Request a Brochure

Looking for information on teaching English abroad & TEFL certification.....

Which direction will you go?

[Click to edit the title]

 

 

 

Looking for tips on financing your teaching abroad experience? 

We've got a free guide for you!

finanical guide to teaching english abroad angle get it now B 200w

[Click to edit the title]

 

 

 

Free download - destinations and salaries Country Chart Comparisons

Follow Me

[Click to edit the title]

Latest Articles

[Click to edit the title]

Subscribe to our blog to receive articles about teaching English abroad & living overseas!

Subscribe by Email

Your email:

[Click to edit the title]

Most Popular Articles

[Click to edit the title]

 

International TEFL Academy Alumni Articles

Follow Me

[Click to edit the title]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for information on teaching English abroad & TEFL certification.....

Which direction will you go?

International TEFL Academy Articles

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Top 5 Countries to Make the Most Money Teaching English Overseas

 

 

Making money teaching english abroadEverybody is familiar with the saying “you don’t become a teacher for the money,” and while going to teach English abroad will almost certainly be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences you will ever undertake, you probably don’t want to count on it to buy that tropical island you fantasize about for your retirement. 

That said, there are thousands of opportunities around the world for TEFL certified English teachers teaching English abroad that do pay well and offer exceptional benefits. 

  


Here are the top 5 countries in the world for making money teaching English abroad:

 

1. South Korea


A prosperous economy and a deep-rooted commitment to education make South Korea a top destination for teaching English abroad, especially those looking to make money.Top countries for making money teaching English abroad

Highlights of teaching English in Korea:

  • English teachers in Korea typically make enough to save around 50% of their salary each month, which can top $1,000 a month, or up to $15,000 a year.

  • Furnished housing is provided to English teachers in Korea.

  • English Teachers will be reimbursed for their airfare to Korea and provided with a stipend for a flight home at the end of their contract.

  • English Teachers in Korea who complete their 12 month contract will typically receive an extra month’s salary as a bonus.

  • You can get hired to teach English in Korea in advance from home.

  • Cities are cosmopolitan and modern, offering world-class shopping, historical attractions, nightlife and recreational and sporting opportunities.

  • Proximity to other Asian countries makes it a great base for exploring the world’s largest and most diverse continent.


Click here to request a Country Chart
that details salaries, hiring requirements, interview procedures and visa information for teaching English abroad in more than 50 countries around the world.

 

2. China


From the spectacular skylines of Shanghai and 250 mile-per-hour bullet trains to the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City in Bejing and the ancient treasures of Xi'an, China offers a wealth of contrasts between ancient and modern and East and West. And, with 300 million Chinese taking English classes every year, it's also the largest and one of the most lucrative job markets in the world for teaching English abroad.

How to make money teaching English abroad


Highlights of Teaching English in China:

  • Make enough money to save $500-$1,500 a month or more after expenses.

  • Most English teachers in China receive free housing and free or reimbursed airfare.

  • Experience life in the world's most populous nation and the fastest growing economy on the planet.

  • Discover the treasures of one earth's oldest and most important civilizations.

  • Live in a modern, fast-paced city like Shanghai or Shenzhen offering world-class shopping, fantastic cuisine, exciting nightlife and state-of-the-art modern public transportation.

 

3. Japan


Offering an unparalleled combination of culture, cuisine, history and stunning natural beauty, Japan has long been a top market for qualified English teachers.

Highlights of teaching English in Japan:Where can I make money teaching English abroad

  • Make enough to save $600-$800 a month after expenses.

  • Get hired to teach English in Japan in advance from home.

  • Step back in time while strolling through the historic streets of medieval Kyoto.

  • Visit Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji Market, largest fish and seafood market in the world.



4. Taiwan


Located on an island off the southeast coast of China, Taiwan offers a unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture in a subtropical environment (think Florida or Jamaica).

Highlights of teaching English in Taiwan:Which countries have best salaries for teaching abroad

  • Make enough money to save $500-$700 a month after expenses.

  • Live in a prosperous and democratic Asian society where living standards are high.

  • Enjoy the vibrant street life, colorful markets, and world-class shopping of Taipei.

  • Spend your weekends enjoying Taiwan’s gorgeous coastlines or exploring the country’s lush, mountainous interior, known for its innumerable hot springs and awe-inspiring views.

  • Learn Mandarin and discover Chinese culture.

 

 

 

5. Gulf Arab States  


(Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain) – Tremendous oil wealth and a desire to become international players in the economic and political arenas have led the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf region to invest billions of dollars into their educational systems, particularly English language instruction. As a result, qualified English teachers are offered very attractive pay and benefits packages to come to teach. However, because the number of opportunities is only a fraction of what is found in Asia or Europe, the job market can be competTop countries for making the most money teaching English abroaditive (an MA and/or a professional background in education is often required for many positions). 

Highlights of teaching English in the Persian Gulf region:

  • Salaries ranging from $2,000 - $5,000 per month (tax-free).

  • Benefits may include free health insurance, furnished housing/housing stipend, and flights to and from your home country.

  • An opportunity to experience a region rich in culture and history.



Honorable Mention: Vietnam


Sloping from the border of China into the heart of Southeast Asia like the body of a mythical dragon, Vietnam represents a distinct blend of Chinese Confucianism and the Buddhist Khmer cultures of Southeast Asia with a taste of French-colonial charm. Boasting thousands of miles of coastline, mountainous highlands, and a collection of colorful and bustling cities, Vietnam offers something for everyone.

Highlights of teaching English in Vietnam:

  • Low cost of living and good salaries enable English teachers in Vietnam to save up to $ 600 a month after expenses.

  • Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling, dynamic Asian city that combines with modern conveniences and cosmopolitanism with traditional street markets and local color.

  • An ancient center of Vietnamese culture with a touch of French colonial charm, Hanoi offers an alluring combination of historic monuments, serene lakes and bustling streets lined with colorful shops and food stalls.

  • The beaches of Vietnam are said to be some of the most spectacular of all Southeast Asia.


    Countries for making the most money teaching English abroad

 

How can you teach English abroad? 

Simple.  Become TEFL certified with International TEFL Academy. 

Your next step is to request information and speak with a professional advisor at International TEFL Academy.

 

No matter where you teach, a TEFL certification will be required to be a professional English teacher.   Learn about the ITA Online TEFL Class or International TEFL Class locations and speak with an advisor to determine your best option.  Request information about TEFL classes and learn about your options to teach abroad as an International TEFL Academy graduate.

 
blog-request-brochure-red-1

Comments

Teaching in South Korea sounds fantastic! The deals are great! The only concern I have is the amlost war I have been hearing about on the news. Is Korea a safe country to visit, let alone, teach? I do not follow the news regularly, but any current information would be good.  
 
 
 
Thanks,  
 
Danielle.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:50 PM by Danielle
I'm a Canadian male in my 60's What country welcomes and hires someone my age to teach English?
Posted @ Saturday, March 19, 2011 2:13 AM by Keith
I am a private English teacher in Greece and mother of two young children, aged 5 and 8. What is the policy regarding families? I would love to share an experience like this with my children and home-schooling them for a year would not be a problem, as I believe that the benefits of such a hands-on educational experience far outweighs anything that public school has to offer.
Posted @ Monday, July 25, 2011 6:27 AM by Michelle
Hi Michelle, 
 
In regards to where you can take your children, there are many parts. 
 
1) Where can you afford to live on a teacher's salary with 2 kids? 
This link will show a comparison of wages in the top 50 countries. 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
2) Where can you legally work so your kids can also legally live. If you are a EU citizen you can work in the EU. If you are a nationality such as an American and moving to a country such as South Korea, you could bring your children on a family visa. Married spouses often have a spousal visa to live but not work in a country. There are too many variables to give a definitive answer in this blog as with many situations, it depends.
Posted @ Monday, July 25, 2011 9:27 AM by info ITA
Does anyone know where I can apply to teach english.I have just completed TESOL but I don't have a degree 
 
I am available from September 2011 
 
Any info would be appreciated 
 
Thanks
Posted @ Friday, July 29, 2011 10:26 AM by Mohammed
I am an English teacher currently teaching at an International School in China, though I have taught in Japan and also volunteered in Thailand.  
 
Danielle, that's just news designed to sell exactly that. I have been told that Korea is a beautiful and safe country that people who have visited really enjoyed.  
 
60's Canadian Male, you will find it hard to be hired. I'm sorry. There is much discrimination amoungst appearance and marketability in this business.  
 
To Private Teaching Mommy, China may be your best bet unless you are VERY well educated; then you may have the opportunity to teach in the Middle East if that applies to you. There are many International Schools in China that will help you bring your children over.  
 
To Mohammed, China may again be your best bet as they are not so strict regarding degrees and a working visa can still be attained without one. Many schools will hire you via the internet as well. Beware of scams and be sure to contact previous employees at the school you are applying to to avoid being disappointed.
Posted @ Saturday, August 06, 2011 10:58 PM by Brian
What about a white female in her early 60's? I have two advanced degrees, including a law degree and and a tax preparer. What suggestions?
Posted @ Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:16 AM by Donna
Donna, there are countries that definitely discriminate on age, some on citizenship, others on educational levels. Big markets for those over 55 are Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica and some other South American countries. I noticed you are working with our advisor Cassie, she will go into some more options based on your situation and interests.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:22 PM by International TEFL Academy
Keith- I would ignore any negative comments... look at the source- many times its someone competing for same position and similar to you- they usu. just want to knock you out of the competititon, Ive found.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:14 PM by Rose
I have a MA(Drama) and a PGCE. I am currently teaching Drama, History and English at high school level. Do I still need a TEFL to teach in Saudi Arabia?
Posted @ Saturday, September 03, 2011 2:17 PM by kesavan Kisten
Kisten, 
 
Yes you need to have a professional level TEFL Certification to teach English In Saudi Arabia. This is a specialization to teach English as a Foreign Language, this is not teaching English literature, it is speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar to non English speakers. All the jobs you will find on ESL job boards will post that requirement.  
 
