What is a Hagwon for Teaching English in South Korea?


By: Cassie Wells

South Korea is one of the largest and most popular job markets for those looking to teach English abroad. With thousands of opportunities spread throughout the country, you might be wondering who exactly your employer will be. While public schools employ a small amount of English teachers each year, the bulk of jobs will be found at Hagwons. “Hagwon” is the Korean language word for a for-profit private educational institute (school). So, essentially, hagwons are private language centers or academies that operate like businesses and apart from the South Korean public school system.

What is the Central European Teaching Program (CETP) for Teaching English in Hungary?

By: Leah Kralovetz

Interested in teaching English in the heart of Europe?

The Central European Teaching Program (CETP) began as Teach Hungary in 1991. In the following years it would expand to more formerly socialist countries in Central Europe, then returned to placing teachers exclusively in Hungary. Teachers pay a placement fee for this program, but there are some great benefits provided to teachers who teach English in Hungary through CETP, including a good salary, accommodations & paid vacation. This program offers a good deal of flexibility and can be a great option for those interested in teaching English in Central Europe. Here are some top tips to know.

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 Poland?

Last Updated: January 2, 2020

Interested in teaching English in Poland? 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 Poland.

The type of visa you'll need in Poland (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 Poland. 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 Poland.

What is the TAPIF Program for Teaching English in France? [Updated for 2020]

By Paige Lee

NOTE: This article was originally published on March 2, 2015.  After direct consultation with the French Embassy in the U.S., this article was updated for new information in December 2019 regarding the 2020-2021 TAPIF Program.

An Overview of the TAPIF Assistantship Program for Americans to Teach English in France

TAPIF, which stands for Teaching Assistance Program In France, is a program run by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of The French Embassy that places Americans between 20-35 years of age as assistant English teachers in elementary and secondary schools throughout France. Though similar programs are offered for Canadians and other English speakers, TAPIF is specifically for Americans who want to teach English in France.