Career Advice
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Career advice for TEFL

Particularly, but by no means exclusively, for those beginning a career in TEFL (TESOL), we include ELT careers advice as an integral part of our courses.

The International House World Organisation is the most internationally-recognised group of language schools in the world, with over 160 schools in 50+ countries, so the opportunities for work worldwide are unparalleled by any other teaching organisation.

During the course

Job counselling during your course includes:

  • Help with effective CVs (resumes)
  • Job-search tips
  • What you can expect from a language school
  • What language schools expect of you
  • Job adverts
  • Internet sites for job vacancies
  • Lists of language schools
  • Interview preparation
  • Advice on teaching young learners
  • Advice on teaching business students
  • Advice on visas, work permits and residence permits
  • Advice on contracts
  • Information about continuous professional development and your career path as a professional EFL teacher


The help we can provide with a career in TEFL does not end when your course finishes. After your course ends, we can provide:

  • Help and advice on a wide range of subjects relating to teaching English around the world – join our Facebook group to keep up to date
  • Personalised references
  • Assistance in writing your CV


Happy students

“I would like to thank IH Cape Town for the beautiful time. I had the possibility to get to know amazing people from different countries of the world.”

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Marie Ritter


"I am able to say that I'm a better person because of Ih Cape Town. Ih Cape Town offered me the opportunity to meet new people; to be more open-minded and I am really thankful for it."

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Elizabeth Djanie Badjoko-Wa-Lileko


“Ih Cape Town is an amazing English school. It’s location in Sea Point makes it a safe place, with a safe surrounding. Teachers are awesome. Each teacher has unique qualities and is very loveable. I don’t regret any second I spent here. I truly fell in love with the school and with Cape Town.”

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Salmah Hani. Sait

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"I really improved my conversation and my English level. I met a lot of new friends. I am delighted about the school and the teachers."

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Carlos Climent


"Ih is an amazing school. The teachers do their best to make sure that we students learn the language in a way that we won’t forget. Besides the teachers, the staff is like a family, takes care of us very well."

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Milena Silva


“I had the best moment of my life in IH Cape Town. I’m going to miss you guys.”

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Lucia Elisa Benza Tito