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Teaching opportunities abroad - Teaching English in Asia

If English is your native language and you are looking forward to living a new lifestyle, teaching opportunities abroad may be the answer you are looking for.

Where can I teach English abroad?

There are many countries in which English is not the native language. As long as you can find vacancies for native English teachers and the local lifestyle or culture appeals to you, you are free to apply for the job. Here are some top choices of Asian countries for your consideration:

  • Japan
  • Korea
  • China

Among the countries listed above, Japan has the highest standard of living. This means that the cost of living is high. It also means that the health, educational, safety and work standards are high too. Japan is quite technologically advanced. Research and development work is quite heavily invested in.

Which schools can I teach in?

You will normally find vacancies for native English teachers in private schools specifically, international schools. An international school is typically made up of primary and secondary levels. The syllabus and public exams are non local. Your students will be a mix of the local citizen and citizens from English speaking countries.

How do I get prepared?

Join an expatriate forum and subscribe to a website that is dedicated to expatriates living and working in the country you are interested in. You will find out the local rules and regulations pertaining to working, transportation and so on. You will also know if the living standard is what you expect it to be.

 

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