you get one paid month off per year
epic surf,volcanoes with thermal swimming pools, tons of well preserved jungles,and a very high demand for English teachers.But don't start dreaming about living on the beach just yet.Most of the jobs are in the central valley,and a lot of schools won't hire you till you're physically in the country.Furthermore, getting a visa is a long and cumbersome process.
So it's mostly worth it if you plan on staying in Costa Rica for at least one or two years.But once you get that "pura vita" vibe, it's pretty easy to happen.Quindi...vuoi imparare l'italiano?Of course, you do.We all know you just want to go to Italy, learn a little bit of Italian,and find yourself a latin lover!Well, it's not quite that easy, although teaching English in Italy can be.Italians are not known for their flawless English,which is good for two reasons:
It means that there's high demand for English teachers,and you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice your Italian.But there are some drawbacks:
if you're an EU citizen,there's quite a few opportunities open to you,but if you are not, the challenge is going to be getting a visa, a working visa for the EU.That's what you'll have to do before you get a teaching job.Also, the cost of living is quite high in Italian cities,but if you live in the countryside, it's not that bad.Want more of a challenge? How about learning Mandarin in China?With over 1.3 billion people,there are literally hundreds of millions of young ambitious students who want to learn Englishand plenty of opportunities for you to find a job.Public schools, private academies, business lessons for executives, all in very high demand.Even better many schools cover your flights of China, your housing, your TEFL certification,and even some Mandarin lessons.If you're slang in English, it's a seller's market,Students who prospect for teaching English or Maths, are suited for the English language education programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels offered.which means you can choose your city pretty easilyor just get situated and change it up after a few months.But there are some serious downsides:
class sizes are huge, and in public schools,you're not offered very much support as a teacher.Plus, the language barrier can make your first couple months,or let's be honest, years extremely challenging.But, what better way to learn a new language than explain that you desperately need toilet paper?Immersion, that's where you learn.For learning Spanish,there're tons of great options.But our choice for South America is Chile because it's beautiful, diverse,and it's one of the safest, most economically developed countries in the region.There's a government-run program called English Opens Doors,which helps place English teachers across the country,although most English teachers in Chile tend to work at private schools where there's a bit more opportunity.Good news is most jobs don't require a TEFL certification.Plus, you get one paid month off per year,and you can apply for residency after two years.Just remember it's pronounced "Chile," not "Chili."The cost of living in Chile is a little bit more expensive than other South American countries,but then again, so is the quality of life.So it's a bit of a trade-off, but it's probably worth it.A more unconventional destination is India, a country that has loads to teach the curious traveler...from Ayurveda, to yoga, to Hindi,one of the world's most widely spoken languages.But it's not an ideal location to be a teacher because English is already widely spoken.British accents are preferred to American.That means you're most likely to find a job in a call centercoaching locals on how to eliminate their accents.On the global scale,salaries are really not that high.. about a thousand dollars a month.But the cost living in India is quite low, so you can get by.In sum, India is a great place to get a grasp on one of the world's most important cultures and languages,but not a place to get rich quick, at least not teaching English.To learn Arabic, consider Jordan, a safestable kingdom in the heart of the Middle East where English teachers are in increasingly high demand.It's the perfect opportunity to learn Arabic because English teachers are usually hired as "live-in tutors"where you get to live with a local family and have full immersion.
No TEFL required, no bachelor degree, just the ability to speak English.Beyond that there are international schools and private academies in Amman where you can get a more traditionalteaching role, all while soaking up some of the best culture in the Middle East andmaking weekend trips to Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea.Pretty, pretty solid.What about learning French?Well, we already mentioned the excellent program that exists in metropolitan FranceBut if you want to expand more of the francophonic world,consider Lebanon ,the Switzerland of the Middle East,home to ski resorts, Roman ruins and one of the most cosmopolitancities in the entire region, Beirut.Lebanon is a multicultural and multilingual countrywhere French is spoken alongside Arabic and mixed in with English.It's almost certainly better to learn French in France,but this is a cool opportunity to maybe hit two birds with one stone if you're very gifted with languages.English teachers can be hired in schoolsor as live-in tutors through programs like Geo Visions Conservation Corpwhere you get room and board in exchange for 15 hours of work a week.Not exactly a moneymaker,but what a cool insight to a fascinating country.State the obvious? Lebanon is not the most stable country on this list.It's in a bad neighborhood.It's right next door to Syria, andtensions with Israel flare up from time to time, as well as internal strife.But given Lebanon's rich blend of ethnicities, languages, and religions,adventurous teachers will get an invaluable insight into a complex region.An important but often overlooked language is Portuguese.And what better place to learn Portuguese than in Brazil?Brazilians love foreigners and are always stoked on doing a language exchange.Plus, dating a Brazilian?If you can ever do that, you should do that.
