How to teach English in Asia


hi everyone hello here's linda again from itt
and today we're talking about something really really interesting and exciting
teaching english in asia and all you need to know how to get to asia the best countries in
asia where to teach with the highest demand and also the best sort of
recruiters and teaching job platforms where you can find the best jobs
for teaching english in asia and i'm super excited about this topic today um i myself i've been uh pretty much
based in asia since 2012 2013-ish and um i spent some time in
china and um i also and now i'm actually in south korea and i've been here already
for a while so it's gonna be six years soon and um so i'm so excited to share
my experience with you guys and hopefully maybe some of you can also share your experience if you have
experience in teaching english in asia or obviously if you want to know anything
about the topic or about tefl teasol teaching in general feel free to ask questions in the
comments at any time we are live on facebook and on youtube at the same
time which is always really exciting so we get a really cool pool of people every week
a lot of people who come here week after week after week like tiana hi tiana
love your new profile picture it's really cute and we also get a lot of new people and
it's a great mix you know people from all over so if you're watching this let me know
where you are in the world right now where are you watching from i am in south korea like i said and um
i'm about an hour and a half south of seoul it is 10 a.m in for on friday 10 a.m
and um yeah this is my usual time for being uh online my live sessions for itttt
oh hey giuliano hi good to see you again
awesome yeah so please let me know where you're watching from um and also
maybe um you know where you are in your tefl journey are you tefl certified or
what's the deal and are you already abroad or do you want to go abroad are
you already somewhere in asia have you been um to asia before what countries what
countries are you interested let me know and then we can jump right
in cool juliana's back hey from illinois great
thank you so much tiana's from arizona great
six p.m okay oh yeah because you changed the time right summer time we don't change the time in korea so
it's always the same here oh cool dante from peru
awesome giuliana's in brazil really really great cool so i take it
that most of you are interested in teaching english in asia that's why you're here that's why you're
watching i assume so or you're just interested in you're checking out the options which is always really really
great um so yeah tiana says i've never been outside the
us i'm interested in south korea awesome you're in the right place tiana
pam in the philippines awesome hey pam thanks for tuning in
love the philippines very very beautiful i really want to go back
say that every time i want to go to like everywhere but it's true it's true especially now because i haven't really
been outside of korea for oh my gosh a year and a half so
oh it's normally 6 p.m when you go live here oh interesting okay but you changed the
time right interesting okay anyway anyway we figured it out i'm glad
so yeah let me um make this part of it bigger so we can
see that better and let's jump right in so teaching english in asia uh before we jump in a little bit
about myself i know for all of you watching uh you know coming here week after week after
week it's the same introduction but we also do get a lot of new people so i don't want them to um
not know who i am and who i'm working for and stuff like that so um my name is linda i'm a
travel writer and content creator under the name linda goes east uh you can find my personal website at and on social media you can find me at linda goes east
i am from germany and the us and i am based in south korea and
basically my personal um website and social media is about asia
my love for asia and traveling in asia and also living in asia and teaching in asia in
different countries so if you're interested in that like i'm sure you are because you're here so i
highly recommend checking that out and then i am also a tefl and tesol
marketing professional for itt that stands for international tefl and tesol training
you can find us at uh and on instagram at international tefl
training we are a leading tefl and diesel course provider worldwide
we have a great variety of different tefl courses online in class combined we also have a
very new um zoom course so lots of different options there i'm sure
or i know for a fact that some of you have already taken itt tefl courses so that is really great cool then we
have rebecca here who's interested in korea awesome
um and then we have someone in china cool i'm teaching business english
online i'm in china great where in china you're at i used to
live in guangzhou and changsha hunan province
it was really great i love china i'm dying to go back um so hopefully hopefully soon
but who knows right walter watching from haiti awesome
great okay all right very very cool so today's
topic teaching english in asia and harish
is in vietnam cool okay so maybe during the live people who are
you know we have some people from vietnam or in vietnam people in philippines
where else there was one well i'm in korea so we can in china we can do an exchange
of information you know you can um add some comments to what i'm saying if you have some
other tips for people who want to come to vietnam for example harish you can give us some input that would be
really great i always love having like an exchange of information not just you listening to what i have to
