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With over 2 billion people in the world continuing in an insatiable rush to learn English, the lingua franca of international business, technical jobs, diplomacy, and higher education, most job opportunities abroad continue to be for those who teach English. Your primary credential is simply being a native speaker of the English language, but a bachelor's degree is often required. Some formal training, such as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification, is almost always a plus or a prerequisite, especially if you have no previous experience as a teacher.

Your ability to teach English as a second language (TESL) may be all you need to obtain a job and a work permit in various countries across Asia and Latin America, and many other ESL jobs exist in desirable locations worldwide. Remote teaching English over the internet continues to be a more common way to work through programs, agencies, or through direct contacts.

Teaching English online, teaching on laptop outside in front of pond. Teach English Online: Be a Digital Nomad by John Clites
Enjoy the flexibility of earning income from home or on the road as a digital nomad by teaching English online.
Teaching English Online How to Find a Job as an English Teacher Online by Linda Dunsmore
Includes many useful resources to start teaching online from anywhere in the world.
Guide to Teaching English Guide to Teaching English as a Second Language Abroad by Ted Campbell
10 practical tips in an essential guide, including key resources provided by an experienced expat who has taught extensively in Mexico and South Korea.
Create a Great Resume How to Create a Great Resume to Teach English Abroad: A Guide to Landing Your First Job by John Clites
Our TEFL Abroad columnist explores, in detail, how to land your (first) ESL job, and why preparing the right resume is important for success.
Teaching English in Costa Rica How a TEFL Certificate Abroad Leads to a Teaching Job by Linda Dunsmore
An experienced teacher provides practical recommendations and tips for gaining a TEFL Certificate overseas as a path to English teaching jobs worldwide. With the demand for teachers still very strong, there are so many great options.
Teaching English for International Careers Teaching English Abroad: A Stepping Stone to International Careers by Jean-Marc Hachey
There are many motivations to teach abroad, and the quantity of ESL jobs available around the world may also provide a path to other international careers.

Featured Teaching English Abroad Stories
Below are featured stories written by those who have traveled and lived long-term in some of the most popular countries to teach English. Teachers share their experiences and provide tips with resources to help you live and teach abroad successfully.
Teach English in Asia and Southeast Asia
Smiling woman in Chiang Mai, Thailand,, in dress. 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.
Teacher in Thailand at chalkboard. 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.
Temple in Chiang Mai: Teach English in Thailand. Live and Teach English in Smiling Chiang Mai, Thailand
Voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Chiang Mai is an ideal place to dip your toes into the world of teaching. The relaxed environment and low-key attitude make for a gentle introduction to TEFL for those just getting their feet wet.
Statue of Buddha in Bangkok, a common place to teach English and live. The Guide to Teaching English and Living in Bangkok
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.
Author posing with statue: Teaching and living in South Korea. Teach English in South Korea: Own Your Adventure
A snapshot of the world of teaching in South Korea, where the still country is swept up in a fever to learn the language, and where many travel writers have started their life overseas. Resources and tips from an experienced teacher.
Bridge in Japan where teaching English and living abroad is an option. Teaching English and Living in Japan
A practical guide by a teacher experienced in countries across Asia. The author provides you with detailed inside tips and resources you need to find a job.
Students on a mountaintop: How to teach English in Japan. Teach English in Japan: You Can Do It!
Teaching and living in Japan for over a year was eye-opening for the author, who provides useful resources and inspiration.
A classroom with a teacher in South Korea. A Guide to Teaching English and Living in South Korea
Linda Dunsmore describes what you need to know to teach in East Asia’s "Land of the Morning Calm."
Teach in a Vietnam language school. Teach English and Living in Vietnam: An Emerging Giant
The guide to teaching and living in Vietnam — where the jobs are almost endless due to demand — described by an experienced author.
Teacher in Vietnam in classroom, where the jobs are right now. Why You Should Teach English in Vietnam Right Now
By Sam Bedford
Ancient Chinese bridge. Teaching English in China: Work and Live in a Great Location
Nick and Dariece provide a guide to help you research and find a great city or town in the vast country of China to teach English and live.
Children learning English in a classroom in China. A Practical Guide to Finding an English Teaching Job in China
The steps involved in finding the major types of jobs, including a discussion of what is needed to get a work visa.
Street scene in China: Teaching English jobs. How to Choose Your First Job Teaching English in China
An expert view and practical advice for those who seek to teach English in China for the first time.

