Teaching in asia

Asia offers the largest market for EFL teachers. With a very high demand for education, you will teach children as well as adults in private institutions or schools. At the same time, you can experience a completely different culture and enjoy inexpensive travel to nearby regions and countries.


Scroll down for key information for teaching in the most popular countries in Asia!


  • largest and one of the most lucrative job markets: ~ 300 million English learners
  • > 100,000 foreign English teachers
  • benefits: often free housing (or a stipend of ~ CNY 3,000  per month), free airfare, low cost of living
  • requirements: native/fluent English speaker, good health (no chronic illness), TEFL certificate, no university degree needed

South Korea

  • one of the most popular destinations in Asia when it comes to teaching English abroad
  • benefits: work week of 30 to 40 hours, paid holidays, 50% of full health insurance covered by schools, contract completion bonuses
  • requirements: native English speaker, bachelor's degree, holder of a passport from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or the USA, TEFL certificate


  • huge demand for English teachers
  • benefits: work week of 30 to 40 hours (15 to 25 classroom hours), low cost of living (allowing you to save 35-50% of your income)
  • requirements: native English speaker, bachelor's degree, criminal background check, TEFL certificate