You had requested information from us last week and are assigned an admission advisor. You were sent a personal email from your advisor, please reply to that email or call directly to speak with this person at 773-634-9900 from 10 am - 7 pm US Central Time.
Posted @ Monday, September 05, 2011 2:39 PM by International TEFL Academy
hello! i'm a 35-year-old english teacher.i hold a bacherol's degree in Modern English language and a Master's degree in Education, both from british Universities but my native language is greek. I also hold a license provided by the greek government for teaching English in the pravate sector in greece. i have been teaching students of all ages for 9 years. I'm interested in teaching English abroad. do I need any ither qualifications? what countries should I apply for a job in? thank you!
Posted @ Friday, September 09, 2011 8:01 PM by fotini
Many thanks for your prompt response. Much appreciated!!
Posted @ Saturday, September 10, 2011 2:34 AM by kesavan Kisten
hii there, i have just recently heard of TEFL - Scotland, my partner and I would really love to go abroad and teach english, however the both of us only have standard grade english, he is currently a manager and im an HND TRAVEL STUDENT at college. Is it possible for us both to teach english abroad with no degree or highly educated english ? any comments would be great thanks :)
Posted @ Monday, October 17, 2011 5:42 PM by Emmy
Regarding teaching abroad without a degree, there are many countries for you such as Spain, Russia, Thailand, China, Cambodia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and others in South America.  
 
 
 
This country chart will give you an idea of your options: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
 
 
If you want to do this you need a professional TEFL course, not a short weekend class that schools offer as a taster, this is an article on picking a TEFL school: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluate-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School 
 
 
 
Make sure you call us to talk to an advisor to understand all of your options prior to registering for a class.
Posted @ Monday, October 17, 2011 6:28 PM by International TEFL Academy
I have a BA in Education, almost a PhD in Ed Communication, 5 plus years teaching college English. Where (warm) can I go to teach English if I am older and still come back with some money? I am getting my TESL certificate.
Posted @ Friday, October 21, 2011 10:17 PM by Linda
hello! i'm a 43-year-old Tunisian English teacher.I hold a bacherol's degree in English language and civilization . I have been teaching students for 14 years. I'm interested in teaching English abroad, Canada is my place of interest.Should I apply for a job? Thank you!
Posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:43 AM by lilia
Linda, you can can make money in most of South East Asia and make money. Warm places are South East China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia. South Korea and Japan are big money makers but are 4 seasons. this link will give you a good chart to compare: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
btw, you should get your TEFL certification with International TEFL Academy as it seems your TESL certificate company is not helping you with questions.
Posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:45 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Lilia, You can apply to schools in Canada but it's doubtful you will get a work permit as Tunisia is not on the Canadian list of countries to accept foreign teachers. If you want to receive your TEFL certification and understand where you have better chances to find employment based on your verbal skills, background and citizenship, you will need to call our office directly to speak to an advisor. The US number is 773-634-9900.
Posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 11:48 AM by International TEFL Academy
Im a 27yr old teacher with a bachelors in foundation phase education,ive also just recently signed up for a TEFL course. What knd of initial finances,apart from travelling costs,do I need to teach abroad,eg savings for the month prior to receiving my first paycheck.
Posted @ Friday, October 28, 2011 12:26 PM by Michelle
Hi Michelle, 
 
You have a good question and here is a chart of countries that give typical start up costs. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
You mention you recently signed up for a TEFL course but not ours though you are on our mailing list. This question and a 100 more are what a trained advisor at a good TEFL school would tell you prior to registration. The school you signed up with should have gone over these items prior to you paying their tuition. This article gives insight on how to evaluate a good TEFL school: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluate-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School .  
We suggest calling up your TEFL school and ask them all the questions you need to know and get the support you are paying for. Hopefully they can answer all of your questions and help you find a good job teaching abroad that fits your needs. Good luck abroad!
Posted @ Friday, October 28, 2011 4:37 PM by International TEFL Academy
Would like to teach in China. Have a Master's In Education. One dependent. Can you suggest a school that would provide accomodations, flight, and a work visa.  
Posted @ Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:55 PM by Valerie
Hi Valerie, regarding teaching English in China, they all provide flights, accomination and work visas. There are probably 50,000 jobs in China. English language schools are happy to have someone with a Master's degree in Education but they are looking for someone specifically trained to teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). You would need a 120 hour TEFL certification. We provide our graduates all the resources and personal assistance to find jobs worldwide. Please contact your advisor John about China jobs and class registration.
Posted @ Monday, November 14, 2011 9:29 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, im just wondering if someone can help me. I am starting University in Septemeber,2012 in hopes to obtain a majors degree in English and then go teach across seas in China and Korea and other countries. Do I need to go to teachers college after I receive my English degree in order to teach in these countries?
Posted @ Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:36 PM by cassandra
Hi Cassandra, good question. The answer is yes you need to be trained as a teacher to teach. Sounds quite simple when put that way. All of your teachers you have had for the past 12 years didn't walk into your classroom and just "wing" it. They either had a 4 year degree in a subject (science, math, history, etc) and then got a teaching certification or an additional degree, probably a Master's degree in Education just to teach a 6 year old.  
 
 
 
Since most people are not going to go for an advance degree to go teach abroad a year, there is short course which is equal to 2 college courses and student teaching, that is a TEFL certification. Also having a degree in English is helpful but you are not teaching literature and composition, you are teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar. Think of being a foreign language instructor, that will put it in context such as your Spanish or French teacher. You can also go take an online class now or take a full time 4 week class over the summer abroad and get some experience. Contact us by calling or fill out a submission form and speak with an advisor for the other questions and to explain your options.
Posted @ Friday, November 18, 2011 12:01 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi I am 18 years old. I plan to go to University in Canada in September 2012 but would like to spend time traveling between now and then. Can I take the TESL training and get work teaching abroad at my age? 
Thanks.
Posted @ Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:59 PM by Jordan
Hi Jordan, 
 
You should contact our advisors directly to discuss your situation and timing. You can start training now and there are hiring periods. Costa Rica, Mexico and Cambodia are a few places that you could get trained in the next few months and start working as an 18 year old and work until August. Call us at 773-634-9900 to discuss some options that will fit for you.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:22 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, 
 
 
 
I would like so advice on how to go about things. My partner and I would love to work abroad. I have a degree so I would be able to teach but my partner is not yet qualified. She however would do any job or study whilst I work. Where would be the easiest for us as South-Africans to travel to. Most countries are strict with study visas. Any advice? Maybe we should both do the TEFL course but would we be able to go anywhere then and where are these courses held?
Posted @ Monday, November 28, 2011 7:45 AM by Aimee
Hi, I have a quick question. After your initial year contract is up, do you have the option to renew it for where you're currently at or do you have to move to another location if you chose to continue teaching? Thank you very much!
Posted @ Monday, November 28, 2011 2:28 PM by Jake
Hi Jake, contracts are just agreements from one date to another. All schools would love to re-hire a good teacher year after year. The turnover is typically 50% a year so they need to interview and train new teachers all the time. They would prefer to keep good teachers. The choice is yours to make.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:06 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Aimee, regarding your question about being a South African and your partner not having a degree. We suggest you both work in a country that does not require a degree which are half the world's population. This link will help you compare the top 50 countries at a glance: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
Regarding a student visa, you don't use a student visa to either take a TEFL course nor work, you first go to most countries on a tourist visa which should be easy for you to get.  
 
It is best that you speak directly to one of our advisors to get advice on your situation. Our phone in Chicago is 773-634-9900 or go to our contact form for information and request to speak to an advisor: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3
Posted @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:12 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi. Thanks for the article, very informative 
 
I have a couple questions regarding teaching english 
 
First..I have heard that you now need a degree to teach in Thailand..and that it's quite difficult to find a job without one..so..would it still be advisable to try Thailand? or perhaps outside of bangkok? 
 
Secondly, what's the lifestyle/cost of living/wage like in Cambodia? I've lived in rural thai villages, so thinking it would be pretty similar..yet have heard pretty wild stories 
 
Last but not least, how is Taipei? I've only been thru the airport..but it seems to be a good place 
 
Cheers 
Tommy 
Posted @ Thursday, December 01, 2011 10:58 AM by Tommy
Hi, I am 21 years old & I recently received my bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in special education. I just got back from visiting Spain and have become really intrested in teaching English there. I'm planning in taking the online course to get TEFL certification. After completing the 4 week online course, approximately how long after does it take to get hired? Does it cost to get a work visa?
Posted @ Monday, January 02, 2012 9:10 PM by Alyssa
Hi this is very very helpful. 
 
