Comprehensive Guide to Teaching English Abroad

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Are you interested in teaching English abroad? This book contains complete step-by-step tips on how to make your dream of exploring the world become reality. From starting your TEFL or TESOL course to budget and salary guides in the most popular teaching destinations globally, you'll find everything you need in one place with this ebook.

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Table of Contents Part I: TEFL/TESOL Course Guide 6 The Organization 7 The TEFL/TESOL Certificate 8 Price Promise/Satisfaction Guarantee 9 - 10 Our Course Options 11 Special Offers 12 In-class Course Features 13 In-class Course Content 14 In-class Course Materials 15 Our Online Courses 16 Online Certificate Course Features 17 Online Certificate Course Content 18 Online Specialized Courses 19 Online Diploma Courses 20 Combined Course 21 Assessment 22 Certificate of Teaching Practice 23 Trainers and Trainees 24 TEFL/TESOL Course + Language Course 25 Accreditation/Affiliations 26 Job Guidance 27 Recommended Reading Part II: TEFL/TESOL Guide to Teaching English Abroad 1.General Information 29 Introduction 29 What is TEFL/TESOL 30 Who can teach English 30 Where can I teach English 30 Students schools and timetables 31 What experience/qualifications are required 2.TEFL/TESOL Qualifications

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32 In-class courses 33 Online courses 33 Combined courses 34 Specialized/advanced courses 3.Finding a Job 35 Jobs overview 35 Types of employer 36 Internet search 37 Recruitment agencies 37 Mail/email shot 38 On the spot 38 Freelancing 39 Curriculum Vitae/Resumé 39 Job Interviews 40 Contracts 4.Preparing to go 41 Gaining extra experience 41 Research 42 What to take 42 Useful resources/bibliography 44 Learning the language 5.Job Prospects - Country by Country Guide 45 Western Europe 49 Eastern Europe 52 Asia 57 Latin America 61 Middle East 65 Africa 67 North America 67 Australasia 67 United Kingdom Part III: TEFL Budget Guides - The Most Popular TEFL Destinations 69 ​Teaching English In China - The Salary and Budget Guide 73 ​Teaching English In South Korea - The Salary and Budget Guide 77 ​Teaching English In Russia - The Salary and Budget Guide 81 ​Teaching English In Japan - The Salary and Budget Guide

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85 ​Teaching English In Thailand - The Salary and Budget Guide 89 ​Teaching English In Mexico - The Salary and Budget Guide 93 ​Teaching English In Taiwan - The Salary and Budget Guide 97 ​Teaching English in Hong Kong - The Salary and Budget Guide 101 ​Teaching English In the Czech Republic - The Salary and Budget Guide 105 ​Teaching English In Italy - The Salary and Budget Guide 109 ​Teaching English In France - The Salary and Budget Guide 113 ​Teaching English In Spain - The Salary and Budget Guide

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International TEFL and TESOL T raining Where the world is your classroom © Course Guide TEFL TESOL coursestesol-tefl.com www.teflcourse.net Part I

