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 …