* The countries mentioned below represent only a cross-section of those countries where employment is available.
Following a rather unstable past, Vietnam has stabilized and seen an influx of foreign companies and investments over the past several years. Due to this boost in international involvement, the demand for English has taken off. Well-paid employment is easy to find, especially in the business metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), the eastern sea port city of Ga Nang, and the cultural capital, Hanoi. TEFL Qualified English teachers shouldn't have any problems securing a desirable position teaching English in Vietnam. Compared to the cost of living, salaries are high. Outside of the cities, work is mainly on a voluntary basis and there are numerous organizations who can help arrange this.
If you arrive in Vietnam with an open mind and an awareness of the cultural differences, as a TEFL teacher you will quickly become part of the local community and receive a warm welcome. Teachers are highly respected figures in Vietnamese society, and the social order is echoed in the traditional Vietnamese saying: "My king, my teacher, my father." The students are usually well-behaved, polite, and eager to get to know you. Beyond that, the majority of them see English as imperative to their future career prospects, so their motivation level is high. Researching the schools before arriving is highly recommended.
Sample Job Offer Teaching English in Vietnam
Placement organization seeks qualified TEFL English teacher who wishes to develop their EFL career in Vietnam. The school offers a strong commitment to professional development and high teaching standards. Salary: 1160 USD – 1500 USD per month, depending on qualifications and experience. Medical insurance allowance: 550 USD per year. Flight allowance: 500 USD per year (paid at the end of contract). Bonus: End of year bonus is paid at $1 per hour taught during the year. 20 working days paid annual leave and an additional 8 paid days off for national holidays.
There are great opportunities for teaching English in Turkey, particularly in the larger cities. Salaries are reasonable and teachers are able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Opportunities mainly exist within the private educational sector. Most teachers seem to find teaching and living in Turkey a pleasurable experience. A university degree is deemed necessary for teaching English in Turkey but this is not strictly abided by.
The cost of living here is very low and the minimum legal wage is about US$450 per month. Teachers of English will generally make double that amount. The Turkish middle classes are very eager to learn English, especially from a native speaker of the language. The number of students wanting to learn English far outweighs the number of English teachers. There is an abundance of English schools in Istanbul that cater to adult students, and these are definitely easier to find a job teaching English in than the primary schools. This means that you will likely work evenings and weekends, which leaves your day free to explore. There are language schools in other cities, such as the capital, Ankara, and Izmir. The majority of schools request you to stay for a year minimum. If you have an MA in TESOL, linguistics or education, and some teaching experience, you should be able to land a relatively well-paying teaching job at a public university in Turkey. These are regarded as the best employment prospects within the Turkish education system and therefore competition is high. If you have a degree and no formal TEFL training, it is advised to enroll on a TEFL course.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Turkey
We require two teachers - married teaching couples or two friends traveling together are welcome to apply! We are looking for enthusiastic teachers with CELTA/TRINITY/TEFL qualification to come and work with us. The children and staff alike are committed to education. We are a friendly bunch who would welcome new comers to our team. The package we are offering is: Free comfortable accommodation (with all bills paid), transport to and from school at the end and beginning of the day, a maximum of 24 teaching hours per week, medical cover after the first 120 days of work are completed, visa expenses paid for, flights to and from country of origin at the beginning and end of the contract, £600 sterling monthly salary, paid school holidays and national holidays. Teaching starts at the beginning of September, but teachers are required to be here by 23 August for their induction period.
There is a plethora of job opportunities for teaching English in Thailand right now. Especially in Bangkok and the large tourist destinations, were there are far more jobs than teachers. Throughout Thailand, a qualified TEFL teacher will have no problems securing a job. In most other parts of the country, the prospects are strong as well. All state schools employ at least one native English language teacher so the demand for teachers is massive. Teachers here are highly respected by their Thai students (the usual order of respect being King, monk, teacher, parents), and they are generally highly motivated and willing to learn. Thailand is one of the most attractive countries in Southeast Asia in which to work, but because of this, many unqualified teachers try to set up shop here. TEFL qualified English teachers will find work very easily. Pay is relatively low, but more than adequate for the cost of living.
