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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
Temple in China Teach English in Asia: Finding a Job by Susan Griffith
An expert on work abroad and author of a classic book on teaching English abroad provides an overview of the many job options in Asia, along with rich resources.
Teach English in China with Worldteach The Best Countries to Teach English in Asia by Michael Hines
Many nations in Asia share a desire to learn English and most are experiencing a strong demand for teachers. From South Korea to Vietnam, most Asian countries are in racing to get their population to learn the lingua franca of globalization.
Teaching English China location Teach English in China: Work and Live in a Great Location
Nick and Dariece provide a guide to help you find the right location in China for you, be it big city or smaller town, to teach English and live.
Teaching English children in China A Practical Guide to Finding an English Teaching Job in China by Dominic Woodman
The steps for finding the major types of jobs teaching English in China, including a what is needed to obtain a visa.
Teaching English kindergarden in China Teaching English and Living in Yangzhou, China
Nick and Dariece spent a memorable year of complete immersion teaching English in China to kindergarteners and living in Yangzhou, and describe their experience. They also managed to make lasting friends, create many memories, and save quite a bit of money in the process.
Teach in China How to Choose Your First Job Teaching English in China by Dr. Gregory Mavrides
An expert view and very practical advice for those who seek to teach English in China for the first time.
China New Year Choose the Right School in China by Eve Bergazyn
Where and in which schools should you teach English in China? Inside tips on options for the type of job to take and to whom you should talk.
Bridge in China Teaching English in China: Teachers Soon Become Students by Smitha Murthy
Practical advice for finding a job teaching English in China including warnings about possible pitfalls based upon actual work experience.
Guide to Teaching English in Taiwan Teaching English in Taiwan: What Your Need to Know by Tim Backes
What you need to know to move to Taiwan and the requirements for finding a suitable job as an English teacher. There are many options for places to work and the pay is relatively good.
Teaching English in South Korea A Guide to Teaching English and Living in South Korea by Linda Dunsmore
What you need to know to teach and live in East Asia’s "Land of the Morning Calm."
Teach English in South Korea Teach English in South Korea: Own Your Adventure by Thomas Gates
What is involved in teaching English in South Korea according to an experienced teacher who has explored the culture in-depth.
Vietnam language school Teaching English and Living in Vietnam: A Southeast Asia Giant by Nathan Edgerton
The guide to teaching English and living in Vietnam—where the options are almost endless—by an expert and author.
Teaching English in Bangkok Teaching English and Living in Bangkok by Nathan Edgerton
Bangkok has a high demand for English teachers in many different types of schools, from corporate training centers to small private schools to public schools with 50 students per class. There are opportunities for beginning teachers as well as those with more experience...
Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand Teaching English in Bangkok: The Guide to Finding Work Fast in a Laid Back Culture by Ian Moore
An inside guide to finding jobs fast when arriving in Bangkok, Thailand, along with extensive tips and key resources.
Teaching English in Chiang Mai Live and Teach in Smiling Chiang Mai by Kimberly L Bryant
Recently voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Chiang Mai is a fantastic place to dip your toes into the world of teaching English. The relaxed environment and low-key attitude make for a gentle introduction to TEFL for those just starting out...
Buddha statue Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job by Lindy Sinka
A guide that discusses many key aspects involved in preparing to find work and live in Thailand.
Teach English in Vietnam Why You Should Teach English in Vietnam Right Now by Sam Bedford
Find so many opportunities right now for native English speakers to find paid work teaching English in Vietnam, live well, and save money.
Living in Ho Chi Minh City Living and Teaching in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Angharad Bates
Top tips and resources by someone who experienced teaching in the bustling city of HCMC.
Teaching English in Thailand: The 10 Day Job Search  by A.J. Hoge
A.J. Hoge tells you how to find a job teaching English in Thailand within 10 days of stepping off the plane.
Getting Started Teaching English in Japan: What to Expect by John Sheldon
A 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 by Lindy Sinka
A practical guide about what is involved in teaching English in Japan. She also offers a taste of Japanese culture and expatriate life as well.
Teach English in Japan: Find a Job through the Web  by Celeste Heiter
Inside tips on finding jobs via the Web teaching English in Japan.
How to Find an English Teaching Job from Inside Japan by Dominic Woodman
A step-by-step guide to finding jobs teaching English in Japan, with information about choosing a place of work to getting your work visa.
The JET Programme: Teaching English in Japan While Getting to Know it as an Insider by Aaron Paulson
What's it like to teach English with Japan's reputable Jet Programme? Here is a participant's guide to teaching English in Japan as a well-paid assistant.
Teaching English in Taiwan: Lucrative Job in Rich Environment
Newley Purnell provides a thorough description of the lucrative jobs available teaching English in Taiwan, and provides inside tips for enjoying its rich culture.
Teaching English and Living in South Korea by Linda Sinka
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 by Jalel Marti Sager
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 by Lindsay Nash
The details you should know for a successful experience.
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 by Paul King
Paul King describes in-depthh his experience as a teacher.
Teaching English in Indonesia by Geoff Andrews
The many advantages of teaching English in Indonesia while offering practical tips on work requirements and an overview of the cultural characteristics.
Teaching English and Living in Malaysia by Emile Alexander Dodds
The type of jobs available for English teachers in Malaysia — a country with many 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.
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.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

Vietnam is an excellent place for new teachers to start their English teaching career. Our in-class course in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam offers excellent training from professional and dedicated instructors. The course has a strong emphasis on practical teaching experience with several hours of practice sessions teaching real students. You can be sure that you will learn the skills necessary to plan engaging and effective lesson plans from day one and our internationally recognized certificate will open the door to jobs in Vietnam and the rest of the world.
Teach English in Vietnam

Cebu, Philippines
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

Enrol on ITTT’s TESOL course the Philippines and you could be teaching English abroad before you know it. Our course in Cebu has a very practical emphasis and features a high proportion of actual teaching practice hours in the classroom. You can be sure that you will gain the skills needed to succeed as an English teacher in Southeast Asia and elsewhere in the world. All graduates of ITTT’s courses will receive an internationally recognized certificate and lifetime job placement assistance.
Teach English in the Philippines Dates: Course available each month all year-round
Cost: Deposit: US$600. Balance: US$990.

