YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS to teach English abroad, but where are the best places to teach? This is a difficult question to answer because it depends on how you define ‘the best place’ and who you ask. Based on my several years of teaching experience and traveling, here are my suggestions.
Although my choices are subjective, I have used four qualitative measures to come up with this list. The four variables that I use are SALARY + ADVENTURE + SECURITY + AVAILABILITY.
Let’s clarify. By availability, I mean the amount of jobs available to teach English in a particular country. I am sure a lot of people would love to teach in places, such as France. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to find a job teaching ESL in Western Europe. So if your idea of traveling and adventure is limited to the security of Western Europe, you probably aren’t the right candidate to teach English abroad. By adventure, I mean how fun it would be to teach in a particular country.