Teaching English in Vietnam: Blog Story by Georgie

● Teaching Location: Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh) ● Type of Teaching Job: Language centre ● Student Age Group: 3-17 years and adults ● Monthly Salary: $1,200-2,500 USD depending on experience ● Monthly Rent: $150-250 USD for a room in a share house, $350-800 USD for an apartment depending on budget/ taste ● Living …

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Matt Laycock

● Teaching Location: Yokohama, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: English Conversation School (IB Japan) ● Student Age Group: Kids, Teens ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 65,000 yen (~$570 USD) ● Living Arrangement: Single room apartment ● Monthly Savings: 60,000 yen (~$530 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Transportation reimbursement ✎ My …

Teaching English in South Korea: Blog Story by Lindsey Clifford

● Teaching Location: Seoul, South Korea ● Type of Teaching Job: Academy, Private Elementary School ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: 2,400,000 won (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 1,000,000 won (~$880 USD) ● Living Arrangement: 1 bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: 1,000,000 won or (~$900 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Airfare, Severance of one …

Teaching English in Vietnam: Blog Story by Kate and Kris

● Teaching Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ● Type of Teaching Job: Language academy and an international university ● Student Age Group: late teens and adults ● Monthly Salary: $2,500 ~ $3,000 USD ● Monthly Rent: ~$550 USD ● Living Arrangement: One bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: At least $1,000 USD between us ● …

Teaching English in Spain: Blog Story by Benjamin Greensmith

● Teaching Location: Logrono, Spain ● Type of Teaching Job: Teacher in an Academy ● Student Age Group: KIds, Teens and Adults ● Monthly Salary: 1150 Euros (~$1,225 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 225 Euros (~$240 USD) ● Living Arrangement: Shared housing (2-bedroom apartment) ● Monthly Savings: 500 Euros (~$533 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: None ✎ …

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Craig Hoffman

● Teaching Location: Harima-cho, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: Sister City- Public Junior High School ● Student Age Group: 12-15 years old ● Monthly Salary: 400,000+ yen (~$3,400+ USD) ● Monthly Rent: Zero ● Living Arrangement: Two bedroom, fully furnished apartment ● Monthly Savings: 300,000+ yen (2,600+ USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Free airfare, computer, …

Teaching English in China: Blog Story by Gayle Aggiss

● Teaching Location: Fuzhou, China ● Type of Teaching Job: Kindergarten to mid-teens ● Student Age Group: 4-16 ● Monthly Salary: 7,000 RMB to start (~$1,000 USD), 9,900 RMB by end of year (~1,400 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 2,000 RMB (~$290 USD) extra provided by company for apartment ● Living Arrangement: 2 bedroom shared apartment …

Teaching English in Laos: Blog Story by Candice Lemon-Scott

● Teaching Location: Luang Prabang, Laos ● Type of Teaching Job: Voluntary project work at a UK-Based school to educate students from poor backgrounds that are sponsored to learn English ● Student Age Group: 16-22 ● Monthly Salary: Voluntary ● Monthly Rent: Own accommodation organised ● Living Arrangement: Guesthouse ● Monthly Savings: n/a ● Contract …

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Matthew Ruddle

● Teaching Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) at elementary & junior high schools on the JET (Japan Exchange Teaching) Program ● Student Age Group: Kids (first grade through ninth grade) ● Monthly Salary: 300,000 yen (~$2,600 USD) ● Monthly Rent: This varies from place to place. I lived …

Teaching English in China: Blog Story by Joshua M. Paiz

● Teaching Location: Shanghai, China ● Type of Teaching Job: University (undergraduate/graduate) ● Student Age Group: Young adults and post-graduate students ● Monthly Salary: 26,000 RMB (~$3,700 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 9,000 RMB (~$1,300 USD) ● Living Arrangement: 1 Bedroom Apartment in the Former French Concession ● Monthly Savings: ~15,000 RMB (~$2,100 USD) ● Contract …

Teaching English in Vietnam: Blog Story by Kirstie Woodward

● Teaching Location: Hanoi, Vietnam ● Type of Teaching Job: After-school language centre ● Student Age Group: 5-15 years old ● Monthly Salary: 38 million VND ($1,700 USD) ● Monthly Rent: $550 USD ● Living Arrangement: 2-bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: Between $400-500 USD ● Contract Bonuses: 50% towards work permit costs, 10 million VND …

Teaching English in Thailand: Blog Story by Barry O’Leary

● Teaching Location: Bangkok, Thailand ● Type of Teaching Job: Private Catholic School ● Student Age Group: Elementary ● Monthly Salary: 35,000 baht (~$1,000 USD) ● Monthly Rent: Housing provided ● Living Arrangement: Single bedroom in a house ● Monthly Savings: Approximately 7,000 baht (Over $200 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Flight paid for upon arrival, free …

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Dani Hadaway

● Teaching Location: Nagoya, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: Company Teaching Job (ECC) ● Student Age Group: Every Age Group ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (~$2,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 80,000 yen (~$700 USD) ● Living Arrangement: 2-bedroom apartment near Nagoya’s main train station ● Monthly Savings: 50,000 yen (~$440 USD) ● Contract Bonuses:  …

Teaching English in South Korea: Blog Story by Kelly Duhigg

● Teaching Location: Seoul, South Korea ● Type of Teaching Job: Kindergarten ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: 2,290,000 won (~$2,000 USD) ● Monthly Rent: Covered by the school ● Living Arrangement: Single Studio Apartment ● Monthly Savings: 570,000 won (~$500 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: Lunch, airfare (to and from the U.S.), severance …

Teaching English in China: Blog Story by Dr. Rob Burton

● Teaching Location: Nanjing, China ● Type of Teaching Job: High School ● Student Age Group: Teens ● Monthly Salary: 16,500 RMB (~$2,400 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 0 ● Living Arrangement: 1-bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: 10,000 RMB (~$1,500 USD) ● Contract Bonuses: 8,000 RMB (~1,200 USD) for airfare, 3,500 RMB (~$500 USD per month …

Teaching English in the UAE: Blog Story by Milton Shaw

● Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ● Type of Teaching Job: Public School: Abu Dhabi Education Council; Al Dhama’a School for Boys ● Student Age Group: Teenagers (10th grade) ● Monthly Salary: Monthly salary of 14,692 dirhams (~$4,000 USD), plus end of service bonus (EOS) bonus of a month’s pay for each …