Taipei to Seoul: 5 Top Asian Cities For Teaching English Abroad

By Jeff Penick

With a higher population than all of the other continents combined, Asia continues to reign supreme in terms of demand for English teachers around the globe. Throughout Asia, schools are hiring thousands of new teachers on a monthly basis and most jobs can be found in the larger cities. Listed below (in no particular order) are five of the top Asian cities that provide a culturally rich and unique lifestyle along with an abundance of English teaching opportunities. 

The Top 5 Undiscovered Job Markets for Teaching English Abroad in 2017

By: Lauren Davis

Do you have any friends that are traveling the world and teaching English abroad? Or perhaps you have a few acquaintances or friends of friends that you've seen posting cool pictures all over Facebook from their time gallivanting around the world and teaching English. Maybe you've never met anyone who has left the country.

Either way, the demand for English teachers abroad is growing fast and even if you don't possess teaching experience, a degree in education, or even a diploma from a 4-year college, you can teach English abroad in any of dozens of countries with the training and qualification of a TEFL certification. Yes, there are literally hundreds of thousands of native English speakers teaching English abroad right now in major markets like China, Japan and Spain, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow their steps exactly. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, follow the advice of Robert Frost and  "take the road less traveled." To help point you in the right direction, here are five of the world's best untapped markets for teaching English abroad in 2015. 

Discover A Hidden Gem of Asia, Teaching English in Taiwan

Though most known of it primarily as major producer of computer chips, laptops and other high technology, pound for pound, the diminutive island nation of Taiwan is actually one of the most diverse and fascinating travel destinations in Asia, offering a fantastic array of stunning scenery, rich culture and vibrant cities. In fact, Portuguese explorers named the island "Formosa" or "Beautiful Island" and here you can enjoy gorgeous coastal vistas, hike through vast forest and jungles, relax in idyllic waterfalls and hot springs, and discover authentic Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine, culture and language (Mandarin Chinese).