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 6 International TEFL and TESOL Training works with some of the worlds largest TESOL/TEFL certificate course providers including TEFL International and The International TEFL Corporation to offer the opportunity to take an internationally recognized certificate program in an interesting and exotic location abroad or online. We understand that choosing a TEFL/TESOL training course can be quite a daunting prospect. In our quest to raise the standards of TEFL/TESOL teaching world-wide we offer several components unique to ITTT and TEFL International our in-class course provider. As you will see in more detail on the following pages the hours of observed teaching practice to local non-native English speakers during our in- class courses is exceptionally high. Also included in your training will be comprehensive language awareness grammar and phonology training. This prepares teachers for many grammatical and linguistic issues that students will face in the classroom. These features along with the various options available to complete your certificate guaranteed job placement guidance upon graduation and accommodation provided for all in-class courses make International TEFL and TESOL Training one of the most modern exciting and comprehensive choices available for TEFL/TESOL certification. ITTT online courses are accredited by OTTSA the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency a professional educational organization specializing in maintaining standards for online TEFL and TESOL courses. Our in-class courses are externally validated and moderated by a Board of Academic Advisors. This board includes several internationally recognized experts in the field of English Language Teaching as well as dozens of regional language experts in language teaching and teacher training. We also voluntarily comply with the standards of the British Association of TESOL Qualifying Institutions BATQI. The principal aims of the organization are: n Increasing international understanding through education. n Providing the most up-to-date modern courses available. n Producing well-trained TESOL/TEFL teachers with the necessary skills and confidence to take up a teaching position anywhere in the world. n Providing professional guidance throughout our graduates teaching careers. The Organization Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 7 TEFL is Teaching English as a Foreign Language TESOL is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. The two terms are generally interchangeable. A TEFL/TESOL certificate is the major qualification required to teach English abroad. There is a huge demand for teachers around the world with opportunities in almost every country. Taking a TEFL/TESOL certificate course provides the opportunity to travel and work around the world to gain knowledge and experience of foreign cultures and languages and to embark upon a career in teaching. No previous teaching experience or specialist qualifications are required. The only requirement is fluency in English. TEFL/TESOL employment prospects for graduates of our courses are excellent. You will find teaching job opportunities throughout the world from Spain to South Korea Thailand to Turkey there are literally thousands of jobs abroad for certified TEFL/TESOL teachers. The TEFL/TESOL Certificate Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 8 Price Promise We feel that our courses offer the best value for money on the market and our prices cannot be beaten. However if you find a fully equivalent course offered at a lower price then we will refund you the difference in price. Satisfaction Guarantee So confident are we in the quality of our courses that if you are not fully satisfied with the service or product that you receive then we will refund your payment with no questions asked. Please note that this applies to online courses only and any refund request must be made within 72 hours of purchasing the course. Price Promise Satisfaction Guarantee Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 9 Our Course Options Course Guide TEFL TESOL International TEFL and TESOL Training opens the door to a wide range of options for completing your TEFL certificate – you can literally adapt your TEFL/TESOL teacher-training to suit your lifestyle and expectations. In-class courses ITTT works with TEFL International to provide comprehensive intensive four-week in-class training courses. n As the cost of living can be considerably lower abroad than in many western countries the centers at many of our locations are able to offer their training courses at very competitive prices. Savings made on items such as accommodation food drink and entertainment during the f our weeks are additional benefits of attending the course overseas. n Trainees studying with ITTT have the opportunity to experience the feeling and atmosphere of living and working abroad. As the centers are housed in the same buildings as language schools trainees have a good opportunity to see the way a language school operates and to meet and talk with experienced teachers actually working in the industry. n Trainees are on the spot for any job vacancies of which there are usually many at language schools in the country. n The center provides a comprehensive career advice service and help with finding that crucial first teaching position. n The training center provides accommodation at a very low price to trainees who require this service. The accommodation will usually be in a hotel an apartment or pension shared with other teacher trainees or teachers close to the training center. n The course has a practical hands-on format and provides the trainees with the actual skills that are necessary in the classroom. n International TEFL and TESOL Training has training centers in a number of attractive locations on every continent including Thailand Spain Italy China France Australia Egypt Costa Rica Vietnam… Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 10 Online courses ITTT offers a number of options for TEFL/TESOL courses that can be completed online via a series of tests. Trainees can choose a course either with an online tutor who can answer any questions they may have and guide them through the learning process or can they study independently. The ITTT online courses are open to anyone who has a native-level English ability and include job guidance on completion. They allow course participants to study at their own pace in the comfort of their own home or even while travelling. A TEFL or TESOL certification can be completed with little disruption to daily life preparing graduates for their future teaching career. A range of courses from 60 hours to 470 hours are available. Combined course For those looking for a more functional hands-on approach to the online certification course we offer a combined course option. This is in essence the best of both worlds for those who cannot immediately make the jump from their daily life into a full-time intensive in-class course but who wish to have more practical teaching practice time. The combined course allows students to study the theoretical aspects of teaching and grammar etc. followed by in-class attendance for between seven days and two weeks at one of our training centers. The online component allows participants time to absorb the information of the course content and gives them time to prepare for the move abroad. Attendance at our training centers after completion of the online material then gives them the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice. Specialized courses International TEFL and TESOL Training has two specialized courses designed for teachers who are already TEFL/TESOL certified: n Certificate in Teaching Business English CTBE n Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners CTEYL TESOL Diploma Course The ITTT online TESOL Diploma course is the most advanced online qualification that we offer. The course is for practising teachers or those who wish to achieve a higher level qualification having already completed a certificate-level TEFL or TESOL course. Certificate of Teaching Practice The CTP course consists of two phases the first being our 120-hour online certificate and the second is the practical phase of the course the teaching practice. The practical phase can be completed in a school or language center of your choice without the need to travel elsewhere. Participants complete a total of 6 hours of teaching practice to gain the overall 150-hour CTP certificate. Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 11 In-class and combined course special offers: Sign up for a four-week in-class course with us before the end of certain months and receive an additional online certificate course or diploma course free of charge. These additional advanced level courses can be taken upon completion of one of our four-week in-class courses or the in-class component of a combined course: Diploma: This 250-hour research based course is designed for those wishing to gain an advanced qualification that will enhance and improve their teaching knowledge. Certificate in Teaching Business English: This 50-hour certificate course covers the major areas involved in the teaching of business English and is designed for any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching adults and business people. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners: This 50-hour certificate course would prove useful to any teacher wishing to specialize in teaching English to children and teenagers. Online certificate course special offers: Sign up for our 120-hour online certificate course with tutor support before the end of certain months and receive an additional advanced level certificate course free of charge. Applicants have the option to choose one of the following courses: n Certificate in Teaching Business English n Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners The additional qualification will improve your resume and in addition to upgrading your teaching skills will inevitably impress potential employers. In addition to one of the free courses 120-hour course graduates receive free access to our online database of lesson plans and teaching materials. All of the lesson plans and materials can be downloaded and/or printed and come complete with guidance notes for teachers. Special Offers Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 12 In-class Course Features Course Guide TEFL TESOL The main features of the in-class TEFL/TESOL course include: n Internationally recognized certificate n Four week intensive course 120+ hours n Extensive teaching practice with different levels of genuine local English language students six to eight hours minimum n Comprehensive course materials that will prove a useful r esource throughout your TEFL career n Fully-equipped resource center n Experienced trainers n Extensive guided lesson preparation n Lifelong job guidance assistance n Accommodation which can be provided at competitive rates n Airport greeting and transfer for certain locations n Optional social program n Introductory seminars to local culture traditions and customs n Hundreds of course dates per year – full dates available at www.teflcourse.net/tefl-courses-dates-fees/ Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 13 The course is essentially practical and is assessed continuously. This is a typical course schedule note that this is an example and timetables will vary from location to location: In the morning there are input sessions on the skills and methods of teaching. The afternoon /evening consists of teaching practice in small groups lesson observation and lesson preparation. The course is by nature very intensive. The course is divided into six areas: 1. Classroom Management This topic includes classroom arrangement resource materials maintaining discipline giving instructions the role of the student and teacher etc. 2. Teaching skills This is a very practical element of the course aimed at building the candidates skills in areas such as teaching grammar vocabulary business English creating own materials correction skills etc. 3. Grammar/Language awareness This section of the course aims to consolidate the trainees knowledge of grammar and provide practical ideas as to how it can be taught. 4. Phonology/Pronunciation Focuses on areas such as stress intonation rhythm and the International Phonetic Alphabet. 5. Unknown Language Trainees are put in the position of language students and will be taught an unknown foreign language. This gives candidates a chance to view lessons as a student and note techniques used by the teacher when teaching beginners. 6. Teaching Practice This is the most practical element of the course. The trainees teach real students of English and put into practice the skills learnt on the course. Through continuous assessment thorough feedback and evaluation trainees are kept up to date on their progress. In-class Course Content Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 14 In-class Course Materials Course Guide TEFL TESOL Trainees will be given detailed handbooks for the following areas of the course: n Teaching Skills n Language Awareness n Phonetics n Classroom Management These high quality materials are the basis for the input sessions and will provide the trainees with valuable reference resources. Although the center provides course handbooks and materials for the course you will need two A4 folders which should be organised as follows: The course log n Teaching Practice – for each lesson full lesson plan materials used self assessment and the tutors assessment n Unknown Language Journal – for each lesson file a report n Lesson Observation Journal – for each lesson file a report These logs form a record of the course and will be checked during moderation. Your own notes file During input sessions you will receive numerous handouts and may want to take your own notes as well. We suggest dividing the file under the following headings: n Timetable n Classroom management n Teaching skills n Grammar n Phonology Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 15 International TEFL and TESOL Training provides a variety of practical high-quality online TEFL/TESOL courses both with and without a course tutor. ITTT also offers certification courses in business English CTBE and teaching English to young learners CTEYL and an advanced Diploma in TESOL. We also combine course options together to form package courses. More details below. 60 and 120-hour Online TEFL/TESOL Certification Courses The 120-hour online TEFL/TESOL course covers all the main aspects of English teaching while the 60-hour course covers teaching skills only. Both come with the option of a tutor who is available to guide you and answer any questions you may have throughout the course along with videos to accompany the units. The 60-hour and 120-hour courses are also available without videos or a tutor at a reduced cost. 250-hour Online TESOL Diploma Course: DipTESOL This is an advanced course intended for teachers who already have a TEFL/TESOL certification. This research-based course comes with or without tutor support. 50-hour Certificate in Teaching Business English: CTBE The demand for teachers who are qualified to teach business English is expanding. Our CTBE course comes with or without tutor support and is available to those who already have a TEFL or TESOL or equivalent certification. 50-hour Certificate in Teaching Young learners: CTEYL Teaching English to young learners is also a growing area. Our online certification course in teaching English to young learners can also be completed in addition to a TEFL/TESOL certification course and is available with or without tutor. 220-hour Master Package Courses Available with or without tutor support the Master package course offers three courses in one. Course participants start with the 120-hour TEFL/TESOL course followed by the 50-hour course in teaching business English CTBE and the 50- hour course in teaching English to young learners CTEYL in either order. They have the option of either receiving three individual certificates as they finish each part or a single 220-hour certificate on completion of all course components. 470-hour Professional Package Course The premier course option from ITTT is the 470-hour Professional package course with or without tutor support. It offers a broad spectrum of skills that teachers of English as a foreign language can use in a variety of classroom situations. The 470-hour Professional package course also prepares course graduates for any future management roles they may take on. This comprehensive course consists of four course components: Part 1 is the 120-hour TEFL course . Parts 2 3 and 4 consist of the following in any order: 50-hour course in business English CTBE 50-hour course in teaching English to young learners CTEYL and the 250-hour TESOL diploma course. Details and current pricing at . www.teflcourse.net/online-tefl-courses Our Online Courses Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 16 Once the payment for your ITTT online course has been received you will be sent a username and password that will allow you to log in to your course control panel. Here you will find all the information you need to start the course including full instructions. Initially the course introduction and unit 1 will be available to you with a task sheet at the end of the unit. You read and absorb the material in the first unit and then complete the task sheet independently. Once you’re happy that you’ve understood the unit contents you would then complete the online test. As soon as you’ve submitted the test the results for unit 1 will be displayed and unit 2 will then become available to you. This is how you proceed through the course with your overall score given throughout. Technical assistance is available to all course participants and those that have chosen a course that includes tutor support are able to contact their tutor at any time regarding any aspect of the course they would like extra guidance with or any TEFL/TESOL-related questions. Once all course units have been completed with an overall score of 75 or above you will be asked to complete a summative task. We will offer you a number of TEFL-related alternatives for the task subject or you can write about something of your choice subject to approval. Once submitted it will be reviewed by ITTT staff within one working day. . After successfully completing all course units and the summative task you will be asked to confirm your postal address where you will receive your embossed TEFL or TESOL certificate and a letter of recommendation. The course has been designed to allow for maximum flexibility. As long as you complete the course within six months of first logging in you can work at a pace that suits you. The maximum number of units you can work on per day is three so you could theoretically complete the course within a week to ten days. You should probably allow for about five or six hours per unit on average to allow you to read and absorb the material complete the task sheet and submit the test. In order to get the maximum benefit from the course we recommend working on just a single unit per day. This will allow you to complete the course in under four weeks and will give you time to understand the lesson fully and digest the contents. However if you wish to work through the course more quickly or slowly the choice is of course yours. The ITTT course is unique for an online TEFL/TESOL course as it enables graduates to receive ongoing career support and teacher development after completion and provides an opportunity to see real lessons through our videos. This course aims to provide a solid introduction to the world of teaching English as a foreign language. Upon completion of the course graduates should have a good working knowledge of the English grammatical system 120-hour course only and an awareness of the skills and techniques required for successful language teaching. T E FL T E S OL C o u r s e G u i de 120-hour Online Certificate Course Features Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 17 The course is divided into two main areas – teaching skills and language awareness. The teaching skills component provides details of the techniques and skills required by teachers in the classroom while the language awareness component gives a solid foundation course in English grammar. The course consists of either 20 units covering teaching skills language awareness grammar and phonology or 10 units covering teaching skills only. Course components are carefully chosen and organized to ensure a gradual build up of knowledge whilst not overloading students with too much information at any one time. These units allow you to work through the course at a pace that suits your requirements. In addition you will receive several post-course units with supplementary information including general classroom tips and TEFL/TESOL employment opportunities. Post course job guidance: ITTT will provide all possible assistance in finding a teaching position after you have completed the course. This includes the following support services: n Resume/CV preparation n Information on likely sources of TEFL/TESOL vacancies n Job guidance counseling n Job search and application n Interview preparation We are happy to provide this assistance after the course for as long as required. T E FL T E S OL C o u r s e G u i de 120-hour Online Certificate Course Content Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 18 The practice of Teaching English as a Foreign Language often branches into specialized areas focusing on teaching specific groups of learners. Worldwide demand for EFL teachers qualified in these fields is increasing and ITTT is at the forefront in preparing teachers with the necessary skills to teach English to Young Learners TEYL and to Teach Business English TBE. The benefits of becoming certified to teach business or young learners are many and you will find that holding such qualifications not only improves your teaching ability but of course your employability. Each of our specialized courses consists of modular units and each course necessitates approximately 50 hours of study. The TEYL and TBE courses are designed for TEFL/TESOL and equivalent certified teachers and prior experience or training in either field is not required to complete either course. Certificate in Teaching Business English course Upon completion of the CTBE online certification course graduates will be able to: n Consider and discuss using terminology that is standard within the industry the role of Business English teaching. n Create a teaching syllabus based on the assessment of a clients needs. n Have realistic ideas for the creation of individual lessons which are tailored to the clients requirements and also have clear ideas on how to deliver the lessons to a wide range of target groups.Locate and create materials for teaching business English. n To create and apply assessment procedures pre-course course and post course. n Understand the role of a teacher of business English in a wide variety of situations. Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners Completing the CTEYL online certification course trains graduates to: n Evaluate and discuss using industry standard terminology the function of teaching English to young learners. n Construct a syllabus based on your students needs assessment. n Create realistic individual lesson plans tailored to the young learners needs and have clear ideas for delivering those lessons to a many different kinds of students. Source and construct materials for creating English for young learners lessons. n Construct and implement assessment methodologies for before during and after a course. n Comprehend the role of teaching English to young learners in many different situations. Online Specialized Courses Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 1 9 Online Diploma Courses Course Guide TEFL TESOL The Online TESOL Diploma is our most advanced course. This is a course for current TEFL or TESOL-qualified teachers who want to further their training and gain a higher qualification. Benefits of completing our TESOL Diploma course include: n deepening your teacher development and education n more potential income due to a higher level of training n potential for obtaining a more prestigious teaching position n greater consideration for management positions Online TESOL Diploma Course DipTESOL Content We organize our course into 12 modules. All modules with the exception of the last require approximately 16 hours of study – 175 hours overall. The last module is a research based thesis which generally requires 75 hours to finish. At least 250 hours are therefore required to complete the course. The course requires a large amount of research utilizing the internet and other resources to examine and develop your own understanding of a variety of relevant topics. The modules cover a range of subjects including the historical development of English language teaching different approaches to course syllabus design designing classroom materials student assessment strategies and classroom management. The ITTT TESOL Diploma course can be taken either with or without the support and guidance of a highly experienced online tutor. The choice is entirely yours although we recommend the tutored option for anyone who is unfamiliar with independent distance learning. Whichever option you choose we are confident that you will find the course interesting stimulating and importantly a valuable addition to your CV/résumé. Online TESOL Diploma Course pre-requisites To take this advanced level course applicants must fulfill the following criteria: n have completed a TEFL/TESOL or equivalent certificate course n be or have been a practicing teacher n be able to finish all the course content and projects within 12 months Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 20 Traditionally TEFL/TESOL certificate courses have been offered either as four-week intensive courses in a classroom setting or as 100 distance learning. ITTT can see benefits to both forms of study and has combined the best of both methods into a new and exciting course. The online element of the course outlined earlier in this document can take between two weeks and six months to complete depending how quickly you want/are able to work through the course and comes with full online tutor support. Attendance at the training center is for seven or ten days. This course is ideal for those students who dont work to their best potential in intensive learning programs or for students who dont have four weeks to commit to an intensive course. Completion of this combined course results in full certification. Please note that this course is only available at certain training centers. Combined Course Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 21 Assessment Course Guide TEFL TESOL In-class courses The in-class TESOL course is assessed as follows: n Teaching practice n Material compilation n Unknown language journal n Lesson observation journal n Grammar and phonology test The teaching practice grade is the most important and constitutes the majority of the overall grade. Successful trainees receive an official certificate showing completion of the course. They will also be issued with a recommendation letter from TEFL International reflecting upon their performance during the course. The individual centers are always prepared to issue a reference and further information if requested. Online courses The International TEFL and TESOL Training online courses are completed via a series of tests undertaken progressively one at a time via an online control panel. ITTT online courses can be completed with or without tutor support and the 60 and 120-hour courses with tutor also come with a series of videos to accompany the units. Most people require approximately six to eight hours to complete each unit. After submitting the final unit test assuming they’ve achieved an overall score of 75 or more course participants need to complete a summative task to conclude the course which is assessed by ITTT staff. Upon successful completion of the course an embossed TEFL or TESOL certificate and a letter of recommendation are sent in the post to any address worldwide with postal delivery included in the course fees. Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 22 T E FL T E S OL C o u r s e G u i de Certificate of Teaching Practice The ITTT CTP course has two phases. For phase 1 you will complete the ITTT online certificate course with a short multiple choice test for each unit. In order to progress to the second phase you will need to score an average of at least 75 overall on the unit tests. The second phase of the course is your teaching practice which you need to complete within six months of finishing the online course. You must arrange where and when you are going to complete your minimum six hours of teaching practice. For each of your lessons you will need to complete and later submit the documentation listed below 1. A full lesson plan written on the ITTT lesson plan form provided. You need to create a new document for each lesson. 2. A full list and examples of any material used in the lesson e.g. any worksheets given to the students any pictures or written material given to the students etc. You will need to create these documents independently and they will need to be clearly marked so that we can identify which lesson they should be used with. 3. A completed self-evaluation form written on the ITTT form provided. You need to create a new document for each lesson. 4. A completed verification form with all lessons listed signed by your supervisor and stamped by the school or training center. Note this course is ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ and no grade will be issued. There is a time limit of twelve months in which to complete the two components of the course: phase 1 and phase 2. Your certificate will show that you have completed a 150-hour TEFL/TESOL certificate which included at least six hours of teaching practice. Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 23 The Teacher Trainers All of our teacher trainers have been involved in teaching and teacher training for a number of years. They are all still active teachers and therefore are fully aware of the classroom situations facing EFL teachers today. Each in-class group will have input from a number of trainers during the course. Trainees will also have the opportunity to observe the trainers teaching classes of native students during the course. For our online students should you choose to have a personal online tutor assigned he or she is available throughout the course to answer any questions that you may have as well as providing any help that you may require. You are welcome to contact your tutor by email at any time and you should receive a reply within one working day. All online tutors are also experienced teacher trainers and English teachers. If for any reason you would like to change your online tutor simply send us an email and we will arrange it for you. The Trainees Due to the flexibility of all the options you have through International TEFL and TESOL Training our programs are ideal for people from all walks of life from university students abroad on their year overseas students on summer or winter break professionals looking for a career change working and stay-at-home parents etc. Applications are welcomed from all interested parties regardless of nationality. The only requirements are a proficient level of English and a willingness to adapt to the intensive nature of the course should you chose to attend one of our in- class courses. A degree isnt necessary to attend but some further education experience is an advantage. ITTT has trained teachers from many backgrounds and ages with great success. We consider it our responsibility to guide trainees to successful completion of the course. Trainers and Trainees Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 24 Our six or eight-week programs unite our four-week in-class TEFL/TESOL course with a two or four-week language course. This combined language and TEFL/TESOL certification program offers a unique opportunity to become qualified with an internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate and at the same time to immerse yourself in the local culture while improving your language skills. A TEFL certificate will enable you to teach English throughout the world and knowing some of the local language will make living wherever you choose that much easier. For further information relating to our language course options please visit our language course web site: www.languagesinaction.com Currently the TEFL/TESOL course + language course option is available at centers in Spain Italy China and Egypt though this list is subject to change. For more details and current pricing please visit our website at www.teflcourse.net/tefl-courses-languages/. TEFL/TESOL Course + Language Course Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 25 Online courses: The ITTT online TEFL/TESOL courses are fully accredited by the Online TESOL and TEFL Standards Agency. OTTSA is a professional educational organization dedicated to raising teacher-training industry standards specifically online courses in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. In-class courses: TEFL International in-class courses are externally validated and moderated by a Board of Academic Advisors. This board includes several internationally recognized experts in the field of English Language Teaching as well as dozens of regional language experts in language teaching and teacher training. Both international and regional members advise TEFL International staff on our teacher training centers worldwide. International board members visit training center regions worldwide. Members participate as keynote speakers at free national teacher training conferences and workshops sponsored and hosted by TEFL International. They also provide us with advice on the quality of our training programs in the region they visit on how our programs can adapt and change with growing trends in teacher training. International board members are not TEFL International moderators but industry experts that advise our centers and participate in teacher training initiatives. A full description of the moderation process as well as any credentials of regional moderators can be provided on request by emailing us. IATEFL ITTT is an institutional member of IATEFL the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. See www.iatefl.org for more details of this organization. UK College of Teachers TITC is an Institutional Member of the UK College of Teachers. Accreditation/Affiliations Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 26 Once you have completed your TEFL/TESOL course and gained certification to teach English as a foreign language you will be eligible for TEFL/TESOL jobs in countries all over the world. With our reputation as a world leading English teacher training institute you could be teaching English as a foreign language in the location of your choice in no time at all. Many graduates of our courses worldwide have secured English teaching positions before completing their training program. The highly regarded training you receive during the course gives you a head start when applying for TEFL or TESOL positions worldwide. Our teachers are required all over the world so its never difficult to find a job that will suit you perfectly. There is a continued growing demand for qualified English teachers across the globe as English is rapidly becoming the worlds foremost international language. For examples of TEFL jobs in a range of diverse locations please view our extensive list of postings at www.teflcourse.net/tefl-jobs/. Bear in mind that teaching jobs listed on our web site are only an example of TEFL/TESOL jobs currently available. You will be given comprehensive job seeking advice and tips during the TEFL course itself and for the duration of your teaching career. This advice includes finding advertised jobs what to look for in a job advertisement questions to ask schools questions schools may ask you benchmarking pay and conditions how to prepare for an interview and more. All trainees will be given expert assistance in finding that vital first teaching position both during and after completion of the course. The company has contacts with many language schools throughout the world that are always keen to hire graduates of our courses. We maintain an extensive database of TEFL/TESOL employers worldwide the contents of which are available to our graduates throughout their teaching careers. Anyone holding one of our TEFL or TESOL certificates should have little trouble in finding a teaching position. There are literally thousands of options available for public and private sector TEFL/TESOL teachers. Job Guidance Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2018 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 27 The following books have been found useful by many teachers during both their TEFL course and teaching careers: The Practice of English Language Teaching by Jeremy Harmer Longman How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer Longman English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy CUP Practical English Usage by M. Swan OUP Practical English Grammar by A.J. Thomson and A.V. Martinet OUP1990 Collins Cobuild English Dictionary Collins How English Works by Swan/Walter OUP More Grammar Games by Rinvolucri and Davis CUP Grammar Practice Activities by Penny Ur CUP Grammar Games and Activities by Peter Watcyn-Jones Penguin The Resourceful English Teacher by Chandler/Stone Delta Teaching English Abroad by Susan Griffith Crimson Publishing It is certainly not essential to have all or any of the above. However we would particularly recommend books by Harmer and Murphy. Recommended Reading Course Guide TEFL TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 29 For various historical and economic reasons English has become the dominant language of the world in the twenty- first century. English is the language of science air traffic control tourism the internet and to a very large extent of trade and export. According to the British Council at least one billion people speak or are trying to speak English at the present time and of those about 300 million people are actively studying the English language. These statistics help to explain the emergence and explosion of the TEFL industry. This is bad news for those without a command of the English language but very good news for English speakers who find themselves in possession of a commodity that is in much demand throughout most of the world. This guide will hopefully provide you with an insight into the world of teaching English abroad the qualifications required as well as an overview of countries and regions where job opportunities are most commonly found. We hope that this information will be of use to you and answer most of your questions regarding this exciting and rewarding opportunity. However if you have any questions not answered here or on our website www.teflcourse.net please contact us at coursestesol-tefl.com. The above question is probably the one we find ourselves answering the most. The use of these acronyms amongst others can be rather confusing especially as they are frequently used interchangeably. In effect both of these terms refer to the industry of teaching the English language to people whose native language is not English. Below is a list of definitions which hopefully should clarify their meanings: TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language. This term is predominantly used when English is being taught in a country where it isnt the native language for example teaching English to Spanish people in Spain. TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language. This is where English is being taught to non-native speakers of English in a country where it is the native language for example teaching immigrants to the UK/USA. TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This term theoretically encompasses both of the above. ELT - This stands for English Language Teaching and is mainly used by institutions in the UK. Whilst there were slight differences in theory these terms are nowadays used interchangeably and it should not make any difference to your future career and job prospects whether you study a TEFL or a TESOL course. Introduction What is TEFL/TESOL n n n n Part 1 General Information T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 30 Jobs teaching English are pretty much open to all native or fluent English speakers. However the vast majority of jobs will require you to have a TEFL/TESOL certificate which can be gained by following a fairly short course typically of around four weeks duration. No previous teaching experience or additional qualifications are usually required and there is usually also no strict age limit though individual employers may have personal preferences. There are tens of thousands of TEFL/TESOL jobs all around the world. There are jobs in virtually every town and city of every country. Salaries and working conditions for teachers vary tremendously from country to country city to city and even from school to school but generally speaking you can expect to enjoy a comfortable and interesting lifestyle. Some teachers have a definite location in mind whereas others prefer traveling from country to country teaching as they go. Some decide to teach on a short-term basis while others make a career of it but however long and wherever you teach you will get the opportunity to experience the culture and treasures of that country as a resident and not as a tourist. The world really is your oyster You can get a general idea of job prospects around the world by visiting our country profiles pages in part 5 of this guide. A huge range of people from kindergarten aged children through to adult business people are studying English so you can expect to teach a wide variety of students. Some schools specialize in teaching children while others are more geared towards teaching adult learners. There are teaching positions in state schools universities and large multi- national companies but probably the majority of jobs are teaching in private language schools which specialize in providing English tuition to students of all ages and backgrounds. When teaching English abroad it is useful to do some research into the culture of the country before commencing work. You will find that students in certain countries are notorious for being quiet and studious and less willing to join in communicative activities in the classroom whereas students of other nationalities are known as being quite boisterous and vocal. Knowing a bit about your students can help you be prepared for all eventualities. Obviously you will learn about how to deal with different types of students during your TEFL/TESOL training. English language teachers typically can expect around 25 classroom hours per week plus a few additional hours for testing marking homework writing reports and other administrative duties. These hours could be within a normal 9 to 5 timetable or they could be early in the morning and then again late afternoon to fit around your students work/school times. Some schools only operate from Monday to Friday whereas others also open over the weekend as the students have more free time for study on those days. However a teacher should expect two days free work per week plus national holidays. Most schools will close for major holidays such as Christmas New Year and Easter though holidays may vary depending on the culture of that country which gives the teacher an opportunity to visit family and friends at home or to explore more of the country where they are working. Who can teach English abroad Where can I teach English Students schools and timetables T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 31 The English language ability level of your students can also vary widely. You may find yourself teaching a group of beginner students a group of very advanced students or anything in between. The type of English that is taught can also differ. Younger learners are probably going to be learning more basic English through games and activities while business people may wish to learn specific English for their industry. Some adults may wish to learn English for traveling purposes some might just want conversation to brush up on their language skills while others want a deeper understanding of the grammar and structure. Fortunately most employers will provide a curriculum and have a library of text books and resource materials that you can utilize in your classes. You could be teaching individual students small groups or large groups and so you have to be prepared to teach at all ability levels age ranges group sizes and from a variety of materials. This is why some form of training is essential for all responsible teachers. As mentioned previously most jobs will require you to have some form of teaching certification to be a teacher. This certification can be quickly and relatively inexpensively obtained through taking a TEFL or TESOL course. These courses will certify you to teach English overseas as well as equipping you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to start teaching English. TEFL courses can be taken as an intensive course in a classroom setting as a distance learning or online course or a combination of the two. Other than that no additional teaching qualifications or experience are usually required. If you wish to specialize in teaching children or teaching business English then there are additional specialist qualifications that you can obtain. Further information on these qualifications can be found in part 2 of this guide or on our website www.teflcourse.net What experience/qualifications are required T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 32 The most common and useful qualification required to teach English abroad is a TEFL/TESOL certificate. There is a wide range of such courses offered that vary in duration study method and price but most courses are based around the same principle which is to provide high quality practical training. Some courses offered have a greater degree of international recognition than others and quality can vary from company to company so it is extremely important to make sure that you choose an internationally recognized course that is externally accredited. In-class TEFL courses are 100 based in the classroom and as a result you get the opportunity to practice teaching real students of English during the course. In-class TEFL courses are intensive and the course duration is usually 4 weeks Monday through to Friday with the weekends for free time and revision. As in-class courses are classroom based they require 4-week attendance at a training centre. These centres can be located throughout the world. The most popular locations for taking a course are Thailand France Spain Italy USA Australia England Costa Rica Argentina China Vietnam the Philippines India Egypt Brazil Greece Japan and the Czech Republic. These are locations seem to be the most popular either because there is a wide variety of teaching jobs available in that country or for ease of access. In-class TEFL certification is ideally suited to people that wish to learn the theories principles and methodologies of TEFL but also wish to gain practical teaching experience in a supervised environment. This teaching practice is an important aspect of the course and is what separates in-class courses from distance learning options. During the teaching practice part of the course you will have the opportunity to teach real students of English. During these classes you will be observed by a qualified trainer and you will therefore get constructive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher. As a result in-class courses tend to be a bit more expensive than the distance learning option but are generally more highly valued by employers. You can find more detailed information on in-class courses at www.teflcourse.net In-class courses Part 2 TEFL/TESOL Qualifications T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 33 Online courses Combined courses Online TEFL courses are offered 100 by distance learning and can be taken with or without the support of a personal online tutor. Some courses offer the option of downloading the course materials so you can work offline while other courses you need to be online in order to access the materials. Courses can vary in duration but you should really be looking for a minimum of a 50-hour course though most employers would prefer you to have a 100-hour course. As it is an online course there is no classroom time and no teaching practice component. You will however usually have the opportunity to see actual lessons taking place through CD-ROM and some courses are now offering the option to study almost completely by DVD so it is even more like being in the classroom. Online TEFL courses are primarily designed for those people who wish to train to be an English teacher but have time and/or budget constraints which dont allow them to attend an in-class or combined course. The advantages of online courses are that you are able to study at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home/office or anywhere else you have access to the internet. You can literally take the course from anywhere in the world and online courses are usually priced very reasonably. You can find out more information about online courses at www.teflonline.net. Combined TEFL courses are named as such because they combine the best of the online and in-class TEFL courses. You study the principles and theories of TEFL online at your own pace and then go on to attend a training center usually for one or two weeks to gain classroom teaching practice. These courses are ideal for those people that wouldnt enjoy the intensive nature of an in class TEFL course but would like to gain some teaching practice. As the combined TEFL course only usually requires one or two weeks of attendance at a training centre it is also more suited to those who arent able to attend an in-class TEFL course for 4 weeks. The cost also tends to be slightly lower than an in-class course so it can be the best of both worlds. The only downside is that combined courses arent as common and so the number of locations available for teaching practice is more limited. The combined course features all the same components as an in-class course and therefore results in equivalent TEFL certification. More information on combined TEFL courses can be found at www.teflcourse.net. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 34 Specialized/advanced courses A range of more specialized or advanced qualifications is available for teachers that already have or are studying for TEFL certification. Most popular in specialized courses are certifications in teaching business English and specialist certification in teaching English to young learners. Both of these are usually 50-hour online courses and therefore no classroom attendance is required. These are useful qualifications for anyone who wishes to specialize in either of these areas as well as providing additional useful qualifications to a teacher that has just completed a TEFL/TESOL course. The most advanced TEFL/TESOL qualification is the diploma in TEFL. This course is a very high level 250-hour course that builds upon knowledge gained from the TEFL certificate course. The TEFL diploma course again is a 100 online course without any requirement for classroom attendance but you must already possess an internationally recognized TEFL certificate in order to be accepted onto a TEFL diploma course. Beware of courses claiming to be diploma courses but which offer less than 200 hours of study. These qualifications are not true diploma courses and most employers will not recognize them as such. You can see more information on specialized and advanced courses at www.teflcourse.net. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 35 While we help all graduates of our courses find employment you may find the following information useful if you wish to conduct your own job search. Job prospects for TEFL qualified teachers are excellent worldwide. The pay and conditions offered will vary from country to country and will be influenced by your TEFL training and qualifications. You can find a brief overview of job prospects from continent to continent below. For more detailed on prospects in individual countries please see part 5 of this guide. On successful completion of your TEFL course and equipped with your new knowledge and skills you will find that you will be offered jobs in all corners of the globe. Many teaching jobs are available worldwide but some regions such as Asia Latin America and Europe have a higher demand for English language teachers. In some countries you will be able to teach in public schools community colleges and institutes of further and/or higher education while in others youll be able to teach at private language schools and within local and multi-national companies. Language schools As the name suggests language schools are private companies set up for the purpose of providing paid language tuition to the general public. They will usually have a number of classrooms offices and a teaching resource library. Language schools provide tuition to students of all ages backgrounds and ability levels. Some schools focus on in house courses while others will sub-contract teachers to teach in businesses and/or state schools. Most teachers can expect some in school teaching as well as some traveling to provide lessons to companies. Language schools will usually offer a higher salary than government sector schools but the holidays are almost always less generous. Language school timetables frequently involve some early morning teaching plus late afternoon/early evening hours even weekends at some schools as the students are working or studying during normal school hours. State schools State schools are government controlled/funded institutions that provide general education to the public. Most state schools provide language tuition as part of the curriculum and therefore need language teachers. In some countries these schools will use local teachers with a good knowledge of the English language but in other countries there are some opportunities for TEFL qualified native English speaking teachers. Salaries usually arent as high as in the private sector but timetables are more convenient and holidays are longer. Jobs overview Types of employer Part 3 Finding a Job T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 36 Private companies In the past many local and multinational companies contracted language schools to provide their employees with English language tuition to enable them to be able to perform their jobs more effectively. Nowadays many of these companies are seeing the benefits of directly employing the teachers themselves. Working for a private company will often involve some proof reading of letters/faxes/emails as well as English teaching. Salaries are usually quite high in comparison to schools and the timetable is usually Monday to Friday 9-5 and therefore most teachers find it more convenient than the hours on offer at language schools. As a result competition for these jobs can be very high. Universities Universities that offer language courses will frequently employ native English speaker teachers. Hours are usually quite low working conditions good and salaries reasonable. Demand for such positions is therefore high and universities are able to be more selective and choose teachers with the highest qualifications and most experience. Universities are not normally a good source of jobs for the inexperienced/newly graduated teacher. There are thousands of jobs offered through various TEFL job websites and forums yet these jobs still only represent a small percentage of the number of jobs available at any one time. Some of these websites focus on a particular city country or region while others are more international. Most of these sites will also give you the opportunity to post your CV/resume for potential employers to view and contact you directly with vacancies. If you are searching for a job using the internet it is also useful to check out the online English language press of the country/area where you plan on working as their classified sections will often list local teaching vacancies. Regional expat discussion forums may also list TEFL jobs from time to time and can be a good source of the latest information of working conditions and work/residence visas etc. While the advent of the internet has made this information freely available the downside is that everyone else also looking for a job can access the same details and as such internet listings can result in hundreds of applications and higher competition for those vacancies. We provide all graduates of our courses with an extensive list of the most popular websites that offer both regional vacancies and job listings from around the world. Internet search T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 37 The use of recruitment agencies to assist in the job search is perhaps lower now than previously as now many employers can simply list their vacancies on the internet for a much lower cost than the agencies charge however some major employers still use these placement organizations to help them fill their teaching vacancies. The quality of recruitment organizations can vary widely. The better ones will have visited the employers they recruit for and will know them inside out and therefore will be very careful with who they recruit. Sadly other organizations are happy just to take the recruiters fee without any real knowledge of who they are recruiting for and this has led to some unfortunate experiences for teachers. Agencies make their money by charging the employer and therefore the service to teachers is usually without charge. Some of these agencies specialize in a particular country or region and others offer a more international range of job opportunities. Often local recruiters are a bit more reliable than the international ones as they are usually have greater first-hand knowledge of the schools and companies that they are recruiting for. We can provide details of some of the major recruitment agencies to graduates of our courses. A mail shot or more frequently these days email shot is where a job seeker gets a list of schools in a certain town/city and sends a letter of application together with an attached CV/resume to all the schools on the list. This is a speculative approach as many of the schools will not have any vacancies at that time but such an approach does offer many advantages: It allows the teacher to target all the schools in a specific town/city/region quickly and efficiently. It reduces competition for any jobs if you can get your application in before the school has the opportunity to advertise a recent vacancy. Many schools rely on speculative applications as they dont incur the costs of international advertising or recruitment agencies. Most schools will keep your application on file even if there arent any vacancies at the present time. If the teacher targets enough schools it is likely that some of them will have a number of vacancies at any given time and you can expect to receive a variety of job offers/interview invitations within a fairly short space of time. We have an database of language schools throughout the world that we make available to graduates of our courses but you can also get lists of schools from the Yellow Pages or other directory of the city you are interested in. If there is a British Council office in that area they will also often be able to supply you with a list of schools. This is perhaps the experienced teachers favorite method of conducting a job search but should work equally well for a newly qualified teacher. Recruitment agencies Mail/email shot n n n n n T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 38 Many schools prefer to recruit their teachers on the spot as they get to meet them face to face and as the teacher is present at that location he/she is usually available to start work immediately to fill any urgent vacancies. It can also be advantageous for the teacher as he/she gets the opportunity to see the school meet and speak to some of the schools current teaching staff and generally get a feel for the place. Teachers will usually get a list of schools in a particular area typically from the Yellow Pages or equivalent and visit those of interest with a copy of their CV/resume. This approach can often result in an immediate interview or at least a face to face meeting with the director of studies. Other sources of information for on the spot jobs could be in the local English language press and bars/hostels/hangouts of the local expat community. Teachers frequently also advertise their availability for local teaching positions by placing a classified ad in the local press. This is perhaps the most effective way of finding teaching jobs but the downside is that it may take a week or two and occasionally longer to find a suitable position and therefore it can be expensive while you are hanging around waiting for an offer. An alternative to working for a school or other employer could be to set yourself up as a freelance teacher and give private lessons to the general public. This can often be more lucrative than fixed contract teaching as there is no middle man. Teachers simply advertise their services in the local press or put posters or notices up around the area in which they wish to teach and then wait to be contacted by prospective students. This can be quite attractive to students as the teacher is usually able to undercut the prices offered by large language schools as these schools have much bigger overheads. Classes usually take place in either the teachers or students home/office though some enterprising teachers have started teaching by Skype or similar. Although this can seem an attractive prospect there are downsides to this approach. There may be legal loops that have to be jumped through to register as a freelance teacher and tax implications etc with no employer it can be more difficult to get the necessary work/residence documentation it can be quite tough to build up a sufficient number of students initially to make it financially viable students are notorious for canceling their classes at short notice and expect not to have to pay for any missed lessons and if the teacher is sick and has to cancel the classes he/she will have no income for that period. Therefore most teachers choose to have the steady income and security offered by a school but will often freelance for a few hours per week to supplement their salaries. On the spot Freelancing/self-employed T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 39 Whichever approach you take to finding a job you will need to prepare a CV/resume. This document should give some basic personal information name date of birth contact details etc details of your education and qualifications and also some information about any work experience particularly related to teaching or training. Employers will often receive dozens of CVs/resumes so it should be clearly presented and structured so that a prospective employer can quickly and easily find all relevant information. Obviously your CV/resume should be focused as much as possible on any experience and qualifications that you have had related to teaching and training even if it isnt related to languages. We provide all graduates of our courses with detailed guidance on CV/resume preparation. Unless teachers are applying for jobs on the spot it is often difficult to arrange for a face-to-face interview. Consequently the majority of TEFL job interviews are carried out over the telephone or by email/messenger/Skype. Schools that require a greater number of teachers may arrange for an interview day/week in the UK or USA so that they can see prospective employees in person but this is becoming less frequent. Some schools may task a recruitment agency with the responsibility of handling interviews on their behalf but again this is perhaps less common than it used to be. Obviously it is beneficial if you can arrange a face-to-face interview at the school itself as this gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the school and the location and also will allow you to meet other employees and gain a bit more knowledge about what you can expect. However most schools understand that it is unlikely that teachers would be willing to fly half way around the world at their own expense in order to attend a job interview therefore most employers are prepared to conduct interviews over the phone or by other means. Bear in mind that the purpose of an interview isnt solely for employers to decide if they want to offer you a job but also for you to decide if that school is a good fit for you. You therefore need to be prepared to ask questions as well as answer them. Most of the employers questions will revolve around your experience qualifications and suitability for the job whereas the teachers questions are more likely to be related to teaching conditions ages of students class sizes available teaching resources etc contract terms working hours duration of contract salary and other benefits etc and general information about the school and location. It is often useful to ask to speak to one or two of their current employees to find out about the realities of living and working in that location or for that employer. It also helps to check just how reliable the information the school has given you really is. Some schools that are in urgent need of teachers may skip the interview process and offer a teacher a position based purely on the strength of his/her CV/resume. However it is still in the teachers best interests to speak to the school directly and clarify any unanswered questions before accepting such an offer. We provide all graduates of our courses with lists of questions that you are likely to be asked at interview and also some ideas of questions that you should be asking before committing to a job. Curriculum Vitae/Resumé Job interviews T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Page 40 Once the teacher accepts a job offer he or she will usually be presented with a contract which details the terms and conditions of employment and the responsibilities of both parties. Obviously the content of the contract will vary from job to job but it should reflect the information provided during the interview. Items that should usually be included in a contract include: Employment duration Location of employment Working days/hours per week both teaching and administrative Teaching conditions Teaching support/further training options Salary and other benefits health insurance travel expenses assistance with accommodation etc Residence and work visas Holiday/vacation time Dispute resolution Notice period Any questions or uncertainties about the contract should be clarified with the employer before signing. Please note that some employers and teachers treat contracts as more of a guideline than a strict legal document but it is important to have one nonetheless. Contracts n n n n n n n n n n T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL ©