Seriously, do that.Unfortunately, there are no jobs teaching in public schools,Students who prospect for teaching English or teach Maths, are suited for the English language and Maths education programmes at the undergraduate. which means you're going to have to find jobs at private schools or private tutoring,which can be a difficult way to earn a living in big cities like Rio and Sao Paulo.Plus, getting a visa is a legal nightmare.So what some people have done is get a multi- entry tourist visa,which allows you to visit Brazil for up to 90 days at a time over a five year period.Not exactly a legal working situation,but hey people do that all the time. So why not?For the polar opposite experience, you could try to find a job in Russia,birthplace to one of the world's most widely spoken languages, Russian.Finding a job at Saint Petersburg, Moscow is relatively straightforward.The pay's not bad, and you're only expected to work 25 to 30 hours a week.So if you can brave a Russian winter, that should give you plenty of time to learn the language,maybe even read War and Peace.Turkey is an excellent place to teach because not only are you living in a beautiful countrywith incredible mountains and beaches,some of the best food in the world and a lively living culture,but you can actually stack cash for future travels.Istanbul is one of the most fascinatingcities in the world,but there are jobs throughout the entire country,and usually you don't need a TEFL certificate to get one.The only major concern is safety.Unfortunately, Turkey is on the front line in the battle against ISIS, not to mention arefugee crisis and internal strife that resulted in a attempted coup d'etat about a year ago.So do your homework before making your decisionand balance those pros and cons.For something more tropical, look to Indonesia, a country of18,000 islands with some incredible scenery,from blissed-out Bali, to the surf breaks ofSumatra, and the land of Komodo dragons.But don't expect to live out your Eat Pray Love fantasy in Bali just yet.Most the jobs are in Java,which is where the capital Jakarta is,but the cost of living in Indonesia is quite low,which means you can base yourself in Java,explore the country little by little.Plus, because Indonesia has so many languages,they created a universal language called Bahasa,which is extremely easy to learn.It's actually one of the easiest languages to learn in the world.So you'll be a native in no time.Not far from Indonesia is Vietnam, a country on the rise with a lot to offertravelers and teachers...
great food, stunning natural scenery, and a great location to explore Southeast Asia.There's a ton of demand for English teachers across the entire country,but especially in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.So if you're backpacking through Southeast Asia and running low on funds,head to Hanoi and try to get a teaching job.
There's also a number of international schools catering to local elite that payextremely well and will usually cover your airfare and your accommodation.So be on the lookout for those.To top it all off, the work environment is much more laid-backthan South Korea, China, or Japan.You're only expected to work 15 to 25 hours per week, andwith the cost of living, you can pretty much pocket around a third of every paycheck.Last, but certainly not least, Columbia,the Latin American country that has a bit of everything....
amazing beaches,vibrant culture, beautiful people, diverse landscape, andneed I say, nightlife.Plus, some great opportunities to teach English.After years of turbulence, Columbia's finally stable,and a lot of young Colombians are looking to learn English to improve their careers.Check out the T.E.C. program.It's Teach English in Colombia.It's a program that brings a lot of U.S. recent graduates to Colombia to teach in schools.There's also plenty of private schools and tutoring options, as well.Now salaries are not super high, and some people can be frustrated by Colombians very chill way of life.But if you're adventurous, you have some patience,I can think of few better places to teach English than Colombia.Well there you have it and those were ourrecommendations on the best places to teach English around the world.So if you've taught English abroad, please share yourexperiences, share your program, etcdown there in the comments section. If you enjoyed it,you know what to do: give it a thumbs- up,share with your travel buddies and subscribe to Vagabrothers, if not already.We're releasing tons of videos from all around the world every single week,twice a week, sometimes three times a week.Hit the notifications button as wellso you get alerts when we publish a video.In the meantime, stay curious keep exploring,and we will see you Vagabuddies on the road.Peace. Peace.