 
 
But I need your advice I am just doing the TEFL course and will be getting my qualification in 12 weeks. What are the prospects of me landing a job abroad, If I have a SPENT conviction.
Posted @ Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:37 AM by Jerry
Jerry, 
 
Getting an English teaching job depends on a lot of factors: 
1) your citizenship 
2) your degree 
3) your English language ability 
4) your age 
5) when and where you are interviewing (each country is different).  
This page shows you the top 50 countries to teach: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
 
6) What TEFL certification you received. There are either full courses that are accredited and those which are not. Read this article about understanding about a TEFL school and class. 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluate-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School 
 
 
If you are one of our students you would have spoken to an advisor PRIOR to taking a course to know all these factors BEFORE signing up for a class. 
 
I assume you are not one of our TEFL students so it's impossible to answer your question accurately. If you have paid for a TEFL class with another company you should call them and ask them, this is part of what you should be paying for. 
 
Good luck.
Posted @ Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:29 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, i would like to know which is the best certification I can get to teach english, the TEFL, TESOL or the TKT. I would probably be in Europe, which is the most appropiate for this continent
Posted @ Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:41 PM by Someone interested
Hi Izzy, to answer your questions about the best certification. There is no "best", there are many that are excellent, many good a lot that not are just a weekend class and won't get you anything in Europe except a credit card bill for the class. TEFL and TESOL are for all purposes interchangeable acronyms, different countries use the different words (ie British use TESOL, America and Europe typically use TEFL). TKT is not a certificate, it's a test. 
 
 
 
This article will show you the way to see what is the highest quality for yourself, ie, accredited, 100 classroom, at least 6 hours of practicum, provides lifetime job assistance and professional instructors with a MA or Phd. Pre-enrollment advice.  
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/47541/7-Key-Tips-to-Evaluate-a-TEFL-TESOL-Training-School 
 
 
 
When done, fill out a form to contact our school, you will see International TEFL Academy has the highest quality and standards. There are a handful of excellent schools around the world and a lot that are not going to provide what you need.  
 
Posted @ Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:15 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello my name is Aboubaker I'm a British citizen of Arab decent and I speak fluent English and good Arabic. I would like to know what are the chances of me finding a job in an Arabic country like Saudi Arabia or UAE if I have a TEFL certificate? And how long would the recruitment process take place after obtaining one?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:58 AM by Aboubaker
Hi Aboubaker, it can take between 1 and 2 months to obtain a teaching job in Saudi Arablia or UAE.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:46 PM by International TEFL Academy
I am a teacher in the USA. I have my original degree; I have my original Teaching certification from my state and transcripts from my school district showing all of my ESOL credits. I have copies of my official transcripts. My state and school district have the originals and gave me copies. At this point I can not get my original transcript from the college because I owe money still and they will not release them. I am trying to negotiate getting them. I got way behind when my husband lost his job and became ill back in 2009 we are getting caught up but college wants all of the money at once before official transcripts are released and I can only make payments. Do I have to have official transcripts or will they accept ESOL credits from my school district, original degree and original teaching certificate? How much does it cost for TEFL certificate and can some of my ESOL (120 credits) count towards that? Thank you
Posted @ Wednesday, February 08, 2012 4:52 AM by L.M.B.
Hi Lisa, 
 
# 1 - You have a lot of specific questions, please contact us and speak to an admission advisor. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-speak-to-advisor 
 
# 2 - You degree is sufficient, you do not need transcripts (for those select countries that want to see your diploma which are only a handfull) 
 
# 3 - Tuition depends on which country you take the class or online cours, this is a link to the classes http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/tuition-dates-TEFL-courses/ 
 
# 4 - No you cannot use any previous credits towards the certification.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 08, 2012 9:20 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
I am going to be completing my bachelors/tefl in about 2 years. I am an american citizen. And I attend ucsd. I will be 23 years old upon graduation. my preference is to work in saudi. However, I would not mind working in uae. Note: I am a muslim, and originally from afghanistan. I also have a beard. Do you think I will be able to attain a job in saudi? Also, I have a few friends who are teaching in saudi. Would it help to have a reference. 
Thank you, 
Mansoor 
Posted @ Friday, February 10, 2012 7:54 AM by Mansoor
Hi, I'm currently finishing a contract in Northeast China and will have 3 semesters of experience teaching English to university students by July 2012.  
 
I'm trying to decide where to go from here. I'm interested in Japan but have been told that at my age, 48, it may be difficult to find work (JET cuts off at 40 yrs). However, here in China I'm told I look to still be in my 30's (I know... everyone says that).  
 
I've also given some thought to South America since I'm fluent in Spanish. However, the low pay and the violence in some of the countries is a deterrent.  
 
Is Japan possible for a guy my age? Thailand is also interesting to me but I'm told that the pay is very low and it's difficult to save money there. I'm a long way from retiring so I need to save money (nearly impossible where I am in China). I can make good money if I go back to my old profession at home but to be very honest, I don't want to return to the USA.  
 
If anyone has any advice for me, please feel free to get in touch on here or at ExpatTeacher2012@gmail.com.  
 
Thanks in advance for any thoughts or advice you may be able to offer!
Posted @ Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:44 AM by Teacher in Lanzhou
Hi, looking to teach abroad. It is a little scarry 4 me. I am looking to form a network of individuals looking to do the same. I prefer a tropical place that pay wells. Email me if you're interested!!
Posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 2:58 AM by moni
Hi Moni, you should go on our facebook page or go on an a Linked in Page. There are only 20 people on this string from this article. There are 2,000 people on our facebook page and over 200,000 teaching English abroad. Also fill out a contact form on our site and get the ball roling by speaking to an admission advisor who can explain everything. Nothing happens by sitting on blog posts, use our advice and be one of the 1,000 annual graduates from International TEFL Academy.
Posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 8:46 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Teacher in China, regarding other options to teach in your 40's. 
 
 
 
1) I wouldn’t group all of Latin America as one “violent” place. If you did that you could say the US is one of the most violent places in the world as it is a leader in murder and people in prisons. Some countries have more crime than others and some cities have more crime than others. 
 
 
 
2) Money: Making money is relative, you live comfortably in Thailand but the exchange rates to the dollar are not as high to the Chinese RMB so the US dollar savings is not as high.  
 
 
 
If you are looking to make US dollar savings, you just posted on the article that tells you where the money making countries are so that is your answer. 
 
 
 
3) Age: You can work in South Korea at the public schools into your 50’s, Vietnam to 60. You can work in Europe to the mid 50’s and Middle East to your 60’s. Most countries in Latin America into your 60’s. 
 
 
 
4) All of these countries will require a 120 hour TEFL certification, it’s not the wild west of China any longer, they want a certified ESL teacher to make a good salary. Contact us if you need to get your TEFL certification. 
 
Posted @ Monday, February 20, 2012 9:01 AM by International TEFL Academy
What does "120 hour TEFL" mean? 
 
Can I teach English in South Korea even if I'm not native English? 
 
Posted @ Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:35 AM by Edward Hiroko
Hi Edward, 
 
 
 
120 hour TEFL means 120 hours of TEFL classwork. 100 hour coursework, 20 hour student teaching. 
 
 
 
To teach in certain countries your citizenship is a requirement for a legal work permit. Korea is UK, USA, CAN, AUS, NZ, SAF or from Korea. You can pick another country to teach. Call us or fill out a contact form online and tell us your situation and we can give you advice prior to enrolling into a TEFL course.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:05 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi I am a 45 Yr old teacher here in Aus. I have teacher registration in Aust with 4 years of uni including a 3yr bachelor of ed and 2 grad certs in ed. Can I get a job teaching oversees at my age and with my qualifications? Would I need training in TESL if part of my teaching experience was teaching ESL for approx 3 years?
Posted @ Saturday, March 31, 2012 5:41 AM by donna
I am 21 years old with a bachelors degree and tesl, i have heard that there are sometimes age requirements, and i meet be to young, do you know of any gulf countries i would be allowed to teach in?
Posted @ Wednesday, April 04, 2012 9:02 PM by Layla
may* whoops, sorry for the typo
Posted @ Wednesday, April 04, 2012 9:03 PM by Layla
Does anyone know what teaching is like in cambodia?are jobs easy to pick up there with just a tefl? i have a diploma but not a degree, so i cant go for any jobs in thailand or indonesia.
Posted @ Monday, April 09, 2012 6:05 AM by si
HI Si, to learn about teaching in Cambodia, please fill out a request form or call to speak to an advisor. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/teaching-abroad-brochure-4-bottom-link-/
Posted @ Monday, April 09, 2012 12:41 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi I'm Ketso I'm 18 black female currently finished my matric with outstanding marks I'm doing my paralegal course at the moment and I'm working as a pre-school teacher , I would like to teach abroad but I dnt have a degree will this affect any chance of me getting a job ?
Posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:55 AM by Ketso
Hi I'm Ketso I'm 18 black female currently finished my matric with outstanding marks I'm doing my paralegal course at the moment and I'm working as a pre-school teacher , I would like to teach abroad but I dnt have a degree will this affect any chance of me getting a job ?
Posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:03 AM by Ketso
Hi Ketso, yes you can teach in many countries without a degree, it is your citizenship that is the main concern not about being black. Please fill out a contact form or call us. Here is an article to read: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/74176/No-Degree-No-Problem-The-6-Best-Countries-to-Teach-English-Without-a-College-Degree and another: 
 
 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/102682/Can-I-teach-English-abroad-without-a-degree
Posted @ Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:08 AM by International TEFL Academy
Is there an upper age limit for teaching in public schools in South Korea? If so, how will they calculate my age? The western way, or the Korean way (which can add a couple of years)?
Posted @ Friday, April 20, 2012 7:56 PM by Harold
Harold, age is calulated worldwide the western day, the day of your birth and birth certificate. The upper age in the public schools is typically 55. Please call us or fill out a contact form and speak to an advisor for more informaiton.
Posted @ Monday, April 23, 2012 9:25 AM by International TEFL Academy
I am highly appreciative of your well experienced and researched free information pertaining to questions. You certainly provided me with valuable, insightful and objective answers.Viva internationalteflacademy,viva! nanny .Thanks Andy1
Posted @ Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:40 AM by Andrew
Hello im 19 and im doing a degree in health and social care at the moment. after my degree i hope to do a TEFL and teach in saudi arabia or in the middle east. i was wondering would it be possible for me to get a job with the degree i hold?  
 