say but i also want to hear from you guys you know your experience um so we can work like that
and yeah i want to start off by just looking at the map here um of course asia is huge
and those are basically the countries that i'm going to focus on today that we see here
um the little flag pins um that's where the demand is the highest
in asia of course there are so many other interesting countries
um in asia but i don't have time to get into those today unfortunately but we also have a
lot of information about other countries from asia on our website so you can check
that out um but those are the how many one two three four five six
seven the seven countries that i'm going to focus on in this live session
today because like i said the demand is the highest in those places for teaching
english as a foreign language so that is um south korea japan
china hong kong taiwan vietnam and thailand so
that's what we're doing today i hope there's something for you that you find interesting and um
yeah has so we have somebody teaching in vietnam i've taught in china and in south korea
is there anybody interested in the other countries that are listed here i'm sure there are
um japan is a big one i know a lot of people who are currently in japan
and also taiwan is great i know some people from hong kong or teaching in hong kong it's a really really great
place for um teaching english as a foreign language and also thailand so yeah
that's what we're doing today okay uh then let's just start
okay hi danielle thanks for being here and i have sorted
them um alphabetically so they are in alphabetical order
um just to let you know so we're starting off with china
talking about china so the demand in china is huge and um
china is actually the biggest market for teaching english as a foreign language
um it's estimated that there are around 100 000 foreign teachers
currently working in china every year so there's obviously a turnover people leaving new people coming but
there's a lot of foreign english teachers working in china and there are opportunities
pretty much at all kinds of different schools public schools kindergartens boarding schools universities
international schools all kinds of private language centers and also
all over the country and i actually googled this well so because a lot of people they
want to be they want to go to you know when you go to china you want to go to shanghai or beijing or like guangzhou
one of the big cities right that's where most people want to go to but there's actually and
now i forget the exact number but i think 107 107 definitely more than 100
cities in china with more than 100 with more than one million with a population of more than one million
so that's a lot so because a lot of people think i think um
everything outside of you know beijing or shanghai are like tiny is like countryside or like
tiny towns but that is not the case so um as you can see or as
like i said there's more than 100 cities in china with a population of over 1 million people
so they're huge cities and most of us have never even heard of them
so there's a lot of a lot of places to choose from it doesn't only have to be beijing or
shanghai um and also if you if your heart is set on beijing or shanghai
the competition is very fierce there so you would have to get you know like extra you have to polish
your portfolio and things like that um
yes so tiana said there's says there's a bigger demand in smaller towns because
nobody wants to go to the small towns yes right so even all the other
cities or towns that are under 1 million people population yeah there is a huge demand all over
also in smaller cities that's what makes china really really great especially for first-time teachers i
think china is a great place to start and get experience and then you can move on to you know a different destination
or after a couple of years working in smaller cities in china you can then move to
beijing or shanghai so then looking at the salary and benefits so in china you can make
between 1 000 and 2 500 u.s dollars a month and most schools also provide free
accommodation paid airfares and an end of contract bonus
so that is very typical the requirements because we got there are some questions here about the
requirements so you need to have a bachelor's degree two years of teaching experience
actually not teaching experience work experience i should correct that so not teaching experience work
experience it can be any kind of work and a tefl certificate of at least 120 hours
that's what you need in order to qualify for the work visa in china and we have a question from
yuri uh is being a native speaker one of the requirements actually for china it is not a
requirement it is preferred um especially in the big cities like beijing and shanghai
they um they hire a lot of native english speakers but china is one of those places that still
hire a lot of non-native english speakers like for example my colleague lisa she's
from russia she goes live every tuesday but this week she actually goes live
tomorrow saturday um i forget beijing time 10 am beijing time
12 pm beijing time check it out on our facebook page or on our youtube she goes live with a guy currently
teaching english in china as a non-native english speaker so if you're non-native english speaker
you're interested in teaching in china i highly recommend checking out that live tomorrow
with lisa and her friend um because they know how to get into china
as a non-native english speaker so i highly recommend checking that out check it out on our page
um it's scheduled as an event as well so don't um yeah don't miss it don't
miss it it's gonna be great all right then for the job hunt
