Teach English Abroad in these 10 Countries

There is no question that the TEFL industry has been hard hit by the pandemic. 

Millions of schools were closed and international travel had grounded to a halt.

However, the world is now bouncing back to the ‘new normal’ and the demand for English teachers is higher than ever.

If you’ve used your time in lockdown to get your TEFL, or you’re itching to get back to teaching English abroad, here are 10 countries you should consider checking out:

South Korea

Travel Guide: South Korea

South Korea is a hugely popular TEFL destination now.

If you have a bachelor’s degree, you can expect to earn at least $1800 a month teaching English in South Korea plus FREE accommodation!

But money isn’t the only basis on why you should move to the ROK, there a million more reasons why you should teach in the land of K-Pop! Check out this post: Teach English in South Korea.

TEFL South Korea


Travel Guide: China

The demand for English teachers in China is huge. There are no shortages of good job opportunities all over the country. Pay is also the highest among all the other countries on this list!

I think because the demand is so high, it allows us teachers to do more research and pick what position is best for us.

If you want information on getting a visa, check out this post: Visa Guide.

TEFL China


Travel Guide: Mexico

Whether you want to work in Mexico city, out in the country, or near a beach, there is a huge market for certified TEFL teachers south of the American border.

You’ll typically need a TEFL certificate and a bachelors degree as a minimum to apply for a TEFL position in Mexico, but neither are a legal requirement.

TEFL Mexico


Travel Guide: Cambodia

Teaching English in Cambodia is becoming more popular year after year. The ESL market throughout the country is growing, so it is more common to find TEFL job opportunities.

Cambodia is a great destination for TEFL teachers because they hire all year round, have a relatively simple visa process and degrees are not required!



Travel Guide: Taiwan

I’ve only visited Taiwan once, but I loved it!

The Taiwanese are known to integrate more than other cultures in Asia, and the island doesn’t suffer from freezing winters like Korea and parts of China. If you have a BA degree & at least a 120 hour TEFL certificate, then Taiwan may be the place for you!

TEFL Taiwan


Travel Guide: Spain

Spain is one of the TEFL hotspots in Europe. Hourly wages vary a lot, but good positions can be found in the cities. You’ll have an easier time getting a decent job with a degree, TEFL & some previous teaching experience.

Instead of signing a year contract, why not give it a try by applying to teach at a summer camp?

TEFL Spain


Travel Guide: Thailand

Thailand was my first TEFL destination all the way back in 2013. It was the time of my life!

There are so many reasons why you should teach in Thailand that I created a list of why you shouldn’t! Check it out – Don’t teach in Thailand if…

TEFL Thailand

Costa Rica

Travel Guide: Costa Rica

I’ve never taught English in Central America, but I have friends who strongly recommend the TEFL lifestyle in Costa Rica.

Why? Check this out

Many TEFL companies offer internships for teaching jobs in Costa Rica, so it’s worth taking a look at those!

TEFL Costa Rica

Hong Kong

Travel Guide: Hong Kong

TEFL teachers in Hong Kong are well paid, but living costs are high. Do your research and make sure the job you’re applying for won’t leave you short each month.

If you’re thinking of teaching in Hong Kong, it’s worth checking out the NET scheme!

TEFL Hong Kong


Travel Guide: Prague

Prague is an absolutely stunning city! Teaching English in Prague may not be as popular as other European cities, but it’s worth considering.

The average monthly salary is $600 – $1000, so make sure you do your research and don’t sell yourself short.

TEFL Prague

So, there you have it! 10 TEFL destinations that you could be heading to

this year!

Do you plan on teaching English abroad in 2023? Where do you plan on going?


2 thoughts on “Teach English Abroad in these 10 Countries

  1. Interesting that you included Mexico, a country with amazing attractions. I believe English teacher salaries are quite low, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve taught plenty if Mexican students and found them to be fun, sociable and confident.


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