The minimal requirements for most positions teaching English in Thailand are a university degree (area of study is usually unimportant) and a TEFL certificate. As demand for qualified TEFL teachers is high, schools will offer positions to those with only a TEFL certificate (they obviously have some agreement with the immigration authorities). Jobs are prevalent in Thailand, and especially easy to find in the many Schools, which are scattered around the country. Because of a recent lock-down on visa regulations, be informed that you must have your original diploma/degree and original university transcripts from your home country in order to receive a work permit.
Sample Job Offer Teaching English in Thailand
Our school in Bangkok, Thailand has a vacancy for an experienced native English-speaking teacher in our school. Students learn subjects (English, Math, Science, etc) in English. On average, a foreign teacher is expected to teach about 30 lessons per week, or the equivalent. Our preference for these positions is native English speaking teachers with a minimum of a Bachelors Degree. Contract Package includes 30,000-43,000 baht per month salary (depending on experience). Off campus accommodation is provided for overseas-hired employees who accept a 12-month contract. One-way airfare reimbursed over the first twelve months of work, then a one-way airfare home at the end of the second twelve-month contract. Paid staff holidays. (October 2.5 weeks, between Christmas-New Year, late March to Early May is the summer break), accident and Hospital insurance.
Opportunities for teaching English in Taiwan are huge and jobs for degree holding, TEFL qualified native English speakers are available throughout the country. Salaries are quite high, the cost of living is low and working conditions are reasonable. English teaching positions are normally found in the hundreds of bushibans (private schools) throughout the country. There are more jobs teaching children than teaching adults. Taiwanese people are warm, friendly and like to get to know people from other cultures. Always ask for a copy of the exact contract before considering a position. Always ask questions regarding contracted hours, times and days of employment, salary, holidays, flights, accommodation, medical insurance, contract completion bonus and visas. Hourly paid teaching jobs give you more free time for extra lessons and are usually better paid than salaried positions. However, you will usually not receive holiday pay. Seek private students if you wish to boost your income. Positions also available for Associate degree holders from recognized colleges who have also attended a recognized TEFL course. There are many large chain schools in Taiwan and many jobs on offer. It is a teachers market. Always check forums and run web searches for additional information.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Taiwan
Seeking experienced and first time TEFL teachers at our highly respected English language schools throughout Taiwan. Classes are delivered at one of our many schools in Taiwan (so no traveling between lessons). Students are between 3-12 years old. Syllabus, lesson plans and materials are provided. Contract hours are 8:30Am – 4:30Pm teaching 26 classroom hours per week.
In order to qualify you must be a native English speaker from either Canada, USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, be able to commit to a one-year contract, hold a bachelors degree with certification as proof. Preference will be give to holders in internationally recognized TEFL certification.
You will receive a monthly salary of between 62,000 – 67,000NT depending on qualifications and experience, health insurance, 2 weeks paid holiday + all national holidays, sick pay and medical insurance, subsidized accommodation, contract completion bonus, return airfare, airport pick up, lunch and dinner at school.
There are many opportunities for Teaching English in South Korea and being one of the most highly paid TEFL destinations, teaching English in Korea is a popular choice. Opportunities exist in both the state sector (universities) and Hogwons (private language schools). Most opportunities are at the thousands of Hogwons across the country. A large percentage of teachers gain employment in Seoul or Pusan although there are excellent employment possibilities in smaller cities and towns throughout the country. Many teachers complain of the working conditions but others feel that the high salaries counterbalance this. It is usual for teachers willing to work overtime to earn up to $US 6,000 per month. Savings can therefore be high. Any TEFL qualified teacher who has a university degree, a recognized TEFL certificate and comes from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK & Ireland or the USA should have no problem whatsoever in finding employment teaching English in Korea.
Korea culture approaches most things differently to western cultures; you therefore need to be open minded to cultural differences. Always look at a contract, particularly terms and conditions for working and living conditions, before deciding on a position. Do extensive research on forums and boards. Ask potential employers for a contact list of present teachers. Ask questions that are important to you. Contracts in Korea are simply general conditions, which are subject to change depending on circumstances. Be flexible or develop your flexibility and negotiate. When looking at a contract, seek clear and full definitions on salary, working hours, class size, contract completion bonus or severance pay (Taechikum), taxes and deductions, airfare home, housing and housing costs, holiday entitlement.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in South Korea
Placement organization seeks TEFL qualified native English speakers, who hold a university degree, to teach at public school throughout Korea. The contract on offer is for 12 months and is renewable for good teachers. Salary between 2.0 – 2.5 million Won dependent on qualifications and experience. The contracted working hours are from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, teaching four classes each day (22 classroom hours per week). We offer a good salary (see above), round trip airfare, 100% severance pay (1-month salary), a relocation allowance of 300,000 Won on arrival, 14 days paid holiday and all national holidays. 50% of medical insurance costs, 50% of pension payments and fully furnished single accommodation.
