Dave's ESL Cafe is a free community that connects people who teach English with students that are learning it as a second language.

It's completely free to register the community and start interacting in the online forum. There are forums for each continent and sub-forums for many countries inside each continent. This allows Dave's ESL Cafe's members to connect with people from their local area. With over a million members worldwide, this forum it's great to find your next teacher or to find a job as a teacher.

If you are looking for new job opportunities, you can post your resume in Dave's ESL Cafe. This allows you to appear in the resume database and get job offers from people looking for teachers. Additionally, you can search through job listings on the job board and apply to those who are relevant to you.

On the other hand, if you are a student, this community is perfect to find a teacher that suits your needs. You can browse through the resume database to find a teacher that's a perfect match. Moreover, you can post a job and receive applications from teachers matching your description.

Lastly, the community has several educational resources. Dave's ESL Cafe has not only grammar lessons, phrasal verbs, and slang expressions, but also quizzes and lesson plans. You can leverage these free resources to keep learning.


  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 1995
  • Founders:

    Dave Sperling

  • Amount of members: 1,149,100
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Get new job opportunities:
At Dave's ESL Cafe you can post your resume and appear in the resume database, which allows you to get jobs as a teacher. On the other hand, you can also browse through the job board and apply for the most relevant offers.

Find your next teacher:
If you are looking for an English teacher, this community it's an ideal place. You can browse through the resume database to find the perfect match for you, or post a job and select your teacher from the applications sent to you.

Leverage the community's resources:
Dave's ESL Cafe has several educational resources, such as quizzes, grammar lessons, phrasal verbs, slang expressions, lesson plans, and more. You can leverage the resources to keep learning.


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Networking Events

Members of Dave's ESL Cafe connect in the community's online forums. There is one forum for each continent and sub-forums for many countries of each continent. This allows you, as a student or teacher, to interact with others from your local area. 

Additionally, the community allows you to post a resume and search through job listings on the job board. On the other hand, if you are looking for a teacher, you can browse the resume database or post a job.

Content Library

Dave's ESL Cafe has several educational resources for members to leverage. You will not only find grammar lessons and an idioms section but also lesson plans and phrasal verbs info. Additionally, on the community's website, there are several quizzes and common slang expressions to keep learning.


"Dave’s ESL Cafe is a great place to start when looking for teaching jobs abroad. That’s how I found my teaching job." -Nombali A. Siwa

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