um typically for getting into china you work or you find jobs through
recruitment companies recruiters online job boards and other teaching related websites or also
facebook groups for example and i have listed some of the
main or biggest sites that you can search for down here so for example
china by teaching is a great website that you can look at for teaching jobs in china china by
teaching also jubal and ef ef is a huge um
[Music] english language chain school chain
in china um it's very very very well known and it's uh it stands for
english first english first china i think they also have um schools
in other cities um or other countries i'm sorry but china definitely the most
so ef is a great place to start as well as a new teacher because they're very very well
structured and organized because they're such a huge company with so so many campuses
all over china so that would be a great place to start and yeah check it out jubal china by
teaching those are online job boards online job sites specifically for
china and also at the end after i finish with all the destinations all the
different countries i'm also going to share um some of our partner recruiters that we at itt work with
because a lot of them are also specialized into china specifically because china is the biggest efl market
and also other countries so i'm going to share that at the end and also the link so you can contact them let them know um
hey linda from itt sent me and they will take good good care of you all right at the
end oh and i also want to mention um the qr code that you see in the upper right corner there um
scan it at any time you can get a 30 discount of any teflor tesol course
because as you can see one of the required requirements i can't talk today one of the
requirements for teaching english in china is a tefl certificate of at least 120 hours and if you want to
be in beijing or shanghai um you probably need to get more than that because the competition is really
fierce so take advantage of the 30 off discount if you cannot scan
um the qr code no problem i'm going to share the link in the comment box
you can check it out it looks like this you click on it you fill out your application and you
get a 30 discount which is a really really great deal so you don't want to miss it
oh sorry does it have to be four-year bachelor's degree yes a four-year bachelor's degree for
china all right good then that's it about
china um i would like to move on if there are no more questions about this one
but even if you have questions about china feel free to you know throw them at me at any time no problem
yes yes giuliana i just posted it in the comment box you should be able to
see it it looks like this
it doesn't show up in the comment box i hope it does it should you can scroll scroll up a little bit
and it should show up there let me know if it doesn't then i'll try again
because that's important we don't want to miss a discount we don't want to miss the discount right
so juliano let me know if it shows up there if not i'm i'm i can oh i should pin it
i should pin it hold on how do i pin it oh you should pin it yeah i should hold
on i think because i'm not on facebook hold on let me do this with my phone i need to
go in and pin it with my phone i think hold on one second
because i'm using a streaming platform
oh and is it a four-year bachelor's degree for all countries no not for all countries it's going to
depend on the country
give me one second to pin it then it's gonna be a lot easier for sure for people okay i'm in there
okay i'm gonna post it again and then i'm gonna pin it
let me see if that works okay
why can't i pin it ah
i don't know how to pin it can somebody else pin it
i don't know what i'm doing wrong hmm
oh man technical difficulties technical difficulties yeah i can only
click on it i can't pin it oh no um
hold on maybe on the computer let's figure this out together because that's important we don't want people to miss out on the
discount so that's a good point of pinning pinning it
okay even on the computer i can't pin it i'm so sorry i don't know i'm gonna figure it out
until next time and then um i'll pin it so sorry
okay let me check back with you do you have to do it before you go live
no i don't think so because normally you can just pin comments i've seen that before
um i don't know why it's not working right now i'm sorry but i'm gonna try try for next time it's
gonna be my homework trying to figure out that anyway let's move on
so next we have hong kong and even though you know china hong kong they have a
special relationship things are actually a little bit different for uh working in hong kong the demand
is very similar but i mean of course imagine the size difference china is huge hong kong is pretty much a
city um spread out on different islands so it's a very very different situation
but there are also great opportunities at especially at private language centers
also public schools kindergartens boarding schools universities and international schools the salary is
also very very different [Music] is also very different in hong kong so
you can make between two thousand three hundred dollars up to ten thousand dollars but that's
really um the top so that's at working at international schools after like
loads of uh teaching experience with a lot of different qualifications
and those kinds of jobs are also very rare or you know it would take you a couple of years to get there
but it is possible so um also benefits in hong kong you get
housing allowance typically you also get paid round-trip airfare and that's the great thing uh for
example if you work for the net scheme i'm also going to mention that in a little bit more in detail but the net scheme
