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"Despite the rumors, a native’s knowledge of the English language is not an automatic passport to employment anywhere abroad. It can, however, be put to profitable use in many Asian countries. In Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and, increasingly, China a high proportion of the population are eager for tuition from English speakers. A university degree in any subject is genuinely the only prerequisite, though in some cases just a degree of enthusiasm will suffice."—Susan Griffith reports in Teaching English In Asia.

  Articles and  Participant Reports on Teaching English in Asia
Jobs Teaching English in Asia by Susan Griffith
Best Places to Teach English in Asia 
Michael G. Hines provides a rundown of the pros and cons of teaching in the most popular countries in Asia for ESL teachers.
Teaching English in Asia: Practical Information You Need to Get Work
Michael G. Hines offers and overview for those who wish to teach English..
Teaching English in Southeast Asia: Practical Information You Need to Get Work
Michael G. Hines, a long-time teacher in Thailand, offers his take.
Living in Thailand or Taiwan Live and Teach English in Thailand or Taiwan? A Guide to Choose the Best Country for You by Michael Plews
Fortunately for anyone with experience who is trying to compare the merits of these two unique countries, both currencies now have a very similar exchange rate... We will make a comparison, inherently somewhat subjective, of some of the key aspects of each country that can make living and teaching a memorable and rewarding experience...
Teaching English in Asia 
Lucia Novarra provides an overview on opportunities for work in Asia teaching English.
Getting Started Teaching English in Japan: What to Expect
John Sheldon provides a top-down description of the major roads taken by those who teach or wish to teach English in Japan, while providing realistic advice for teachers in the "Land of the Rising Sun."
Teaching English and Living in Japan
Lindy Sinka offers a practical overview of what is involved in teaching English in Japan. She also offers a taste of Japanese culture and expatriate life.
Point Your Mouse Cursor to a Job in Japan 
Celeste Heiter provides the inside tips on finding jobs via the Web teaching English in Japan.
Japan's JET Programme: Join Japan's Leading ESL Training and Job Placement Program by Laura Mann.
The JET Programme: Teaching English in Japan While Getting to Know it as an Insider by Aaron Paulson.
Live, Learn and Teach English in Japan by Christopher P. Cotter
Hong Kong Needs English Teachers
Teaching English in China: Choose the Right Place and School
Eve Bergazyn analyzes and reports on the various types of places and schools in China to teach English.
How to Choose Your First Job Teaching English in China
Gregory Mavrides, PhD offers an overview and advice on how to go about the selection process.
Teaching English in China
Smitha Murthy offers practical advice on finding a job teaching English in China while warning about possible pitfalls.
English Teachers Needed in China by Matt Lee
Teaching in China: No Experience Needed, No Shortage of Jobs by Guy Bojesen-Trepka
Teaching English in Taiwan
Newley Purnell provides a thorough description of the lucrative jobs available teaching English in Taiwan, and provides inside tips for enjoying its rich culture.
Three Reasons to Teach English and Live in Taiwan by Matt Gibson
Teaching English in Taiwan: The Vital Information by Matt Gibson
Teaching English in Taiwan with Hess by Gilbert Wang
Teaching English and Living in Korea
Lindy Sinka, who has taught in various parts of Asia, offers a practical overview of what is involved in teaching English in Korea. She also offers a taste of Korean culture and expatriate life.
Living and Teaching English in South Korea
Jalel Marti Sager provides a practical and inspiring insider's view of his experience living and teaching English in South Korea.
English Teaching Contacts in Korea: What to Ask For and What Not to Stress Over
Lindsay Nash provides the details you should know.
Teaching English in South Korea: A New Home with an Array of Choices
Lavinia Spalding on her transformative experience.
Teaching English in Korea by David Cox
Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job 
An overview of the options by Lindy Sinka .
Teaching English in Thailand: The 10 Day Job Search 
A.J. Hoge tells you how to find a job teaching English in Thailand within 10 days of stepping off the plane.
Freelance Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand  
A.J. Hoge provides practical inside tips for setting up a freelance business teaching English.
How to Teach English in a Thai High School 
Paul King describes in-depthh his experience as a teacher.
Teaching English in Chiang Mai: A Step-by-Step Guide  
Wayne Johnson is your inside guide to teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Work in Thailand: Teaching English Can Be Just the Beginning
Seth Leighton on how teaching can be the start of a career transition.
Teaching English in Thailand and Beyond: Making Choices About Where to Teach Abroad by Paul Carpenter
Teaching English in Indonesia
Geoff Andrews describes the many advantages of teaching English in Indonesia while offering practical tips on work requirements and an overview of the cultural characteristics.
Teaching English in Malaysia
Emile Alexander Dodds reports on the type of work available for English teachers in Malaysia - a new world with Western comforts.
Living and Teaching in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top tips and resources by one who experienced the bustling city of HCMC as an English teacher.
Teaching English in Vietnam
David M. Lenard provides and overview.
Teaching English in Hanoi
Nick Dall provides details on what being a teacher and life is actually like in the bustling city of Hanoi.
Teaching English and Living in Singapore
Nathan Edgerton provides the inside scoop on being a teacher.
Notes from an English Teacher in Cambodia
Margaret Ulrich describes her rich experience with LanguageCorps.
Top Jobs Teaching English in Asia
See a daily selection of the Top Jobs Teaching English in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Southeast Asia, and Asia courtesy of ESL Job Feed.
If you do not see the jobs or training program you want in Asia, look under Worldwide for programs located in several different regions or check our China, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan directories for much more country-specific information on teaching English.

