The 10 Best Cities to Teach English Abroad. Part 1, 10-6.

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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The 5 Best Countries to Teach English Abroad in 2011

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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The 10 Best Countries to Teach English Abroad. Part 1, 10-6.

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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