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Leaving your family friends and home country behind and moving to a new location can be a very exciting but nerve- wracking experience and it is recommended that you prepare as much as possible for the move. Below are a number of suggestions to help you make this transition a little bit easier. A teacher can never have too much classroom experience and if you have a reasonable amount of time available before taking up a full-time teaching position it might be a good idea to try and gain some extra teaching experience. This can be achieved by offering your services to any local language schools that provide English language tuition or offering private lessons to non-native English speakers resident in your area. In some countries there are also summer camps or summer schools that offer short intensive language tuition programs and require hundreds of English language teachers for the Summer months. These summer programs usually provide accommodation for teachers and reasonably good salaries compared to the cost of living. In order to reduce culture shock as much as possible when moving to a new country it is important to do as much research as possible on the country/city where you will be living the school where you will be working and the students that you will be teaching. The amount of information available on the internet makes it easier than ever to find out details about life in a different country. There are expat chat forums country information websites tourist information sites as well as websites dedicated to providing information about teaching abroad. You may also wish to speak to some of the teachers currently working for your employer to find out about living and working in that location. It is a good idea to get as much information as you can about where you will be living transport options in that area where you can go to meet other teachers/English speakers living there popular bars/restaurants location of supermarkets etc. This information will hopefully prevent you feeling a bit lost when you first arrive. In addition to the internet there are many excellent books such as the Culture Shock series which provide a wealth of information about the country the people and the culture as well as giving advice on how to avoid some of the negative aspects of life there. It is also useful to conduct some research on problems that people from that country typically have with the English language as this can help you know what to expect in your first classes. Gaining extra experience Research Part 4 Preparing to go T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 41

