5 Unique Things About Teaching English in Germany

The United States shares many similarities with Germany because of a strong heritage connection. However, when it comes to the education system and what goes on in the classroom, it’s a slightly different story. Don’t let the fact that kindergarten is a German word fool you! I taught English in Germany for a school year …

 

5 Tips for Teaching English the Fun Way

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How to Learn English Fast and Effectively by Yourself

By Melisa Marzett Everyone has language ability. Even people who are linguistically challenged can talk, read, and write. However, there are a lot of lazy potatoes who make excuses to say that they are incapable of learning in order to hide their laziness. These “incapable” people attempt language courses and go around in self-study circles …

The Best Job Sites for Teaching English in Southeast Asia (2018)

Are you thinking of teaching English somewhere in Southeast Asia? While it is more common for expats to teach in countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, or China, a lot of people are drawn to the more relaxed lifestyle farther south. There may not be as many financial benefits, but you can still make a …

2 Amazing Years Teaching English in China

● Teaching Location: Guangzhou, China ● Type of Teaching Job: Kindergarten ● Student Age Group: Kids ● Monthly Salary: 11,000 RMB ($1,600 USD) ● Monthly Rent: Included! ● Living Arrangement: 2-bedroom apartment ● Monthly Savings: $750-$1,000 USD ● Contract Bonuses: Housing, lunches, end of contract bonus By Quincy Smith I spent 2 years teaching English …

10 Things Every ESL Teacher Must Be Prepared for in Taiwan

By Bryn Thomas So you’ve decided to make the leap into ESL. It is a brave and rewarding choice. Whether you’re fresh out of college, or just looking for a bit of adventure, teaching English in Taiwan can be a beautiful experience. Despite what many recruiters may say, expect to encounter some difficulties on your …

Experiencing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

● Teaching Location: Jouf, Tabuk and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ● Type of Teaching Job: Universities and Private Language Institute ● Student Age Group: Young Adults and Adults ● Monthly Salary: 12,000 SAR (~3,200 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 0 (Provided) ● Living Arrangement: Shared villas/flat ● Monthly Savings: 2,700 USD ● Contract Bonuses: Airfare, …

The Best Job Sites for Teaching English in Korea (2018)

For people who first start teaching English abroad, South Korea is a popular destination. The salary for teaching English in Korea is higher than other countries in East Asia and there are lots of job opportunities. You can find work at numerous private language academies, kindergartens, public schools, universities, and other institutions. With a Bachelor’s …

A Reluctant English Teacher Living in Japan

● Teaching Location: Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, and Kagawa Prefecture, Japan ● Type of Teaching Job: English conversation schools, international schools, kindergartens and public schools ● Student Age Group: All ages, from 0 through adults ● Monthly Salary: 250,000 yen (around $2,500 USD) ● Monthly Rent: 50,000 yen – 70,000 yen (around $500 – …

My Time Teaching English in Japan

● 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 By Matt …

Teaching English in South Korea: Y.O.K.O. (You Only Korea Once)

● 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 …

Kate and Kris Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

● 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 ● …

Spain: To Teach or Not to Teach?

● 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 By …

Once Upon a Time Japan Was a Dream Place to Be

● 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, …

An Australian Teaching English in Fuzhou, China

● 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 Laid Back Laos

● 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 on the JET Program in Japan

● 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:Β This varies from place to place. I lived …

Experiences Teaching English at a University in Shanghai

● 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 …

My Love/Hate Relationship of Teaching English in Vietnam

● 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 in Thailand: Best Students, Amazing Lunches, Strict Bosses

● 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:Β Flight paid for upon arrival, free …

When in Japan: Teaching English in Nagoya

● 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:Β  …

The Real Story About Teaching English in South Korea

● 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: The March of the Volunteers

● 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 …

The Pros and Cons of Teaching English in the UAE

● 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 …