How To Teach English In India + 35% Off TEFL Coupon

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How To Teach English In India + 35% Off TEFL Coupon

India is a country which everybody should experience in their lifetime and if you teach English here it’s even more rewarding.  You will love the flavourful food, colourful outfits, rich culture and friendly locals.  If you want to really get the most of learning a different culture and getting the best real-life education overseas then India should be first on your list.  There are plenty of reasons why you should seriously consider teaching here.


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Why you should teach English in India

Getting a qualification to teach is pretty simple.  Luckily for us backpackers My TEFL has some amazing courses on offer for you to complete so you can teach abroad in over 40 countries.  The most popular is the 120-hour course.  You can complete it before you head off on your backpacking adventures or while you’re on holidays sitting on the beach.  All you need is a laptop and some hours to complete your course.

India is an amazing place to teach English because the cost of living is extremely cheap.  From food to accommodation if you have an average backpacking budget you will live like a King or Queen.  You can grab street food from around 30cents and a chai will only set you back 20 cents.  India has some of the best food in the world too.  If you haven’t had a curry in India you haven’t lived.  The flavours differ from each state.

In the North, you will find a lot of creamier curries but if you head south you will find more fish and fresh seafood.  Accommodation will only set you back a few dollars for a hostel room and if you rent an apartment it may be only a fraction more depending on where you live. A hostel is a great place to start though as you will be with a bunch of other travellers that you may be able to do some travelling within the future.


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Life in India is completely opposite and upside down compared to western life.  You can learn a lot from India, especially patience.  It’s complete chaos which some days can be a nightmare but you will surely get used to it and when you leave, you might actually miss it.

India is much bigger than people realise.  The North, in my opinion, is much more confronting.  I saw a lot more poverty and it was a lot more chaotic than Kerala in the South of India.  Kerala is a lot more laid back and is perfect for first-time backpackers.  Just think white sand beaches, endless palm trees and fresh coconuts.  It’s actually called the land of palm trees!  I cannot tell you my favourite state because they were both amazing in their own ways.

A definite highlight was seeing the Taj Mahal and visiting the most religious city Varanasi.  The country is so diverse from forts that are a thousand years old to the deserts near Jaisalmer or the picturesque backwaters of Alappuzha.


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Make sure if you are thinking of teaching English that you look into basing yourself in India!  English is a language which is extremely important here.  Employers in the tourism industry these days will not hire Indians if they do not speak English.  You will find the kids will love to learn from you and love to practice their English with you on the streets.  Those who speak the language well are given far more elite job opportunities and better educational paths plus (unfortunately), they are thought of more highly than a non-English speaker.


How can I teach English in India?

  • Purchase the 120 hour My TEFL course. If you use my code ANITA35 you will receive a TEFL discount of 35% off the course, which RRP at $299!
  • Complete the course. It takes about 6-8 weeks.
  • Look for TEFL jobs in India! It’s that easy.

If you want to teach English in India and elsewhere around the world you will most likely need a qualification which is why I recommend My TEFL.  They will guide you as to where the jobs are located around the world when you have finished.  This really separates them from the other courses online and makes teaching English in India easy!

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Make sure you sign up for a My TEFL course today and tick off ‘travelling the world’ on your bucket list!


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  • Reply
    April Mims
    June 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    India is definitely on my list of places to visit. It would be very interesting to go as a teacher and experience the culture and the people in that way.

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Yeah definitely! Do you have any plans to teach in the future?

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    Rachel Mouton
    June 21, 2016 at 2:19 am

    What a great way to get to travel. I am a teacher and may look into this. This would be great for my children too 🙂

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    Sarah Bailey
    June 21, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I’ve got a few friends who have gone off to teach English in other countries – it seems like such a great thing to do and so rewarding. x

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    June 21, 2016 at 4:28 am

    My church just sent people to Haiti to teach kids english at a camp. This is a great opportunity.