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. When you do your research on the city/country where you will be living you will no doubt gain a fair idea of the climate and therefore also the type of clothing you will need to take with you. However depending on the country it may be better to take the minimum and buy the rest while you are there. Make sure you find out from your employer about any dress code for your teaching so that you can take appropriate clothing for your workplace. Even if your employer doesnt require it it is always useful to have some smart clothing for visits to government offices for visas and work permits etc. It is very important to make sure you take enough money with you. Salaries are usually paid one month in arrears so you need to make sure you have sufficient funds to keep you going until your first pay check. Also be aware that you may need extra amounts for security deposits on your accommodation and so on. In order to obtain your work permit and/or residence visa you will probably need to produce a copy of your birth certificate and documents verifying your qualifications degree/TEFL certificate therefore it is essential to make sure you take such documentation with you. It is also essential to ensure that you have an adequate supply of any necessary medication as it may not be quite so readily available where you are going. Other useful items to pack may include English language novels/magazines if not readily available locally laptop short wave radio dictionary/phrasebook favorite cosmetics and anything else that you might feel you need in order to help you feel comfortable when you first get there. If you are not sure exactly what you need to bring with you you can always ask your employer for advice. Of course taking along some of your favorite teaching resources/materials see the bibliography below is a good idea. The following books have been found useful by many teachers during both their TEFL course and teaching careers. Obviously you wont want to have all of them but having a few favourites with you is a good idea especially if teaching resources are a bit thin on the ground in the location where you will be teaching. Of course there are literally thousands of other resources out there and over time you will develop your own favorites but these are the ones we have found to be especially helpful to the new teacher: Practical English Grammar by A.J. Thomson and A.V. Martinet OUP. As the title suggests this is an English grammar reference book and perhaps the most widely used book of its kind. English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy CUP. A worksheet-based self study grammar guide for Intermediate level students. Practical English Usage by Michael Swan OUP. Regarded by many TEFL teachers as the grammar reference bible. Collins Cobuild English Dictionary Collins. The patterns of English language usage explained and probably the most popular dictionary in the TEFL industry. What to take Useful resources/bibliography T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 42

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. How English Works by Swan/Walter OUP. Descriptive explanations of grammar though with somewhat dated worksheets. How to Teach English by Jeremy Harmer Longman. A practical guide to a whole range of teaching techniques. Grammar Games by Mario Rinvolucri and Davis CUP. Cognitive practical classroom games and drama activities for effective communication. More Grammar Games by Rinvolucri and Davis CUP. More cognitive games and drama activities for effective communication. Grammar Practice Activities by Penny Ur CUP. Grammar points explained with activities to reinforce a wide range of grammar areas. Grammar Games and Activities by Peter Watcyn-Jones Penguin. Activity sheets for practicing grammar points that can be photocopied. The Resourceful English Teacher by Chandler/Stone Delta. 15 varied activities for a wide range of skills. 1000 Pictures for Teachers to Copy by Andrew Wright Nelson. Pictures for all uses such as elicitation and worksheets. Grammar Games: Cognitive Affective and Drama Activities for EFL Students by Mario Rinvolucri A range of fun activities to practice grammar and get students talking. Beginners Communication Games by Jill Hadfield Around 40 communicative game based activities for Starter level students. Elementary Communication Games Teachers resource materials by Jill Hadfield Around 40 communicative game based activities for Elementary level students. Intermediate Communication Games by Jill Hadfield Around 40 communicative game based activities for Intermediate level students. Keep Talking: Communicative Fluency Activities for Language Teaching by Friederike Klippel Over 120 communicative activities to keep students interacting. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 43

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. As English is usually the only language allowed in the classroom teachers are seldom required to have any knowledge of the local language. Having said that it is always useful to have mastered at least a few essential phrases to help you get by when you first arrive. Obviously if you have taken the job at fairly short notice you will not have had much time to put into studying the language but if you do find yourself with a bit of spare time it would certainly be a good idea to learn the basics. There are many excellent free online resources that can help you get started with the language and there are many effective self-study courses for those that want to study it in more depth. The most frequently recommended self-study courses are Rosetta Stone Linguaphone and the Colloquial series although not all of them are available in all languages and they can be a little expensive. If you have sufficient time before departing you may also with to look at any classroom based courses offered locally. Of course it is much easier to effectively learn a language when you are there and many employers will offer you the option to join a local language class but if not you should be able to find some classes at language schools that run at times when you are not teaching. Language exchanges where you provide some English tuition in exchange for the student providing you with some tuition in their language are quite a popular way of improving your conversational skills as well as helping to get to know more people. Having at least a basic knowledge of your students language can also allow you to see the differences between that language and English and this can help you to understand why your students are having difficulties with certain areas of the English language. Learning the language T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 44

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. For an EFL teacher with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate job prospects are excellent. The huge desire to learn English in all corners of the globe has resulted in teaching possibilities in almost every country imaginable. There are openings in private language institutes public schools universities business corporations kindergartens as well as private tutoring and voluntary work. We will help you at every step of the way to find a suitable teaching position. Our service extends but is not limited to: Contact information and details of schools for the location/s of your choice. Details of selected vacancies available worldwide. Details of the most popular web sites of TEFL vacancies and information. Network access for job searches and online applications. Weekly sessions covering CV/resume preparation advice about applications and interviews and all available information about teaching conditions around the world. Free job placement assistance. n n n n n n For basic details of teaching conditions around the world see the country factfiles below. Please note that political and economic circumstances change frequently and this information is intended as a guide only. A lot of teachers initially gravitate to Europe as it provides less culture-shock and offers reasonable salaries and working conditions. Europe is fairly diverse when it comes to job prospects and teaching experiences. With the advent of the EU labor law it is now difficult and is some cases impossible for teachers who dont hold an EU passport to get working visas in some countries. This doesnt mean that its difficult or impossible to find work just to get your official papers in order. However with the ridiculous bureaucratic requirements still in place in some EU countries even EU passport holders give up on getting work visas It will certainly be easier if you are a citizen of an EU member state but it is not an insurmountable problem if you arent. Western Europe Part 5 Prospects - Country by Country Guide T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 45

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France Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations France TEFL job prospects France is a very promising destination for a qualified EFL teacher. There are positions available in most major cities but the vast majority of work is in Paris. Language schools in Paris cater primarily to teaching business people and any previous knowledge/experience of business is useful. France also seems to be one of the easier EU countries for non-EU passport holders. Belgium Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Belgium TEFL job prospects As with Austria most teachers are employed on a freelance basis and the work is primarily geared towards business English. There are many private language schools in the major cities and qualified EFL teachers should be able to find suitable work. Salaries are sufficient to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle providing you can get enough hours. Belgium Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Belgium TEFL job prospects As with Austria most teachers are employed on a freelance basis and the work is primarily geared towards business English. There are many private language schools in the major cities and qualified EFL teachers should be able to find suitable work. Salaries are sufficient to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle providing you can get enough hours. Belgium Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Belgium TEFL job prospects As with Austria most teachers are employed on a freelance basis and the work is primarily geared towards business English. There are many private language schools in the major cities and qualified EFL teachers should be able to find suitable work. Salaries are sufficient to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle providing you can get enough hours. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Austria Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Austria TEFL job prospects Most teaching in Austria is done by freelancers working on a self-employed basis who are already resident in the country. Most of this teaching is to the business community. A speculative job search may produce results but certainly isnt guaranteed to do so. Most work is in the capital and salaries are quite high but then again Vienna is a very expensive city. Austria Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Austria TEFL job prospects Most teaching in Austria is done by freelancers working on a self-employed basis who are already resident in the country. Most of this teaching is to the business community. A speculative job search may produce results but certainly isnt guaranteed to do so. Most work is in the capital and salaries are quite high but then again Vienna is a very expensive city. Vienna German Euro 25 euros per hour Vienna Vienna German Euro 25 euros per hour Vienna Brussels French and Flemish Euro 22 euros per hour Brussels and other major cities Brussels French and Flemish Euro 22 euros per hour Brussels and other major cities T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Paris French Euro 1500 euros per month Paris and other major cities Page 46

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Italy Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Italy TEFL job prospects The current job opportunities in Italy for TEFL teachers are numerous. In some cities there are more jobs than teachers while in other parts of the country the prospects are still good. In virtually every city in Italy a qualified TEFL teacher will be able to find a teaching position. Many teachers really enjoy the lifestyle that Italy offers even if the salaries are fairly low in relation to the cost of living. As Italy is an EU country work prospects favor British and Irish citizens though there are literally thousands of Americans teaching there too. Greece Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Greece TEFL job prospects There is a huge demand for English in Greece and a vast amount of private language schools to cater to that demand. Most teachers will find themselves working for one of these language schools. Teaching is more geared towards younger learners but there are teaching possibilities in all areas. The cost of living in Greece is low and the salaries reflect this. A university degree is essential and any teacher who has a degree TEFL certificate and an EU passport will have no problem in finding work. Other nationalities may encounter more problems due to EU regulations. Germany Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Germany TEFL job prospects As in many other European countries teaching business people is one of the major options. There are many jobs available throughout the country and a teacher with a TEFL certificate would have few problems in sorting out employment. Salaries are high and so is the cost of living. Germans tend to have a preference for American English and so opportunities also exist for North Americans despite Germany being a major player in the EU. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Berlin German Euro 2000 euros per month Berlin and other major cities Athens Greek Euro 900 euros per month All large cities T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Rome Italian Euro 1500 euros per month All cities Page 47

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Spain Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Spain TEFL job prospects Spain is a very popular location for English teachers. Its lifestyle and climate are probably the main reasons for this. Another reason may be the easy availability of work for qualified EFL teachers. Teaching is often to younger learners but also adult and business English teaching form a significant proportion. There are literally thousands of language schools in the larger cities all of which employ native speaker teachers. Unfortunately Spain is one of the more difficult countries for non-EU passport holders. Scandinavia Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Scandinavia TEFL job prospects One thing that all Scandinavian countries have in common is a very good standard of English. The state school system in these countries is very good and so there is little demand for EFL teachers. Finland is possibly the exception as there are significant numbers of language schools looking to hire native speakers. Some limited opportunities may exist elsewhere but they are few and far between. Salaries are quite high for Europe but so are expenses. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Portugal Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Portugal TEFL job prospects Most teachers seem to agree that Portugal is a very pleasant place to work. Salaries are good in relation to living costs and the lifestyle appeals to many. Plenty of work is available to EU passport holders and the situation here is also easier for non-EU passport holders. Most work is with younger learners in the larger cities. Lisbon Portuguese Euro 1300 euros per month All large cities Sweden Denmark Finland Norway Various Various Mixed but quite high Capital cities T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Madrid Spanish Euro 1500 euros per month All major cities Page 48

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Others Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations TEFL job prospects There are limited work possibilities in these countries. States of former Yugoslavia offer perhaps the greatest range of possibilities. Bulgaria Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Bulgaria TEFL job prospects Political change in Bulgaria has perhaps been less dramatic than elsewhere in the region and as such the private sector is still relatively undeveloped. This means that the vast majority of teaching positions are in state schools and native speaking teachers are employed through the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science. Salaries as elsewhere in the region are low as is the cost of living. Andorra Cyprus Malta former Yugoslavia Various Various Varies but usually below average for Europe Larger cities Sofia Bulgarian Lev 900 euros per month Sofia T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © The transition to a market economy in many parts of Central and Eastern Europe has resulted in a huge demand for English language teachers particularly in the business sector. There is plenty of scope for working in almost every country and employment possibilities are numerous and equally open to every native speaker of English though this may change when some of the nations in this region become full members of the EU. Finding work in some of the ex-USSR republics can be more problematic for political and economic reasons. The one drawback is the level of salary. These are mainly developing countries and salaries are very low in international terms. However the cost of living is also very low and most teachers are able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle but saving money is not very likely. The countries in which the majority of EFL opportunities exist are detailed below: Eastern Europe Page 49

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Poland Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Poland TEFL job prospects Prospects for English teachers in Poland remain probably more promising than anywhere else in the world. There are numerous possibilities in both state and private sectors. There is also a high demand for business English in the major cities. The salaries usually allow for a relatively comfortable standard of living but if you are aiming to save money this or anywhere else in the region is probably not the place for you. Hungary Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Hungary TEFL job prospects Like other countries in the region there is a strong demand for qualified TEFL teachers in Hungary particularly in the capital city. It is estimated that there are over 100 private language schools in Budapest and over 300 in the whole country. Anybody with a TEFL certificate should be able to find employment quite easily. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Czech Republic Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Czech Republic TEFL job prospects The Czech Republic is probably the most popular country in the region for qualified EFL teachers. Work is quite easy to obtain and salaries while not being of a high level in international terms offer a reasonably comfortable lifestyle. Any teacher with a TEFL certificate should have little problem in finding work. The beautiful city of Prague is particularly popular. Prague Czech Koruna 20000 crowns per month Prague Brno Budapest Hungarian Forint 250000 forints per month Budapest T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Warsaw Polish Zloty 2500 Zloty per month Warsaw Wroclaw Krakow Page 50

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Ukraine Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Ukraine TEFL job prospects The huge republic of the Ukraine has a chronic shortage of English teachers. Many placement organizations are able to send voluntary teachers on a local salary and a few private language schools have now opened. The EFL market is still very much in its infancy so prospects for motivated teachers are high. Baltic States Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Baltic States TEFL job prospects These states were the most westernized part of the old Russian Empire and are presently looking towards EU membership. This has created a strong demand for native speaker teachers particularly in Lithuania and Estonia probably the most progressive of the three. There are numerous openings in both the state and private sectors. Salaries again are low by international standards but high in regard to the cost of living. Qualified teachers who are prepared to travel to the region and look for work should have little difficulty. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Romania Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Romania TEFL job prospects Due to the weak state of the economy many Romanian schools are unable to afford the wages of a native speaker teacher. As a result most English language teaching is done by Romanians or native speakers on voluntary work placements. A number of private language institutions have started to appear and they would most likely be willing to hire native speaker teachers for local salaries. Bucharest Romanian Leu 10 per hour Bucharest Timisoara Latvia Lithuania Estonia Various Various Riga Vilnius Tallinn T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Kiev Ukrainian Hryvnya 1000 per month Kiev Odessa Page 51

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Russia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Russia TEFL job prospects The demand for the English language is still increasing in Russia and qualified EFL teachers should have few problems in finding work. Salaries have decreased a little due to economic problems but still allow the teacher a comfortable standard of living in most cases. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Slovakia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Slovakia TEFL job prospects The Slovak Republic has often been overlooked as a teaching destination in favor of the neighboring Czech Republic. However Slovakia is in its own right a promising destination for EFL teachers. Opportunities exist predominantly in private language schools of which there are many in the larger cities. Bratislava Slovak Crown 600 euros per month Bratislava Kosice Banska Bystrica Moscow Russian Roubles 1500 per month Moscow St Petersburg T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © The Asian continent offers a remarkably diverse range of experiences and opportunities to a qualified EFL teacher. In many Asian countries there is a huge demand for English native speakers and some of the highest paying employment in the industry. Anybody with a university degree and a TEFL certificate should find a wide range of opportunities. Industrialized nations such as Japan Korea and Taiwan have western-style economies and a high standard of living while developing nations like China Vietnam and Thailand offer lower salaries but perhaps a greater variety of cultural experience. Asia certainly has something for everyone and your time there is likely to be unforgettable. Students in most Asian countries are very respectful to teachers further enhancing your experience. In some of the poorer countries of the region particularly the Indian subcontinent paid employment is very difficult to find and most teachers in those locations are there on voluntary placements a local wage may be available. Details of major EFL destinations are given below: Asia Page 52

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Japan Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Japan TEFL job prospects There are countless job opportunities in Japan for TEFL qualified teachers. In Tokyo and Osaka there can be more jobs than teachers while in other parts of the country the prospects are still good. Teachers are usually highly respected by Japanese students and they are generally highly motivated and willing to learn. Salaries dont seemed to have changed much in recent years and so it is not as attractive a location as it once was but most teachers are still able to save considerable amounts without having to live too frugal a lifestyle. A university degree is essential for obtaining a work permit. Indonesia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Indonesia TEFL job prospects Indonesia is the fifth most populous nation on earth and at times is can seem as if all of them are learning English As a result there is a great demand for English language teachers throughout the nation. Opportunities can range from state to private sector. Most teachers are employed on the island of Java though there are many possibilities on other islands too. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. China Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations China TEFL job prospects The demand in China for TEFL teachers is huge. There seems to be far more jobs than teachers and teachers are needed in all parts of the country from Beijing to Hong Kong to Mongolia. Any qualified EFL teacher should be able to pick and choose from a wide variety of opportunities throughout the country in both state and private sectors. Salaries and costs can vary tremendously between regions. Beijing Cantonese/Mandarin Renminbi 8000 RMB per month Nationwide Jakarta Indonesian Rupiah 10 million Rupiah per month Jakarta Surabaya Bandung Yogyakarta +++ T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Tokyo Japanese Yen 250000 yen per month Tokyo Osaka +++ Page 53

