Archive | June, 2011

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

The 5 Best Cities to Teach English Abroad

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Continuing our countdown of the 10 best cities to teach English abroad, TEFL Jobs World brings you the 5 best cities to teach English abroad in 2011.

5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Why Ho Chi Minh City: Exciting, booming city. Lots of jobs, over 200 language schools in the city.

Qualifications: A B.A. in any discipline, plus many schools are now asking for TEFL certificates.

Main Employers: Private language schools in the city, international schools, private tutoring.

Highlights: Abundant healthy and cheap dining options, exploring the historic pagodas.

Drawbacks: Many language schools don’t give teachers enough hours so they have to work at two different schools to make ends meet.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

The 10 Best Cities to Teach English Abroad

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Following on from our ‘best countries to teach English abroad’ guide, TEFL Jobs World gives you the lowdown on the 10 best cities to teach English abroad in 2011.

10. Tokyo, Japan

Why Tokyo: Ultra modern, ultra different, space age city on the cutting edge of cool! Friendly culture. Lots of language schools on the lookout for native English speakers.

Qualifications: A degree in any discipline.

Main Employers: Private language schools, the JET programme, secondary schools.

Highlights: Hanging out in the neon wilderness of Shinjuku. Strolling round ancient temples in Asakusa. Checking out the Tokyo fashionista’s in Harajuku.

Drawbacks: Accommodation can be expensive and teachers can end up in apartments a long way out of town. The ongoing nuclear crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant 150 miles north of Tokyo is still unresolved.

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