Teach English And Travel – Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

Teach English And Travel – Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

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Feed your travel bug whilst teaching English at the same time! I was travelling in Vietnam when I decided to teach English, although I already have my TEFL (I will discuss this later) certificate before I started my travel. I tell you, it’s one of the best investment ever. For someone who loves to teach and travel, teaching English in a foreign country is a brilliant way to travel the world. You can find out more how to start funding your travel through teaching.

 

Foreign English teachers earn up to 20-40 USD per hour, depending on the location. Sounds great right? Here, I will list down the countries where English Foreign Teachers are in demand and what salary to expect.

 

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Let’s kick start this with technical terms in the Teaching English Abroad world.

TEFL – Teaching English as a Foreign Language or the English Teaching Certificate

 

This is the certificate I have when I was teaching English in Vietnam, I took my online course with MyTEFL which was 120-hour equivalent course. 120-hour is the minimum requirement to be able to teach English abroad. This is for students who aim to teach English and/or improve their skills and abilities.

 

There are no general requirements to be an English Teacher abroad other than the TEFL Certificate. It varies from country to country, some centres or school require a Bachelor’s Degree, some hires native and non-native English speakers. Some teachers even get a job even without any experience.

 

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Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

 

Asia

Teach English And Travel - Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

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Cambodia – Cambodia has a high demand for English Teachers, however, the salary is not as good compared to its neighbouring countries. An English Teacher will get paid around 10-14 USD per hour. Cambodia’s living cost is fairly low for basic needs such as accommodation, food, and transportation. >>Cambodia visa guide

 

China – One of the top countries that are desperate for English Teachers. The expected salary of English teachers in China is around 22-37 USD per hour or 1,800-2,000 USD per month. With fairly affordable living cost, most English Teachers get housing allowance as well. Earning good money, enjoying good food, and learning the Chinese culture is an all-in package if you decided to look for to teaching jobs in China.

 

Japan – Japanese culture has been one of the top travel destinations of every traveller in the world. Imagine you could learn its culture, explore its stunning mountains, eat authentic sushi and ramen (ahh!), and earn money as an English Teacher at the same time! English teachers get paid between 2,000-2,500 USD per month.

 

South Korea – South Korea’s private school has the hottest offers for teachers who want to teach English abroad. With attractive salary (40-50 USD per hour), flexible working hours, complimentary housing, and even flight tickets. On your free time, you can easily enjoy the beauty of South Korea, maybe eat some kimchi or enjoy the famous blossom trees during the spring season.

 

Thailand – Western English teachers enjoy working in Thailand not only for its competitive salary but also with the obvious reason, Thailand’s stunning beaches and affordable cost of living. Perhaps it’s not that bad to teach in one of the top travel destinations in Southeast Asia.

 

Vietnam – English Teachers in Vietnam are getting paid between 18-25 USD per hour. The working hours is between 25-40 hours a week, substitute teaching is also popular if you want to earn extra money, so are private classes. Teaching in Vietnam will definitely give you a great chance to see its popular attractions, enjoy its world-class food, and learn the culture in the best possible way.

 

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Teach English And Travel - Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

My students in Vietnam

 

Europe

Czech Republic – Czech Republic has the high demand of English Teachers compared to other European countries. The cost of living is very affordable whilst work permits are easy to obtain as long as you have a job lined up. On your free time, you are free to enjoy the historic streets of the country or get lost in the buzzing activities in Prague. English teachers are getting paid around 12 USD for 45 minutes, this is relatively low compared to other countries. But keep in mind that the Czech Republic is one of the cheapest places to live in compared to other western Europe.

 

Spain – Like other countries in the world, Spain shares the high demand for English Teachers. It’s quite easy to find teaching jobs, however, the competition is also quite up in the sky. The best plan is to start your job hunting several of months before your ideal date to start teaching. Make sure you also have some savings to be your cushion to fall when things don’t get into the plan. Hourly salary is between 12-30 USD depending on the school and your experience.

 

Middle East

Saudi Arabia – English teachers getting paid up to 3,000 – 4,000 USD per month tax-free! English teachers are also offered competitive benefits packages such as flight, accommodation, accommodation allowance, and health insurance. Earn and learn the rich culture of the Middle East. English teachers could also receive a return airfare, as well as flight tickets for the teacher’s spouse or two dependants. Sounds like a good deal, aye?! On the side note, here’s to find out what is it like to teach in Abu Dhabi.

