5 places you can teach English without a degree

It’s the question we get asked the most – “Can I teach English abroad without a bachelor’s degree?”. And we’re happy to say, the answer is, yes! There are tons of countries where degrees aren’t required and lots of them are very sought-after TEFL destinations. We’ve picked our favourite 5 places you can teach English without a degree and put them into a handy list for you. So, read on and find out where you could be starting your next big adventure…


Europe is one of the most popular TEFL destinations in the world – and Spain, in particular, is a highly sought-after location (we wonder why…). You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to teach in Spain – yay! But do bear in mind, due to its popularity, you might need to be flexible about specific locations, schools and salary because there’s a bit more competition for positions. But, if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards are amazing (and delicious!)



Number 2 on our list is sunny Mexico! Although some private schools might ask for a degree, the majority of schools won’t need you to have one in order to teach English – hurray! So, get ready to enjoy incredible cuisine (burritos, nachos, quesadillas, tacos, guacamole…), fun local traditions including the world famous Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and lots and lots of hot weather. Sounds pretty dreamy to us!



Southeast Asia’s hidden gem, Cambodia has the same climate, community vibe, and crystal clear waters as its neighbours: Thailand and Vietnam. But, added bonus, you don’t need a degree to teach here! If you choose to TEFL in this country steeped in history, you can expect extremely friendly locals, endless white, sandy beaches, and thousand-year-old temples to wander around in on your time off.



Argentina is simply stunning. It’s an extremely vast country with plenty of demand for TEFL teachers. Admittedly, wages aren’t as high as some locations, but neither are living costs! So, you definitely won’t be out of pocket. And when would you ever get to experience this country for a lengthy period of time otherwise? Argentina is a huge opportunity not to be missed. Think spectacular mountain ranges, countless glaciers, unusual architecture, and more towns and cities to explore than you can shake a stick at.



A relative unknown in the TEFL market, Nicaragua has plenty to offer as well as a growing demand for English teachers – perfect! Imagine a lovely tropical climate, plenty of snorkelling opportunities and hiking trails for all abilities – because you’ll get all of this and more in this TEFL destination. Teach English here and you’ll have the experience of a lifetime – guaranteed.

Ready to get TEFL qualified so you can book your flight? No problem! Just arrange for a free call back from one of our friendly TEFL advisors, and they’ll help you get started. Or, if you’re eager to find which course matches you best, you can take our quick 2-minute online quiz to find out!

Already TEFL qualified and ready to find your perfect role abroad? Head to the LoveTEFL Jobs Board for all the latest overseas vacancies!

Happy travelling!

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