The best places to teach abroad

Struggling to find work in the UK? Have a degree but can’t find a job that uses your skills?  Perhaps you should consider looking further afield for work, and who knows, you may just end up in the place of your dreams. If you do want to move and work abroad you should definitely consider teaching English. It’s a great way to get to know a culture first hand and the pay is often very good.

We list some of the best places to teach English abroad.


Most Asian countries are practically begging for English speakers to teach the language and you can easily find work there. Most Japanese schools recruit all year round and provide successful applicants with a Visa, sponsorship, your own apartment and partially paid national insurance, as-well-as other perks! You also get to live in one of the world’s most advanced countries and are sure to have some incredible experiences.

The largest schools in Japan are with AEON and you can also look for work with the Japanese exchange and teaching programme (JET).


Not only is the UAE one of the wealthiest nations on Earth it also offers some of the highest paying teaching jobs in the world. The culture shock may be a challenge but the financial rewards and the experience gained should be well worth it.


Offering beautiful countryside and hectic city living Mexico is a great place to earn experience and embrace a new culture. The demand for English teachers in the country is huge and finding a job is incredibly easy. You will also be well paid as the cost of living in Mexico is pretty low.


If you don’t mind the cold and love your vodka then Russia is the place for you. Demand for English teachers far exceeds supply so finding work is easy. You will often receive the benefit of VISA support, free accommodation and your airfares paid for. The biggest institutions in the vast country are English First and BKC International.


China is a nation on the up and its attention is becoming more and more focused on the west. The demand for English teachers is high and for a successful applicant you can receive some amazing incentives. Visa sponsorship is common, as is a free apartment and a high salary. The best source for Chinese teaching jobs is Journey East.


It’s surprisingly easy to find a job teaching English in France as the demand for teachers surpasses the supply. If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in almost any subject and a working knowledge of French, you’re already well on your way to a job. As France is a part of the EU you don’t have to worry about Visa’s or work permits, making France one of the easiest options to choose.


For fantastic food and amazing weather Italy is the place to be! Travel is cheap and the people are friendly, however one snag is the sheer amount of red tape that can make getting a job more difficult than it needs to be.  A site to use to find teaching jobs is


Teaching in South Korea is often highly lucrative and the rewards can be substantial. The people are friendly and the country is incredibly safe (except for the North Koreans). Perks often include free accommodation, reimbursed airfare, insurance benefits, decent salaries and a very low cost of living. You will need a bachelor’s degree to be eligible. A good place to look for work in Korea is

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