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TEFL Jobs in Asia General
If you’re looking for a real world experience but need to ensure that you’ll find a TESOL job, Asia is the place for you. Asia’s market is as hot as you’re going to find anywhere in the world. When it comes to China, it’s not about finding a job; it’s about finding the right job to suit your individual tastes and needs. After China, you’ve got the Far East and Southeast Asia as well as Mongolia, the Indian subcontinent, and many of the Former Soviet Republics (FSRs).
Azerbaijan, Kirgizstan and Kazakhstan are some of the better options for paying jobs and if you’re looking to volunteer, Armenia is also a good choice.
Types of English Teaching Positions in Asia
TESOL positions in Asia can be divided into three main categories: private schools, university work, and freelance teaching.
Universities are generally lower paid but your students will be keen to learn. Students tend to be more engaging and you will have time to do additional work to augment your salary. Universities also tend to be more consistent with pay and offering assistance with visas and other paperwork.
Securing a TESOL Job in Asia
There are many ways to find jobs in Asia. If it makes you feel better to find a job before you arrive, you can often use a recruiting firm to secure a TESOL job. Be sure that you have a contract from the school itself and have looked into the recruiting agency as well as the school itself.
The demand for teacher is so high that you only need to be a native speaker. However, if you’d like to find a good job, you’ll need certification such as that from TEFL International. If you have no experience, nor qualifications and you’re considering teaching for longer than the very short term, you really should look into getting the TESOL certificate from TEFL International. This will increase your earning potential and give you the necessary teaching skills to perform your job effectively.
Teach English in CambodiaExpand
Date posted:2010-05-06 | Writer: Australian Centre for Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting Teaching opportunities exist for fully-qualified (first degree and TEFL or equivalent), native-English speaking teachers and senior teachers at ACE Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ACE is opening a second centre in Phnom Penh in late July and both centres are recruiting now. Experienced EAP and IELTS teachers are especially encouraged to apply.
Please email your CV to the e-mail address given on the job heading.
Teach EFL in Hong KongExpand
Date posted:2010-04-26 | Writer: English Excel | Email: email@example.com
English Excel recruits TEFL qualified teachers periodically throughout the year. Teachers are required to work in one of a group of seven British owned and managed extra-curricular English Schools located in Hong Kong. Positions involve being stationed at one centre only; teachers are not required to travel from School to School. All School locations are located conveniently (not in far out districts such as Tsuen Wan or Shatin). Teacher accommodation is located centrally on Hong Kong Island providing an easy commute to work.
Benefits package includes a competitive salary with monthly bonus and contract completion gratuity. Contracts are typically 12-14 months.
Learners consist mainly of children between the ages of 3-14. Classes are limited to 2-4 students (not 20 plus as with many Hong Kong positions) and last for a duration of 1.5 hours. Classes are strongly geared to oral interaction and require a friendly, outgoing approach from teachers.
Please note: Saturday is a working day.
Native Teachers interested in joining our team, should email their current C.V with a coving letter to the address given on the job heading. The recruitment process involves 2 telephone interviews. In your application, please state available times for telephone interviews. Applications should include: C.V., covering letter and a recent photograph
Applicants must have a first degree, at least 5 GCSEs including English & Maths and hold a TEFL., TESOL, CELTA. or other teaching qualification.
Due to the interactive nature of our classes, it is essential that teachers have a friendly personality.
TEFL Jobs in AsiaExpand
Date posted:2010-03-21 | Writer: British Council | Email: EAteacher.firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
We are recruiting highly motivated and well qualified EFL teachers, particularly with experience of teaching Young Learners, to join our professional ELT teams in Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Penang and Korea. In Singapore we are also recruiting for a Teacher Trainer and in Hong Kong a YL Coordinator. You need to have a first degree (any discipline), a certificate level EFL qualification (i.e. a TEFL / TESOL or equivalent), and at least 2 years relevant teaching experience, ideally gained through teaching a variety of levels and age groups.
