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Teaching English Around the World

Teaching English abroad or even in your home country can be an incredibly rewarding career choice. Click on the countries above to browse English teaching job opportunities all over the world. TEFL Jobs in China, Korea and Japan are among the most popular, but there are plenty of opportunities in other countries you might not typically associate with English teaching.

When you are browsing the job ads, keep an eye out for the qualifications schools are looking for. Getting a TEFL or CELTA certificate can greatly improve your chances of landing a good English teaching job.

The hardest part will likely be deciding on which country to teach in. Teaching English abroad opens up a whole world of opportunities. Remember that you are not locked into any school or country for life. There are plenty of opportunities to travel and work in other exotic destinations. You might start off buy teaching English in China, but later end up in Turkey or Brazil. There is a big world out there.

Before you Accept Your TEFL Job…

Is Teaching English Abroad for You?

Not everyone is cut out to work and live in a foreign country. I’ve seen many new English teachers get overwhelmed with culture shock and loneliness from being away from their family and friends. It might sound obvious, but if you are not comfortable in strange situations and can’t be away from family for an extended period of time, teaching English abroad might not be for you.

There are local ESL (English as a Second Language) positions, some volunteer and some paid, in your home country. You might want to try working locally to give you some experience into what you can expect.  That teaching experience might also help you find an employer later on.

Research Your Employer

For all English teaching positions around the world, be sure to research potential employers before you sign a contract, and definitely before you arrive in the country. English teachers often provide feedback or talk about their experiences with past employers so take some time to research before you commit to anything.

In countries like Korea, your work visa is tied to your school. That means it will be very difficult to quit your job and look for work in another English school. Again, take time to research potential employers.

How does your Salary and Benefits Compare to Other Popular EFL teaching Destinations?

When choosing a country to teach English, bare in mind that not all benefits, salaries and working conditions are comparable. Thailand for example, pays less than half that of Japan, however, living costs can also be a quarter of Tokyo.

In Japan, transportation costs to get to work are almost always covered by your school, however, in other countries you will be responsible for all commuting costs.

The biggest single expense of English teachers will be accommodations. Verify exactly what you school is providing. Some schools have discounted or free teacher accommodations, while some bigger schools charge a premium to stay in a shared apartment with other English teachers.

Questions to Ask Potential Your Potential Employers

When comparing English teaching positions around the world, ask potential employers what will be included in your benefits package. Will you get a free or subsidized apartment? Will you be required to share an apartment with other English teachers. Will the school reimburse return airfare? Are local transportation costs included? How many weeks of vacation do teachers get?

Other questions to ask are: Will you be teaching in a rural or urban center? How many hours of classes will you be teaching per week? Will you have two consecutive days off? Will you be working days or evenings? Most English teaching jobs are in the evenings after students finish school or work.