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    Liz Mays
    June 21, 2016 at 7:52 am

    That’s something I hadn’t considered, but what a great way to spend some time over there. I know my brother-in-law went and would actually like to retire there. He loved it that much!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      I think it’s probably the perfect place to retire! Good on him 🙂

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    Michelle Gwynn Jones
    June 21, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I would love to teach in another country. Thank you for the how-to

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    Elizabeth O.
    June 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Good to know that there’s an option for people to learn English that would be convenient for them. I think this is a good opportunity for teachers to earn as well.

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    Amanda Love
    June 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Sounds like English teachers are in demand here! I really think it’s essential to learn English if you’re planning to work in a corporate setting. It’s going to be tough for people who are willing to teach English to relocate here but I’m sure it’s worth it.

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    June 21, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    If I was single and childless, I would be all over this! It’s a grrat experience for people not tied down.

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    Ana De Jesus
    June 21, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I agree Indian food is so good and wow 30 cents that is so much cheaper than drinks sold here!

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    Karlaroundtheworld | Karla
    June 21, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    India’s a very rich country when it comes powerful culture and tradition. They’re very beautiful too. I believe they would do good and easy with English, I know a lot who can converse well and I really don’t mind the accents.

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    June 22, 2016 at 1:27 am

    This is really interesting! This is also a great way to travel and do something that you would love to do! Great job on the post!

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    Alyssa C
    June 22, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Great post! India is on my bucket list but not as a teacher, I may have to change that! Thank you for sharing.

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    The Mad Mommy
    June 22, 2016 at 10:22 am

    If I would have known about these opportunities before I had children, I would have done them in a heartbeat. Not so easy with 2 kids and a husband!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Haha no I can imagine it might be a bit difficult but never impossible 😉

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    Leigh Anne
    June 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This looks like an incredible opportunity. I have a friend that is doing this in South Korea. She loves it!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Yeah South Korea is supposed to be another great location to teach and apparently they pay the most!

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    June 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

    That sounds like it would be really rewarding. I would love to be able to teach someone English. That would actually be a lot of fun. I’m glad there are some others out there that are willing to do that.

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    Inspiring Kitchen
    June 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    My SIL is an English teacher and she just retired from teaching. She wants to do something like this. I will share this with her. I have heard so much about how beautiful India is.

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Perfect, please share with her! India is really incredible and well worth the trip.

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    Lexie Lane
    June 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I heard that Indians are good at English and it is a great opportunity for them to teach. I hope that every nation should be fluent in English.

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      They are incredibly good at English and I was surprised when visiting smaller towns that they knew how to!

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    Nicole Escat
    June 22, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    What a wonderful opportunity! I’m glad to hear that.

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    Shannon Peterson
    June 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

    This would be an amazing experience! And so rewarding for those kiddos!

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    Claudia K.
    June 24, 2016 at 12:46 am

    What a great way to get to travel. I am a teacher and may look into it! Thank you for sharing it!

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      That’s great! Can’t wait to hear about your experience 🙂

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    ana fernandez
    June 24, 2016 at 3:56 am

    This is great for english teachers! and well.. for almost everybody because it looks like such a lovely place and culture!

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    Mardene Carr
    June 24, 2016 at 5:07 am

    I have great respect for anyone who has to learn English because I think it is one of the most complicated languages to learn for non natives

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      Anita Hendrieka
      June 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      Yes I have heard that too. I am very lucky that English is my first language!

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    Select Villages
    June 25, 2016 at 6:31 am

    This is really amazing information for the people those are belong to the profession of teaching. Love the way you write, vote up for this post.

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    June 25, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Wow what an amazing experience this would be. So rewarding too I think xxx

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    June 27, 2016 at 12:26 am

    What a great way to travel … you learn something and you give back something at the same time. That is really awesome.

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    Gokul Raj
    October 29, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Went through your post. I am from Kerala which happens to be your favorite state. The info regarding the TEFL course was really helpful. Also wanted to point this one out – ‘….picturesque backwaters of Alapoloza’. It is spelled as Alappuzha (also known as Alleppey) 😀

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