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Thailand Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Thailand TEFL job prospects The current job opportunities in Thailand for TEFL teachers are numerous. In Bangkok there are far more jobs than teachers while in other parts of the country the prospects are still good. In virtually every city in Thailand if a qualified TEFL teacher decides they want to live there they will be able to find a teaching position. Teachers are highly respected by Thai students and they are generally highly motivated and willing to learn. They are also great fun As Thailand is such an attractive country in which to work there many unqualified teachers looking for a job. A TEFL qualified teacher will find work very easily. Taiwan Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Taiwan TEFL job prospects The EFL industry in Taiwan is booming and job opportunities for native speakers with a degree and TEFL qualification abound. Salaries are quite high and working conditions are reasonable. Teaching positions are normally found in the hundreds of bushibans private schools throughout the country. There does seem to be a preference for American English but other native speakers will encounter little difficulty in finding work. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. South Korea Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations South Korea TEFL job prospects South Korea has a huge demand for EFL teachers and offers some of the highest paid EFL employment. Opportunities exist in the state sector but most teachers find themselves working in one of the thousands of hogwons private language institutes throughout the country. A large percentage of teachers are employed in Seoul or Pusan but there are employment possibilities in smaller cities and towns also. Many teachers complain of the working conditions but others feel that the high salaries counterbalance this. Teachers willing to work overtime can be earning up to US 6000 per month. Any qualified teacher who has a university degree and a TEFL certificate should have no problem whatsoever in finding employment. Seoul Korean Won 2.2 million won per month Seoul Pusan +++ Taipei Chinese NT Dollar 2000 per month Taipei T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Bangkok Thai Baht 35000 baht per month Bangkok Chiang Mai Phuket Hat Yai +++ Page 54

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Vietnam Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Vietnam TEFL job prospects Following a fairly turbulent recent past Vietnam has now stabilized and as a result the demand for English has exploded. Well-paid employment is quite easy to find in the major cities and qualified teachers shouldnt have any problems. Compared to the cost of living salaries are high. Outside the two largest cities Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi work is mainly on a voluntary basis and there are numerous organizations who can help arrange this. Malaysia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Malaysia TEFL job prospects The current situation for English language teachers in Malaysia is similar to that in Singapore. There is a reasonable demand and qualified teachers should with a little patience be able to find a suitable position. Salaries are about 1000 per month and while this is lower than Singapore the cost of living is much lower. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Singapore Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Singapore TEFL job prospects Singapore is a very wealthy and westernized city-state in which there is a considerable demand for qualified EFL teachers. While salaries are reasonably high Singapore certainly isnt the cheapest place to live and work. Work is not quite so easy to find as elsewhere in Asia but a qualified teacher with a university degree should be able to find a few openings. Singapore Mandarin Chinese Malay Tamil English Singapore dollar S3000 per month Throughout the state Kuala Lumpur Bahasa Malaysia Ringgit 1200 per month Kuala Lumpur T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Hanoi Vietnamese Dong 20 per hour Ho Chi Minh City Hanoi Page 55

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Indian Subcontinent Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Indian Subcontinent TEFL job prospects Job opportunities in this region are almost always on a voluntary basis. There are various voluntary placement agencies who can arrange unpaid or sometimes local salary employment for qualified EFL teachers. Cambodia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Cambodia TEFL job prospects See Laos and Vietnam. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Laos Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Laos TEFL job prospects The situation in Laos is very similar to that in Vietnam. Quite well-paid in comparison to the low cost of living work is available in the capital and mainly voluntary work elsewhere. The demand for native speaker teachers of English is very high. Vientiane Laotian Kip 1500 per month Vientiane Phnom Penh Khmer Riel 1800 per month Phnom Penh T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © India Nepal Pakistan and Sri Lanka Various Various Mainly voluntary teaching positions in this region Page 56

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © The continent of South America together with Central America offers a wide range and variety of teaching opportunities. The cultural diversity and Latin charm combine to make this region an attractive destination for EFL teachers. On the whole salaries are low but this is compensated for by the low cost of living. Most schools in the region cannot afford to advertise vacancies internationally so most hiring is done on the spot. Latin America Bolivia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Bolivia TEFL job prospects As with most countries in the region jobs are quite easy to find but salaries are very low. Most jobs seem to be in La Paz but there are certainly opportunities elsewhere in the country for those prepared to accept a local wage. The cost of living is low which means that despite the low salaries teachers can enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Argentina Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Argentina TEFL job prospects Argentina has always had a substantial English speaking population and as a result EFL jobs were never easy to come by. Recent economic and political problems can only serve to decrease demand for native speakers. Some opportunities may still exist teaching business English on a freelance basis but there are many more promising destinations for the EFL teacher than Argentina. Buenos Aires Spanish Peso 35 pesos per hour Buenos Aires La Paz Spanish Boliviano 4 per hour La Paz Page 57

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Colombia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Colombia TEFL job prospects Despite the increasing demand Colombian language schools find it difficult to attract native speaker teachers due to Colombias reputation for crime and violence. In reality EFL teachers are unlikely to find themselves victims and for any teacher willing to work for the low salaries on offer the prospects are good. Chile Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Chile TEFL job prospects Chile has one of the stronger economies in Latin America and the growth in demand for the English language has matched the economic growth. There is a booming market for business English and an increasing demand for teachers of children. There are many private language schools particularly in the capital and certified EFL teachers should have little problem in finding suitable employment. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Brazil Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Brazil TEFL job prospects Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and there are good job prospects in all of the larger cities as well as some smaller ones. Qualified teachers in Brazil can usually find work easily. Trying to arrange employment from outside Brazil can be considerably more hit or miss. Salaries usually afford teachers a comfortable lifestyle. Brasilia Portuguese Real 1200 per month Sao Paulo Rio de Janeiro +++ Santiago Spanish Peso 500000 pesos per month Santiago Punta Arenas T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Bogota Spanish Peso 16000 pesos per hour Bogota Medellin Cali Barranquilla Page 58

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Mexico Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Mexico TEFL job prospects Due to its close proximity to the USA there is a huge demand for the English language in Mexico. The demand for native speaker teachers is enormous almost everywhere and any qualified EFL teachers should be able to find work in the location of their choice. There is also significant demand for business English in the major cities. Ecuador Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Ecuador TEFL job prospects Ecuador is one of the most attractive and most stable countries in the region. Salaries are low but so is the cost of living and teachers can afford a reasonably comfortable lifestyle. Jobs are plentiful in the major cities and there is a particular demand for American English. Voluntary work is also possible. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Quito Spanish US Dollar 8 per hour Quito Guayaquil Cuenca T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Mexico City Spanish Peso 10 per hour All large cities Peru Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Peru job prospects There is an enormous demand for English and native speaker teachers. However the low salaries difficulty in obtaining working papers and bad reputation of the country in safety terms generally mean that it is often ignored by English teachers. Yet the range of opportunities in Lima is enormous for those willing to overlook the downside. Lima Spanish New Sol 9 per hour Lima Page 59

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Others Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Others TEFL job prospects If you happened to be in the area it would probably be fairly simple to arrange work in Central America. However with the exception of Costa Rica salaries are likely to be impossibly low. Very few positions are ever advertised and you would probably need the refer to the yellow pages and present yourself to language schools listed there. Costa Rica is somewhat more promising and there is a reasonably high demand for native speaker teachers at reasonable salary levels. Venezuela Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Venezuela TEFL job prospects The current political and economic situation is rather turbulent and as a result Venezuela once an appealing TEFL location is perhaps best avoided. Hopefully this situation will change in the near future. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Caracas Spanish Bolivar Fuerte 650 per month Caracas Merida Puerto La Cruz T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Costa Rica Guatemala Honduras etc Spanish and others various Capital cities Page 60

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Oil wealth has meant that many of the countries of the Middle East have been able to pay high salaries to attract the best and most qualified teachers. As a result there are not many opportunities for the recently qualified teacher. Turkey is the exception where thousands of newly qualified teachers find employment. The lifestyle and strict conditions found in some of the oil rich nations may not appeal to all. Recent political events in the region may ultimately create more demand or reduce it. Time will tell. Middle East Israel Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Israel TEFL job prospects Due to the large number of native speaking Jews who have settled in Israel almost all positions are filled from the local population and there is no active recruitment of foreign teachers. Bahrain Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Bahrain TEFL job prospects Bahrain is among the more liberal of the oil states and one which attracts foreigners including women because of its tolerance to women in the workplace. Opportunities mainly exist in companies colleges or private language schools. Manama Arabic Bahraini Dinar 1500 tax free Nationwide Jerusalem Hebrew Shekel Page 61

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Oman Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Oman TEFL job prospects Despite a fast-expanding EFL market there is no room here for the casual traveling teacher as a tight control of tourist visas is maintained. It is essential to have an MA in a related subject plus three years of experience to even be considered. Jobs are well-paid and not to difficult to find if you meet the above criteria. Lebanon Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Lebanon TEFL job prospects Lebanon is only just emerging from its turbulent past and job opportunities are presently limited to placements through voluntary agencies. A teacher on the spot may well be able to arrange work for a local salary. Hopefully the future will bring with it a greater variety of possibilities in this tiny but fascinating country. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Kuwait Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Kuwait job prospects The general consensus seems to be that the glory years of extremely high tax-free salaries are over in Kuwait. While that may be true the salaries offered are still higher than most other countries. Opportunities usually only exist for the highly qualified and experienced. Kuwait City Arabic Kuwait Dinar US30000 per year Nationwide Beirut Arabic Lebanese pound 1000 and up Beirut T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Muscat Arabic Rial 20000 per annum tax-free Muscat Page 62

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Turkey Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Turkey TEFL job prospects There is an enormous demand for English teachers in Turkey particularly in the larger cities. Salaries are reasonable and most teachers are able to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. Opportunities primarily exist within the private educational sector. Most teachers seem to find teaching and living in Turkey an enjoyable experience. A university degree is essential for working in Turkey. Syria Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Syria TEFL job prospects Syria is not a wealthy country and salaries are considerably lower than those offered in oil rich countries. There are a limited number of opportunities in the private language schools in Damascus. Teachers should arrange teaching positions and contracts before arrival. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Saudi Arabia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Saudi Arabia job prospects Like Kuwait the days of wonderfully high salaries are probably over. However the salary package usually compares favorably with almost every other country. Teachers are usually required to have the highest qualifications and substantial experience. Not many women are employed and some teachers find the rules and regulations of life in Saudi Arabia rather too restrictive. Riyadh Arabic Riyal 3000 per month tax-free + other perks Various Damascus Arabic Syrian pound US400 per month Damascus T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Ankara Turkish Turkish Lira 1500 per month Istanbul Ankara Izmir +++ Page 63

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Others Countries Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Others TEFL job prospects At present there are no real teaching opportunities in other Middle Eastern nations. However in the light of recent events it is possible that some voluntary positions may arise in the future. Qatar Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Qatar TEFL job prospects In 2010 Qatar had the worlds highest GDP per capita and their recent strives forward financially show no signs of slowing down. Theres a huge need for qualified TEFL teachers in Qatar from language academies to call center training and teaching English in banks. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. United Arab Emirates Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations United Arab Emirates job prospects As in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia reasonably well-paid jobs exist for those with prior teaching experience. Salaries are a bit lower but so are the educational requirements. Many teachers find the UAE less restrictive than some of the other gulf states. Abu Dhabi Arabic UAE Dirham 3500 per month plus benefits Dubai Abu Dhabi Doha Arabic Riyal 3500 per month Doha Al Wakrah and elsewhere T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Iraq Iran Afghanistan Jordan etc Arabic Various Capital cities Page 64

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © The English language teaching situation in Africa is at best rather confusing. Many ex-colonies of Britain use English as the medium of instruction in state schools and so most teachers are locals. Some advanced level positions may be available in universities in such locations. In other African countries English is much in demand but few schools are able to afford a native speaker teacher and so positions are largely filled by voluntary workers though sometimes paying a local salary. There are many placement organizations that can arrange voluntary work in Africa should that be your aim. There is some work available in South Africa but as many of their citizens speak English as a native language opportunities for non-South Africans are somewhat limited. Zimbabwe used to offer a number of possibilities but recent political events have curtailed most EFL activity. Some opportunities exist in almost all countries but the only African nations where there is any significant scope for working in private language schools or institutes are detailed below: Africa Kenya Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Kenya TEFL job prospects Some work is available in Kenya at government sponsored schools and institutes and also at a few private language and full-curriculum schools. Salaries are not high by international standards but are sufficient to lead a relatively comfortable life. Many more opportunities exist through voluntary placement schemes that may provide a basic local salary. Egypt Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Egypt TEFL job prospects The current demand for TEFL teachers in Egypt is quite high. In locations such as Cairo Alexandria Heliopolis Maadi and Zamalek there are opportunities for qualified EFL teachers while in other parts of the country the prospects are still good. There is work in the business and tourism sectors as well as in private language schools which are numerous in the major cities. Qualified teachers should also have little trouble in arranging private tutoring work. Cairo Arabic Egyptian pound 3000 Egyptian pounds per month Cairo Alexandria Nairobi Swahili Kenyan schilling 10 per hour Nairobi Page 65

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Tunisia Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Tunisia TEFL job prospects Like its neighbor Morocco Tunisia is turning away from the language of its former colonial master France. Many Tunisians are starting to learn English for study and work purposes and as a result there is a reasonable demand for native speaker teachers particularly in the capital and areas with a high level of employment in the tourism industry. Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. Morocco Capital city Language Currency Typical TEFL teacher salary Major TEFL locations Morocco job prospects Despite being a Francophone country English is increasingly a requirement for entrance to universities and high ranking jobs. As a result there is a steady demand for English language teachers. Almost all state sector positions are filled by Moroccans but there is a continuing demand for native speakers in private language schools and in the business community. A degree is necessary to be eligible for a work permit. Qualified EFL teachers shouldnt have any great problem in finding employment in the major cities. Rabat Arabic French also widely spoken Moroccan Dirham 20 per hour Rabat Tangier Agadir Casablanca Fez Tunis Arabic French also widely spoken Tunisian Dinar 14 hour Tunis + tourist destinations T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © Page 66

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Copyright © 2011 International TEFL and TESOL Training. All rights reserved. T eaching English Abroad Guide TEFL/TESOL Where the world is your classroom and TESOL T raining International TEFL International TEFL © North America Australasia United Kingdom There is a huge demand for teaching English in the USA and Canada. While in most countries of the world business and academy type English is most common in North America the emphasis is more on ESL English as a Second Language. Just about every university and college in major cities has an ESL program as do a variety of government and charitable organizations. Although the demand for ESL teachers is enormous it is extremely difficult for non-US citizens who do not have a green card to get a working visa. Therefore the majority of positions are filled by local citizens usually on a part-time basis. ESL teaching is not particularly well-paid in comparison to the cost of living and hourly rates of 30 dollars are the norm. The EFL industry in Australia has changed considerably in recent years. Previously many Asian students of English would go there for intensive English courses but the economic problems in Asia in the 90s led to a marked decline in the number of fee-paying students. This has resulted in a loss of job opportunities for both Australian and foreign English language teachers. The outlook is not totally bleak and some opportunities still do exist but as competition for positions is tough schools are able to demand higher qualifications and more experience from teachers. The profession is strictly regulated in Australia and standards are high in both public and private sectors. There is a nationally agreed pay scale for EFL teachers of A18000 - A30000 per year. However highly trained Australian EFL teachers cannot always find jobs. As in the USA a large proportion of local EFL/ESL teaching is done by volunteers. One option that may be appealing for Britons Irish and Canadians less than 30 years of age is the possibility of a working holiday visa. This is a 12-month non-renewable visa that allows you to work in any one job for a maximum of three months. This can be quite convenient for the teacher traveler who would like short-term contracts while traveling around the country. The demand for English language teaching in the UK can be divided into two categories permanent and summer school. Permanent positions are hard to come by as every year many very experienced and qualified EFL teachers return to the UK in search of employment. This creates fierce competition for available jobs. This is perhaps surprising considering that these jobs are not usually on competitive salaries when compared to the cost of living in the UK. Summer school work is a different story. It is estimated that there are over 800 language schools in operation during July and August catering to foreign students on intensive English language learning holidays. This creates a huge number of opportunities for a qualified EFL teacher. Such positions are often well-paid and sometimes in the case of residential schools even come with free accommodation and meals. Page 67

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Teaching English In China This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in China You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to China. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in China Throughout the country there are a large variety of jobs available but the salary depends on which schools and institutions you work for as well as your own qualifications and experience. ​ English teachers in China ​ can expect to make between 6000 - 16000 RMB currently 890 - 2400 USD. Those teaching at an international school however can make up to 30000 RMB 4400 USD. If you are a first-time teacher you can expect to earn between 6000 RMB and 12000 RMB per month which equates to around 890 to 1800 US dollars. T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide Page 69

