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....

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.

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.

A Day In the Life of an ITA TEFL Student in Prague, Czech Republic

International TEFL Academy is proud to offer a world-class 4-week Prague TEFL course located in the heart of Prague, Czech Republic, one of the top job markets for teaching English in Europe.  Employing a state-of-the-art curriculum and taught by expert university-level instructors, this course is designed to provide you with the skills & qualification you need to succeed in teaching English abroad. This course is fun and you will learn a ton, but it is also very demanding and requires that you be prepared to meet the full-time demands of a rigorous university-level course.  To help you prepare for this course, we've put together a typical day in the life schedule to outline the daily grind and committment required. 

10 Dishes & Drinks to Try While Teaching English in Central Europe

By Erin Rydberg & Stéphane Le Mentec

Teaching English abroad has many perks. Embracing a new culture, speaking a new language, building friendships around the world… and FOOD. Let’s be honest, you are not going all this way to continue eating microwave mac & cheese. The world has great treats to offer and Central Europe is the perfect place to begin your culinary journey!

Singles Only, Says Who? 7 Reasons to Teach English Abroad as a Couple

 By: Tom Buskey


In today’s world, social media has a strong presence. People are constantly bombarded with news, videos, and opinions of other people. So many times I have seen on social media outlets the benefits of solo traveling and the amazing experience you will receive. Although this may be true, I am here to tell you that moving abroad and traveling around the world is not only for single people and that the couples can do it too!

Many believe that moving/traveling abroad will be this soul searching experience and you will be able to get in touch with your inner self and find out your true calling in life. This may be the case, but you can also achieve those same goals with your partner (or friend) by your side. Some may say that traveling alone will give you a sense of achievement and independence, but I really do believe that I was able to accomplish those goals even with my partner by my side.

Preparing for Your Teaching English Abroad Adventure

 By: Lauren Manderfeld

For most people, moving abroad is a major life change, and while some people can fly by the seat of their pants, I cannot. I am an extreme planner. Six months before I even left the US to teach English overseas, I had a color-coded binder with folders and notes for every possible topic about my new life abroad. I was extremely nervous for this semi-impulsive decisionto pack up my life and move overseas, but having everything organized and ready to go seemed to help calm my nerves.

One of the best things I did was get organized. I made a binder that outlined all the major topics about my move (job, travel, where to live, etc.) Then I did research on one topic at a time and took notes. Here are some important matters to focus on as you examine your options and plan for your adventure!

Staff Report: The Job Market for Teaching English in Prague, Czech Republic

International TEFL Academy Vice President, Ian Davis, recently returned from a visit to Prague, Czech Republic, where he and fellow ITA advisor, Cassie Wells (who took many of the great photos in this report!), attended the European Association for International Education Conference, one of the largest gatherings of international educators in the world.  During his visit to Prague, Ian met with language school directors and International TEFL Academy graduates currently teaching English in Czech Republic.

We're glad that Ian was able to take some time to report on his trip and share his observations.