includes airfare for up to four family members which is really great you also get a relocation allowance
for being able to move all your stuff to hong kong and back home i suppose and a stipend
for medical insurance coverage um the requirements for hong kong
are similar to china so it's a four-year bachelor's degree two years of teaching experience and a
tefl certificate of at least 120 hours so that's the same china and hong kong however also for
hong kong you do not have to be a native english speaker we actually recently um we also have an
itt tefl blog and we always invite our um alumni to share their stories and there's a lot
of non-native english speak speakers who um
are or have taught english in hong kong and you can read about their experience
on our blog it's really interesting okay elias asking how many countries
will be covering i'll be covering i think it was seven countries um
and hong kong is the second one yes tiana thank you seven
hi also linda another linda greetings from malaysia hi oh heck
matsulas here good morning i hope you're well i hope you're welcome
summer programs um i think definitely they do exist but
they are probably a little rare so you need to hunt them down um
however i imagine because hong kong is a little bit more open in terms of their visa situation right so you can actually
a lot of countries get visa free entry into hong kong so i imagine that summer jobs won't be
that difficult to find so
i'm not 100 sure most jobs are definitely like more long-term
like a year contract even two years in some cases um and summer jobs summer programs are a
little bit more rare but they do exist then for job hunting in hong kong also similar to china
definitely recruitment companies online job boards like what i mentioned here for example
jobs db and indeed are great oh sorry here jobsdb and indeed are great for hong
kong and then also there is the net scheme program
that places foreign english teachers into schools in hong kong and that
is from the education bureau so you can check that out when you google um hong kong net scheme
you'll find the official website from the education bureau you can check that out and those two
websites for job hunt and like i said i'm also going to mention a list of different recruiters that we
at itt partnered with who can also help you find a job in hong kong
okay so that's hong kong for you let's see we have next japan
all right japan is another very very popular one very competitive especially the jet
program um and also in general but also japan is another great
option for people who are non-native english speakers because it's not a requirement
to be a native english speaker or to hold a passport from an
english-speaking country the demand is very high in japan and typically if
you teach in japan you would either work as an alt teacher so an assistant language teacher
in a public school school or an english conversation teacher in a private language academy
so those are pretty much the two types of english teachers that you will encounter
in japan the salaries are also very good some of the highest salaries to be found
anywhere in asia between 2000 to thousand us dollars a month
and you also typically get paid airfares housing or housing allowances health
insurance and a contract completion bonus the requirements for
teaching in japan are typically a degree a four-year degree in any subject so it doesn't have to be
english or tesol or tefl or anything like that excuse me
um you need to be fluent in the english language obviously so fluent not native which is great for a lot of
people who dream about living in japan it's not really it's not a big restriction there in
terms of nationality and you also should have a strong desire and willingness to pass
on your language knowledge to your students so yeah great requirements not very strict
job hunt similar again recruiting companies online job boards like this one is a
very very big one gaijinpot um i believe they don't only have jobs
but it's also like a blog all about japan for people who want to move to japan so check that out if
you're interested in gaijinpot or check out gaijinpot if you're interested in japan and also jobs in japan sorry it's
covered now give it a second yeah jobs in japan
so that's another very big job board for teaching jobs in japan
and then also the jet program is a very a very big program that's the
japan what is it called japan english i forgot what it stands for
ah jet program hold on i should know this why did i forget jet
program stands for the japan exchange and teaching program there we go
there's so many programs and acronyms sometimes you forget or get confused anyway that's a very big um
government-funded program that also places foreign english teachers into schools in japan and i know quite a
lot of people who have taught through the jet program it's a very very popular
option yeah julianna asks is the cost of living
higher than other countries so yes um japan's cost of living is high
especially you know um tokyo i think is the one of the most expensive places to live
in the world so um definitely that's why the salaries are higher the same sort also goes for hong kong
it's a little bit more expensive um not as much as japan but that's why the salaries are higher there
um but you do get you know your housing or housing allowance you do get
paid airfare and all these bonuses so it's not too bad um but another pro problem that i've
heard especially living in tokyo or bigger cities in japan you know apartments tend to be a little bit
smaller so um just something to think about yeah and i think how they do it in terms
