Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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* Teach English in Hong Kong. Teaching through this well-established International Graduate Programme, you’ll earn a monthly salary of HK$ 15,000 – about £1,440. In addition to great pay, you will receive on-going training, assistance in finding your living accommodation and 30 days of vacation time to enjoy with your nine month placement. Apply here

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Articles on Teaching English Abroad

Thailand TEFL Teaching Internships Compared
If you are new to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, a TEFL internship in Thailand is a great way to experience life in an exotic yet easy going country. We compare the internships of six organisations before proving a handy comparison by category to help decide whether earning the most money is more important, if non native speakers are accepted or if you can apply without a degree.

Get TEFL Certified in Chiang Mai with SEE TEFL
Recently we compared the services of six organisations offering TEFL teaching internships in Thailand. Of the choices available SEE TEFL is the only one that focuses solely on Thailand and we often see them praised in forums and groups. We asked John Quinn, director of SEE TEFL, to give us a little background to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and why Chiang Mai is such a great place to begin your career as a travelling teacher.

Kathryn Smith: From The Peace Corps to Teaching English Online
Once upon a time we offered the readers of the Jobs Abroad Bulletin the opportunity to make a roving living teaching English online to children in China through VIPKID. Part of the reason we did so was thanks to Kathryn Smith, our guest writer today. Though she has found a number of interesting roles to finance her travels, from teaching in Korea to working on a private yacht, she describes working for VIPKID as “hitting the jackpot.”

Jonny Blair, Teaching English in Hong Kong and Other Jobs Abroad
Ten years ago Jonny Blair left Bangor, Northern Ireland, to travel the world. Since then he has worked in bars, boats, offices, farms, theatres, shops and schools, as well as online, in his efforts to remain on the road. When we spoke to him his odyssey had taken him to Yangon where he was enjoying a cold Myanmar beer and cursing the wifi.

Work Abroad at English Language Summer Camps
Summer Camps in the USA draw in thousands of foreign workers but other countries have summer camps too but with the focus for participants centred more on learning English rather than sports and outdoor activities. The camps themselves can be a recreation of American style camps or styled more from within the culture of the host country. While the objective of these camps is to spread the English language to local children, traditional camp activities and sports are blended in to create an enjoyable learning environment. Regardless of job title the role is usually a combination of teacher and camp counsellor.

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in China
We turn over The Working Traveller to Cez and Agness of eTramping, asking them to share their first hand expertise on teaching English in China.

A Helpful Panda’s Tips For Teaching In China
When Mike Cairnduff from The Helpful Panda website got in touch to share his list of recruitment agencies for teaching in China we thought we thought we would push our luck and ask him for some of his tips for teaching English in China.

Working and Teaching in Japan: an Interview with an Expat
To help potential expats gain a sense of what living in Japan is truly like, we asked one British expat, Shaun – an assistant language teacher – how he and his partner adjusted to working life in Japan.

An Expat’s Advice on Teaching English in Japan
From preparing for the move abroad and choosing the right type of visa to becoming a qualified language teacher and applying for jobs, Shaun, a British expat working as an Assistant Language Teacher, offers his advice and useful tips to help us decide which route is best for becoming a language teacher in Japan.

Land of the Morning Calm: Teaching English in Korea
In recent years Korea has seen an increase in the demand for native English speakers to work as conversation instructors in universities and private language schools. Accordingly thousands of new teachers are flocking to Korea and the ex-pat community is swelling considerably. Want to get a piece of the action? Jonathan Adams tells what you need to know.

If you’re after an easy life, don’t bother going to Korea, says David Cox. But if you’re prepared for a bit of character building, read his Ins and Outs of Working for a Private Institute in Seoul

* We’ve found that teachers tend to be prolific writers, far more so than most other people working abroad. We’ve collected and listed the first hand experiences of lots more nomadic teachers in our Blogger’s Guides to Teaching English Abroad. Our teaching English Pinterest page is another place we collect relevant links.


More English Teaching Posts

How to Teach English as a Foreign Language
Learning the English language is often the key to prosperity for many peoples around the World. Simply being born in Sheffield, Sydney or Syracuse and armed with a degree and a TEFL qualification is often enough to secure a job abroad.

Pelead en Inglés, POR FAVOR!
Jeremy Dean kindly shared an extract of his book on his experiences of teaching in Spain.

TEFL & Culture in Germany
For those who are interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language yet aren’t ready to commit a grand to gaining a certificate, the British Council’s Language Assistant scheme is a great opportunity to pick up skills and experience. So says Becca Elliot who worked in Bochum as a teaching assistant in a school for disabled children.

Spurning the local supermarket for the North Sea coast, Kate Jones contacted a placement organisation to become A Language Assistant in Germany

Why Work in Another Country
How to make friends and influence people 5,000 miles from home. American Lee Maiwald, and his wife, did just that through a Fulbright Exchange to England.

Help to Create an English Speaking Environment in Germany
If you have spent the past week talking English but paying for your meals and accommodation, then I’m afraid to say you are doing something wrong. There are places in this world where we can do what we do all day anyway and people will feed us and give us a free bed to sleep in.


More English Teaching Posts in The Working Traveller Blog

More posts on Teaching English as a Foreign Language can be found in The Working Traveller Blog

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Teaching English Links – Schools, Information and resources for career English teachers and travellers interested in teaching English as a Foreign Language, plus links to EFL schools and recruiters. More relevant links can be found in our Region & Country pages.

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Teaching English Resources

Are you ready to begin teaching English abroad? PremierTEFL guides new teachers through the process of finding that first teaching position with their paid internships. Check out our boards for their latest vacancies in Thailand, Vietnam, Argentina, and other exciting places worldwide. They also provide a range of TEFL courses.

Even better is moving from one beautiful location to another and taking your job with you. Magic Ears can help with this. They pay up to $26 per hour to their online teachers.

Both before and once you have earned your first paycheck you may want to start moving your money around. We've saved hundreds of dollars by using Wise - all the more so when combined with a local bank account to save on high ATM fees. Use this link and Wise will give you a free money transfer of up to £500.

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