Any comments would be appreciated  
 
Thanks
Posted @ Monday, April 30, 2012 7:36 AM by Aisha
Hi, I am interested in teaching ESL in South Korea. I do not have a Bachelors Degree, but would like to earn one while teaching. Is it possible to complete a BA on the side while teaching ESL? 
 
 
 
Thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:44 AM by Adam
Hi Aisha, regarding teaching in the middle east, yes it is possible, with a BA and a TEFL. Turkey, Morocco and Eygpt are the best markets with just a BA, the oil nations typically look for higher education or experience but Saudi Arabia is a good chance. We suggest doing your TEFL course now and getting experience tutoring, voluteering or part time work at home now to build up your resume.
Posted @ Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:49 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Adam, it is technically possible to work in Korea through the TALK program without a degree, you need 2 years college. It's more of an exchange program. Working fulltime and going to school part time in another country really isn't much fun, it's better to go work, enjoy the country and then look college the next year otherwise you are just burried in a classroom working or studying. You can work in China without a degree and make some money. It depends on your age and other factors. Contact our advising staff at 773-634-9900 to go through your options. 
 
Posted @ Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:52 PM by International TEFL Academy
How practical is it to attempt to teach English in China with a family? I have a wife, a 6 year old, and a 1 year old. I would really look forward to the adventure of teaching in China, but at the same time, I wonder if it would be unfair to move my family to that environment. Am I being overly worrisome or righteously cautious?
Posted @ Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:50 PM by Ed
Hi Ed, 
 
 
 
There are a lot of parts to this question, money, kids (their education), what is your wife doing (working or staying home alone with a 1 year old all day). Start with reading this article, talk to your wife and then call our school and speak to an advisor, it's more than a 1 paragraph answer? It's doable for some and not for others. 
 
 
 
Is it possible to teach English abroad with children? 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104387/Is-it-possible-to-teach-English-abroad-with-children
Posted @ Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:57 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello I have my Tesol Teaching Certificate as well as a degree in Arts and I am considering in teaching English in Asia while working towards a Masters in Conselling online. What are your thoughts. The MC program begins in Sept 2012 - 2014. 
Cheers
Posted @ Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:57 PM by Jacqueline L
Hello! My name is Teri. I'm in my late 30s and have a Masters in Education (grades 1-6), an Early Childhood Certificate, a B.A. in theater, an Assistant Speech Language Pathologist TX license (most recently), and my Worldwide TEFL certificate (120 hours) from Prague. I would like to teach children in the Public School setting and not at the corporate or private level. If I completed the TEFL training in 2008, do I still qualify? It's not fresh in my mind, but I still have all the notes. Also, Speech is very relevant to English and expands on it on so many levels which is knowledge that I didn't possess while going through the TEFL training. I had heard that Asian countries pay top dollars for English teachers. Which countries would hire someone like me to teach mainly children in a Public School setting and pay well? What do you suggest?
Posted @ Saturday, June 02, 2012 2:02 AM by Teri Howard
Hi im currently working in a pre school i have completed my nvq level 4 and have worked there for 9 years, and would like to complete a tefl course abroad i will be 34 in aug,how easy will it be for me to train and get a job?and also where would you recommend?where can i earn a good wage and manage to save?
Posted @ Sunday, June 03, 2012 10:48 AM by claire
Hi Jacqueline, regarding doing an online class while teaching abroad. Sure, why not? Just make sure you are enjoying yourself overseas and don't bury your head in a book and not enjoy being overseas otherwise what is the point. Good luck. 
 
Posted @ Sunday, June 03, 2012 10:17 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Teri, go teach in South Korea in the public schools and make the most money. Good luck.
Posted @ Sunday, June 03, 2012 10:18 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Claire, 
 
 
 
Since you have not mentioned your citizenship we can't answer your question where to go teach as it depends on which coountries will employ you. It's best to contact us and speak to an admission advisor. Fill out a contact form online or call us between 10 am and 7 pm central time.
Posted @ Sunday, June 03, 2012 10:21 PM by International TEFL Academy
I´m wondering if I can work in any of this places , i have a BA and also an ICELT certificate.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 2:21 PM by Vania
Hi, 
 
 
 
I got my BA in Linguistics along with my TESOL certificate six years ago. My minors were Arabic and Latin-Romance historical linguistics. I did a one-year practicum teaching English in the local schools for a year, but since then I have not done any teaching. I've been working in finance and business-to-business relations since graduation. I've also gone back to school for a BS in Finance and minoring in International Business. I'd like to be able to teach English on a corporate level in the future. Where would be the best places to look? Would I need any additional higher degrees? I am a US citizen in my mid-30's. Thanks.  
 
 
 
Posted @ Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:54 PM by Bry
Well, saying that in Vietnam you can save up $600 a month is quite strange. Could you tell how did you come with this conclusion? I know teachers who save over $1200 a month and many others who can't save at all. It's about the salary you have and your life style.
Posted @ Saturday, June 30, 2012 5:55 PM by Dan Dumitrache
Dan you just answered your own question, you state someone saves zero and another saves $ 1,200, that average is $ 600. Our estimates are conservative averages. Teachers can take more hours and make more money (such as your first example) and some people in life will spend every dime they make and will never save anything even if they made a million dollars a year.
Posted @ Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:44 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Bry, your questions is where are the best places to look. Look wherever you want to go live, go wherever makes you happy. Any higher degree to teach English? Only in oil rich arab countries are a MA requested.
Posted @ Sunday, July 01, 2012 1:48 PM by International TEFL Academy
It's about the salary you have and your life style.´ 
 
lol obvious statement is obvious, guy MUST be from the usa
Posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 12:59 PM by Philip
I have a Master's Degree in English and I have taught 6 years of English at Idaho State University as adjunct faculty. I also have one year of experience teaching Saudi Arabian students at English Language Systems. I do not have a TEFL or TESOL. My university offers a TESOL certification that would take approximately two years. Which certification is more marketable and what kind of jobs do you think I should be looking for? Could I get a position at a foreign university and make much more?
Posted @ Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:38 PM by Idaho English
Hi Idaho, 
 
 
 
A 2 year program at an university won't be a certificate, it will be a Master's Degree in TESOL. Obviously a 2 year degree is more than a 1 month certificate but for teaching abroad (and waiting 2 years) it is overkill. If you want a profession to teach English in the US at a public school it is a nessecity but a 4 week TEFL class is designed for a native English speaker to teach abroad. Your MA in English, a TEFL certification and work experience is more than sufficient for the high requirements of Saudi Arabia. 
 
 
 
The question of salary: If you spend $ 20,000 on a 2 year degree in TESOL vs $ 2,000 for a 1 month TEFL class would you even come close to recouping your time and money abroad? No. You may not even make anything more as a salary is pretty high there and if a $ 100 a month difference is not worth the time and money investing. 
 
 
 
The other point is if you are waiting 2 years to go abroad there is a 99% chance it will not happen, life gets in the way.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:47 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi. You mention that to work in the middle east a college degree is required. However that isn't always the case. I work as a teacher at an institute, a teacher assistant at a private school and a private tutor. All without a college Degree and earn quiet a lot in Saudi Arabia. In fact age isn't an issue here either, as long as you're from a western country you're guarenteed a teaching job. The demand for English teachers here is very high and I'd recommend anyone to come and try their luck here. Although I should warn you life here can be stiffling at best! 
Good luck!
Posted @ Saturday, July 28, 2012 1:34 PM by hodz
Dear Hodz, 
 
 
 
We would love to have a list of schools that would hire people in Saudi Arabia without a 4 year degree, nearly every job posting on the web lists a 4 year degree as a requirement but with many things in life, there are exceptions especially when a school needs an employee.
Posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 5:49 PM by International TEFL Academy
Yes nearly every school here will put a degree as a requirement, but like you said that isn't always the case:). I recently got offered a job at the Canadian, creative center (3cs). All they asked about was my nationality. Ï got offered 12,000sr a month (which is $3200), a furnished apartment (rent provided for), free transportation (a car complete with a driver seeing as though this is Saudi Arabia and I'm a woman) and a ticket back home every summer. I refused because the location was in abha. They still call me but I can't move to such a remote place. However 3cs in jeddah (which is an esl institute) always hire western teachers and pay just as well... You foot the rent bill however. 
I work at building blocks private school and as a teacher assistant make close to $1000 including private tutoring I make way more. Families here will pay up to $50 an hour for private lessons. This is just for kids as young as 3-8. Some ask for more. The families also provide transportation.I also got offered a teacher assistant job in bulding blocks located in kaust and was offered $1500 the working hours are long though. I'm flooded with employment options here. Most schools will hire you on the spot, but finding a residential visa is another story... I hope I was helpful.. Feel free to make further inquiries.. Good day!
Posted @ Tuesday, July 31, 2012 1:08 PM by hodz
Hello, 
 
I am a EU citizen, but not a native English speaker (I am from Romania). Do I have any chances to teach English abroad (and where) with a TEFL certificate and a Bachelor degree of 4 years in Math? I have 38 years old, no experience in teaching in school, but I have many years experience in business and training young adults. Thank you 
Posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 4:03 AM by Daniela
I have a bachelors and masters degree. I taught English for 2 years in Costa Rica. I plan on getting a TEFL certification soon (by October). What is the best time to start a new job? I am willing to go anywhere. My girlfriend is from Colombia (not a teacher). Can I take her with me?
Posted @ Friday, August 10, 2012 10:16 PM by Marc Blackwell
Hi, I am currently a ESL teacher in Thailand and I am considering to make a move to South Korea at the end of this academic year (March2013). However I have heard stories from some of peers that Koreans tend to harbor prejudice remarks to foreigner, especially towards someone of my complexion. Could you please clarify if this is actually a fact or just hearsay.  
 
