What TEFL Certification is best for Teaching English in Asia? [Expert Tips]

By: Felicia Braverman

So, you’ve decided to teach English in Asia. Great! Asia is famous for offering some of the best perks in the industry, as well as the chance to save money during your time abroad. Now that you’ve decided on a teaching location, the next step in the process is deciding on which TEFL course to take. 

How Much Money Can You Earn & Save Teaching English in Thailand? [Tips & Resources]

By: Shay Ames

What's left to be said about Thailand? As I'm interviewing an International TEFL Academy staff member - who we’ll call “Erika” - she gazes out the window’s display of winter wonder-Chicago-land, and dazedly reminisces about her experience, not long ago, teaching in a warm, magical place called Thailand that is also one of the top job markets for teaching English in Asia.  

Asia is known as one of the most lucrative regions in the world & while Thailand is not the most  developed economy in Asia, it is a nation on the move and many English teachers are able to make enough to save 30%-50% of their income after expenses.  

What are Hiring Seasons for Teaching English Abroad?

When is the best time of year to find work teaching English abroad? Learn more.

By John Bentley

In many regions, ESL job markets are cyclical and hiring is seasonal.  Understanding language school hiring seasons and how ESL job markets work is critical to getting hired as an English teacher in many of the largest ESL job markets around the world.

What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Cambodia?

Updated: January 2, 2020

Interested in teaching English in Cambodia? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas, so you want to make sure you're familiar with the process before you head abroad. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in Cambodia.

The type of visa you'll need in Cambodia (and how you get that visa) will depend on your nationality, teaching job and perhaps other factors like whether you get your job in advance of your arrival, or if you get hired locally in Cambodia. Be sure to speak to an International TEFL Academy Advisor by calling 773-634-9900 to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa for teaching English in Cambodia.

What are the Requirements to Teach English in Taiwan?

By: Jeff Penick 

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in 2017 and has last been updated for freshness and accuracy on December 27, 2019.

Most people that initially teach English in Taiwan find jobs working with recruiters or by applying directly with schools on job boards. The basic qualifications required by schools for teaching English in Taiwan are outlined below.

Bilingual Korean Professors, Privilege of English Speaking Countries, and Planning for Life after ESL

By: Ryan Thompson

Random Story From a Random Day Living in Yeosu, South Korea

I was invited to visit an island off the Southern Coast of South Korea.  The Korean teacher, who invited me, had basic conversational English skills; which is better than most in this small countryside city.  The last thing I expected was a day of fluent English conversation.  We met up with a group of Koreans. I was the only Westerner and the only one under thirty.    Within the group were a few Koreans that grew up in South Korea, but emigrated to the United States. One of them was the definition of eccentric. He had worked as a professor in several universities throughout Canada and along the east coast of the states East Coast of the States.  I couldn’t help but marvel at the history he had lived through.  He had been a child during WWII, lived through the Korean war when it was a third world country; he had watched South Korea rise to almost top 10 economies in the world. Then, he moved to Canada and the United States to teach philosophy.