Teach English in Latin America
Street in Colombia, a popular country for teachers in Latin America. Teach English in Latin America: Finding a Job
An expert on work abroad and author of a classic book on teaching English abroad, Susan Griffith provides a resource-rich overview of the many options in Latin America.
Teaching in Costa Rica Teaching English and Living in Costa Rica
by Constance Foss
A country that is now open offers many different options for teaching.
A peaceful, sunny afternoon in Oaxaca, Mexico. Teaching English and Living in Mexico
...I was still looking for a job. I had long thought about trying to live overseas and I knew that teaching was a great vehicle for doing so, so I enrolled in a 1-month crash course in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) to figure out how to do it.
Brazilian seaside: Jobs are available in Brazil teaching. Teaching English and Living in Brazil
The demand for English teachers in Brazil, including beautiful Rio, is quite high, reports one who has taught in the country for many years.
A young girl smiling in Ecuador. Teach English in Ecuador: Adventure Awaits at Latitude Zero
An adventure as a teacher in Ecuador with practical advice and resources.
Teach English in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teach English in Argentina
A guide to the various opportunties to teach in Argentina. Work can be found in Buenos Aires, Bariloche and other cities where the demand for English teachers is greatest.
Modern and colonial Santiago, Chile. How to Find Jobs Teaching English in Santiago, Chile
Practical insider tips to get a teaching job in a city for those qualified to teach, usually requiring a B.A. and a TEFL certificate, which call also be acquired on site.

Teach English in Europe
Teaching in Granada, Spain. Teach English in Europe: Finding a Job
Expert and author Susan Griffith provides a resource-intensive overview of the job possibilities for teaching in Europe.
Teaching in Granada, Spain Teach English in Spain: Open Up Opportunities
An experience on the Teach in Spain program with CIEE transformed the life of Sagan Pope, led her to 5 years in the country and to success thereafter.
Teacher at a bookstore while on the paid Teaching English Assistant in France Program. Inside the Paid Teaching Assistant Program in France by Sarena Tien
A rare opportunity for Americans to find work abroad teaching English in France. Use your stipend to travel, explore the culture and learn French.
House with guitar above door: Teaching in Spain as an Assistant. Teaching in Spain with the Language and Culture Assistants Program
A detailed guide to a rare opportunity to find paid work teaching English in Spain. Use your stipend to travel, explore the culture, and learn Spanish.
Assistant teachers in Spain. Teaching English in Spain
The many advantages of working as an English language assistant in a program sponsored by the Spanish government.
Work teaching  in Italy. How to Find Work Teaching English in Italy
Practical tips and resources for finding and landing jobs teaching English in Italy. With EU regulations quite strict for long-term work, you must do your research.
Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. Teach English in the Czech Republic
What is involved in teaching in the new Czech Republic, part of the EU, as described by a long-time teacher.

Teaching English in the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean (Non-European)
Moroccan  street in white and blue. The Mediterranean: English Teachers in Demand
Expert and author Susan Griffith provides a resource-intensive overview of the job possibilities in the Mediterranean.
Riding camels in Morocco, where you can teach English and live. Teaching English and Living in Morocco
Author of a fine book on Morocco, Lucas M. Peters describes what you need to know to teach English in a beautiful land, with very hospitable people, where jobs are ever increasing.
Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, where you can teach. Teach English in Istanbul: A Cultural Crossroads
The great demand for teachers in the lively "Queen of all Cities" in Turkey.
Art park in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Working, Living, and Teaching English in Saudi Arabia as a Woman
Salaries are notoriously high in Saudi Arabia. Teaching as a woman presents unique challenges but adapting and thriving is quite possible.

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