Thanks!
Posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2012 2:31 AM by Kash
Hi Kash, 
 
To characterize "Koreans do this, don't do that" is being stereotypical (insert any nationality in this sentence). Do countries make jokes about other countries or have stereotypes against others, of course. People in Illinois make fun of people in Wisconsin and visa versa. Are people going to throw rocks at you? No. If someone doesn't like you or your skin/ethnicity that's their problem. Sometimes that's what it means to be a minority or foreigner in a foreign land and why you break their image. I don't think you can escape some prejudice anywhere in the world, it's good for you to experience it and become more sensitive to other's when you return home. 
 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:45 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi would like to be in contact with Hodz working in Saudi Arabia. I have a BA degree and cant decide which TEFL course to do. Want to teach in Saudi Arabia. Please cc me on this email adres when replying, zaidad@directaxis.co.za
Posted @ Tuesday, August 14, 2012 11:27 AM by Zaida damon
Hi Marc, 
 
 
 
Regarding best time to start a job abroad, that depends on the country. If you are going to take our course in Costa Rica in October, the jobs start in January. If you are asking about other countries, it depends on that country. Here is a link to a chart that gives you hiring periods. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/country-chart-world-index-english-teaching-jobs/ 
 
 
 
Posted @ Monday, August 20, 2012 11:17 PM by International TEFL Academy
I have been wanting to go to Taiwan or maybe Korea to teach English for a few years now. But due to family issues, I could not go but now really need to go since I can't find any work here in the US. However,most(if not all) seem to want only the white looking candidates whether they have the education/training or not. I don't find that fair that they are soo bias against Asian americans and think that only white looking people are fluent in English. I have a BA in Chinese and English, an MA in TESOL and a TESOL certificate. I have some experience but have an employment gap so am struggling with that. I hold a US and was practically born in the US and can speak English just like any "white looking person". But many of them are so bias and just knock me down once they see that I am asian. I have seen some asian americans manage to make it in and I wonder how?? Are there any asian americans that have gotten a good teaching job in Taiwan or Korea give me any help or advice. I really appreciate it since my family is now pressuring me to find a job overseas since I have been unemployed in the US due to the bad economy and all. Thanks and any help is appreciated since I feel so helpless like I am stuck...
Posted @ Saturday, September 01, 2012 2:25 AM by Trinh
I have a B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in General Psychology, a M.A.Ed in Administration, and am finishing my M.S. in Human Anatomy & Physiology virtually through an American University. I have been teaching Science at the Secondary School level for 6 years, but I have a sister (17) and a grandmother whom I take care of. I want to take this opportunity to teach abroad, but I want to know what countries would offer the best options for an elderly person's healthcare (grandmother), and give my sister an opportunity to attend a University or Community College while I am there. I speak both Spanish and English, and I am well versed in Biology, Anatomy, Pathophysiology, Administration, and Psychology.  
 
What suggestions would you give me for countries?  
 
I want to make enough where I can save about $12,000 a year if possible.  
 
I am only 26, so what countries would not have a problem with that age to give me a VISA? 
 
Furthermore, it needs to be a country well versed for handicapped (physically) individuals. For example, due to congenital factors I cannot climb stairs, I always must use an elevator, saying this it does not impair me from doing my job at all.  
 
When during this school year should I begin to apply to such positions for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year? 
 
Thanks to whomsoever answers these questions.  
 
Regards, 
JARA 
 
Posted @ Saturday, September 01, 2012 9:28 PM by JARA
Hi Jara, 
 
It's best that you fill out a contact form on our site or call to speak to an advisor about your situation. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-speak-to-advisor or 773-634-9900
Posted @ Tuesday, September 04, 2012 7:04 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi my name is Omar. I will finish my B.S degree in biology this january and get either my TEFL or CELTA in new york city. I would like to know if which is better for pursuing work in saudi arabia and is it common to find work their with just the CELTA/TEFL without any other teaching experience
Posted @ Thursday, September 06, 2012 11:32 AM by Omar
Hi Omar, I suggest you call our office at 773-634-9900 before you take a TEFL class with another school.
Posted @ Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:33 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi, this maybe a bit off topic but do you guys take any grants or aid to pay for the online courses?
Posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 8:52 PM by Marie
Hi Marie, please contact our office and speak with an advisor about payment options for the online TEFL course. Fill out a contact form or call 773-634-9900. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/request-a-teaching-abroad-brochure-now-right-1
Posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 10:32 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Trinh, if you have US citizenship and have native English speaking skills there are thousands of jobs available for Asian Americans. Some schools may not hire you, others will, that's life. We have many of our graduates who are black, brown, orange and all ethnicities, genders, religous backgrounds and they all find jobs. Start applying and just go do it and don't look back. Good luck.
Posted @ Monday, September 24, 2012 10:37 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi  
 
 
 
My girlfriend and I are thinking about teaching abroad in somewhere like Abu Dhabi in around 2-3 years time. I am a woodwork and technical graphics teacher and this is my fifth year teaching therefore i have my C.I.D(Full Contract) My girlfriend has a science degree and has gone back to college to become a secondary school science teacher and she will be qualified in two years time please god. Our main reasons to travel are to make money (for a new house) and also to see a different part of the world and to experience diffferent cultures. Our main questions would be as follows 
 
• Where would the best place be to make money?(rough idea of pay scales) 
 
• Where would a decent standard of living be? (granted this will have alot to do with the above) 
 
• As i am a woodwork teacher what would i have to do in order to qualify to teach English? (TEFL? and if so how much is that?can you do it part time?) 
 
• Will my girlfriend get a good job as she would be just newly qualified? 
 
I'm really looking forward to hearing your response and thank you for reading  
 
Posted @ Thursday, October 04, 2012 5:35 AM by John C
What is the age range wanted by other countries for someone to teach english?
Posted @ Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:04 AM by Katie
Hi John, 
 
1) The article just answered your questions where to make money, just go to Korea, it's easy to get a job and fun for a young couple.  
 
2) You need to take a TEL course, an online one with us would be best so you can do it part time over 11 weeks, http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/online-TEFL-online-TESOL-certification-courses/  
 
3) Yes your girlfriend can take a TEFL class too and go. She will make the same amount of money as you. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/102735/Can-friends-or-couples-teach-English-abroad-together  
 
4) Contact us and speak with an admission advisor, it typically takes 3-5 calles and emails to understand everything and make a plan before you decide to take a TEFL class ang go for it. Your girlfriend would also be required to speak to the same advisor as well before registering: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/blog/bid/109776/8-Ways-Speaking-to-a-TEFL-Advisor-Can-Help-You-Teach-English-Abroad
Posted @ Monday, October 08, 2012 8:47 PM by International TEFL Academy
HI Katie, please read this article about age and teaching abroad and then speak with an advisor as each country has different customs and laws for hiring. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104599/Are-there-age-limits-or-restrictions-to-teach-English-abroad
Posted @ Monday, October 08, 2012 8:48 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello. I'm not a native speaker, but I have a MA in English language and literature (spec. in teaching) I also have 5 years experience in teaching English as a foreign lang. to children.  
Do I need any other certificate, like TEFL, or any that proves my level of English?  
If not, which countries could I eventually teach in?  
Thanks in advance.
Posted @ Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:35 PM by Milica
If anyone is interested in teaching English in Thailand, check out my website: http://ajarnchris.com/ajarn-chris-in-thailand... I can answer any questions you may have about teaching or living in Thailand.
Posted @ Sunday, October 21, 2012 1:00 AM by Chris
Hi 
 
 
Dear Sir/Madam 
 
I am sending this email to further inquire about teaching English in Korea. 
 
I was recommended to consult your company. 
 
My name is Shane, I have read through your informative website and would like to find out if i have spoken and have been educated all my like in fluent english (completed my degrees at University of Cape Town) although am not a citizen of the 7 nations, can I teach in Korea ? 
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance 
 
Yours Sincerely 
 
Shane
Posted @ Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:28 AM by shane smith
What are the best websites for finding good paying jobs in Asia and/or the Middle East?
Posted @ Thursday, November 08, 2012 2:56 AM by Tom Clark
I have taught ESL in public schools for several years and in December I will have a Master of Arts in Teaching ESL. Is it likely this would be better or equal to TESOL or TEFL certification to teach internationally?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:36 PM by Ronnie
Hi Ronnie, your master's in TESOL will be fine as long as there is a practicum component and you can show it on your transcripts.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:17 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Tom, just google ESL job boards and you will find them, a few are daveseslcafe.com, ESLEmployment.com , TEFL.com . We provide job search guidance for our TEFL graduates if you are looking for a certification.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:19 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
I have been reading all the comments from this website and I'm very interested in teaching English to Asian countries but I come across about age difference as to where I will be able to teach. Anyway, I have 2 questions. 1) is what type of certification I need? You talk about TESOL and other type and I'm not sure which one is better. 
2) what country offers the best salary and perhaps offers free housing and other things. 
 
