The beauty of becoming an EFL teacher is that people from all ages and all backgrounds can find a suitable teaching post.
Here at the London Teacher Training College, we have trained and seen native and non native speakers of English, from 16 year old sixth formers to retired headmasters, ex-pats, lorry drivers, Oxbridge graduates, gap year students, unemployed, the list goes on and on....
It is a career literally open to anyone from anywhere of any age and background. Having a disability is often not a barrier to teaching English depending on circumstances.
You can teach in a language school, college, University ,privately, from home, online through your computer, one to one, business English, adults and children, full time, part time and seasonal, whether in the UK, your home country or virtually anywhere in the world.
When considering a career in TEFL, a few keys points immediately spring to mind.