All these posts are contracted for two years. Benefits include: flights from the UK to post (or equivalent), baggage allowance, settling in allowance, medical insurance and home leave flights. Salaries differ depending on country, and on your qualifications. Contact us via the e-mail address given on the job heading for details of how to apply. You can apply for more than one position at one time. Please indicate your order of preference.
Applications for positions in other East Asia countries are welcome all year round and will be held on file until posts are advertised.
• Very high proficiency in English with a first degree and a recognised TEFL- I qualification (TEFL / TESOL or equivalent) plus 2 years full time relevant teaching experience, particularly at primary/secondary level.
• Customer service oriented with strong team-working skills
• Specialised qualifications/experience and skills as specified in the job description
• Please note that for Thailand you must hold either a Thai passport or British Passport to be considered (work pass visa restriction beyond our control)
The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. British Council appointments are subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks in the UK and equivalent systems overseas.
We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified.
The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales). SC037733 (Scotland)
TEFL in Sri LankaExpand
Date posted:2010-01-21 | Writer: Zeenas Educational Services | Email: email@example.com
Opportunities available for 2 enthusiastic TEFL teachers to teach English at a small private international school in Sri Lanka. Accommodation and living allowances paid. From 7 to 2 pm Mon-Fri. Four to six months preferred. Part-time work available. Location is 35 minutes from Colombo. Please contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading for more information.
TEFL Position in IndiaExpand
Date posted:2009-11-11 | Writer: ER Educational Consultancy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for TEFL qualified native English speakers (U.S and British) to teach our TOEFL and IELTS courses for students in Chennai on The Bay of Bengal. We offer top of the market salaries and accomodation.
Interested people can contact us via e-mail with their resume and experience.
ER Educational Consultancy
Opportunity to Teach TEFL in LaosExpand
Date posted:2009-10-14 | Writer: Eastern Star Schools | Email: email@example.com
Eastern Star Bilingual School is one of the most reputable private School in Laos.
We are currently looking for English teachers to start immediately for kindergarten and Primary section.
Qualification and experience required: A Bachelor's Degree; recognised TEFL/TESOL qualification;English teaching experience preferred.
Full time pay per month: 600-1000 USD
Visa and Workpermit will be provided
Lunch will be provided
Transport will be provided if needed
Application: To apply please send a letter of application and your resume to the e-mail address given on the job heading.
Address: Vientiane Laos
Tel: +856 21 261 614 - 5
TEFL Position in MalaysiaExpand
Date posted:2009-09-22 | Writer: Emphasis English Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emphasis English Academy, a small, private English academy, is looking for a qualified and experienced English teacher to join our staff teaching students of all ages and abilites in small groups.
Our academy in Damansara Perdana was specially designed to meets the specific needs of our students and the location was chosen because of it’s proximity to locations such as Mont Kiara, Kota Damansara, Bandar Utama, TTDI and Kepong as well as its easy accessibility to Kuala Lumpur provided by the Penchala Link.
Applicants should have a TEFL/TESOL or equivalent and at least two years relevant experience.
Please send queries or applications to the e-mail address given on the job heading.
TEFL Job in The PhilippinesExpand
Date posted:2009-08-13 | Writer: Lapu Lapu language School | Email: email@example.com
New school with a difference! We are now seeking qualified, experienced native speakering (Canadian, American, British, Australian) TEFL instructors. You will teach 1:1 and small group classes on Mactan Island in Cebu, beginning approx. September 7. These positions are open primarily to those already living in the Philippines or who have easy access as no relocation allowance is provided. Salary is php50K per month, with small additional transportation allowance and free lunch daily. One week paid vacation after 6 month contract; 2 additional weeks after 12 months. We are located in a first class facility shared with an international film school and fashion studios overlooking the ocean.
An education background is desirable and 1 to 2 years actual teaching experience. A youthful, enthusiastic attitude and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
Cost of living in the Cebu area is quite low, with many amenities and nearby attractions. If you genuinely enjoy working primarily with adults and helping them achieve their goals this could be just right for the next year or two -or longer.
Instructions: Contact us via the e-mail address given on the job heading. (1) Submit cv with (2) a short letter explaining why you would like this position. (3) Include a recent photo. Applications omitting any of the above will not be considered, nor will interviews will be granted in advance of submission.
