While a number of countries around the world are more difficult to work in these days, China is the opposite, and over the last ten years teaching opportunities have expanded rapidly and the number of English language teachers working in China has risen significantly. Today, China welcomes English teachers and there are opportunities in a very wide range of institutions.
Being a native-speaker of English in France is a great asset with regard to teaching English, and when this is coupled with a qualification which is accredited by an independent, professional body like the College of Teachers then it is possible to develop a worthwhile career.
The desire for English language skills is very high in Korea. However, in Korea there are few native-English language speakers at any one time and so the demand for their services remains significant. Many institutions want to have one or more native-speakers of English on their staff and if you are interested in working in this country you will not find it difficult to find a teaching post.
Spain has always been a magnet for people wanting to teach English, although in many cases their interest may be focused more firmly on the climate, the beaches, the anticipated life-style and the sangria than the classroom.
If you are keen to teach in Thailand it’s best to get a TESOL or TEFL qualification before you go. Be cautious about companies offering training plus a ‘guaranteed’ teaching post as you might not really get what you are looking for. Try to work for a reputable organisation, preferably out of Bangkok.
Turkey has applied to join the European Union and one result of this is a growing demand for English language skills and a growing number of language schools. This article provides basic information about what to expect when seeking work teaching English in Turkey.
There are many teaching opportunities in the UAE. However, there is competition for teaching positions and so it would probably be difficult for applicants to find a position without experience. Applicants must also be appropriately qualified and so a degree plus a TESOL or TEFL qualification are normally essential