Travel & Teach - India

Travel and Teach

If you do secure teaching work from outside India, it is likely to be with a voluntary or educational organisation. Be prepared for large student numbers, perhaps accompanied by less than adequate resources. The good news is that Indian students are hardworking and teaching them is a rewarding experience. You can expect to be greeted by friendly curiosity from the locals outside of the school environment, hopefully leading to positive exchanges and friendship. 

It is unusual to see jobs in India advertised in the UK EFL press, although some private language schools do advertise on the internet at websites like In common with many poorer countries, the best way to secure a position is to arrive in the country and keep your ear to the ground for opportunities. It is likely that you will find many willing pupils who you can exchange lessons with in return for food and accommodation. If you feel brave, offer your services at state schools or to small village communities. This is one way to gain invaluable teaching experience. Whether you can secure a living wage in this way is another matter. 

One of the more interesting ways of finding work is with Indian organisations that specialise in training to teach English over the internet. Anila Agarwal completed her GE course with business module and has begun to work part time for one of these companies, teaching English to Chinese speakers. She has written some comments on this line of work in the Comments section.

Our recommended course options for India are:

All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.

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