Teaching English is a great way to see the world and do some good at the same time in a way that can also make you a decent living during your trip. Each year there are thousands of people from the UK and the USA who hit the road in search of pastures new where they can help others learn to speak English which can give them great benefits. If you are looking to see a different country and do some good, here are the countries in which you can speak English.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE is not just an awesome place to visit, it is also a really cool place to teach English to kids in both schools and international schools. The basic requirements to teach here are a certification from either your home country or an internationally recognized certificate sucha s a TEFL. The UAE is also one of the highest paying positions in the world with some schools paying as much as $4,000 per month.


Oman’s education system has really grown in the last few years and you can become an important part of it by heading over there to teach. Oman is without question one of the most developed countries in the Arabic world and living here is a really enjoyable experience. Here you can expect a salary of between $1,500 and $3,000 per month and with living expenses being around $700, you can really benefit from choosing Oman.


With just a TEFL you can teach English in Japan and previous experience is not required which makes this a really accessible country for anyone wishing to teach English. Many schools here will offer you around $3,000 to teach and they often come with benefits such as free shared housing, meaning you have more money in your pocket. Naturally with so many benefits and little experience required, there is a lot of competition for teaching in Japan so you’ll have to get in quick.

South Korea

Much like Japan, you can teach in South Korea with just a  TEFL certificate and no previous experience. Teachers will get an average salary of $2,000 per month and you can count on shared hosing and regular bonuses in this position. Some who teach in South Korea are also offered the chance of support with their flights back home, making the country incredibly popular to foreigners who are looking to teach here.



Vietnam is a super popular travel spot and you could turn it into your home if you decide to teach english in the country. No experience is necessary but most schools in Vietnam will require that you have a Bachelors degree and a TEFL certificate. You will be recompensed with a salary of around $2,000 plus support with housing, flights and medical insurance. This salary may not sound much when compared with other countries but it is worth noting that the cost of living in Vietnam is amongst the lowest in the world.

So there you have it, why not go and see another country and students as you go!

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