TEFL Job information
A Model Structure for a TEFL Resume
A TEFL resume needs only certain information. The following notes
are a guideline to producing a resume that you can build on as your
TEFL career progresses.
You should always have a copy of the resume on disk , so you can
forward it by email and make alterations when necessary.
Place of Birth
Contact Tel No
To build on my EFL experience and gain an understanding of the
culture of the country in which I plan to work.
(The objective will evolve with teaching career , it should also be
adapted to the country/city you intend to teach in)
Education & Training:
ITTT TEFL Certificate
Jan - Feb 2001
Internationally recognised TEFL certificate course, with a practical
emphasis on teaching skills, language awareness, phonology and
BA ( Hons) Chinese Studies,
Sept 1997 - May 2000
Pass Grade: 2:2
You don‘t really need any more information than this as employers
only need to know if you are qualified and have a degree.
If you have any further qualifications, that you think will enhance
your chance of getting an interview, you can either add them to the
list, or create a section titled
Name of Company
Only include a description of your job if it involved some training/
teaching/ mentoring or was a position of authority.
You don‘t need to go further back than 5/6 years unless:
a) You have had employment for a long time with the same company.
b) The positions you had were relevant to teaching or a foreign
a teacher, some training aspects to your job or an interpreter.
If you can mutter
in French, put “basic French“.
A language section should be included because it demonstrates that
you have had experience in a foreign language aquisition
It doesn‘t matter if the language you have learnt is not specific to
Full, clean driving licence, computer literate, first aid
Hobbies and Interests:
If you hold a degree in politics or economics or business and can
demonstate that you can stimulate conversation, debate and
discussion, this would be looked upon favourably by potential
TEFL course trainer/tutor
2. Any previous employer