Calcutta, India
CTESOL: Teach English Around the World
4 week – (140 hr) Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training centre in Calcutta provides teacher training, certification and career guidance and support throughout our graduate’s teaching career. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. Teach, travel, live and work abroad.
Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: $1490 USD

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CTESOL: Teach English Around the World
4 week – (140 hr) Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training centre in Ho Chi Minh City provides teacher training, certification and career guidance and support throughout our graduate’s teaching career. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. Teach, travel, live and work abroad.
Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: $1490 USD

Cebu, Philippines
CTESOL: Teach English Around the World
4 week – (140 hr) Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training centre in Cebu provides teacher training, certification and career guidance and support throughout our graduate’s teaching career. The course has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. Teach, travel, live and work abroad.
Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: $1490 USD.

Teach English Abroad in Asia with LanguageCorps 
Experience living and working in an exotic Eastern culture while Teaching English in Asia with LanguageCorps! Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan and China have huge needs for English teachers, and as one, you will be able to live very comfortably and even set aside some savings while you teach English in Asia.

Participants in all Asia programs begin their adventure at our training facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where they will have a chance to meet participants in the other Asian programs, before going on to their paid teaching assignment.

Teaching English with LanguageCorps in Asia Dates: Several times a month year round.
From $1650
Contact: LanguageCorps, 53 Whispering Way, Stow MA, 01775
Tel.: 978 562 2100

Oxford TEFL—4-week Trinity-accredited Certificate in TESOL in Kerala, India
Learn to teach English with real students in a real language classroom in Kerala, India. No previous teaching experience required. The Cert TESOL is accredited by Trinity College, London. Find work anywhere in the world with this internationally-respected qualification that employers trust. Low-cost accommodation available. We help you to get a student visa, and offer an internship programme for those who want to develop their teaching skills in India and build an impressive CV (free accommodation, living allowance, mentor programme). Lifetime career support also provided.
Oxford TEFL in Kerala, India Dates: 29th Apr to 31st May, 1st Jul to 2nd Aug, 2nd Sep to 4th Oct, 4th Nov to 6th Dec
Cost: 1,400€
Contact: Oxford Tefl Barcelona , Girona 83, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.:(+34) 93 458 01 11

Teaching English in China Teaching English in China with Geovisions Paid Teacher in China
This is a paid position. Participants will receive 4000-7000 Chinese Yeun/month (approximately US $625-$1,095/month).
China is an amazing place to teach English and explore a culture that is really just opening its doors to the world. Teaching English in China is a rewarding experience but you need patience and open-mindedness. Teaching jobs in China are plentiful but finding a professional and well-organized institution can be challenging.
Thats where GeoVisions can help. We screen the schools and make sure you are going to a safe, reputable, professional school. Time spent in this culturally and visually stimulating country is truly a unique experience and well worth it. Teaching in China does not necessarily offer a great deal of money, but if you're looking to work in some of the most unique destinations in the world, then read on.

Dates: Year round (Please note that schools are on holiday January to February and July to August).
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.