of rent is also especially in tokyo or like bigger cities it all depends on
the distance like from the apartment to the subway station and like what kind of
subway line it is so there's like more you know popular lines less popular lines and so that's kind of
also how the apartment costs what the department cost depends on the the distance from
public transportation so i thought that was also very interesting
yeah good so just recap gaijin pod jobs and jobs in japan
check that out and also the jet program i think especially those programs are a
great way to sort of get you foot into a country when you're new to teaching
so the jet program in japan is great um then the net scheme that we just talked
about for hong kong is great um and i actually did a live session about those kinds of teaching programs
before in the past you can check that out in our playlist it's called like the best government
funded teaching programs or something like that you'll find it on our facebook page in the video library
and also um on youtube so that's something really great to check
out all right richard i had three years in
south korea seoul daegu and busan excellent country you should go yeah i agree i've been in korea for
almost six years i agree uh korea is great um also great
especially i'm gonna talk about that in a minute but um yeah i'm just gonna wait until then yeah definitely agree
okay next up okay well there we go south korea
um yeah so oh and i didn't change this part i'm sorry that's the same
so that's a mistake it's not an alt teacher so typically in korea you would work for either a public
school or a private school and they're actually not called alts so um
yeah and if you basically work for a public school you would go through
the epic or talk program mentioned here and private schools they're also called
hagwons you would basically either find those jobs through recruiters or also facebook
groups for example or online searches things like that yeah so then the salary
and benefits also some of the highest salaries in asia between 1 600 us dollars to 2400
and there's a lot of opportunities to sort of top that up as well um and make even more then you also get
really really great benefits when teaching english in korea such as paid airfare paid housing there's also a pension
scheme and end of contract bonuses so with the pension scheme that's basically the
national pension scheme that everybody pays into also koreans so koreans and if
you work there you also pay into the pension scheme and what's great about that when you leave korea you get
all that money back so typically you can either collect it at the airport
or you can sort of go like to the i don't know if it's like a tax office
or like the pension office or whatever you go there and then give them your bank information from back home and then you
receive the money a few weeks later into your bank account back home but it's really great
um especially you know if you spend a couple of years in korea and then you're like okay i'm ready i'm going back home or i'm going somewhere else
you get a huge chunk of money back so that's a great like um yeah like a startup money for like
back home right because when you return you've taught abroad you go back home um there's a lot of things that you need
to buy again maybe you need to find housing you need to buy a car so that's a great thing to have that
little pension money as a goodbye gift from korea so that's really interesting i think
um the requirements are also a four-year degree in any subject
um a tefl certificate and a but yeah that's the problem for korea you need to
have a passport from certain english-speaking countries to be eligible for the official work
visa so um that's basically canada america us
um ireland uk australia new zealand and south africa
so those seven countries um if you have a passport from one of those countries you can
um go and teach english in korea basically if you don't there is one
exception for indian nationals and i covered that a little bit earlier in the or in an earlier life um there's this
little like loophole and that's for the um for the epic program so indian citizens do also
qualify um under certain conditions so that's also great and yeah
typically it is a four-year degree for teaching in korea but the talk program one of the teaching
placement programs um also allows people uh who have completed two years a
two-year degree so an associate's degree so yeah then for korea job hunting
you would also uh you can go through recruiters you can also go through online job boards and you can go through the top um
the epic or the talk program and these are some really great um online
job boards we have dave's is elkaf esl cafe we have korea bridge
we have work and play korea and we have gone to korea so those are
some really great websites to look into and also some of our recruiters
recruitment partners that i'm going to be mentioning at the end also specialize into korea
so you should also check them out i really like working with recruiter recruiters
personally and because they are at no
cost to the teacher so the school always pays the recruiter for their
services but the teacher doesn't pay anything so that's really good
uh tiana asks did you go through a recruiter if so which one i did um i don't remember exactly which
one because actually my experience was not very good with my recruiter um it wasn't like a scam situation or
anything but i just thought they were not i don't remember it was such a long time ago
um i don't know they just weren't really that professional i think there was like a lot of
miscommunication so i don't recommend the one that i used um
