English teachers around the world share many similarities in their lifestyles and classrooms, from enjoying local cuisines, playing in sports leagues, exploring in regional travel, and playing an important role in local communities as an educator. While teachers may share these—and many other—similarities around the world, teachers living in Asia and Europe can expect many differences in their jobs, social lives, their schools, and even their personal lives. Here's a quick overview..........
How much money can you make teaching English in Japan?
Most first-time English teachers in Japan get paid between 247,700 JPY ($2,250 USD) to 286,200 JPY ($2,600 USD) per month. First-year participants teaching English in Japan on the JET Program receive an average monthly wage of 280,000 JPY, ($2550 USD) per month with yearly pay increases. Airfare and housing costs are typically the teachers responsibility.
By Havvah Holl
Teachers looking to move abroad will soon become familiar with China’s massive job market for TEFL teachers. With an almost absurdly large number of students who want to learn English, China is constantly hiring teachers, and offering great benefits to entice teachers to make the move. This demand gives China the unique distinction of being a country with a high savings potential, whether or not you have a university degree. It is key to understand the issue of visas, and that those without a degree may need to be more persistent and flexible in their job search. Also, holding citizenship from a native English-speaking country, and getting a TEFL certification can both be important in most cases.
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.
By: Tyler Parsons
International TEFL Academy graduates find paid work teaching English in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Beyond TEFL certification, some markets have additional requirements for hiring teachers.
Certain countries require a 4-year university degree, others may require an advanced degree in education, and some countries don't require a degree at all. In some cases, citizenship from a designated "Native English-Speaking Country" is required.
In some countries a teacher's age can play a factor in the hiring process as well. More than half of the teaching positions available around the world are teaching adults and many schools may prefer a more mature teacher with professional work experience for such positions.
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.
By Shay Ames
- Want to teach English in Japan, but are unsure of whether you prefer to teach in a public school or a private school?
- Are you wondering if there are alternatives to the famous JET Program for teaching in public schools?
- Do you just want to know what your options are for teaching English in Japan?
One of the many great benefits of earning your TEFL TESOL Certification and teaching English abroad is the diversity within the job market and the versatility it offers you when it comes to how long you actually work in the field. There are literally hundreds of thousands of jobs teaching English in more than 80 countries worldwide in different types of educational institutions from pre-schools and grade schools to private language institutes and summer camps.