TEFL Jobs Asia
ESL teachers have excellent job opportunity in most of the Asian countries. In some of the Asian countries there is demand for Second language English teachers and the remuneration is very good. Nations like Japan, Thailand, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Indonesia offer the best prospects to the ESL teachers, and in Japan and Korea the ESL teachers not only receive great salary but also get many other fringe benefits like return airfare, free accommodation, and insurance and health coverage.
Teach English Asia - Japan, Korea, Thailand, China
Asia is the biggest continent in the world and is noted for its diversity and richness in culture and heritage. There are many unusual historical sites and picturesque locations in Asia that captivate the tourists and beckon them to visit the orient in droves. Asian countries are also making inroads into world economy and have realized the pivotal role English plays in the world of trade and commerce. This has resulted in an ever rising demand for ESL teachers in Asia. The prospects are brilliant for teachers of English in Asia.
An ESL career in the orient will enable the teachers to learn more about the mystical Asian cultures. They can taste different kinds of cuisines, meet friendly people, enjoy beautiful landscapes and architectural masterpieces and all these will entice them to take up placements in Asia.
The teachers in Asia will need to teach different age groups ranging from kids to adult professionals. The task of teaching will be quite challenging as in most of the countries the level of English is pretty low. The teachers find placement in private and public schools, institutes, language schools and also in corporate offices to train their employees.
The ESL teachers in some Asian countries like Korea and Japan receive excellent remuneration. The other nations also pay handsome salary to the teachers and also at times provide free accommodation. The salary received is sufficient to indulge in travelling across the host country. The contracts for teachers teaching in Asian countries is quite country specific. It is possible to land both short term and long-term jobs in Asia.
The ESL teachers can find employment in the different language schools that are rapidly growing in counties around the world. Conversational English is the prime focus in these language institutes. These private schools organize English camps in summer and for adults in corporate offices. English instructors have to spend between 100 to 120 hours a month in these institutes.
Public schools: The native English speakers find steady employment in the public schools. The teaching jobs in the schools are limited between 22 to 30 hours.
Universities: TEFL teachers are also needed to teach at the university level.
Native English teachers are recruited by organizations like Peace Corps, Volunteer Service Overseas in the UK and other NGOs. Many church and religious organizations also sponsor ESL teachers to teach the poor destitute children.
There is no dearth of opportunities for eligible teachers to find lucrative placements in Asia.