but i recommend i recommend the ones that i'm gonna be mentioning at the end so stay tuned for that but yeah with
recruiters you know it's always like hit or miss as well and you don't have to stick with just one recruiter i mean you're free to
contact as many um as you like
yes i i've heard of corvia too and they are also partnered with the epic program i
believe so they're also they're definitely really great
good okay then we have thailand [Music]
so in thailand most teachers work at government schools or in private
language academies um pretty typical to either public or private school you can choose
um and also most positions can be found in bangkok in chiang mai and in phuket
the demand is really high thailand they're always searching and thailand is also one of those places
where you can go and find jobs as a non-native english speaker so that it's not a requirement to be a
native english speaker to go and teach in thailand which is really great the salary and benefits for
thailand are you're typically going to make between 800 and 1000 us dollars per month and there
aren't going to be many benefits unfortunately however think about um you know the the cost of living is
very very low in thailand compared to other places so in asia you always have to kind of think about you know east asia is like
japan korea china hong kong and sometimes also taiwan are in that category so the cost of
living there is a little bit more higher compared to southeast asia where you have thailand and vietnam and like
cambodia and places like that so even though maybe eight hundred dollars
doesn't sound like much in thailand it's going to get you very very far actually
um yeah then the requirements are typically to have a degree in any subject a four-year degree
and a tefl certificate job hunting same as with the others you
would go either through a recruiter or online job boards and here are some that i recommend we
have ajarn that's a big one in thailand and also teaching
thailand so it says it's a free job board for expert teachers in thailand so those
are two really great resources to check out for thailand
we have brett who says oh sorry i'm late good evening hi thanks for joining that's awesome
so today we're talking about for anybody who's joined late um how to teach english in asia but you
probably know that from the title down here up here um so and um yeah we're at thailand at the
moment i have sorted them alphabetically so i think we're almost so there's thailand and then two more
countries i'm going to talk about but you can always watch the replay so you can go back after
the live and then just watch it from the beginning they always stay on our facebook page the live videos and also on our youtube
channel so no problem there and yeah that's it for thailand
um then we have taiwan and what's interesting about taiwan is
actually that the government of taiwan um announced an ambitious plan to make the country
bilingual chinese and english by 2030 so they're really pushing
english education at the moment a lot so you would find that the demand in
thailand in taiwan is really really good at the moment and you would typically um work for private language schools in
taiwan they do not have as of yet some kind of english
um english teaching program you know like the talk program or the the
epic program or jet program in japan unfortunately taiwan does not have something like that at the moment
but uh maybe they will since they have this ambitious plan so who knows um
salary and benefits are also not too bad so you can make between 1 500 and 3 000 us dollars a month
and you would also get certain benefits like paid airfare paid housing and end of contract bonuses in taiwan
also something to keep in mind taiwan um is an island it's quite small it's not
too big so most jobs will you know you can find most jobs in the big cities
like taiwan uh taipei taichung um kaohsiung i'm saying that right
um so those places are you know have the biggest demand typically um but yeah
as taiwan is quite small you know you can get around very very easily they also have excellent public transportation
they have high-speed trains you know connecting one end of the island with the other so it's really really convenient to be
there and yeah live there the requirements for teaching english in taiwan
one you have to be over 20 years old and you have to be a native english
speaker with a passport from the us the uk ireland south africa canada new
zealand or australia so that's similar with korea right
and also a university degree in any subject so four years four year university degree
for um the job hunting process it's the same you would go either with a recruiter or
online job boards and some recommended online job boards are
again dave's is a cafe or careerjet so those are some recommended ones that you can check out
for teaching jobs in taiwan then we have a question from brett
how are travel restrictions are things looking good for summer not just taiwan but worldwide including
korea china so the one thing is you know um i know for fact korea i think still
doesn't have uh travel like tourist visas we still don't issue them however you
know if you're starting a teaching contract it's a little bit of a different story because you basically have a long-term
visa you have a an address you have a house
yeah a place to live so it's a little bit different so in that case you can enter and you can i think you still go
through two weeks of quarantine and i think i mentioned that before i have some friends who started
teaching english who moved to korea and started teaching english in korea