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Here is more information on the ​average salaries ​ per school type: The salary also depends on where you are based. The “big three” ​Beijing ​ 107000 expats Shanghai 209000 expats and Guangzhou over 200000 expats pay ​the highest salaries ​ but also have a higher cost of living compared to ​other cities around China. Other benefits to Expect When Teaching English in China Besides the salary most teachers receive free housing or a housing allowance from their employer. On top of that most schools also pay for the roundtrip airfare for their teachers. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in China Many teachers in the country take advantage of the high demand for ​private language tutors ​. The growing middle class in particular routinely hire tutors for extra English study for their children outside of school hours. In doing so it’s not uncommon for teachers to double their income by taking on a couple of students in their free time. Most of these private tutoring lessons are paid by the hour with prices ranging from 180 to 250 RMB per hour 26-36. The Cost of Living in China While prices are on the rise the cost of ​living in China ​ is still favorable compared to most industrialized nations. So much so that in some parts of the country the cost of living is half of that in the USA. That’s why teachers in China can live very comfortably and have a strong purchasing power. Many teachers can afford a lifestyle they wouldn’t be able to enjoy back home. This includes luxuries like hiring a housekeeper travel every month regularly eating out at restaurants relaxing spa sessions and enjoying nights out with friends and colleagues. Let’s break down the cost of living in China for individual areas below. Page 70

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Eating out at local restaurants and purchasing produce and ingredients at Chinese supermarkets not only gives you an amazing insight into the Chinese way of life but also leaves you with money in your pockets for fun and adventure. ● Milk 1L : 7 RMB ● Eggs 12 : 7 RMB ● Carrots 1kg : 5 RMB ● Chicken breast 1kg : 15 RMB ● Rice 1kg : 8 RMB ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 3 RMB ● Bottle of Chinese beer .5L : 4 RMB Cost of Living in China: Leisure Activities Leisure activities in China are very affordable and Chinese people love spending time out. This starts with frequent meals out with colleagues friends and family. Try your way through the wide range of regional dishes China has to offer. Then you can hang out with friends at clubs and karaoke bars work out at the gym or get a massage and relax. China’s leisure activities have something for everyone. ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 80 RMB ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles: 25 RMB ● Large dumplings a common street food : 3 RMB ● Housekeeper 2 hours: 30 RMB ● Massage 30 min : 40 RMB ● 1-month fitness club membership: 150 RMB ● Movie ticket international release: 65 RMB Cost of Living in China: Transportation ● Metro Ride : 3 RMB ● Taxi rate per km : 2.2 RMB start fare 10RMB Cost of Living in China: Food The public transit network in China has gotten a lot of attention from the government in recent years who have constantly expanded and improved it. Today it’s one of the most advanced and vast in the world. Taxi prices are very affordable and buses and subway rides are also inexpensive. Page 71

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Cost of Living in China: Travel in China and Beyond Travelers on a budget love China. The trains are fast and numerous and ticket prices are very affordable. Domestic flights are usually inexpensive except for price rises during national holidays like Chinese New Year or the Mid-Autumn Festival. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 350 RMB ● High-speed train Shenzhen to Wuhan 3 hours: 490 RMB ● Slow train Guangzhou to Wuhan 10 hours: 120 RMB ● Flight Shenzhen to Beijing 2 hours: 800 RMB ● Flight Shenzhen to Bangkok 3 hours: 1300 RMB Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in China spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary : Up to 13500 RMB ● Rent: 3000 RMB ● Utilities electricity gas water: 200 RMB ● Phone Internet : 300 RMB ● Food: 1500 RMB ● Insurance: 295 RMB ● Remaining disposable income: 8205 RMB As you can see from the sample budget above the added benefits and high salaries in China allow you to save substantial sums of money during the length of your contract. Depending on lifestyle an ESL teacher in China is able to save anything from 500 to 1500 per month. Page 72 How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in China ● ● ● ● 20-min taxi ride across town : 25 RMB City bus : 2 RMB 3-hour bicycle rental : 8 RMB plus 100RMB deposit returned Ferry crossing : 2 RMB

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The following guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in South Korea You will also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when moving to South Korea. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in South Korea There are many different teaching positions available all across South Korea. The salary usually depends on the type of school you work at and your qualifications. English teachers in South Korea can expect to make between 1.8 and 3 million Korean Won per month currently 1600 to 2675. Those teaching at a university or international school however can make up to 3.5 million KRW 3120 USD. If you are a first-time teacher you can expect to earn between 1.8 to 2.0 million KRW per month which equates to around 1600 to 1780 US dollars. Here is more information on the average salaries ​ per school type: Teaching English In South Korea T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide Page 73

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The salary also depends on where you are based. Seoul traditionally pays ​the highest salaries ​ but also has a higher cost of living compared to other cities around South Korea. Other Benefits to Expect When Teaching English in South Korea Besides the salary most teachers in South Korea also receive free housing or a housing allowance from their employer. Additionally most schools pay for the roundtrip airfare for their teachers. Healthcare is also very affordable in South Korea and there is also a pension scheme in place for a lot of foreign nationals. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in South Korea A lot of teachers top up their salaries by taking on private students for tutoring. You can easily make a couple of hundred dollars a month when ​tutoring students in your free time ​ or more when you have the time. Most parents pay between 30000 and 50000 KRW per tutoring hour 26 - 45 USD. The Cost of Living in South Korea The cost of living in South Korea is on the rise and amongst one of the highest in Asia. However it is still lower than in most Western nations. The high salary and attractive benefits as an EFL teacher allow you to live a comfortable lifestyle during your time in Korea. Many teachers can even afford a lifestyle they wouldn’t be able to enjoy back home such as traveling every month eating out on a regular basis and going out to bars and clubs regularly. Below we break down the cost of living in South Korea for individual aspects. Cost of Living in South Korea: Food ● Milk 1L: 2400 KRW ● Eggs 12: 3200 KRW When you eat out at local restaurants and buy your produce and ingredients at local supermarkets you will not only gain an amazing insight into the Korean way of life but also have more money in your pocket for fun and adventure. Page 74

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● Apples 1kg: 7000 KRW ● Chicken breast 1kg: 9800 KRW ● Rice 1kg: 3900 KRW ● Bottle of water 1.5L: 1200 KRW ● Bottle of Korean beer .5L: 2200 KRW Cost of Living in South Korea: Leisure Activities Koreans love spending time out with friends and family and there is a lot to do around the country. Most people enjoy frequent meals out so be sure to try your way through the wide range of Korean cuisine while you’re there. You can also hang out with friends at clubs and karaoke bars work out at the gym or get a massage and relax. South Korea’s leisure activities have something for everyone. ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 40000 KRW ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles: 7000 KRW ● Spicy rice cakes a common street food: 2000 KRW ● Massage 30 min: 25000 KRW ● 1-month fitness club membership: 30000 KRW ● Movie ticket international release: 8000 KRW Cost of Living in South Korea: Transportation When coming to Korea you might be surprised by the modern and efficient public transit network in the country. In fact it is one of the most advanced in the world. Taxi prices are also affordable and buses and subways are inexpensive allowing you to explore your city and beyond. ● Metro Ride: 1200 KRW ● Taxi rate per km: 900 KRW start fare 3000 KRW ● 20-min taxi ride across town: 18000 KRW ● City bus: 1200 KRW ● Monthly bus and subway pass: 55000 KRW ● Intercity express bus Seoul to Jeonju: 15000 KRW Cost of Living in South Korea: Travel in Korea and Beyond While South Korea isn’t that big of a country ​there is a lot to see and do ​ plus countless beautiful islands to head to. The express trains are incredibly fast and affordable and domestic flights out to Page 75

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● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 60000 KRW ● High-speed train Seoul to Busan 2.5 hours: 59800 KRW ● Slow train Seoul to Busan 5.5 hours: 28600 KRW ● Flight Seoul to Jeju Island 1 hour: 80000 KRW ● Flight Seoul to Tokyo 2 hours: 150000 KRW Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in South Korea spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary: average salary 2.5 million KRW ● Rent: 0 paid for by employer ● Utilities electricity gas water: 80000 KRW ● Phone Internet: 70000 KRW ● Food: 300000 KRW ● Insurance: 30000 KRW ● Remaining disposable income: 2 million KRW How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in South Korea As you can see from the sample budget above the high salaries in South Korea allow you to save month. substantial sums of money during the length of your contract. Because rent is usually paid for by the employer you will save a lot of money that would otherwise go on housing. Depending on your lifestyle ​ESL teachers in South Korea ​ are easily able to save anything from 500 to 1500 per Page 76 Jeju Island the largest island in Korea are also quite cheap. Plus you can visit neighboring Asian countries like Japan and China in just a couple of hours.

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The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Russia Russia is an emerging star on the EFL market today. Teaching English in Russia can therefore be both a challenging yet rewarding undertaking. Unlike some other TEFL destinations teachers in Russia don’t have much choice in terms of what type of school they work for. Public schools don’t hire foreign teachers which makes private language institutes the most common workplace for TEFL qualified teachers in Russia. Depending on your work experience and qualifications ​English teachers in Russia ​ can expect to make between US1000 and US1200 per month. Those teaching at a university or international school however usually earn higher salaries of between US1500 and US2000 a month. Here is more information on the average salaries per school type: Teaching English In Russia T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide The following guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save while teaching English in Russia​ You will also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when moving to Russia. Page 77

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The salary also depends on where you are based. Most teachers settle in one of the two big cities Moscow or St. Petersburg where teachers are traditionally paid the highest salaries but they also have a higher cost of living compared to smaller towns and cities around Russia. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Russia Although most Russians study English during their senior school years the level of instruction is often poor. This leads to many people wanting to improve their language skills once they join the workforce as a way of moving up the employment ladder. Therefore private language instruction is in very high demand all over the country and many teachers top up their salaries by taking on private students for tutoring. Typically you can easily find students by word of mouth. However many schools have policies against tutoring students in your free time so you should be informed and discreet. The Cost of Living in Russia While the cost of living in Russia is on the rise it is still considerably lower than in most Western nations. Outside of the major cities the cost of living is even cheaper and food and transportation costs are only a fraction of a teacher’s monthly salary. Many school contracts also include accommodation. Failing that many people without housing benefit choose to share an apartment with fellow teachers. The comparably high salary as an EFL teacher allows you to live a comfortable lifestyle during your time in Russia. Many teachers can enjoy a lifestyle they wouldn’t be able to afford back home such as traveling every month eating out on a regular basis and going out to bars and clubs regularly. Below we breakdown the cost of living in Russia for individual aspects. Cost of Living in Russia: Food ● Milk 1L: RUB 65.75 ● Eggs 12: RUB 76 ● Apples 1kg: RUB 93 ● Chicken breast 1kg: RUB 282 ● Rice 1kg: RUB 68 ● Bottle of water 1.5L: RUB 43 ● Bottle of Russian beer .5L: RUB 100 Page 78 Eating out at local restaurants and buying your produce and ingredients at local markets and shops will allow you to gain an amazing insight into the Russian way of life and also have more money in your pocket for fun and adventure.

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Cost of Living in Russia: Leisure Activities range of Russian cuisine while you’re there. You can explore local attractions in your free time sign up for a gym membership or go out with friends. Russia’s leisure activities have something for everyone. ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: RUB 2500 ● Quick restaurant meal: RUB 600 ● McMeal at McDonalds or equivalent Combo Meal: RUB 350 ● 1-month fitness club membership: RUB 2838 ● Movie ticket international release: RUB 400 Cost of Living in Russia: Transportation Russia has a convenient public transit network that links cities throughout this vast nation. Taxi prices are extremely affordable and buses and subways are inexpensive allowing you to explore your city and beyond. ● Metro ride: RUB 55 ● Taxi rate per km: RUB 11 start fare RUB 100 ● City bus: RUB 55 ● Monthly bus and subway pass: RUB 2000 Cost of Living in Russia: Travel in Russia and Beyond Russia is the largest country in the world allowing you to explore a variety of landscapes and attractions without having to leave the borders. The local express trains are incredibly fast and affordable and domestic flights are also very cheap. Page 79 Russians are very social and like hanging out with friends and family and there is also a lot to do for visitors in Russia. Most people enjoy frequent meals out so be sure to try your way through the wide

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Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Russia spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary: average salary RUB 82000 US 1200 ● Rent: 0 paid for by employer ● Utilities electricity gas water: RUB 7840 ● Phone Internet: RUB 680 ● Food: RUB 10000 ● Insurance: RUB 2000 ● Remaining disposable income: RUB 61480 US 905 How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Russia As you can see from the sample budget above the salaries in Russia allow you to save substantial sums of money during the length of your contract. Because rent is usually paid for by the employer you will save a lot of money that would otherwise go on housing. Depending on your lifestyle ESL teachers in Russia are easily able to save in the region of US 500 a month. Page 80 ● ● ● ● ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: RUB 6000 High-speed train Moscow to St. Petersburg 3.5 hours: RUB 4000 Slow train Moscow to St. Petersburg 9 hours: RUB 5800 Flight Moscow to St. Petersburg 1 hour: RUB 1500 Flight Moscow to Vladivostok 8 hours: RUB 15000

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Teaching English In Japan T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide The following guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save while teaching English in Japan​ You will also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when moving to Japan. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Japan Japan has been a popular destination for teaching English as a foreign language for decades. With the government- funded ​teacher placement program called JET​ there are a lot of options for English teachers to find a suitable position all over the country. The cost of living in Japan has increased significantly in recent years which means it is no longer the top destination for saving large amounts of money in Asia. However Japan still has plenty to offer both new and experienced teachers. As a guide you should expect to earn somewhere between 200000 and 600000 yen currently 2000 to 6000 US per month. If the job pays by the hour then a figure of around 2500 yen 25 US per hour would be typical. Here is more information on the average salaries per school type: Page 81

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cities especially Tokyo but the cost of living there is also the highest. There are many smaller cities and towns all across Japan looking for TEFL qualified teachers where the salary is competitive and the cost of living not as high as in the capital. Other Benefits to Expect When Teaching English in Japan Besides the salary most teachers in Japan also receive free housing or a housing allowance from their employer. Additionally most schools pay for the roundtrip airfare for their teachers and healthcare is also very affordable. There is also usually a contract completion bonus offered. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Japan One popular option for teachers looking to top up their earnings is to take on private students in their free time. Most private lessons are around 3000 yen 30 per hour which can go a long way to making your stay in Japan even more comfortable. The Cost of Living in Japan According to the latest statistics from Expatistan Tokyo is the third most expensive city to live in Japan for individual aspects. Cost of Living in Japan: Food Asia after Hong Kong and Singapore. However the competitive salary and attractive benefits as an EFL teacher in Japan still allow you to live comfortably. Below we break down the cost of living in Shopping at local markets and eating at local restaurants drastically reduces your expenses and also gives you a deeper insight into local culture and the Japanese way of life. Page 82 ● Milk 1L: 186.53 ¥ ● Eggs 12: 226.87 ¥ ● Apples 1kg: 814.00 ¥ ● Chicken breast 1kg: 797.50 ¥ ● Rice 1kg: 558.33 ¥ ● Bottle of water 1.5L: 122.58 ¥ ● Bottle of Japanese beer .5L: 301.29 ¥ The salary also depends on where you are located in Japan. The highest salaries are paid in the big

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Cost of Living in Japan: Leisure Activities ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 5000.00 ¥ ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or ramen: 1000.00 ¥ ● 1-month fitness club membership: 9842.11 ¥ ● Tennis court rent 1 hour on weekend: 2421.43 ¥ ● Movie ticket international release: 1800.00 ¥ Cost of Living in Japan: Transportation Japan is known all over the world for its modern and efficient public transit network. The buses and subways in the cities are fast and reliable and the bullet trains are among the fastest in the whole world connecting the cities of the country with one another. ● Metro ride: 200.00 ¥ ● Taxi rate per km: 410.00 ¥ start fare 475.00 ¥ ● City bus: 200.00 ¥ ● Monthly bus and subway pass: 10000.00 ¥ couple of hours. Cost of Living in Japan: Travel in Japan and Beyond Japan is an incredible island nation with lots of things to see and do in your free time. The bullet trains are incredibly fast and affordable and domestic flights to other parts of the country are also quite cheap. Plus you can visit neighboring Asian countries like ​South Korea ​ and ​China ​ in just a Page 83 Japanese people love going out with friends and family to have a good time. Whether it’s eating out at a good restaurant singing their soul out at karaoke or going to a club in the city Japan’s leisure activities have something for everyone.

