Jon Duckett

I am an experienced TEFL teacher who has worked in London, Japan and Spain. I am also the director here at TEFL Jobs World.

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

The 5 Best Countries to Teach English Abroad

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

5. Italy

Why Italy: Plentiful jobs, reasonable wages, excellent food, good climate and standard of living.

Qualifications: A degree in any discipline.

Main Employers: Private language schools in cities and most major towns, private students.

Highlights: Rome, Milan, skiing in the Italian Alps, the beaches in summer.

Drawbacks: Bureaucracy can make it hard for teachers, particularly those from outside the EU to get the paperwork to be legally allowed to work in the country.

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

The 10 Best Countries to Teach English Abroad

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TEFL Jobs World gives you the lowdown on the 10 best countries to teach English abroad in 2011.

10. Saudi Arabia

Why Saudi Arabia: Great pay packages of up to $100,000 per year!

Qualifications: A degree, CELTA/Trinity certificate, at least 2 years experience. Those after the high salaries will need an MA in linguistics or TEFL plus at least 5 years experience.

Main Employers: Oil companies and colleges in various locations, particularly Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah.

Highlights: Saving up a lot of money! A unique cultural experience.

Drawbacks: For experienced teachers only, most positions are men only, little or no access to alcohol and other western forms of entertainment. It’s hard to interact with the locals and most teachers live on company compounds which can be quite dull.

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

5 steps to finding the best TEFL Jobs worldwide.

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Are you thinking about teaching English as a second language abroad? We list 5 ways in which you can increase your chances of finding a great TEFL Job.

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

TEFL Jobs in Nanjing

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Nanjing is a booming city in eastern China. English study is taking off and there are many places where teachers can find TEFL jobs in Nanjing.

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

TEFL Jobs in Jakarta

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Jakarta is the bustling capital of Indonesia, a city home to 10 million people. There are a lot of private language schools where you can find TEFL jobs in Jakarta.

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

Teach English in Busan

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Busan is the second largest city in South Korea, home to almost 4 million people. There are many opportunities to teach English in Busan. Public schools in the city employ western teachers to teach English to the students. There are positions in elementary, middle and high schools, most are for an initial 1 year contract. There are also many private language schools in the city where TEFL teachers can find work.

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

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

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If you want to earn lots of money as a TEFL teacher then you may want to consider teaching English in Saudi Arabia.

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teaching english one to oneTeaching English One to One is a practical textbook for teachers carrying out individual lessons with students. There is useful advice plus lots of lesson ideas.

One to one classes can provide the bulk of a TEFL teachers’ income so keeping students happy with engaging and structured lessons is all important. The book helps teachers plan a course of lessons as well as giving advice on what to include in that all important first lesson. Sample lessons are included to give teachers an idea of how to effectively structure a class. There are also useful tips on how to carry out need analysis for your learners.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and other titles that include useful advice for those teaching English one to one.

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