during the pandemic and they made it they flew over and they spent two weeks in quarantine
and then they started teaching so the demand for teachers is still very
very high in taiwan in korea and china people are still getting hired
but you would just get through um the quarantine process yeah
you're vaccinated yay congrats i'm not sure you know um if you would
have to quarantine then i think you still would have to maybe because the vaccination process in korea
is very slow um and i'm not sure you know how they handle people who are vaccinated already
i'm coming from abroad i'm not sure um i would imagine because it's it goes very slowly that you might
still have to go through quarantine just because it's an official thing you know
um that could be the case but uh even so it's not too bad
in korea you actually get like a care package it's really cute you get like i don't know 15 uh
ramen cup noodles and like all this food and hand sanitizers and
masks and i don't know what you get but it's yeah yeah i think you can expect you can
still expect to you know quarantine because it's a very new situation right people don't really know how to deal with it
people who are already vaccinated you don't know if you can still transmit the disease i mean i don't know
i'm not a health professional i'm not you know i have no idea but um i'm just thinking
because i know korean culture and things the government does so i would
say that you might still have to quarantine i don't know summer is still a few months away my you
know things might change until then but especially in korea they are thinking about or
it looks like we might go into a fourth wave um very soon cases are rising with
spring you know people are going out we just had cherry blossom season so people went out you know for cherry
blossom watching like spring picnics and all that stuff so numbers are rising in korea at the
moment and the government is fearing a fourth wave at the moment so
who knows who knows but yeah that's just my opinion i'm not
a health professional um that's just from my experience
okay good so that's taiwan just wanna um quickly recap and just
mention those platforms again so dave's esl cafe and career jet
um and we also work with some recruiters that focus on taiwan and you can get their
information at the end so then we have vietnam and vietnam is
the last one i'm going to talk about today the demand is also really really good in
vietnam also at the moment so most teachers in vietnam are employed by private language schools
and most positions can be found in ho chi minh city and hanoi so the two biggest cities in
the north and south um salaries also not too bad so you can make between 1
200 and 2 000 us dollars a month which um sounds actually really really high for a
southeast asian country and you can make uh you can get a you know make a good life there
uh because cost of living is also very very low in vietnam also what's great you get free health
care and a signing and completion bonus of your teaching contract so really really
good requirements for vietnam you do have to be a native english speaker
you also need to have a four-year bachelor's degree and many employers will also insist on a
teflor t-cell certificate of at least 120 hours duration
job hunt um you know similar it's just it's the same for pretty much
every country but either recruiters or your own online job board search and really good job boards for vietnam
or again dave's esl cafe so that's a good one for all of asia pretty much dave's isl cafe and then we have vietnam
teaching jobs which is also specifically for vietnam teaching positions
so yeah here we go that is it all the countries
that i want to cover in detail peyton asks is there a session about europe spain or czech republic um i did
a session about what was that the best countries to teach
in 2021 and i think i mentioned the czech republic there and i also mentioned spain and other
european countries in my life session about the teaching programs
because there is a teaching program in spain there is a teaching program in france so yes i mentioned some of these
countries in other live sessions so check them out that is the live session about the best
countries to teach in 2021 and the teaching programs we do not have
a live yet specifically about europe there might be one in the future that's a great idea
okay good let's see oh those are the efl
recruiters that i mentioned that partner with itttt don't free i don't i don't want to forget those those are very very
important so um yeah we work with a lot of them as you can see some um are very much focused on china but
also other countries in asia and also worldwide so do check them out
i'm gonna share the link with you guys um to that page
and you can find their contact information there
here so
here we go so you can find our efl recruitment partners at slash efl
minus esl minus jobs
so do check them out
there's a lot especially for china um what's really interesting maybe for some
people this one i think it's this one yeah wanderlust um
china that one is basically a um sort of like an au pair program
so you can go to china and contracts range from three months all
the way to 12 months so it's great for people who want something short term and you would live with a um local
chinese host family and i believe the aim is to teach the
kids in the family english and you also get chinese classes mandarin mandarin
classes so that's a great option for people who you know want to go to china or they're
not sure if china is a good fit or they're looking for something for just you know a few months um that might be a
really good program so check them out and also the others so yeah reach to teach is in many