Gaba Corporation — Teach English 1-to-1 in Japan to Motivated Adult Students
Gaba operates 38 schools in Tokyo, Yokahama, Nagoya and Osaka. We provide a stylish and professional workplace, and offer professional support and development for our teachers. Our Instructors choose their schedules on a monthly basis, and our focus is on personalized, communicative language teaching. Check our site for testimonials, applications, and lots of info on life in Japan.
  Dates: Recruiting is all year-round. 6-month contracts are available, but a 12 month- commitment required where visa-sponsorship is required.

Teach English with Vivace Teach in the vibrant city of Shenzhen 
This one year teaching opportunity is a once in a lifetime experience. Schools located in the Shen Zhen urban area offer competitive compensation for English teachers, including in-country orientation, furnished apartments, meals, medical insurance, paid holidays, travel allowance and an attractive salary with a monthly bonus. We also offer a second year contract renewal with a salary increase. Shen Zhen is an exciting place to teach abroad, its location at the border between southern China and Hong Kong, making traveling to other cities in China and neighboring countries convenient and economical. This unique adventure offers a perfect chance to explore Chinese culture and to reward your teaching career.
Teaching English in Shenzhen Dates: In-country orientation starting August 15. School year starting from Sept 1 till June 30 2015.
Contact: Karen Ong
Tel.: 909-9932960

Pre-School helpers/Teaching Assistants in the Maldives
Gain a unique insight and authentic volunteering experience in one of the most beautiful destinations on the planet! Its not all about expensive glitzy tourist resorts... there are tiny islands with amazing little communities... each has their own school and pre-school, and the kids very much need your help!

For non-qualified, enthusiastic volunteers who would love to help out in the classroom, we have positions in the mainstream schools working beside the qualified teachers. Alternatively, all islands also have pre-schools where volunteer assistance is also very much needed!
Volunteer in the Maldives Dates: Year round, except November & December and Ramzan month
Cost: 1,600USD = 4 weeks.
Contact: Volunteer Maldives PVT Ltd, White Rose, Sh.Komandoo Republic of Maldives.
Tel.: 00960 3300609

American University Alumni Center
Over fifty years of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Thailand.

Jobs Pool for Teaching English in Asia

Whether you are new to Asia or have already worked here we believe that job-hunting should be a simple and stress-free experience. Asiapond has been designed to allow teachers to find the jobs that they want, where they want, quickly.


Buckland International Education Group
Recruits 80+ native speakers of English to offer conversation teaching for 3-12 months in different areas of China.

Contact: Dacunmen Villa District 555, Yanshuo, Guilin, China 541900; 011-86-773-882-7255;,

Chatteris Educational Foundation
Graduate English Language Tutors (GELTs) are placed in Hong Kong schools and given a monthly allowance and free housing for the first 2 weeks. Recent graduates preferred.

Contact: 18/F Honest Motors Bldg., 9-11 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China; 011-852-2520-5736;,

CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange
Teach English in China, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam
CIEE offers a variety of paid teaching programs in four unique countries in Asia.


Colorado China Council
Graduates from the U.S. are placed as teachers at institutes throughout China, for 6 or 11 months.

Contact: 4556 Apple Way, Boulder, CO 80301; 303-443-1108;,

ECC (Thailand)
Chain of language schools with 50 branches employing 500 native speaker teachers, who must have a bachelor’s degree and at least six months teaching experience or a CELTA entry level qualification.


English for Asia Ltd
Provides EFL-qualified teachers to primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong, as well as a number of teaching centers including in Macao and Shenzhen. Also runs Trinity CertTESOL courses four times a year. .


Hess Educational Organization
Website gives email addresses of overseas recruiters. Specializes in teaching children including kindergarten-age. Native Speaking Teachers (NSTs) must be college graduates.


International Avenue Consulting Company
Recruiting agency with partner offices in Canada able to place about 100 graduates in teaching vacancies throughout Taiwan.


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program for U.S. Citizens
Administered by the Japanese government, it is the largest single program for teaching English. Graduating seniors and university degree holders eligible. Also offers positions for those who have studied Japanese as Coordinators of International Relations.

Visit: Complete details about the teaching program are available at

Paid internship programs for college graduates, usually teaching English, for one or two years in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam. Teachers may be responsible for transportation. Salary very much country-dependent; housing and health insurance arranged. Must interview and have orientation in Princeton.


Russell Recruiting
Teaching English in Asia
Russell Recruiting provides job seekers with ESL employment in Asia. We offer safe, reliable positions with reputable schools that treat their staff with respect. Trust us, we were once teachers too!


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