teach English in Asia

Take the plunge… come teach English in Asia!

The expat life in Asia is a fun-filled, adventurous shock of color, lights and never-ending change. expatseek.com would like to help you get there. A move to Asia can be a life-changing decision that can present you with wonderful opportunities to forge new friendships, experience a new culture, develop yourself professionally, travel, and re-engage with this dance we call life! To help get you prepared for it all, have a look at some of our tips and cheeky pointers in the teach English in Asia section of our website!

First up, check out our about.me page to see all about why expatseek.com is here.

Here we have divided up our teach English in Asia section into articles and advice on Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Choose your destination, and there is a treasure chest of information about them all.

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Below, we also have a frequently updated series of interesting tips, links to resources, negotiating techniques and job application advice below that apply to wherever it is you’re planning to go. We hope you find these resources helpful as you embark on a wonderful journey as you teach English in Asia.

Teaching English in Asia… but where

All right, so you would like to teach English in Asia… but where?
To begin, try to find out as much information about the country you plan to teach. Try to compare different options in different countries that have teaching jobs Asia and get to know what it is you’re looking for. Once you have decided exactly where you want to teach, look deeper into city information to narrow down your search further. Check out our guide here.

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Asia’s Top Ten
Here’s a great link to a review of what the author regards as the top ten cities to teach English in Asia.
see it here…

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Stories from some TESOL graduates
Check out these stories from some TESOL graduates now teaching English in Asia.

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The Skype interview
Increasingly, employers that employee people from other countries are using Skype to conduct job interviews. See some tips for conducting yourself professionally on Skype here.

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Show me the money!
When looking to teach English in Asia, it is important to know which ESL country tends to pay the highest salaries to ESL teachers? Check out a basic summary of high-salary, medium-salary and low-salary destinations here.

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Dealing with culture shock
Teaching English in Asia is a wonderful joy, but moving to a new country with a different culture can pose challenges. The neon lights and the hustle and bustle of Asia that excite the senses at first can cause grinding frustration in even the best-intentioned.
Read more here about how to handle it.

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Beating the recruiting software
To many people, the hardest and most daunting aspect of looking for a job is getting your resume through the recruitment machines so that a real person can read!
Read more here…

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Best of Breed Bloggers
Here is a great blog by an ESL teacher whose passion for technologies blends well with teaching English. B’s Life With English is an award winning ESL blog with some useful insights on using technology in the classroom.

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Do Your Research!
When considering teaching English in Asia, it is important to understand that not all jobs are equal and some of the employment norms we are used to at home don’t always apply overseas. Read more here…

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Worksheet resources
Here are some great worksheets for work with students on tenses, phrasal verbs, idioms, using the telephone, and social phrases for those who want to teach English in Asia.
Mining games

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Earn a living as you travel… teach English in Asia
For many people, traveling the world is only a dream. For most, it is too expensive and not viable. However, you can achieve this dream and earn money at the same time teaching English in Asia.
Read more here.

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Qualifications required for teaching English in Asia
There is an old joke about what you need to teach English in Taiwan as being a college degree of one description or another and a pulse. This refers simply to the seemingly insatiable demand for ESL education in Asia. But jokes aside, education, as we all know, is important to our chances of success in life… Read more here…

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The choice to teach English overseas

Each year, more and more people from English-speaking countries are getting their ESL/EFL teaching qualifications and moving to a new country to teach English overseas. There is a lot of teaching work in Asia, in particular. Have a look at our job listings. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon. Let’s have a look at the four most obvious reasons people have for choosing to teach English overseas.

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One Response to “teach English in Asia”

  1. Comment made by expatseek on Jan 12th 2013 at 11:23 pm:

    Great site and great to see an ethical operator in this space!

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