Hungary is a fast-growing teaching market in the heart of Europe for international ESL jobs. During COVID-19, we've seen TEFL certified English teachers getting hired in Hungary via the Central European Teaching Program (CETP). A bachelor's degree in any field is also required.
Taiwan has proven to handle the COVID-19 pandemic extremely efficiently and has been running in-person classes for the majority of the second half of 2020. Pre-COVID, Taiwan was one of the largest, most established teaching markets in the world. Despite the pandemic, we've still seen TEFL certified English teachers finding work there. A bachelor's degree in any field is required.
South Korea is one of the largest and strongest English teaching markets in the world. During COVID-19, we've continued to see qualified English teachers get hired in South Korea which makes it one of the top ESL countries for 2021. In addition to a TEFL certification, you will need a bachelor's degree, be a native English speaker, and have a clean FBI background check.
In the COVID-19 era, teaching English online has proven to be a realistic side-hustle or even full-time job that you can safely do from home. Hiring requirements differ depending on which platform you teach with - a TEFL certification is typically required with most, but not all, platforms requiring a bachelor's degree.