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● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 15000.00 ¥ ● High-speed train Tokyo to Osaka 2.5 hours: 18000.00 ¥ ● Slow train Tokyo to Osaka 3.5 hours: 15000.00 ¥ ● Flight Tokyo to Okinawa 2.5 hours: 12700.00 ¥ ● Flight Tokyo to Seoul 2 hours: 7200.00 ¥ Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Japan spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary: average salary 280000 ¥ ● Rent: 0 paid for by employer ● Utilities electricity gas water: 22500 ¥ ● Phone Internet: 4700 ¥ ● Food: 25000 ¥ ● Insurance: 3000 ¥ ● Remaining disposable income: 224800 ¥ approx. 2000 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Japan As you can see from the sample budget above the competitive salaries in Japan allow you to save quite a lot of money during the length of your contract. Because rent is often paid for by the employer you will be able to save money that would otherwise go on housing. Depending on your lifestyle ​ESL teachers in Japan ​ are easily able to save anything from 500 to 1000 per month. Page 84

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The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Thailand Thailand offers a variety of opportunities to English teachers. While a TEFL certification is not an about 800 to 1000 per month. Teaching English In Thailand T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide The following guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Thailand You will also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when moving to Thailand. official requirement it certainly increases your chances of landing a teaching position at a reputable school and gets you a higher salary. English teachers in ​Thailand ​ can either work at government-run public schools or private language institutes. If you want to work for a public school in Thailand you will have to be a native English speaker and possess a 4-year degree. Salaries typically range from Pay rates at private language institutes are often higher than public schools but will depend on the location and your classroom experience. Page 85

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Also consider that the majority of private academies pay bythe hour with an hourly rate ranging from 8 to 20. Depending on your hours and pay rate the monthly teacher salary could be anywhere from 600 to 2000. A third and potentially lucrative option is a private international school. Competition for these positions is very fierce as salaries and extra benefits are often way above those offered by other schools. Salaries at international schools in Thailand range anywhere from 2000 to 3000 per month or even more. Most positions in international schools will require extensive teaching experience and qualifications. Here is more information on the ​average salaries ​ per school type: Other Benefits to Expect When Teaching English in Thailand Unlike other Asian countries such as ​China ​ ​South Korea​ and ​Japan ​ teaching positions in Thailand rarely come with extra benefits such as paid airfare and housing. Positions at international schools are an exception as they often offer paid housing and roundtrip airfare to their teachers. The Cost of Living in Thailand The cost of living in Thailand is low when compared to countries in the West. You can live a basis and going out to bars comfortable lifestyle on a teachers salary and enjoy your stay in Southeast Asia to the fullest. Some for individual aspects. teachers can even afford a lifestyle they would otherwise not be able to enjoy back home. This includes luxuries such as traveling every month eating out on a regular and clubs regularly. Below we break down the cost of living in Thailand. Page 86 How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Thailand A lot of teachers top up their salaries by taking on private students for tutoring. You can easily make a couple of hundred dollars a month when ​tutoring students in your free time ​ or more when you have the time. In Thailand the typical hourly charge for private English lessons is anywhere between 15 and 30 depending on the location your experience and the level of competition in your area.

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Avoiding places specifically targeted at foreigners and instead eating out at local restaurants and shopping at local markets will save you a lot of money. It also allows you to get to know Thai culture and the local way of life a lot better. ● Milk 1L: 52 ฿ ● Eggs 12: 54 ฿ ● Apples 1kg: 104 ฿ ● Chicken breast 1kg: 120 ฿ ● Rice 1kg: 48 ฿ ● Bottle of water 1.5L: 16.50 ฿ ● Bottle of Thai beer .5L: 58 ฿ Cost of Living in Thailand: Leisure Activities Thai people are very active and social which is why there is a lot to do in your free time in Thailand. Be sure to try your way through the fascinating and vibrant local cuisine and take advantage of the affordable massages offered all over the country. ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 900 ฿ ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles: 80 ฿ ● Banana pancake a common street food: 30 ฿ ● Massage 60 min: 250 ฿ ● 1-month fitness club membership: 2352.48 ฿ ● Movie ticket international release: 200 ฿ Cost of Living in Thailand: Transportation be on your list of things to do ● Metro Ride: 35 ฿ ● Taxi rate per km: 6 ฿ start fare 35 ฿ ● 20-min taxi ride across town: 100 ฿ ● City bus: 35 ฿ Navigating your way through ​Thailand ​ isn’t as hard as it might seem in the beginning. Large cities are equipped with modern public transportation systems including buses and subways. Taxi prices are also affordable and tuk-tuk rides are an integral part of daily life in Thailand and should definitely Page 87 Cost of Living in Thailand: Food

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● Monthly bus and subway pass: 1080 ฿ ● Intercity express bus Bangkok to Pattaya: 130 ฿ incredibly affordable and domestic flights out to the different islands are also quite cheap. Plus you can visit neighboring Asian countries like Vietnam or Cambodia in just a couple of hours. Thailand is also currently working with Japan to establish a high-speed railway system similar to the Japanese Shinkansen scheduled to be operational between 2018 and 2019. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 1200 ฿ ● Train Bangkok to Kanchanaburi 2.5 hours: 100 ฿ ● Flight Bangkok to ​Phuket Island ​ 1.5 hours: 650 ฿ ● Flight Bangkok to Phnom Penh Cambodia 1 hour: 2600 ฿ Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Thailand spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary: average salary 58680 ฿ 1800 USD ● Rent: 20000 ฿ 610 USD ● Utilities electricity gas water: 2700 ฿ 83 USD ● Phone Internet: 750 ฿ 23 USD ● Food: 4890 ฿ 150 USD ● Insurance: 980 ฿ 30 USD ● Remaining disposable income: 29360 ฿ 904 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Thailand per month. As you can see from the sample budget above the low cost of living in Thailand can allow you to save some money during the length of your contract and enjoy your stay in Thailand to the fullest. Sometimes the rent is paid for by the employer allowing you to save even more money per month. Depending on your lifestyle ​ESL teachers in Thailand ​ are able to save anything from 500 to 800 Page 88 Cost of Living in Thailand: Travel in Thailand and Beyond Thailand is a beautiful country with incredible national parks and stunning beaches. Trains are

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The following guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Mexico You will also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when moving to Mexico. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Mexico Mexico is one of the most attractive ​EFL destinations in Latin America ​. This is mostly because of the country’s close relationship with the United States and the professional opportunities for English teachers resulting from that. While a TEFL certification is not an official requirement it increases your chances of landing a teaching position at a reputable school and gets you a higher salary. Teaching English In Mexico T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide English teachers in Mexico mostly work at private language schools or universities but some also find positions at primary or secondary schools or in a business setting. Its also worth noting that Mexico makes it quite easy for people to obtain a ​work visa to teach English ​. The salary for English teachers in Mexico varies greatly depending on the size of the school the location and the experience of the teacher. The highest paying positions however can be found at Page 89

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Mexican post-secondary schools. University jobs in Mexico not only pay higher salaries they also offer better job security compared to private language schools. Teaching business English is another popular part of the English education scene in Mexico. Many Mexican companies hire English teachers to improve their employees’ language skills. The pay rate is often better than at language schools but the working hours can be unpredictable and holidays often aren’t paid. Here is more information on the average salary per school type: Other Benefits to Expect When Teaching English in Mexico While schools in Mexico don’t provide the lucrative benefits that teachers are used to when teaching English in Asia for example you aren’t completely left out either. Accommodation is often provided by the employer and healthcare is sometimes included. Unfortunately schools in Mexico don’t usually pay for the airfare of their teachers. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Mexico Because Mexico isn’t known for paying the highest EFL teacher salaries in the world a lot of The Cost of Living in Mexico for individual aspects. Cost of Living in Mexico: Food The cost of living in Mexico is very low compared to most countries in the West. You can live a very comfortable lifestyle on a teachers salary and enjoy your stay in Latin America to the fullest. Even though the salaries for teachers in Mexico aren’t incredibly high you can still enjoy the laid-back atmosphere in the country and live comfortably. Below we break down the cost of living in Mexico Page 90 teachers top up their salaries by taking on private students for tutoring. ​Tutoring students in your free time​ allows you to make some extra money when in Mexico. Teachers typically make between 100 and 400 pesos 5.30 and 21 USD an hour for private language instruction.

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● Milk 1L: 16.60 MXN ● Eggs 12: 25.50 MXN ● Apples 1kg: 35.80 MXN ● Chicken breast 1kg: 83.40 MXN ● Rice 1kg: 17.60 MXN ● Bottle of water 1.5L: 14 MXN ● Bottle of Mexican beer .5L: 30 MXN Cost of Living in Mexico: Leisure Activities The Mexican people are very welcoming and love making friends. That’s why there is a lot to do in your free time in Mexico. Be sure to try your way through the fascinating and vibrant local cuisine and take advantage of all the beautiful natural scenery and go out and explore as much as you can ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 430 MXN ● Quick restaurant meal of tacos or enchiladas: 95 MXN ● Two tamales with beans and salsa: 40 MXN ● 1-month fitness club membership: 560 MXN ● Movie ticket international release: 70 MXN Cost of Living in Mexico: Transportation are also affordable. ● Metro ride: 8 MXN ● Taxi rate per km: 9.30 MXN start fare 30 MXN ● City bus: 8 MXN ● Monthly bus and subway pass: 325.00 MXN Navigating your way through ​Mexico​ isn’t as hard as it might seem in the beginning. Large cities are equipped with modern public transportation systems including buses and subways and taxi prices Page 91 Eating out in Mexico isn’t expensive and is something you’ll be able to enjoy frequently because of the low prices. If you want to save even more you can cook your own meals using local ingredients from Mexican markets and avoid places specifically catered to foreigners.

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Intercity buses are incredibly affordable and domestic flights out to the different islands are also quite cheap. Plus you can visit neighboring countries like Guatemala Belize or the entire Caribbean in just a couple of hours. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 1300 MXN ● Intercity express bus Mexico City to Oaxaca 6 hours: 600 MXN ● Flight Mexico City to Cancun 2 hours: 1100 MXN ● Flight Mexico City to Los Angeles 4.5 hours: 2200 MXN Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Mexico spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary: average salary 18900 MXN 1000 USD ● Rent: 0 paid for by employer ● Utilities electricity gas water: 700 MXN 37 USD ● Phone Internet: 470 MXN 25 USD ● Food: 2880 MXN 150 USD ● Insurance: 560 MXN 30 USD ● Remaining disposable income: 14290 MXN 758 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Mexico As you can see from the sample budget above the low cost of living in Mexico allows you to save some money during the length of your contract and enjoy your stay in Mexico at the same time. If housing isn’t provided by the employer a lot of teachers in Mexico rent shared apartments with other teachers and save more money that way. Depending on your lifestyle ESL teachers in Mexico are easily able to save anywhere from 200 to 500 per month. Page 92 Cost of Living in Mexico: Travel in Mexico and Beyond Mexico is a large country with a variety of landscapes and sceneries to choose from. Whether it’s dusty deserts ancient Mayan pyramids or tropical beaches and islands Mexico has got it all

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This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Taiwan You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to Taiwan. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Taiwan English teachers in Taiwan can find positions at public schools private cram schools and international schools. The salary is typically paid by the hour with working hours ranging anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day. In the private school sector you can choose between private language schools and kindergartens. Private language academies usually pay 20 USD per hour while kindergartens pay a similar rate of between 18 and 20 USD. Teaching English In Taiwan T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide Public schools and so-called “bushibans” or after-school study centers pay an hourly rate of between 30 and 40 USD. These jobs are highly competitive and a ​TEFL certification​ ​specialized TEFL certificates​ and teaching experience will be a huge plus. Page 93

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Here is more information on the ​average salaries ​ per school type: Other benefits to Expect When Teaching English in Taiwan Teachers working in Taiwan can expect to receive added benefits such as return airfare paid accommodation health insurance as well as a bonus on completion of the contract. This however varies from school to school and should be discussed when signing your contract. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Taiwan A lot of teachers take on private students in their free time to top up their salary. You can usually find students through word-of-mouth or via online forums. The typical rate for an hour of private tutoring can range between 20 and 40 US. The Cost of Living in Taiwan ● Milk 1L : 85 NT ● Eggs 12 : 60 NT Let’s break down the cost of living in Taiwan for individual areas below. Cost of Living in Taiwan: Food Eating out at local restaurants and purchasing produce and ingredients at Taiwanese supermarkets not only gives you a great insight into the Taiwanese way of life but also leaves you with money in your pockets for fun and adventure. Page 93 Taiwan’s cost of living is very low in comparison to many Western countries. Combined with high salaries this allows foreign teachers to live a very comfortable lifestyle during their stay in Taiwan. Eating out at local restaurants and markets is very cheap as is transportation around the country. International schools pay the highest salaries of up to 6000 USD per month - but jobs are highly competitive. You will need to possess a degree in education work experience and be a native English speaker.

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● Apples 1kg : 130 NT ● Chicken breast 1kg : 210 NT ● Rice 1kg : 98 NT ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 35 NT ● Bottle of domestic beer .5L : 50 NT Cost of Living in Taiwan: Leisure Activities Living in Taiwan is anything but boring The island has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty and outdoor fun. At the same time its many bustling cities are nothing short of exciting urban wonderlands where you can enjoy yourself to no end ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 700 NT ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles: 100 NT ● Large dumplings a common street food : 20 NT ● 1-month fitness club membership: 1400 NT ● Movie ticket international release: 300 NT Cost of Living in Taiwan: Transportation The public transportation system in Taiwan is incredibly advanced and the entire island is very well connected. The big cities feature extensive networks of buses and subway lines and high-speed trains connect them across the island. Taxi rides are also very inexpensive but often take longer than the subway because of traffic. ● Metro ride : 20 NT ● Monthly pass regular price: 1280 NT ● Taxi rate per km : 25 NT start fare 75 NT ● City bus : 20 NT Cost of Living in Taiwan: Travel in Taiwan and Beyond As mentioned above Taiwan has a lot of exciting attractions and tourist destinations to offer. Whether it’s national parks sandy beaches remote monasteries or traditional hot springs you will always find something to do in your free time and during holidays. On top of that flights to Page 95

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● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 1800 NT ● High-speed train Taipei to Kaohsiung 2.5 hours: 1490 NT ● Slow train Taipei to Hualien 3 hours: 340 NT ● Flight Taipei to Hong Kong 2 hours: 3000 NT Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Taiwan spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary : 60000 NT approx. 2000 USD ● Rent: 0 paid for by the employer ● Utilities electricity gas water: 2100 NT ● Phone Internet : 800 NT ● Food: 5000 NT ● Insurance: 900 NT ● Remaining disposable income: 51200 NT around 1600 USD. How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Taiwan As you can see from the sample budget above the added benefits and high salaries in Taiwan make it possible to save a substantial amount of money from your monthly paycheck. Teachers in Taiwan can save up to 1000 USD per month depending on their lifestyle. Page 96 neighboring destinations such as Hong Kong mainland China South Korea or Japan are also very inexpensive. Being based in Taiwan allows you to explore all parts of Asia on a budget.

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This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Hong Kong You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to Hong Kong. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Hong Kong Most teachers in Hong Kong either work for private language schools or state-run public schools under ​the NET scheme​. Under this program teachers work in either primary or secondary level to apply. Teaching English In Hong Kong T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide schools across the entire territory. The goal of the NET scheme is to promote innovation in teaching practice and to provide an authentic classroom environment for local students. The salary and benefit packages under the NET scheme are very generous and slightly higher compared to private language schools. This scheme is also very competitive and the requirements don’t allow everyone Page 97

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Due to the high salaries and excellent benefits that these positions offer requirements are high and competition is fierce. Here is more information on the average salaries per school type: Other Benefits to Expect When Teaching English in Hong Kong Teachers who are recruited through the NET scheme will receive several extra benefits such as assistance finding suitable accommodation a housing allowance of around HKD 20000 per month paid round-trip airfare from your home country including up to four family members a relocation allowance to assist with the transport costs of personal belongings and a stipend for medical insurance coverage. If you don’t work through ​the NET scheme​ a lot of employers still provide roundtrip airfare and housing allowing. How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Hong Kong Many teachers working in Hong Kong top up their income by taking on private students in their free time. Rates can range from about HK150 to HK200 per hour with each class lasting for 60 to 75 minutes. Students typically attend at least one extra class per subject each week. The Cost of Living in Hong Kong According to Forbes Hong Kong has the fourth highest cost of living in the world. However foreign teachers working in Hong Kong make a high enough salary to still live a comfortable lifestyle. Eating out at local restaurants and markets is quite affordable as is transportation around the territory. Let’s break down the cost of living in Hong Kong for individual areas below. Cost of Living in Hong Kong: Food Page 98 Besides private and public schools English teachers are also hired to teach at universities and international schools in Hong Kong - but positions aren’t as plentiful.