 

Teach English And Travel - Countries In High Demand Of English Teachers

My students in Vietnam

 

South America

Brazil – You will be inspired to teach when you meet the Brazilian students coming to the classroom with enthusiasm to learn. English teachers in Brazil are expected to work a minimum of 25 hours, depending if you want to do a private teaching. The pay also varies from cities to cities and suburbs.

 

Colombia – More or less 30 years ago, Colombia is a no go for travellers. However, since the huge reform of the country, they manage to move forward and now one of the top countries to teach English. The average monthly salary is around 600-900 USD, even though most English teachers are only able to break even between their salary and cost of living, Colombia is still a great country to teach English and travel at the same time. You will get a good way to learn the country and meet its warm-hearted locals.

 

Nicaragua – Nicaragua might not be the most attractive country on this list, but what makes it the best place to teach English and travel at the same time is its super cheap cost of living. Most English teachers don’t pay more than 150 USD a month for their basic needs. Aside from that, Nicaragua is undeniable popular for its magnificent lakes and stunning volcanoes to explore!

 

I hope this will help you get the chance to teach English and travel at the same time. If you have more questions, feel free to let me know in the comment section below.

 

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Mary Charie
She's the person behind this blog. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

Mary is now trying to turn her blog site into promoting responsible tourism. She is in the process in writing articles where her readers could learn about travelling responsibly.

13 Comments

  • Rochelle 30/08/2017 at 6:30 am

    Hi, just want to get more information about this. I’m interested. 🙂

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    • Mary Charie 30/08/2017 at 7:27 am

      Hi Rachel,

      Send me an email, I’ll help you if you need any assistance 🙂 amaryroad (at) gmail (dot) com

      Reply
  • Susan Aksu 15/11/2016 at 5:30 pm

    This is a great guide for someone looking for more information, any information, about where to begin when it comes to teaching abroad.

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  • Sarah Stierch 15/11/2016 at 5:29 pm

    Great, I’ve thought about doing this previously and always thought you had to be of a certain age to do it (college age). I might take advantage of that link you provided!

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  • Nathan 14/11/2016 at 2:07 pm

    Such a great post! I have many friends who have taught English all over the world and love it! Seems to be a great experience.

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  • Nathan 14/11/2016 at 2:05 pm

    Such a great post! I have many friends who have taught English all over the world and love it!

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  • mike still 14/11/2016 at 4:35 am

    I highly recommend teaching English in South Korea! I’ve been doing it for 3 years and love it. Its a great way to travel and make a little money too.

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  • Amy 14/11/2016 at 3:56 am

    Such great information for anyone looking to pursue this, and I love the country breakdowns. I would love to see my daughters do something like this!

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  • Maya 14/11/2016 at 2:44 am

    Where else would you like to go teaching English?

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  • Corinne ~ ReflectionsEnroute 14/11/2016 at 2:02 am

    Teaching is such a good way to see the world. We have taught overseas for 16 years in 6 countries. I think everyone should consider it. Great tips, too.

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  • Lyssie 13/11/2016 at 10:22 pm

    I taught English in Spain in 2014-2015! It’s free to apply but a bit difficult if you don’t speak any Spanish. They really appreciate their language and culture assistants in Spain and it was the BEST experience of my life. I wish I could do it forever! You don’t need a TEFL certificate in Spain, the only requirements are that you speak English or French as a native language and hold a bachelor’s degree. I hope everyone interested in travel gets to teach english abroad and experience the joy I experienced 🙂

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  • Livi Bee 13/11/2016 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you for sharing! This post is very informative. I have always said that I want to experience living in another country. I recently began researching teaching opportunities abroad. This post has given me the umph I need to continue my search. I don’t have a background in education but I do have an advanced degree. I’m going to look into the TEFL now. Thank you again!!

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  • Nathan 13/11/2016 at 3:11 pm

    We’ve got our Japanese Working Holiday Visas already and we’re doing our 120 hour TEFL course now, so excited to teach English out there. Interesting to know of other places where it’s in demand, thanks!

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