040 GBP
    • 39,334 GBP
    • 39,710 GBP
    • 40,268 GBP

    Future outlook for English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers

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    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)

    English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher - Your future job?


    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 73% of people in this role have a Doctoral degree
    • 18% of people in this role have a Master's degree
    • 9% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree

    You can take Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) courses at colleges and private training providers all over the world. They vary widely in cost and length. You can do:

    • a full-time course lasting 4 weeks or 120 hours
    • a part-time course lasting 11, 16 weeks or 36 weeks
    • a distance learning course where you may need to arrange your own teaching practice

    The most common TEFL qualifications are:

    • Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (Cambridge CELTA)
    • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Trinity CertTESOL)

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher

    Teacher Training

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher.
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Instructing Teaching others how to do something
    Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher. Check that you know:
    1
    Computer based training software Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS; Sakai CLE
    2
    Desktop publishing software Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker; QuarkXpress
    3
    Electronic mail software Email software; Microsoft Outlook
    4
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
    5
    Word processing software Collaborative editing software; Google Docs
    Improve your skills today

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    Things to highlight for your English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher interview

    Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Achievement/Effort Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

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