I would like to know how to get started. 
 
By the way, I am finishing my degree next week (Nov. 30, 2012) and I'm 54 years old. what are my choices being that age. 
 
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my concern. 
 
Sylvia 
 
Posted @ Friday, November 23, 2012 11:28 AM by Sylvia Woods
I have been a bilingual teacher in Dallas, TX for 12 years. I have a 1-8th grade teaching certificate for ESL AND BILINGUAL (SPANISH) TEACHING years, would I still be required to obtain another certification?
Posted @ Saturday, January 05, 2013 6:45 PM by Betty
Hello,  
 
I am an NQT Art teacher and due to finish my probationary period by the end of the summer term this year. I am looking to relocate to sunnier climates as the weather really gets me down in Britain, I love the green landscape but the dark days are just too much. I am wondering where is best to relocate to as I am just about to turn 40 and still haven't bought a house, so I am looking for the best value for money to live and buy a house and live out my days in a better soul fulfilling environment. I love Europe but I realise it can be a more expensive place to live, despite the economic crisis. I don't want to be so far from the UK if I can help it although I always fancied Austrailia and New Zealand but they are not cheap anymore and I like wouldn't like to be too far from the sea.  
 
Am I dreaming or is there some opportunities out there? 
 
Posted @ Sunday, January 06, 2013 6:51 AM by Noela Cubberley
Hi Noela, 
 
You seem to want to go places but haven't narrowed down too much as you want someplace close and warm but then mention going across the entire world. 
 
1) you need to look at options about money, timing, salaries, weather, etc. 
You want warm weather, good money, tropical, go to Taiwan or Vietnam. 
 
2) you should speak to an advisor here as this is a process that takes experience to give you options to help navigate. Call us or fill out a contact form.
Posted @ Monday, January 07, 2013 11:03 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Betty, 
 
You have an ESL certificate, it may or may not be recognized internationally. Does it have 100 hours of coursework, does it have a practicum requirement? Is it accredited?  
 
2) If you knew how to get a job overseas you probably would be doing it yourself so it seems you don't know how to do this or have help (as is the case with nearly everyone starting this journey), you will get this advice and assistance from our school as a graduate. You can either try to figure out the world on your own by reading a thousand blogs from sites or have a school that is one of the largest in the world show you A - Z on how to do everything. As they say, you get what you pay for. 
Contact us and speak to an advisor about your TEFL class options and your work options.
Posted @ Monday, January 07, 2013 11:08 AM by International TEFL Academy
I have been laid-off from teaching art. I am certified to teach art K-12. I have a BFA in painting, and a MAT in art education. I am 54 and have taught art for 26 years. Would my art qualifications make me particularly desirable as a teacher of English anywhere? Also, I have a 15 year old daughter who would love to get some of her High School education abroad. Any advice?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:48 PM by Kathleen
Hi Kathleen, 
 
1) you need to pick a country your daughter wants to go, getting a teenager to leave her friends to move across town is difficult, to get her to leave the country is another story. You should talk with her first. Please read this article of taking children abroad: 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104387/Is-it-possible-to-teach-English-abroad-with-children 
 
2) Money: You have yourself and your child to pay for so you need to work in a high paying country (as this article indicates). S.E. Asia is your best bet.  
 
3) Your art degree doesn't mean anything except it will help a bit in drawaing on the board to convey pictures to words in teaching language. It's all about Speaking English and being TEFL certified.  
 
All of this is contingent on taking our TEFL class to become certified to teach a foreign language. 
 
After you read the article, speak to your daughter, then call our school and speak with an advisor to look at your options. Give us a call at 773-634-9900 or fill our a contact form for a free brochure. 
Posted @ Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:15 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello. What are some of the lowest paying countries? Are there stories of teachers getting paid well in some of these countries? 
 
Do you see teachers get 6 month ontracts very often? 
 
Are there many teachers that have brought their pets abroad? 
 
Thank you! 
 
Chris
Posted @ Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:39 AM by Chris
Hi Chris, 
 
1) lowest paying countries are poor countries, you get paid nothing, you volunteer which really means you are paying them (and a company) to do this. That's charity work (for those who want to do that). Most countries that have a industrialized base ie Europe, many central and south American countries have enough middle and upper class incomes to pay for private language schools, pick out about 50 in the world. Here's a list of the most popular countries, basically most places you break even on expenses and income as a teacher, just like teachers in the US. http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/world-english-teaching-abroad-job-index/ 
 
2) are there stories? Yes, thousands of them, just click on the country profiles on our site, look at the related articles, look at the student blogs and articles. That's what most people do, go teach in a country that pays the bills and have the experience of a lifetime. You basically come home with the same money you left with but are wealthy with experience and memories.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 09, 2013 12:16 PM by International TEFL Academy
at the age of 60 with no college degree, what are the chances of getting some type of job teaching in Thailand
Posted @ Wednesday, January 09, 2013 10:38 PM by Duane`
Hi Duane, it is possible to get a job in thailand without a degree at 60 if you are American, have a good work history and are TEFL certified. Please contact us and speak to an advisor about your options.
Posted @ Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:13 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi there. I'm a 35yr old male recently gained a Celta qualification. I was just wondering if you could give me some advice on what kind of documents I require to start applying for work?  
 
Do I need a photograph, a disclosure perhaps? And do you have any idea how long it takes from applying to actually starting work? I realise this depends on getting a visa and other things so Im just looking for any general advice which may help.  
 
Thanks for any help you can offer :) 
 
Rob
Posted @ Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:31 AM by robert nelson
I am a 62 year old Englishman with a good honours degree in English and a post Graduate Certificate of Education which fully qualifies me to teach the whole range of secondary level. I have taught in Brunei, Thailand,UAE and UK.I have vast experience but never bothered with a TEFL as my other qualifications were enough for most schools. Would this still be the case? Where would it not be? Thanks
Posted @ Friday, February 22, 2013 5:50 AM by Chris stark
H Chris, 
 
The world has changed and schools want someone who is TEFL certified. It's not just for a certificate on your CV but to be properly trained in modern language and linquistic methodologies. If you want to take our TEFL class contact us for a free brochure and speak to an admission advisor for your options: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-bottom-link-3a1
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:53 AM by International TEFL Academy
I am a Nigerian, I am TEFL CERTIFIED and also a graduate. does anyone know if it is possible for me to get a job in south Korea?
Posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 7:58 AM by
It is with great pleasure that I am seeking to secure a secondary and elementary teaching position within your school. I believe that my instructional abilities combined with my strong interpersonal skills and work ethics would greatly benefit your educational program. I believe that the education is the key to success for young students. As a teacher, I hope to motivate the students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. 
For this, I am writing to apply for the Secondary or Elementary Teacher position. As requested, I am enclosing a completed job application, my certification, and my resume. 
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and I believe that my strong teaching experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. 
With a Bachelor Degree in Education, I have a full understanding of the teaching profession that will help to every student to gain a functional understanding of scientific concepts and principles that linked with real life situations. I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed. 
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience. 
I can be reached anytime via email at romnick_bustarga@yahoo.com or my mobile, +639466265627 
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity. 
May God and his wisdom guide us and bless us!! 
 
Sincerely yours, 
 
 
 
 
ROMNICK B. BUSTARGA 
 
Applicant
Posted @ Monday, March 11, 2013 9:24 AM by Romnick Bustarga
Hi, I am a 23 year old female with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and TESOL certificate. I would like to teach english abroad and do some travelling while I am there. Can you suggest countries that are safe for young women to go alone and also make enough money to save.
Posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:31 PM by Jennifer
Hi Jennifer, 
 
Here's an article on safety for woman teaching abroad: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/103370/Is-it-safe-for-a-single-woman-to-teach-English-abroad 
 
Pick a well paying country from the article above. Basically the world is safe, if your grandmother would go on vacation there, it's safe. If they money is high, the standard of living is also high and crime is low. Also, you are not alone, there will be thousands of other English teachers there just like you in every city you will meet right away.
Posted @ Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:38 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi guys my name is Martin I have just finished my tefl 120 hours master cert and I am a bit stuck with were to begin for places to go and how to go about organizing a school before leaving ect me and my girlfriend (also qualified tefl cert) are both well traveled, so that side of things is not new but it would be nice to know what country's are well paying with good benefits for 1st time teachers like our selfs and how we can go about getting in touch with schools there ect  
 
thank you! 
 