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● Milk 1L : 23 HK ● Eggs 12 : 27 HK ● Apples 1kg : 27 HK ● Chicken breast 1kg : 79 HK ● Rice 1kg : 17 HK ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 7.50 HK ● Bottle of domestic beer .5L : 15 HK Cost of Living in Hong Kong: Leisure Activities Despite its rather small size there is a lot to do in Hong Kong. Made up of several bigger and smaller islands you can explore each and every territory via the convenient metro system. On top of that Hong Kong Disneyland is another great destination for young and old alike ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 360 HK ● Quick restaurant meal of rice or noodles: 35 HK ● Steamed buns a common street food: 15 HK ● 1-month fitness club membership: 625 HK ● Movie ticket international release: 100 HK ● Day pass for Hong Kong Disneyland: 619 HK Cost of Living in Hong Kong: Transportation The metro system in Hong Kong is one of the most advanced and best connected in the world. ● Metro ride: 10 HK ● Monthly pass regular price: 500 HK ● Taxi rate per km: 8.50 HK start fare 24 HK ● City bus: 10 HK Page 99 If you avoid high-end restaurants and places that specifically cater to foreigners eating out and purchasing food in Hong Kong doesn’t eat a large hole in your pockets.

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● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 600 HK ● High-speed train Hong Kong to Guangzhou 50 mins: 390 HK ● Flight Hong Kong to Taipei ​Taiwan ​ 2 hours: 800 HK ● Ferry to Macau 1 hour: 411 HK Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Hong Kong spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary : 25000 HK approx. 3200 USD + 20000 HK housing allowance ● Rent 1-bedroom apartment in city center: 18800 HK ● Utilities electricity gas water: 1400 HK ● Phone Internet : 300 HK ● Food: 3000 HK ● Insurance: 400 HK ● Remaining disposable income: 19000 HK around 2400 USD. How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Hong Kong As you can see from the sample budget above the added benefits and high salaries in Hong Kong make it possible to save a substantial amount of money from your monthly paycheck. Teachers in Hong Kong can typically save between 500 and 1500 USD per month depending on their lifestyle. Page 100 Cost of Living in Hong Kong: Travel in Hong Kong and Beyond As mentioned Hong Kong is filled with lots of exciting attractions both modern and traditional. Whether you like to stay within the territory or cross the border and head to mainland China neighboring Macau or other places in the vicinity Hong Kong is a great place to be based.

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Teaching English In Czech Republic T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in the Czech Republic You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to the Czech Republic. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in the Czech Republic Because of the huge demand for TEFL qualified teachers across the Czech Republic the average salary can be anywhere from 18000 to 30000 CZK currently US700 to 1200 per month. However a lot of private language centers prefer to pay by the hour and it is common practice for teachers to work at more than one institute in order to make up a full-time schedule. English teachers in the Czech Republic working on an hourly rate make around 200 to 300 CZK 8 to 12 per hour. Here is more information on the ​average salaries ​ per school type: Page 101

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● Milk 1L : 19 CZK ● Eggs 12 : 50 CZK ● Apples 1kg : 35 CZK ● Chicken breast 1kg : 145 CZK ● Rice 1kg : 35 CZK Page 102 How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in the Czech Republic Many teachers in the country take advantage of the high demand for private language tutors ​. By taking on private students in their free time teachers can earn extra money outside of normal working hours. The rate for private lessons will usually depend on your experience but is typically from 300 to 500 CZK 12 to 20 per hour. Getting a Work Visa in the Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a popular teaching destination in Europe for teachers from outside the EU as it is possible for non-EU citizens to obtain a long-term work visa to teach legally in the country. For more information on how to get a work visa for the Czech Republic read ​our guide ​. The Cost of Living in the Czech Republic Besides the strong demand for TEFL qualified teachers the Czech Republic also attracts English teachers because of the relatively low cost of living. Routine expenses such as groceries and public transport are a lot cheaper than you will find in Western European countries such as France Italy or Spain. Cost of Living in the Czech Republic: Food If you eat out at local restaurants and buy your produce at local markets you will be able to eat very cheaply in the Czech Republic.

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● Bottle of water 1.5L : 24 CZK ● Bottle of Czech beer .5L : 36 CZK Cost of Living in the Czech Republic: Leisure Activities Czechs like to hang out with friends and enjoy their free time. When teaching English in the Czech Republic you can be sure to have a great time outside of the classroom while exploring this wonderful country and culture to the fullest. ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 750 CZK ● Quick restaurant meal: 140 CZK ● 1-month fitness club membership: 770 CZK ● Movie ticket international release: 180 CZK Cost of Living in the Czech Republic: Transportation Large cities have a fast subway network and the whole country is very well connected via trains and buses. Taxi rides are also not as expensive as in Western European countries. ● Metro ride: 24 CZK ● Monthly pass regular price: 550 CZK ● Taxi rate per km: 26 CZK start fare 40 CZK ● City bus: 24 CZK Cost of Living in the Czech Republic: Travel in the Czech Republic and Beyond The Czech Republic is world-famous for its beautiful landscape and scenery and you should definitely take advantage of the low price of train tickets to explore the country. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 1000 CZK ● Train from Prague to Brno 2.5 hours: 109 CZK ● Train from Prague to Vienna 4 hours: 750 CZK Page 103

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● Gross income salary : 25000 CZK average ● Rent shared or one-bedroom: 8500 CZK ● Utilities electricity gas water: 4200 CZK ● Phone Internet: 480 CZK ● Food: 3000 CZK ● Insurance: 500 CZK ● Remaining disposable income: 8320 CZK currently 370 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in the Czech Republic As you can see from the sample budget above you will be left with approximately 370 USD after the average expenses. This amount varies of course depending on your salary and location. However it is true that you won’t be able to save as much while teaching English in the Czech Republic compared to places in Asia for example where the salaries are generally higher and the cost of living even lower. However you will still have the time of your life when teaching English in the Czech Republic because of its welcoming culture and exciting things to see and do. Page 104 To give you an example of how an English teacher in the Czech Republic spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: Sample Monthly Teacher Budget

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This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Italy You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to Italy. Teaching English In Italy T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Italy The typical salary for English language teachers in Italy varies considerably depending on the employer and the location. Therefore you can expect to earn in the region of 1000 to 1500 EUR per month. It’s also important to note that salaries in the northern cities such as Rome and Milan pay the most while you may earn less in the south of the country. Teachers with a TEFL qualification and experience have a good chance of earning the higher end of the scale while those without a TEFL certification are likely to earn less. Here is more information on the ​average salaries in Italy​ per school type: Page 105

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● Milk 1L : 1.16 € ● Eggs 12 : 2.92 € ● Apples 1kg : 1.77 € ● Chicken breast 1kg : 8.63 € ● Rice 1kg : 1.90 € ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 0.40 € ● Bottle of domestic beer .5L : 1 € ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 55 € How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Italy Many teachers living and working in Italy take advantage of the high demand for ​private language tutors​. By taking on private Cost of Living in Italy: Leisure Activities Italians love to spend time outside. Eating out with friends sitting in cafes or bar hopping are amongst the most popular leisure activities in Italy. Page 106 students in their free time teachers can earn extra money outside of normal working hours. Rates for private tutoring range from 15 to 30 EUR per hour. Getting a Work Visa in Italy While it is often quite difficult for teachers from outside the EU to obtain a long-term work visa to teach legally in the country there is a relatively easy way to teach legally in Italy. For more information on how to get a work visa for Italy ​read our guide ​. The Cost of Living in Italy While there is a strong demand for ​TEFL certified​ teachers in Italy the cost of living often keeps people from moving there. Expenses for groceries and transportation are higher in Italy than destinations in Eastern Europe such as the Czech Republic. However you can still make a comfortable living teaching English in Italy. Cost of Living in Italy: Food The local cost of living in Italy is higher compared to locations in Eastern Europe but if you purchase your groceries at local markets and avoid eating out at touristy areas you can save on your monthly expenses.

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● Quick restaurant meal: 15 € ● 1-month fitness club membership: 50 € ● Movie ticket international release: 8 € Cost of Living in Italy: Transportation Large cities have a fast subway network and the whole country is very well connected via trains and buses. Taxi rates are quite high in large cities. ● Metro ride: 1.50 € ● Monthly pass regular price: 35 € ● Taxi rate per km: 1.30 € start fare 4 € ● City bus: 1.50 € Cost of Living in Italy: Travel in Italy and Beyond Italy is home to some of Europes most famous places of interest including Rome the Vatican Pisa Milan Venice and Florence just to name a few. You can easily travel around the country via train. You can also easily travel to other European cities by train or plane from Italy. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 50 € ● Train from Rome to Venice 3.5 hours: 35 € ● Flight from Rome to Paris roundtrip 2 hours: 80 € Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Italy spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Gross income salary : 1600 € average Rent shared or one-bedroom: 670 € Utilities electricity gas water: 120 € Phone Internet: 27 € Food: 150 € Insurance: 30 € Remaining disposable income: 603 € currently 684 USD Page 107

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How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Italy As you can see from the sample budget above you will be left with approximately 684 USD after the average expenses. This amount varies of course depending on your salary and location. However it is true that you won’t be able to save as much while teaching English in Italy compared to places in Asia for example where the salaries are generally higher and the cost of living considerably lower. However you will still have the time of your life when teaching English in Italy because of its vibrant culture and exciting things to see and do. Page 108

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This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in France You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to France. Teaching English In France T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide The Typical Salary for English Teachers in France The figure you can expect to earn as an ESL teacher in France will vary considerably depending on your qualifications and experience the location and the type of employer. For most teachers a figure between 1000 and 2000 EUR per month would be typical. Unfortunately teaching contracts in France don’t usually include any additional benefits and teachers will have to pay for their airfares and accommodation out of their own pocket. However teachers do receive health insurance and some paid holiday. Page 109

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● Milk 1L : 1.30 € ● Eggs 12 : 3.20 € ● Apples 1kg : 2.80 € ● Chicken breast 1kg : 11 € ● Rice 1kg : 2 € ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 0.90 € How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in France A great way to supplement your income when teaching English in France is to take on private students in your spare time. Rates for ​private tutoring ​ range from 15 to 25 EUR per hour. Getting a Work Visa in France While it is often quite difficult for teachers from outside the EU to obtain a long-term work visa to teach legally in the country there is a relatively easy way to teach legally in France. For more information on how to get a work visa for France ​read our guide ​. The Cost of Living in France France is an incredibly popular destination for teaching English abroad and there is a strong demand for ​TEFL certified​teachers. However the high cost of living often deters teachers from moving to France as expenses for food rent and transportation are considerably higher in Western Europe than destinations in the eastern part of the continent such as the Czech Republic for instance. Nevertheless if you budget right and take on a couple of private students in your free time you can still make a comfortable living. Cost of Living in France: Food The local cost of living in France is higher compared to locations in Eastern Europe but if you do your shopping at local markets and avoid eating out at touristy areas you can save on your monthly expenses. Page 110 Here is more information on the ​average salaries in France​ per school type: ● Bottle of domestic beer .5L : 6 €

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Cost of Living in France: Leisure Activities ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 55 € ● Quick restaurant meal: 15 € ● 1-month fitness club membership: 47 € ● Movie ticket international release: 11 € Cost of Living in France: Transportation Large cities have a fast subway network and the whole country is very well connected via trains and buses. Taxi rates are quite high in large cities. ● Metro ride: 1.90 € ● Monthly pass regular price: 75 € ● Taxi rate per km: 1.30 € start fare 5 € ● City bus: 1.90 € Cost of Living in France: Travel around France and Beyond France is home to some of the most exciting tourist destinations in Europe and the whole world. From the capital Paris with its world-famous museums to Nice on the French Riveria and the wine capital of the world Bordeaux - France is full of amazing places to see ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 70 € ● Train from Paris to Nice 5.5 hours: 55 € ● Flight from Paris to London roundtrip 1 hour: 80 € Page 111 The people of France love spending time outside and hanging out with friends. Considering the world-famous savoir-vivre culture in France there are most certainly limitless ways to enjoy yourself and have a good time while teaching English in France.

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Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in France spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: ● Gross income salary : 1500 € average ● Rent shared or one-bedroom: 870 € ● Utilities electricity gas water: 150 € ● Phone Internet: 28 € ● Food: 250 € ● Insurance: 30 € ● Remaining disposable income: 172€ currently 193 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in France As you can see from the sample budget above you will be left with approximately 193 USD after the average expenses. This amount varies of course depending on your salary location and personal lifestyle. However it is true that you won’t be able to save as much while teaching English in France compared to places in Asia for example where the salaries are generally higher and the cost of living considerably lower. However you will still have the time of your life when teaching English in France because of its vibrant culture and exciting things to see and do. Page 112

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Teaching English In Spain T E F L Budget Guides The Salary and Budget Guide This guide will help you answer the question: How much can I earn and save teaching English in Spain You’ll also find information on the local cost of living in order to figure out how much to budget for when making the move to Spain. The Typical Salary for English Teachers in Spain Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world and has a large tourism industry. Because of this the demand for TEFL qualified English language teachers is very high all across the nation. Most teachers find jobs in private language schools but positions can also be found in public schools through government-sponsored programs. You will find most available positions in large cities such as Madrid Barcelona and Valencia but opportunities can be found all over the country. The typical salary for English teachers in Spain starts at around 700 EUR per month rising to 1800 EUR for higher-end positions. Here is more information on the ​average salaries in Spain​ per school type: Page 113

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How to Earn Extra Cash While Teaching English in Spain Since teacher salaries in Spain aren’t among the highest in the world many teachers supplement their income by taking on private students in their free time. Rates for ​private tutoring ​ range between 18 and 22 EUR per hour. Getting a Work Visa in Spain While it can often be a challenge for teachers from outside the EU to obtain a long-term work visa to teach legally in the country there is a relatively easy way to teach legally in Spain. For more information on how to get a work visa for Spain ​read our guide ​. The Cost of Living in Spain Spain is an incredibly popular destination for teaching English abroad and there is a strong demand for ​TEFL certified​teachers. However salaries aren’t high which often deters teachers from moving there. On the plus side living expenses are usually lower than in some other European destinations such as Italy or France. Therefore you can still live comfortably when teaching English in Spain. Cost of Living in Spain: Food If you avoid eating in areas catered to foreigners and tourists you will be able to save a lot of money on food while living in Spain. Shopping at local markets will also help your budget. ● Milk 1L : 0.80 € ● Eggs 12 : 1.60 € ● Apples 1kg : 1.60 € ● Chicken breast 1kg : 5.70 € ● Rice 1kg : 1 € ● Bottle of water 1.5L : 0.60 € ● Bottle of domestic beer .5L : 2.20 € Page 114

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Cost of Living in Spain: Leisure Activities ● Three-course mid-range restaurant dinner: 35 € ● Quick restaurant meal: 10 € ● 1-month fitness club membership: 35 € ● Movie ticket international release: 8 € Cost of Living in Spain: Transportation Most large cities in Spain are equipped with a well-connected subway system. Trains and buses also connect the countrys large and smaller towns with one another. ● Metro ride: 1.40 € ● Monthly pass regular price: 45 € ● Taxi rate per km: 1.05 € start fare 3 € ● City bus: 1.40 € Cost of Living in Spain: Travel around Spain and Beyond Every region in Spain is unique and offers its own cultural heritage. From food architecture and art you will never run out of things to see and do while teaching English in Spain. ● 1 night in a mid-range hotel: 50 € ● Train from Madrid to Barcelona 3 hours: 65 € ● Flight from Madrid to Paris roundtrip 2 hours: 55 € ● Gross income salary : 1300 € average ● Rent shared or one-bedroom: 500 € Sample Monthly Teacher Budget To give you an example of how an English teacher in Spain spends their salary here is a sample monthly budget: Page 115 Spain is a country rich in natural scenery. You can go skiing hiking swimming in the ocean surfing or sampling your way through the countrys rich wine culture There is so much to see and do and people love to enjoy life to the fullest.

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● Utilities electricity gas water: 115 € ● Phone Internet: 40 € ● Food: 150 € ● Insurance: 20 € ● Remaining disposable income: 475 € currently 540 USD How Much You Can Save When Teaching English in Spain As you can see from the sample budget above you will be left with approximately 540 USD after the average expenses when teaching English in Spain. Of course this amount varies depending on your salary location and personal lifestyle. While it’s true that you won’t be able to save as much compared to places in Asia for example where the salaries are generally higher and the cost of living considerably lower you will still have the time of your life when teaching English in Spain Page 116

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