10 Best Countries for Teaching English Abroad in 2020

What are the Top Countries for English Teaching Jobs Abroad in 2020?

Author: Jessie Smith

Updated: December 2, 2019

South Korea. Costa Rica. Morocco. Japan.  Which countries will make the list as top destinations for teaching English abroad in 2020?

With 1.7  billion people using and learning English worldwide, the international job market for teaching English abroad and teaching English online have never been stronger. There are new opportunities opening every single day overseas in countries like Vietnam, Colombia, South Korea & the Czech Republic!

Teaching English overseas provides more opportunities than any other field for English speakers from all walks of life and all backgrounds to live, work and travel abroad in foreign countries across the globe.  

No prior teaching experience is required! However, taking an accredited TEFL certification course will allow you to gain the skills and qualification you need to get hired and to teach on the professional level.

As we look forward toward to 2020, here are 10 of the top job markets to consider as you look at your options for teaching English abroad this coming year....

To Move or Not to Move? Knowing When It's Time to Leave One Country for Another

By: Adrienne Glenn

When I made the decision to begin teaching abroad, I had a lofty goal in mind. Ten years. Ten countries. As my first Pragueversary (what the expat world calls our annual celebration of moving to Prague) passed, the true realization of the grandeur of that plan truly hit. Perhaps I dreamed a little TOO big. It’s OK. We all do it sometimes. True learning and growth is in how well you adapt your goals as life passes and truth reveals itself. So, I gave myself a little wiggle room, and allowed myself 10 years and as many countries that I can manage to live/teach in for that time.

What If Teaching English Isn’t Your Dream Job!? Lessons from a Prague TEFL Teacher

By: Caitlin O'Brien

In 2017, I left my home and family to try out something completely different. Teaching English in the Czech Republic.

Why was that “completely different,” because I never imagined I would enjoy being a teacher!

As it turns out, I was right. After one full year of teaching, I can confidently tell you that it’s not my dream job. However, even if that’s also the case for you, I would still encourage you to try out teaching English overseas for at least one year. While I was busy trying to be a good teacher, it turns out that I learned many, many valuable and transferable lessons for myself!

11 Insider Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in The Czech Republic

By Britton Schaude

1. TEFL certification is key. The first thing you will need is a professional TEFL certification to be considered for an English teaching job in the Czech Republic.  You don't need to have prior teaching experience or a degree in education to teach in the Czech Republic, but a TEFL certification will provide you with the skills and qualification you need to get hired. International TEFL Academy offers a TEFL class in Prague, Czech Republic in addition to Online TEFL Classes & TEFL Classes in 25 locations worldwide.

2. Speak with an expert advisor at International TEFL Academy. Before you even decide if TEFL certification and teaching English in the Czech Republic is right for you, speak with an advisor to get all of your initial questions and concerns answered. They will be able to go over all of your options in regards to TEFL certification and teaching English in the Czech Republic. You can get in touch with an advisor by filling out a form to request a free brochure or by calling our offices at 773-634-9900.

Visa Know How: Czech Republic Trade License Freelance Visa

Visas, Visas, Visas   — The topic no one enjoys talking about yet the topic everyone needs to know a lot about. Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors have been in your shoes when it comes to visas. It's a foreign topic to most, no matter how experienced of a traveler you are. Our Alumni Ambassadors have been through the visa process firsthand and were tasked with walking us through the steps they took for their visa. Here we have Megan Newnham talking us through her Czech Republic visa process...

Ambassador City Fact Sheet: Prague, Czech Republic

To help our students and graduates make a smooth transition to their new lives teaching English abroad, we've enlisted our ITA Ambassadors to provide us with insider facts and tips for making the most of life in cities around the globe like Prague, Czech Republic.

Whether it's finding an English-speaking doctor, opening a bank account, or simply finding a supermarket where you can find the odd comfort food from home (peanut butter!), our ambassadors have actionable on-the-ground-tips to help you feel at home in your new home city.  Please note that things change and we will do our best to keep these "Fact Sheets" updated over time and that current and future ambassadors will continue to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Ambassador City Fact Sheet: Prague, Czech Republic

To help our students and graduates make a smooth transition to their new lives teaching English abroad, we've enlisted our ITA Ambassadors to provide us with insider facts and tips for making the most of life in major cities around the globe like Prague, Czech Republic.

Whether it's finding an English-speaking doctor, opening a bank account, or simply finding a supermarket where you can find the odd comfort food from home (peanut butter!), our ambassadors have actionable on-the-ground-tips to help you feel at home in your new home city.  Please note that things change and we will do our best to keep these "Fact Sheets" updated over time and that current and future ambassadors will continue to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Staff Q&A: Teaching English in the Czech Republic with ITA Advisor, Britton Schaude

Where are you from & what is your role at International TEFL Academy?

California-born, Minnesota-raised, Iowa-educated (Go Hawkeyes!), now working as an Admissions Advisor at ITA helping people to get TEFL certified and teach English abroad all around the world. 

Where did you teach English in Czech Republic & why did you choose to teach there?

I first learned of the idea of teaching English abroad in my first job out of college. I was so confused when my coworker told me one day that he taught English in Thailand – “Uhhh, you don’t speak Thai. That’s impossible!” He told me more about his time in Thailand and explained that you don’t need to know a foreign language to teach in other countries.