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Job Searching

For Those Interested in Bay Area/California Jobs

SFSU Career Center

The Career Center provides many resources to assist in job searches and finding job listings.

TESOL’s Career Center

TESOL Career Services helps TESOL members connect with career opportunities worldwide.  You can use the online Career Center and interview and network at the annual Job MarketPlace.

CATESOL’s Job Bank

Job ads are taken directly from postings to the CATESOL Job Bank Listserv. To subscribe to the Listserv, follow the instructions at the site.

SF Bay Area Craigslist > jobs > education/teaching jobs

California Community College Registry

This is a large scale database which is utilized by the Human Resources offices of the 110 California Community Colleges. This Web site provides a number of services for individuals seeking employment at a California Community College.

To find job listings at community colleges:

Check Employment/Human Resources Web pages for the district. Here are links for districts where many of our alumni are employed:


Want ads for openings in Adult Education in California
(You need to be registered; there’s no cost)


Public education job search web site: Teaching and other education job openings in California.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Career Network

Announcements of college-level teaching jobs nationwide.

American Association of Intensive English Language Programs (AAIEP)

Lists many of the intensive English programs in the U.S.

For U.S. Citizens Interested in Teaching Abroad

U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

See the programs offered by the Office of English Language Programs. In particular, see information about the English Language Fellow Program.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Peace Corps

For information on living and working conditions in specific countries:

  • See the country profiles written for U.S. citizens at the “Countries and Regions” section of the U.S. Dept. of State Web site.
  • The CIA World Factbook site gives profiles of countries and territories around the world, including information on geography, people, government, transportation, economy, communications.
  • You can also consider contacting the embassy of the country in which you wish to work, which may be able to direct you to government agencies that have more detailed information available.

Volunteers in Asia (VIA)

Based at Stanford University, VIA provides U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents with volunteer, educational and fellowship opportunities in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Volunteers teach English, learn about the local culture and provide support to local non-profit organizations.

For All Interested in Teaching Internationally

See Where ESL Jobs Are for some tips on how to find job listings.

Go Teach Abroad

This easy-to-navigate site contains information for those interested in teaching, studying, and volunteering abroad.  The job board is updated often.

Dave’s ESL Cafe, Job Center

This is one of the earliest established, most well known, and most extensive job centers for teaching EFL. The site features a Job Boards, Job Discussion Forums, Teacher Training Forum, and many resources.

Transitions Abroad Magazine

Articles on working abroad, studying abroad, and international living. Lots of articles with tips on finding teaching jobs. Has extensive listings for EFL teaching jobs and recommends Best Web sites for job information, providing many links. Essential Job Resources provides advice from TEFL experts. Best Web sites has recommended sites.

English International

Information and advice on teaching English overseas by Jeff Mohammed, with an overview of the TEFL Job Market

Teach English Worldwide

Provides guidance on seeking English teaching jobs worldwide.

Footprints Recruiting

Provides country information and assistance for those seeking placements.

Some other sites that post International job listings include:

Numerous other sites can be found by typing key search words into your Web browser: English teacher jobs abroad, teaching jobs in ____ , and so on.

Jobs in Japan:

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