Availability of jobs teaching English in Poland have been huge for a number of years now. So much so that Poland is said to have the most English teaching opportunities than anywhere else in the region, and some say the world. There are positions teaching English in Poland available country wide in both the state sector, at schools, colleges and universities, and in the private sector, private language schools, institutes and in companies. Salaries are high by local standards and you will live comfortably, however, as with many countries in the region, saving can be minimal unless you support your income with private lessons.
Jobs are advertised year round on the many. A TEFL certificate and a university degree (not always a requirement) are usually required to secure employment.
Contracts are usually for one year unless applying during the academic year, which runs September to June. Polish people are friendly and motivated, and have high respect for teachers. Teachers are usually provided a yearlong curriculum, which is broken down in to terms and weeks within a term. Most schools acknowledge that although a curriculum has been provided, teachers can adapt lesson contents to meet student requirements. It is important to achieve the results required by the school by following the curriculum, but how you achieve those results id often determined by the teacher.
Most opportunities teaching English in Poland are to be found in the larger cities where the demand for lessons is higher due to larger population and an eager work force. With Poland joining the EU in 2004, the demand for English teachers has increased significantly. Should you wish to teach English in Poland after your TEFL course, you will have little or no problem in securing a job very quickly.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Poland
Our School of English is looking for extraordinary candidates interested in teaching English in Poland for one academic year. Candidates should possess a Bachelor's degree and/or a TEFL//TESOL/CELTA certificate. More importantly, you must be a confident, dynamic, sociable, creative and resourceful individual. Our school is located in the Silesian province of southern Poland. We offer outstandingly competitive rates of pay, more than enough to live comfortably in Poland where the cost of living is much cheaper than in Western countries. You also receive allocated accommodation; guaranteed minimum weekly workload; full assistance in obtaining visas and work permits; free in-house teacher training package (both on-arrival and ongoing); airfare allowance after completion of the contract; medical support; free Polish lessons; free Internet access. So, if you think you have that something special that puts you above the rest, don't waste any time.
There is a huge demand for English native speaking teachers. However, the low salaries, difficulty in obtaining working papers and bad reputation of the country in safety terms generally mean that English teachers often ignore it. Yet opportunities teaching English in Lima are enormous for those who plan to teach English here.
Expect quite good conditions teaching English in Peru with a regular work schedule running from Monday thru Friday. Teaching schedules are usually split, and you can expect a block of classes in the morning and again in the early evening, this of course, leaves a large part of the day free. Age groups are adults and young learners and you can expect to teach both types of class, with the majority being adult classes. You may be asked to work on a Saturday, which will earn you an extra day of during the week.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Peru
Our school is looking for an experienced, open-minded and energetic native English teacher to teach full time. The teacher should arrive at least a week before the position starts for orientation. The minimum contract is four months. We offer excellent compensation and benefits. We pay $3.50 (net) per hour, provide your round-trip airfare, and offer a complimentary studio apartment in Miraflores, one of the finest areas in Lima. At the end of the month, since there are breaks between our classes, the teacher would also have the opportunity to travel for 3 or 4 days.
Due to its close proximity to the USA, there is a vast jobs market for positions teaching English in Mexico. The demand for native English speaking teachers is high in almost every town and city in the country, and as a result, TEFL qualified teachers should be able to find work in most locations. There is good demand for teachers of business English in the major cities and those with a business background will find positions easily.
Usually, the requirements to secure good English teaching positions in Mexico are a university degree and/or a internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate. Some of the larger language schools employ teachers with just a TEFL certificate. On the other side of the spectrum, many universities prefer to employ teachers who hold Master’s degree in TESOL or education. For the TEFL teacher though, a degree and a TEFL certificate will secure a job teaching English in Mexico.
While some teachers find jobs at primary or secondary schools, or in business settings, the bulk of English teaching jobs in Mexico are either at universities or private language schools. University jobs usually pay better than language schools and often offer more benefits. Still, while they tend to offer the best package deals to their teachers, university jobs in Mexico can vary greatly in salary, benefits, and overall desirability. It is easier to find work at a language school than a university since there are more of them and they don’t always require a lot of experience. You can find English teaching jobs at a language school at practically any time of the year, whereas universities often hire only prior to each new semester.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Mexico
Our English teaching positions offer you an exciting opportunity to enhance your teaching skills while enjoying the beauty and tradition of Mexican culture. We are currently seeking challenge-driven individuals and want our instructors to become part of our company.
Qualifications: native Speaker of English, degree in teaching or teaching certificate, TEFL certificate, must commit to at least one year, capable of lesson planning and enjoy leading groups of people, a desire to live and work in a diverse cultural environment. We offer: highly competitive local salary: $80 Pesos an hour, $60 Pesos 45 min (increases to $86.- / $65.- Pesos after a year), free Spanish, French, and German lessons, opportunities for teaching both adult and young learner groups, reimbursement of FM3 fees after one year of employment, opportunities for growth into administrative/management positions, long term employees are eligible to work at our many language centers worldwide.
Opportunities for teaching English in Japan are good for those who hold a TEFL Certificate. In Tokyo and Osaka there are usually more English teaching positions than there are teachers, while all over Japan employment prospects remain good. Teachers are highly respected throughout Japanese society, and students are generally highly motivated and willing to learn. You will need a BA or BS degree in order to obtain a work permit, so employment prospects are limited to graduates. Teacher’s salaries are good and you can expect to save approximately, and depending on life style of course, 70,000 Yen per month (US$ 580). More income can be generated by arranging private students.
Many large corporations employ a huge amount of teachers. Opinions vary on each organization so always do some research first and ask questions that are important to you before reaching a decision. Questions to ask potential employers include “Can I see a copy of the contract? What are my exact teaching hours and is there a degree of flexibility? Are lesson plans provided or can I introduce my own materials? Is housing provided or is housing assistance provided? Is health insurance included in the package?" Schools in Japan like there teachers to be fun and energetic with a good sense on humor.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Japan
1. Degree holding native English speakers required for a 12-month renewable English teaching contract in Tokyo and other large cities throughout Japan. We seek suitably qualified teachers with the relevant qualifications, such as a TEFL certificate from a recognized provider. You will teach small classes of 5 – 10 students and teach a mix of adult classes and young learner classes (training provided for teaching young learners). 50% of lessons are teaching on a one to one basis.
We offer 258,000 Yen per month for teaching 275 hrs, reimbursed airfare, 7 weeks paid holidays per year, paid travel within your teaching location, extensive teacher support, and the opportunity for extra teaching hours. An ideal candidate will be positive, sociable, friendly, energetic, hard working, enthusiastic, outgoing, patient and professional. Thos who are culturally inquisitive would enjoy teaching in Japan.
2. We have a 1-year renewable opening for a native English speaker who holds a university degree and a TEFL certificate from a reputable provider of TEFL courses, such as TEFL International. We are a small language school, which focuses on our students and teachers having a fun in the classroom while learning. We provide lessons to children and adults. Special training is provided for teachers with no or little experience teaching children.
We offer 260,000 Yen per month for 23 teaching hours per week (5 days per week), 6 weeks paid holiday per year, subsidized accommodation near the school, a bike, and an outward air ticket or flight reimbursement.
Indonesia is the fifth most populous nation on earth and at times is can seem as if all of them are learning English! This is good news for TEFL teachers as jobs abound teaching English in Indonesia. Positions teaching English can range from state to private sector. Most teachers find employment on the country’s main Island of Java, but there are many openings on other islands too.
The requirements to teach English in Indonesia are quite flexible but in all cases, TEFL certification from a recognized TEFL course is required by the government in order to issue a work visa. Some schools require a university degree while others do not. Most schools value a positive attitude and sense of humor. With the cost of living very low, a TEFL teacher’s salary goes a long way. Although you should be able to live comfortably, do not count on saving. Indonesia is good place to begin your TEFL years but quite poorly paid in comparison to other Asian countries. Always check what you have been offered against the actual contract. Therefore, it is a good idea to check your contract before signing. In all cases and in all countries, always check web forums and notice boards for information. Look for schools that offer a housing allowance in addition to or instead of providing housing. This will give you more options. Never agree to housing without seeing it first. A return air ticket is required to enter Indonesia. Your school should reimburse 50% of the fare after 3 months and the balance on completion of your contract. Also, check the hours you are contacted to teach and try to achieve a good balance. Don’t sign a contract, which states you may have to work alternate Saturdays if you do no want to work Saturdays.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Indonesia
We are seeking TEFL qualified native English speakers to teach classes to children and adults at a variety of levels from beginner to advanced. Class sizes are limited to 14 students with the average being 10 students per class. All teachers are provided with a comprehensive syllabus, including lesson plans, for each course and level. Teachers are, however, encouraged to adapt the course materials to meet student learning styles. The school has an extensive resource center and library for to assist teachers in preparing additional or adapted materials
We are looking for TEFL certified teachers who hold a recognized TEFL certificate. Previous teaching experience preferred but not required. More important is a flexible character, which can adapt to life in a developing tropical country. Candidates with enthusiasm, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor are particularly sought. In return for teaching 25 contact hours per week and 15 office hours per week, TEFL qualified teachers will receive 8,000,000 Rupiah per month, return airfare from their current location, full working visa, 14 days holiday every 12 months plus national holidays, health insurance, accommodation shared with fellow teachers, opportunities for career development.
Competition is strong for paid positions, but they are still available, especially in the business field. A degree in the field of education or a good deal of teaching experience, as well as a TEFL or similar certificate is usually necessary. Many jobs teaching English in India require you to work 6 days a week, and approximately 20-25 hours.
Teachers in India are generally treated with utmost respect. In the Indian culture, knowledge is regarded highly, therefore enticing students to gain as much as possible. Jobs teaching English remain somewhat difficult to obtain due to the fact that English is already widely spoken; therefore, schools generally look for someone willing to make a long-term commitment. Aside from the school atmosphere, language schools are plentiful in India, especially in the large cities scattered throughout the country. Many of these jobs require nighttime availability and offer part-time positions to start. Corporate training is also a good way to get your foot in the door in India, but will most likely require some experience or certifications in the fields of business and commerce. In the BPO industry, teachers are hired as voice and accent trainers, and companies’ nationwide higher soft skill trainers to increase the awareness of appropriate interview skills, dress, general politeness and manners, etc.
Sample Job offer Teaching English in India
Our company seeks a native English speaker born and raised in USA / Canada for a 1-year contract in Bangalore, India, with the option of mutually agreed extension by 1 more year. Extensive training would be given to each selected trainer/Language Specialist. Requirements include: TEFL / TESL / CELTA / TESOL Certificate; Familiarity with Windows and Office; 2 years ESL (English as Second language) teaching experience would be an added advantage. Responsibilities include: teaching a formal pronunciation curriculum, conducting interviews, scoring assessments and providing individual coaching and quality monitoring sessions to improve clarity of communications. Benefits include: Salary (after all statutory deductions & taxes) will be INR.47,000 per month; paid economy class airfare to / from Bangalore; paid furnished accommodations; comprehensive training (4-6 weeks); 2 weeks holiday after 6 months working; daily pick-up drop to & from office; lunch & dinner at office canteen; Visa processing fee & vaccination charges also paid as reimbursement against bills.
In the past, Egypt was a top destination for teaching English. However, as English has become more widespread over the years, opportunities teaching English in Egypt have decreased due to the fact that many Egyptian citizens are qualified to teach English themselves. That said, there are still numerous positions available, and Egypt offers some of the best paid TEFL teaching positions in Northern Africa. In the Sinai Desert, Cairo and Alexandria, securing a desirable position should come relatively easily. Many available jobs are in the fields of business and computers, so experience in these fields will definitely increase you chances of finding a job.
The students in Egypt are often some of the best to teach in the world. As most of them need to become fluent in English in order to obtain a job themselves, they are very diligent workers and excited to learn. The requirements for most teaching positions throughout Egypt are a University diploma and a TEFL certificate.
Sample Job Teaching English in Egypt
Our language school in Cairo is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic English Teachers for the different school stages. We are a Private English Language School located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. The number of students in each class average from 20-25 students. Qualifications include: Bachelor of Arts or Science; native speaking English teachers; TEFL qualified; excellent communicative skills with children; experience is an asset. Working Conditions include: Friday & Saturday off; working hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; paid furnished, accommodation; paid daily transportation to and from School; paid Visa & Work Permit; paid vacation, public holidays, and sick days; reimbursed roundtrip airfare ticket.
The Czech Republic is probably the most popular country in the region for teaching English. Jobs teaching English in the Czech Republic are quite easy to obtain, and salaries, while not being of a high level in international terms, offer a reasonably comfortable lifestyle. Any teacher with a TEFL certificate should have little problem in finding a position teaching English in the Czech Republic. Prague is a particularly popular international teaching destination.
The hiring season is year-round in the Czech Republic, especially in Prague. Language schools in Prague are now demanding all applicants hold a TEFL certificate. Smaller towns in the Czech Republic have many opportunities for qualified English teachers. These locations outside Prague allow teachers to immerse into Czech culture and language. Wages in small towns are lower than in Prague, but it is pretty much relative to the cost of living. Please note that competition for English teaching jobs in Prague is intense and there are many teachers looking for employment at any one time. However, demand does outstrip supply and teaching English in the Czech Republic is still a teachers market. Having been offered a job, do expect your timetable to be quite small initially, schools like to check out teachers before giving them a full time schedule. Another good way to earn extra income is to find employment teaching English is to advertise for private lessons. Many teachers earn a good income by providing lessons to individuals and companies. These types of classes usually come with time and networking, so it is always a good idea to get to know people and offer you services privately. Good methods for attracting private students in addition to those outlines above are to advertise in local newspapers and business publications, post ads on bulletin boards at the British Council, universities, internet cafes and places where Czech nationals are likely to gather. If you have a business, computers or technical background, your chances of finding private students will increase, as will your chances of landing a contract with a private company.
Sample Job Offer Teaching English in the Czech Republic
If you are a recently qualified TEFL teacher and want to get to know every alley and cobblestone of Prague, you have come to the right place. We are looking for teachers of conversation lessons, grammar, specific courses, and intensive courses. Every teacher is welcome to present his or her opinions and suggestions. Qualification Needed: TESOL Certification. Accommodation assistance: Subsidized. City Location: Prague. Salary: CZK 23.000. Hours per week: 25 hrs per week. Additional Incentives: Help with Visa process (90% paid for); low cost language lessons; metro pass (50%).
The opportunities for teaching English in China are huge. Year round there are far more jobs available than teachers. Positions teaching English in China are available countrywide. Any TEFL qualified teacher should be able to teach English in any part of China they choose with a variety of opportunities throughout the country in both state and private sectors. Salaries (and costs) can vary tremendously between regions. China has developed rapidly over the last 5 years, which means that teachers in China can expect similar standards of living in Asian countries such as Japan and Taiwan. For the first time TEFL teacher, living and working in China’s ever-evolving situation can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Most jobs can be arranged from outside China (in these cases most schools will reimburse airfares) and a University degree is usually required to obtain a work visa.
The cost of living in China is low, travel is inexpensive and food in restaurants cheap. TEFL teachers have the opportunity to teach extra hours in China through arranging their own private lessons. This is a great way to earn extra income and to save very well indeed. Check and double check all documentation provided by employers and search the web for forums and feedback. Overall, a great place to work and save.
Sample Job Offer Teaching English in China
1. One year contract open to TEFL qualified teachers who will be teaching young learners, teenagers and adults for 20.5 class contact hours per week. Teaching hours above 20.5 per week are paid as overtime. In return, you will receive a basic salary of 8800 RMB ($1,164) plus bonuses for overtime, and an extra basic salary for experience and qualifications. Other benefits include health insurance, flights, travel allowance while teaching, contract completion bonus, accommodation assistance, 22 days paid and 7 days unpaid holiday each year.
2. Minimum one year contract open to native English speakers primarily from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa and secondarily all other native English speaking countries. All candidates must hold a University degree and recognized TEFL certification.
You will be teaching English to teenagers and adults for 72 hours per month (less that 20hrs per week) you will receive a salary of between 6,600 RMB and 9,000 RMB ($880 - $1200) depending on qualifications and experience. Included in the package is reimbursed airfare, health insurance contributions, contract completion bonus, 22 days paid holidays per year and subsidized accommodation (1,250 -1,500 RMB $175 - $200).
Most positions teaching English in Cambodia are on a volunteer basis, due to Cambodia being a developing nation. This is starting to change, however, and knowledge of English for Cambodian nationals is becoming a necessity for obtaining a good job. TEFL training is also becoming more necessary for foreigners to attain desirable English teaching positions. The pay is not great, but the cost of living is low.
Motorbike taxis are very inexpensive, and the quickest way to get around town. The drivers may also have some inside knowledge on the schools in the area. Make sure that you have a phone number they can reach you.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Cambodia
Position for a TEFL qualified professional to teach English in Cambodia. We offer a great local salary of $US 7-10 per hour for delivering 1st class English lessons to adults and teenagers. We have a convenient schedule with class hours grouped together and a flexible working environment. The school is situated in Battambang, Cambodia. TEFL certificate and/or experience required.
Chile has a relatively strong economy compared to other countries in South America and the growth in jobs teaching English in Chile has matched the economic growth. There is a thriving market for jobs teaching business English and an increasing demand for teachers of young learners. There are many private language schools, particularly in the capital city of Santiago, and certified English teachers should have little problem finding suitable employment.
Demand for English teachers is dynamic and fluctuates week to week, and sometimes day to day. Emphasize your international experience, education, and your TEFL training/ teaching experience.
The school year in Chile begins at the end of March, so try to apply for jobs by the previous October. If you do apply early, schools will not usually contact you until the New Year. If you cannot apply in October, then anytime before March is a good second best with last minute recruitment being quite common. Once a school has shown an interest in you, they will request an interview either in person or by telephone. If they offer you the job, you will usually have a few days to reply. Schools like prompt replies to job offers so you need to decide quickly. Schools are obliged to offer you a contract, which is necessary in obtaining a work visa. If you are hired without a contract, you will have to leave the country every three months to gain another 3-month tourist visa. Bureaucracy runs quite slow in Chile so obtaining paperwork can take some time. Schools are well versed in how to prolong your visa. Most schools run their own in-house training, but this is usually forfeited for those who have undertaken a TEFL course. Class sizes vary from one to twelve students. Your teaching schedule can be quite varied with early morning and late afternoon/early evening classes. This leaves afternoons free for lesson planning, catching up on sleep, private lessons, or other recreational activities.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Chile
Native English Teachers needed to teach at Codelco Norte, the northern sector of the largest copper mining company in Chile, based in Calama. A monthly salary of 1.000.000 Chilean pesos is paid. The package also includes room and board and transportation to and from your current location.
As the fifth largest country in the World, you can find good opportunities teaching English in Brazil, especially the larger cities (as well as some smaller ones). TEFL qualified teachers in Brazil can usually find work easily. Salaries usually pay well enough to give teachers a comfortable lifestyle. Most people looking for employment teaching English in Brazil just arrive on a visitor's visa and then begin contacting schools once in the country. There are English schools throughout the country, in small towns and large cities. Unlike almost every other country, big cities do not always offer better prospects for teaching English. If you decide to teach English in a small Brazilian town, the locals will greatly respect your decision to immerse yourself in their town and culture, and will be grateful of your presence. If you are looking for a uniquely Brazilian experience, then consider this option.
Pay is not great anywhere in Brazil, with low salaries in the country and larger in the cities, but it is quite easy to pick up private students, increasing your income by a large degree, sometimes doubling it. Always get to know people and offer your professional services as an English teacher. After you have gained some private lessons, you may well find that the students recommend you to their friends and family.
Sample Job offer for Teaching English in Brazil
We are looking for dynamic and young (22 to 32 years old) TEFL Certified English teachers from Canada or the USA. Our company develops tailored made language services for other companies in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a Corporate English teacher, you will be teaching business executives in their offices in one-to-one classes or small groups. We provide training, constant support and help in finding accommodation. Contracts are valid for 6 months and can be renewed. The Teacher needs to work 30 hours a week.