TEFL Job in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaExpand
Date posted:2009-07-19 | Writer: Horizon Language Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horizon Language Centre (HLC) is currently recruiting native English speakers for teaching English Language to mostly international students. HLC currently has a number of American and Australian teachers whom are highly committed and passionate to teaching the Language.
HLC is located at the prestigious area of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) where the iconic Petronas Twin Towers stand majestically as the focal point of Malaysia. The area attracts many international communities due to its world-class facilities. It is thus the preferred location of most international students.
I would therefore like to invite native speakers preferably those from the UK and New Zealand (as we do not have these teachers at the moment) to send CVs & relevant certificates to the e-mail address given on the job heading. We offer a competitive remuneration package that will suit your needs. If you need further clarifications, please call HLC's Office at +6 03 2162 2080 between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Malaysian Time, about GMT +8 hours), Monday to Friday. The occupation is for immediate need.
I am looking forward to your applications.
Thanks and regards.
TEFL in BangladeshExpand
Date posted:2009-06-25 | Writer: Asian University for Women | Email: AAteachers@asian-university.org
***This position is based in Chittagong, Bangladesh. There are multiple openings for this position.***
The Access Academy of AUW is designed to bring in talented students who have already completed class 12 or equivalent and prepare them for a rigorous university education where instruction is in the English medium.
The Access Academy seeks highly effective and experienced English language instructors (TESOL/TEFL or otherwise qualified and practiced to teach English language) who can work patiently with students with inadequate English background and develop their reading, writing and listening skills within a 12-month period to a level that they can fully perform at the university.
Each teacher is expected to provide high quality instruction in the
classroom, and to promote a climate of continuous learning.
Teach five days a week (excluding weekends in Bangladesh) and 4-5 classes per day
Develop lesson plans, prepare for classes, grade papers, homework, and tests
Hold office hours (equivalent of one class period 3 times per week) for students
Implement the Access Academy curriculum and administer assessments for students to determine their readiness for entrance into AUW
Identify learning goals for the students and academic strategies to support students in reaching these goals
Use diagnostic tools to identify individual student's strengths and weaknesses and remedy deficits in learning
Develop and select instructional materials, projects, and assessment plans in support of the curriculum
Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with the Academic Dean of Access Academy to (a) assess and improve effectiveness of current practices; (b) raise issues of concern that arise in classrooms and follow through as appropriate
Promote skills, experiences, and attitudes that will enable each student to thrive
Serve as informal academic counselors for students
Lead and facilitate co-curricular activities such as sports, dance, music, martial arts, drama, school publications, radio/TV production, debate, photography, website development, etc.
Assume other assignments as requested by the Academic Dean of the Access Academy
The Academic Dean of the Access Academy will conduct class observations and meet individually with each teacher throughout the year.
Education and Experiences:
Knowledge of the conventions and rules of English grammar
Special interest in co-curricular activities
Ability to listen effectively and build rapport with students and other teachers
Flexible, consultative, and calm
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills in working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Capable of exercising good judgment and strong initiative
Creative and positive
Prepared to be part of a start-up institution
Enthusiasm for living and working in Bangladesh
Bachelor's degree in English or TESOL/TEFL certification
Experience in ESL/EFL curriculum development
International or other cross-cultural experience
Commitment to teaching students from underserved communities
Strong computer and internet-based research skills: knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong teaching skills
Strong teamwork skills
Duration and Compensation:
Full-time, renewable contract.
Contract period: August 1 2009 - July 31, 2010. Minimum of one year commitment required.
Salary range for this position is $11,000-$17,000 USD and is commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include health insurance, housing, tax exemption for foreign employees, and one round-trip airfare per contract for international employees.
A complete application package consists of:
(i) Letter of Interest
(iii) 1 short writing sample
(iv) 1-page language instruction lesson plan
(v) 3 professional references who can comment on your teaching abilities
(vi) Copy of TESOL/TEFL certification (if available)
Please e-mail your application to the address given on the job heading.