Posted @ Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:30 AM by Martin Baptiste
Can I use the accreditation ref on my certificate to confirm if its legit?
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 6:47 PM by lazarus
Lazarus, 
 
1) contact the accrediting school on the certification to see if your school is listed. 
2) there is a difference between an "member" and being accredited 
3) if the class doesn't have 100 hours of classwork, 6 hours of observed student teaching by your instructor, class taught by a professor level teacher (usually a MA in TESOL), and externally validated by a reputable accrediting school, your certification is not recognized by most language schools. 
Good luck.
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 6:52 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi Martin, 
Since you took your TEFL certification with a different school than International TEFL Academy you should contact your training school for help. Btw, the term "master TEFL certification" is a made up term. It's simply a certification, no "master", that's a marketing spin to make something seem important. Master should just be used in Master's Degree. Don't use that term on your resume (CV) when applying for jobs.
Posted @ Monday, April 01, 2013 6:57 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, I am really interested to teach abroad basically I only have online experience but I am planning to take up certificate of teaching but I just want to know if is it possible for me to teach English abroad with the bachelor of Arts in Mass communication and just take tefl course so that if it's possible I will take up tefl first before certificate of teaching. I am only 23 years old from Philippines. Thanks
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 1:28 AM by jenny
Hi,im a 19 year old South African male currently studying Bachelor of Education.I plan on getting a TEFL certificate after completing my studies.Will i be able to teach in Saudi Arabia & Korea,considering my citizenship??
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 5:04 AM by Elliot
Hi Elliot, 
 
Yes South African citizenship is one of the accepted ones for South Korea. 
This article outlines the requirements to teach in South Korea: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/103906/What-are-the-basic-requirements-to-teach-English-in-Korea 
 
You can teach in Saudi Arabia but typically they want experience or a master's degree, start with S. Korea and go from there.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:09 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
 
I will be graduating from a university in the US this summer and I will complete the celta or the TEFL at the end of August. I hold US citizenship, but I was born in a non English speaking country. Will that be an issue? I am hoping that i will be able to teach English in Saudi Arabia this fall. I was a teacher assistant in high school for a year, and i am currently a teacher assistant at a private school. In additon, i stayed in Egypt for six months and worked as a private english teacher. Will I be viewed as a legitimate prosepective esl teacher. Also i will be turning 23 in the month of september. 
Thank you, 
Mansoor
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:43 PM by mansoor
Hi Mansoor, 
 
1) Many jobs in Saudi Arabia will list a requirement of a MA in Education and a TEFL or a TEFL and 2 years experience teaching. So can you get a job right out of a TEFL class? Yes but that will take some looking. Saudi Arabia is a huge market and the schools don't fill all their jobs with high qualifications so some will take a "lesser" skilled candidate but they typically won't advertise it.  
 
2) Citizenship: If you have US citizenship that will meet the qualification. 
 
3) English fluency: Your English needs to be fluent regardless of citizenship as that is the main reason they are hiring you. 
 
4) TEFL class: Obviously you are asking us, a TEFL school for information, you will find that most CELTA schools are little schools that mainly run ESL classes and do TEFL classes (CELTA) on the side, their knowledge and resources of the international ESL jobs is very limited. You should call or contact our school and speak with an admission advisor to understand the job market before choosing a TEFL school or you will be one of the 2,000 inquires we get every year who took a different school's course and then have no help or idea on finding a job. 
Call us in Chicago at 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form for a free brochure and charts of world teaching options: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3a2/
Posted @ Tuesday, April 09, 2013 4:30 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, I am really interested to teach abroad basically I only have online experience but I am planning to take up certificate of teaching but I just want to know if is it possible for me to teach English abroad with the bachelor of Arts in Mass communication degree and just take TEFL course so that if it's possible I will take up TEFL first before certificate of teaching. I am only 23 years old from Philippines. Thanks. Hope to hear a reply from you. Thanks.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:55 AM by jenny
Hi Jenny, yes you can teach with a 4 year degree and a TEFL certification. Your 0ptions are severely limited by your citizenship and possibly your accent. Please fill out a request for a brochure and call our office in Chicago at 773-634-9900 between 10am and 7pm.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:14 AM by International TEFL Academy
Thank you very much for the reply. But if ever what country should I consider to apply? Thanks.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:17 AM by Jenny
Jenny you will need to have a phone call with our office first to evaluate your verbal English skills to give you advice, please call our office during business hours. 
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:19 AM by International TEFL Academy
Hello, 
 
I am strongly considering taking the TEFL course in Chicago. I notice that there is some sort of scholarship for the course. What are the steps needed to apply for the scholarship? Also is a communication major related to an English major? 
Thank you, 
Mansoor
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:06 PM by mansoor
Hi Mansoor, 
 
Your major in college has no baring on your ability to become an English teacher.  
 
You are required to speak to an admission advisor before being allowed to enroll into any TEFL course.  
 
Give us a call between 10am and 7pm M-F to speak with an advisor or fill out a request for a free brochure and set up a time to discuss your interest in TEFL certification and teaching abroad options. 773-634-9900 http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3a2/
Posted @ Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:18 PM by International TEFL Academy
I really like to take TEFL or TESOL courses and teach in other countries. I find the prospect very exciting. But there are many things in my way. First, I am a non native speaker and though I have BA in English Literature and Language I'm afraid that being a non native speaker affects my chances of getting hired. Second, I'm soon to become a MA student in Oxford and have to travel there in the beginning of each season for a five to seven day residence and then I'll be free again. It means I cannot work constantly, only for two and a half month, then a residence and then another two and a half month. Do you think there is any language school that matches my situation? What about TEFL courses? Are they very much restricted to native speakers? Am I gonna be lost in a sea of them scolding at me for being there?
Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 1:29 PM by Rahil
Hi Rahil, 
 
1) you are asking great questions but you have too many to answer in a blog. Simply fill out a contact form and you will get a free brochure, links to a hundred FAQs and can work with an admission advisor to get your answers. We also need to hear your verbal skills to answer the question about your ability to work so you will need to take the initiative to call us. Our Chicago number is the US is 773-634-9900. You can also get a free brochure here: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/contact-us-for-a-brochure-3a2/
Posted @ Monday, April 15, 2013 5:51 PM by International TEFL Academy
Hi! 
I am a US citizen with no prior teaching experience who is currently taking your online TEFL course (will be completed June 14th). I am a 24 year old male with a 4 year degree who is looking into different countries to teach English. I am currently looking into the Asian and Latin American countries (very different areas, I know), particularly South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Chile, and Argentina. I was wondering which countries are LGBT friendly and where there are other ESL teachers around my age. Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions outside Asia or Latin America.  
 
Thank you!! 
 
Posted @ Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:03 AM by Savvy
Hi Savvy, 
 
There are LGBT all through Asia and Latin America. There are also many people in their early 20's. 
 
Since you are a student of ours, please contact student affairs to ask any questions in confidence. You can also join our Alumni only facebook group for questions to alumnu.
Posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 8:43 PM by International TEFL Academy
i'm surprised brazil is not on this list, the school i work for will have one of the students' family host these teachers while they are here and there's no coast to that... the last family that hosted a teacher from the uk even had a driver and most of them have maids.. so no cooking, no cleaning, they will even make you bed. im guessing since its a small town and everyone knows everyone is how this school make this work. if anyone is interested on this program just email me and i'll sent some more info. im not really sure how the salaries go, but i get 1200 brazilian reais a month and if i want i can save it all cuz like i said theres no expenses.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:45 PM by Adonis Fusetti
Hi Adonis, 
 
Brazil along with all Latin America and Europe are places where most teachers make enough to cover their standard expenses. Some may work extra and save some extra but free housing, a driver, maids etc. are not likely. There are jobs at international schools which pay far better but those are rarely just English teaching jobs, they are for teachers with a Master's degree teaching all subjects, just in English. 
 
We are trying to "keep it real" here with realistic financial expectations based on thousands of our teachers reporting back from around the world.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:51 PM by International TEFL Academy
I am a 55 year old female with a bachelors degree and a lifetime teaching certificate in English. I have spent my entire teaching career at Point Isabel Independent School District in Port Isabel, TX. I taught English and an SAT prep course for 15 years and have been a secondary librarian for the last four years. I have completed one- half of my masters degree in information science in an online program out of the University of North Texas. Because Port Isabel is 30 miles from the Mexico border, and our school district is 95% Hispanic, I am very familiar with teaching students who do not speak English as their first language. I am interested in TEFL or other certification. 
 
My concerns are:  
 
Am I employable in this field at 55 years? I am healthy and very excited about the prospect of teaching abroad. 
 
Will it difficult to bring my husband of 33 years along? 
 
It has been a lifelong dream of mine to travel, and I love teaching. I would love to combine the two. Thanks for your help and expertise. 
 
Sincerely, 
Cindy M. Denny 
Posted @ Friday, April 26, 2013 6:28 PM by Cindy M. Denny
Hi there! 
 
I am looking to work abroad teaching but I would need to save a little money while doing it. I have a Master's in Special Education K-12 and have been teaching for 6 years in the US. I have a Bachelor's and a Master's in Music. I am not TESOL certified.... I suppose that is my next step? Also, which countries would you recommend most based on my experience? 
 
Thank you!  
 
