The Best Job Sites for Teaching English in China (2017)

The ESL job market in China is on the rise. If you are interested in teaching English in China, there are more opportunities than in any other country in Asia. The wages have increased a lot due to the economic boom and demand for English education. These days, you can save a significant amount of …

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 …

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia: Blog Story by Taiwanda Bason

● 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 (2017)

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 …

Teaching English in Japan: Blog Story by Ryan Weatherston

● 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 – …

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 …