Phuket, Thailand
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our training center in Phuket is the ideal location to enter the thriving ESL market in Thailand. Our team of highly experienced and dedicated trainers will support you throughout your course and provide valuable feedback on your practical teaching sessions with real English language students. Earning your certificate in Phuket allows you to make the most of your free-time with a wide range of outdoor activities easily available such as scuba diving, kayaking, or simply chilling out at the beach.
Teach English in Phuket, Thailand Website:

Ban Phe, Thailand
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our Ban Phe training center is located in a small fishing village on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The pace of life here is much slower than that of Bangkok or nearby Pattaya and you will gain a unique insight into Thai culture that can be hard to find in the more urban parts of the country. The course in Ban Phe has a strong focus on teaching practice, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and experience needed to teach English around the world.
Teach English in Ban Phe, Thailand Website:

Chiang Mai, Thailand
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.
Our TESOL course in Chiang Mai, Thailand will give you all the skills you need to become a successful ESL teacher in Thailand and beyond. Our trainers will give you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of English grammar and teaching methodologies, and the teaching practice sessions in local schools will give you valuable classroom experience. Outside the classroom there is plenty to occupy you, from visiting the many ancient temples and ruins to trekking in the hills or shopping at the local markets and shopping malls.
Teach English in Chiang Mai, Thailand Website:

Choose from 300 locations across 60 cities in China. Full Salary — Free Flights
Join our community of over 2,000 diverse, inspiring teachers all across China. Your skills are needed to help grow and shape EF English First for current / future generations of students to learn, grow and enjoy. Teach adults, kids or online at one of our 300+ schools. 

Programs highlights: Upfront paid flights available; full benefit package (including health insurance); full support from application to arrival; sponsored accreditations; multiple career tracks (in education and beyond); small class sizes; job-rotation program; weekly sponsored social events; free Chinese lessons

Apply and speak with one of our recruiters today.
Teaching in China Contact: EF English First, China, 1F Jiu An Plaza, 258 Tongren Road, Shanghai, 200040.
Tel.: +86 (21) 6039 5868.

Latest & Greatest ESL Jobs in China
High paying teaching positions at professional schools across China, based on your preferences for location, student age and school type. With over a decade of experience, we offer a free service connecting you with hand-picked private and public schools with cutting edge teaching resources and a friendly, supportive team.

We also offer fully accredited TEFL courses for people looking to get certified to teach abroad.
Teaching children in China Contact: Annie — Recruitment Consultant at Gold Star TEFL Recruitment Visit Gold Star TEFL website!

Part-time Teaching Jobs All Across Japan!
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Pick your own lesson fee, schedule and location and then students will directly contact you!
Our nationwide language teacher-student matching service is 100% Free for teachers. We are especially good at matching private English teachers with Japanese students in urban areas like Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Sendai, Fukuoka, Saitama, Chiba, Kobe, etc.
Available languages: English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog and Arabic.
Teach English in Japan with Hello-Sensei! Cost: 100% Free for all Teachers.

AUA Language Center
Over 50 years of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, with many branches across Thailand.

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.


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.


Paid Teacher in China
This is a full time teaching position with a full salary and benefits. Depending on your experience and educational background, you can earn approx. US $26,000 per year.
Host institutions provide assistance in finding comfortable accommodations. In some cases housing is provided or a stipend to cover living expenses.
China is an amazing place to teach English and to explore a culture that is really just opening its doors to the world! Getting paid to teach English in China is a rewarding experience that requires patience and open mindedness.
Depending on the school you may be given free accommodation and a flight allowance. You will receive full orientation and training before you start teaching.
Paid Teacher in Thailand
This is a full-time, paid position to teach English in Thailand. Teaching positions are available all over Thailand and the jobs are guaranteed. You get National Holidays off and accident and medical insurance. We screen 100% of the jobs. Degree holders are placed very quickly. We can also place individuals without a degree.


Greenheart Travel
Get Paid to Teach at Language Schools in China, South Korea, and Thailand

Greenheart Travel offers paid teaching spots with language schools in China, South Korea, and Thailand, often with many perks. See the website for details.


International TEFL Academy
TEFL TESOL Courses in Asia
Courses in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Job placement assistance for all graduates.


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.


Fellowships Teaching in China
Fellowships 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.

Teach Away Inc.
Teaching English as a Second Language Placements in Asia

We currently work with Ministries of Education and Private Language Schools in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. We also offer placements in Hong Kong, China, and Mexico. Teach Away was selected by the National Ministry of Education in Korea to provide English teachers for its renowned EPIK program. In addition, Teach Away has partnered with some of the most reputable language schools in Asia, allowing recent grads to choose from a variety of countries and programs. Teach Away, North America’s leading teacher placement organization, offers a wide variety of international jobs at Ministries of Education and Top Private Schools around the globe. Each year, hundreds of graduates explore the world and experience a new culture through Teach Away’s international teaching programs.


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