Sincerely, 
 
Anna H
Posted @ Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:39 PM by Anna H
Hello, 
I've ,that if you get a degree in TESOL or ESL in the states, (say an MA degree or something) that might not qualify you to teach abroad. is this true?
Posted @ Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:22 AM by John
Hi my name's Wesley my question is although there is an age limit is there a sort of negative outlook on younger individuals looking to teach abroad,I'm 23 years old. I'm from the U.S have an associate's degree in criminal justice and ideally would like to teach in either Spain,Italy, or Brazil. 
Thank you
Posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 1:02 PM by Wesley
Hello, 
Four things: 
1. I am an American living in Madrid, Spain and the job market here is very good for ESL teachers. I suggest it. 
2. I am 61 years old and because I like to travel I asked a Saudi recruiter if I might apply to SA and they said 'sorry'...the age limit was 60 
 
3. Question: I have over 15 years of teaching ESL at all levels. I have done two years of a full-time Masters at a reputable American university in TESOL (and terribly in debt because of it). I did my thesis BUT did not pass the Comprehensive Exam with no chance to retake it. Is there a suggestion of how to say or- not say that I have a two years Masters (without the 'confirmed' degree on my resume/CV? Along with the debt and the degree it has put me a a terrible disadvantage (along with age). I am looking for away around this dilemma.  
 
4. Is South America or Asia a possibility for me?
Posted @ Thursday, July 04, 2013 3:15 PM by Mary Brown
Are teachers paid during holidays?Is it the same pay as working weeks?
Posted @ Friday, August 02, 2013 12:05 PM by James
Hi James, 
 
 
It all depends on the country in which you are teaching and the contact you are given. If you are a salaried teacher, then you will likely be paid during your holidays. If you are earning an hourly wage, then it is unlikely. 
 
 
Regards, 
 
ITA
Posted @ Friday, August 02, 2013 12:22 PM by ITA
The comments about teaching in the gulf states are not entirely true. I have a BA in English and have received several offers. Additionally, I know personally many individuals who teach in Saudi Arabia who only possess a high school diploma. Of course, this requires more initiative because you would need to travel to Saudi first and search for a school that would offer you an employment visa. Also, you would be able to save about $2000 a month.
Posted @ Saturday, August 10, 2013 1:12 PM by Norman
South Korea is undoubtedly no. 1 best opportunity for English teachers. They are eager to learn. While most of them study from home through online ESL.
Posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 3:19 AM by George of home insurance
Hello, 
 
I would like to know if having an HND combined with TEFL would be looked upon favourably in many countries? 
 
Regards 
 
Pete
Posted @ Monday, August 26, 2013 8:26 AM by Pete
I have lot friend teachers who are teaching english abroad. .
Posted @ Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:18 AM by pmp certification
I'm getting my masters degree in English Education not ESL. How much of a disadvantage is thi to me? What further would be required of me in order to be eligible to teach english?
Posted @ Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:07 PM by English Education Degree (Not ESL) still possible to teach overseas?
Hi everyone, 
I'm finishing up my Bachelor of Arts with a major in Anthropology minor in Chinese studies, and I'm nearly done my TEFL 160 hour certificate. However, I have a fiancee and baby that I'd like to bring with me abroad, where would be the best place to look? I've been told by recruitment agencies that it will be difficult to find placements that will take someone with dependents...any advice? 
 
Danielle H
Posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:30 PM by Danielle
Danielle, 
 
Check out this article on teaching abroad with children: 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/104387/Is-it-possible-to-teach-English-abroad-with-children 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Tuesday, September 17, 2013 1:51 PM by ITA
Hi. I'm trying to find the right country for me to teach English in. With so many choices and opinions it's been tough to narrow down my choices. I have a BA in Psychology. I have taught students all throughout my highschool and college years in math, english, art, & computers. I don't have a TEFL certification yet but will enroll in a program soon. Basically I'm looking for the following things in the country I want to teach in. 
 
1. I would like to teach in a country without fanatical Asian parents who demand insane expectation. 
 
2. I am looking for a country where most employers honor contracts. 
 
3. I am also looking for a relaxed worked environment where there is little or no unpaid work outside the classroom. 
 
4. I would also like to work and live in a country with low taxes, low inflation, and a high standard of living. 
 
5. I'm looking for a country that is economically prosperous and offers many other business opportunities besides teaching English. 
 
6. Also, it's very important for me to live in a free and open democratic society. I prefer to be around people who are civilized, educated, well mannered; and possess qualities like morals, ethics, honesty, and integrity. 
 
7. I prefer warmer climates. I can not stand cold weather. 
 
8. And I would like to work in a country with a low cost of living. I want to save as much money as possible so I can retire there.
Posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 7:28 AM by John Smith
Hey John, 
 
It looks like you've been putting some thought into this. If you haven't already, you should fill out a contact form to speak directly with an advisor. They are experts in the world market, and will be able to address all of your needs/wants.  
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Friday, September 27, 2013 8:54 AM by International TEFL Academy
I Hold HND electrical engineering..can i teach in china?
Posted @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:44 PM by paul
hi does your race matter? Im black.
Posted @ Monday, February 17, 2014 10:31 PM by noelle
Hey Noelle, 
 
Good questions. Check out this article on teaching abroad as a minority: 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/faq/bid/119010/Teaching-English-Abroad-Will-I-Face-Discrimination-as-a-Minority 
 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:53 AM by ITA
I would like to know who it is answering all these questions. You are amazing, respectful, polite and well informed. I have enjoyed just blowing through here and reading your replies. I have also gleaned much from the info you posted. Thanks
Posted @ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:12 AM by Gary
My husband and I are planning to move to Panama for an extended period of time. After finding this website, I realize that it would be very interesting to teach English while there. 
 
We are both in our early 60's. I am originally Swedish, but now a U.S. Citizen. I have been teaching ESL as a volunteer for the Literacy Council, and am a certified tester with them. My husband is a Computer Engineer, and American. 
 
Would it be a good idea to take the TEFL Certification before leaving, or can we do it online from Panama? 
 
I found your website extremely helpful, and informative.
Posted @ Wednesday, April 30, 2014 2:56 PM by Pia
Hi Pia, 
 
yes a TEFL certification is the best way to be professional trained to ensure your students receive the best language instruction. The timing on the class is really up to you. It's best to speak with an admission advisor to discuss your options and your situation.  
 
Please call us in Chicago at 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form at: http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure
Posted @ Wednesday, April 30, 2014 3:03 PM by International TEFL Academy
I am a 62 year old elementary teacher wanting to teach one or two years abroad. I had a phone interview recently with an administrator from China. We talked for an hour, only to discover that he didn't realize I was 62. What a shocker! I thought he had noticed that with all the paperwork I had emailed to him, along with a photo. I have as much stamina as much younger teachers, so you can imagine how disappointed I was. I don't think about my age. I'm still determined to pursue my goal. Any advise?
Posted @ Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:24 AM by Sharlet
Don't let that slow you down. I taught in China for 2 years and I met teachers that were likely older than 62 and they were very happy there. Not sure what type of schools you're considering but I would suggest talking to universities, rather than private language schools. And the part about the interviewer missing your age in all of the paperwork... no surprise at all. I could write a book with all of the 'shockers' I encountered. Get ready for the ride of your life Sharlet!
Posted @ Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:46 AM by Roger
Hi i live in US and I teach Mathematics, I have a master in pure and applied Mathematics, any chance for me to find a teaching job abroad? 
thank you
Posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:11 PM by sam
Hey Sam, 
 
We specialize in teaching English abroad. If you are interested in teaching English, with your education and teaching background, you should be able to find a teaching position abroad. Feel free to give us a call, or fill out a contact form to have an advisor get in touch with you. 
 
http://www.internationalteflacademy.com/dowload-free-TEFL-certification-brochure 
 
 
Regards, 
 
-ITA
Posted @ Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:17 PM by Ian Davis
I am a Post Graduate in Management from India. Do i need this certification to teach English in other countries.
Posted @ Monday, June 09, 2014 11:41 PM by Sumeet
I am a 25 years old educational assistant at an International School in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). I have my BA in english literature and english with a minor in education and I am currently completing my MA in literature. I see alot of information about people living in the US and UK but I wondered if it would be just as straight foward to get a teach abroad job from where I am located?
Posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 7:35 PM by Olivia
Hi Olivia, 
It sounds like you have a great background for this! Although English is the official language of your country, citizenship can be a factor for visas in some, but not all, countries/schools. There are varying factors to consider, and for this, I would suggest getting in touch with an advisor, just as all US and UK citizens who go through our training must do. You certainly have the educational background to be a candidate for some of these jobs, and it would be worth a further discussion.
Posted @ Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:30 PM by Matt Birgy - ITA Admissions Advisor
Make money online 
Its true 90-95% of people who try to make money online fail. That's OK- there is a way around it Here's How You Do It: http://www.hypertracker.com/go/aaronandshara/pimsg/ 
Posted @ Sunday, June 15, 2014 4:26 PM by Make money online
Hi, 
I am interested in teaching overseas, but am unsure whether you need to be born in an English-speaking country to do so. I have lived in the U.S. for eight years and am about to receive my Green Card. Will countries overseas still be interested in hiring me if I am an American citizen, just not born in the U.S.?
Posted @ Monday, June 16, 2014 7:01 PM by Medha Raghavendra
Hi Medha, 
It is not a requirement to be a native speaker to teach overseas, nor is it a requirement to be a U.S. citizen. However, the primary reason for wanting foreign English teachers is because of our accents and ability to teach pronunciation and conversation, and in select countries there will indeed be citizenship requirements. It would be worth speaking with an advisor here over the phone so we can better guage your goals, as well as accent, etc.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:12 PM by Matt Birgy
Good ideas that talk about making money teaching English abroad. Thanks!
Posted @ Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:08 AM by Showman
Post Comment
Name
 *
Email
 *
Website (optional)
Comment
 *

Allowed tags: <a> link, <b> bold, <i> italics

Subscribe by Email
Your email: