19 May The Best Places to Teach English Overseas

Teaching English overseas can be a life-changing decision that enables you to pursue greater happiness and a higher quality of life. By teaching English you will be able to save a large amount of your paycheck every month which could enable you to fund future travels all around the world. it is a wonderful opportunity to get to know a culture and language on a deeper level than you could if you were only in a country for a few weeks or a few months. By teaching English you will be able to earn between $800-$4000 USD per month, and given the low cost of living in many countries, you will live like royalty in some places. Let us look at some of the options available to you:


The salary in Thailand is only about $1000 – $2000 per month, in part due to the large number of foreigners who live there. Thailand does offer many advantages compared to other countries. Thailand is an extremely open-minded country that is welcoming to foreign cultures and has some beautiful islands. This is only the tip of the iceberg though, once you count in the fantastic, cheap food that is readily available. When you start adding up amazing food, low prices, more beaches than you can use and a wonderful culture – Thailand starts to sound pretty appealing.


Japan was isolated for hundreds of years and as a result their culture is very different from most other Asian countries, and even countries around the world. This means that Japan provides a unique culture experience that is hard to replicate. Quite simply there is a Japanese way to doing everything, and their unique touch is often enchanting to foreigners who arrive in Japan for the first time. Not to mention the ability to buy some of the cheapest, tasty sushi and sashimi you have ever known. From anime and cosplay to Japanese business culture, it offers an incredible depth for any would-be traveler that you won’t want to miss.

South Korea

South Korean English teachers can earn upwards of $5000 USD per month which means you will be able to save a large amount of money. The cost of living in South Korea is often much lower than in Japan, and the women in South Korea are renowned around the world for their beauty. There is also a fantastic drinking culture which involves soju and fish dishes. You are certain to enjoy the South Korean food, and will be able to travel around all of Asia as a result.


In China you will be able to taste a wide variety of food and enjoy a low cost of living while experiencing a great salary relative to the cost of living. Earning $3000 a month in China is a great salary, considering it is one of the cheapest countries in the world to live in. The cost of buying virtually anything in China is very low, from food to clothing to consumer goods. This means that while you may make a little bit less in China, you could easily save $2000 per month and live off of $1000.

Once you have decided which country is right for you, find TEFL courses in the UK and get yourself started on the journey to becoming an English teacher today. The job itself is very rewarding because you help students grow, and the salary will help fund your life abroad.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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