different countries so it's esl starter footprints also gm they're all in different
countries also international recruit um and this one prove prudential
recruitment what is it called prudent prudential and then there's prudential first there
you go prudential first recruitment and there's a couple that are specifically for china
so check those out those are really great and let them
know hey uh linda from itttt sent you
okay then let's do a bit of a q a here
before i'm signing off and i also just want to um mention the 30 off again
um scan the qr code or and i wasn't able to um pin it
unfortunately or you know use the link i'm going to
share it one more time into the comment box you get 30 off any tefl or t sol
course from itt so great deal here
good all right i hope um you found it informative today um those are really
the seven most um like the seven countries with the highest demand
for english teachers of course asia is a huge continent there's so many other amazing countries that i did not mention
today but um you can also find positions you know i also hear that cambodia is
great at the moment lots of um high demand as well
and then you can also find other positions you know in other asian countries as well um maybe
there is not as many available but you can certainly find them so check it out
all right mikey has a question linda what about if i completed my course is there any chance to apply with the
help of itt so you mean completed a different um tefl course
from a different company is that what you're talking about so all of our itt course grads have
lifetime job assistance so we would help our course grads with
finding a job um also even you know lifetime it never expires so even if you don't teach for a
couple of years and then you decide teaching after five years then you can still contact us and we will be able to help
you crystal says is it too early to contact
recruiters now for positions early next year i think it's never too
early to start looking into things um you know they also typically what they
do is they um get your resume you know and then they would um keep your file so then
when because some different countries also have different hiring seasons so it depends on where you want to go
but i would say you know one year from now one year in advance it's not too early i think it's actually
a great time you can start reaching out to different recruiters and be like this is when i wanna go abroad um
and they can also um tell you their timeline right so i don't
think it's too early definitely reach out to as many places as you can right i think it's good okay
mikey with itttt yeah so then you um get lifetime job assistance so once you
complete the course we definitely help you find a job and um
yeah also wanna you will get access to our database of recruiters and all that stuff so
no problem there we got you covered great juliana says the link is working
out that is great awesome crystal you're welcome
awesome yeah so i hope it was informative today
you learned something new um i had fun let's see
if there's a last question coming in and then i'm signing off for today
but yeah it was fun [Music] let me make myself bigger so you can see
me better yeah okay
oh juliana says thank you so much great giuliano as always thanks so much
brad you're welcome thanks so much to you guys for tuning in week after
week it's really great to see you know familiar faces new faces it's awesome it's awesome
also do let me know if you have any topic requests for any other live sessions
sometimes i also just do like uh random or like uh just general q a sessions
where you can ask me questions about anything sometimes i do that sometimes like today i have a topic and
i prepare some slides for you guys with information so it really depends on
how i feel and what i want to talk about but i always love talking about asia you know and if
you have any other questions more specifically you know not about teaching or like living or traveling in asia hit me up on
my personal account linda goes east you know on social media or
i love talking about asia different countries different cultures traveling travel tips uh what it's like
living here you know all those thoughts that i have i live i love
sharing them i love um love uh exchanging information and exchanging thoughts so
feel free to do that and um yeah then i hope to see you all again
next week oh juliana oh juliano says maybe the
types of itt courses sure i did one about that um but it was
probably october last year so maybe we should do an update one and update it um session because we also
always kind of update our courses and change a little bit you know tweak them we always keep up to
date and listen to customer you know thoughts and feedback and so we always improve
them and maybe there's some changes now that they're different from october so yeah that's something i should do definitely
definitely good good idea good idea okay my key last question linda
what about master in itt the master package we have a master
package um that is uh let me pull that up
let me pull that up for you the master
and i'm going to share the link with you and then you can check it out [Music] so basically you'll find a lot of
information here when you look at this link
here you'll find a lot of information about the master package that we offer it's a really really great
package it's for people who really see themselves you know teaching english long term they're looking for
the best possible foundation in training to start their
career so i highly recommend it harish completed itt in 2011
it's a great opportunity for all cool congrats thank you so much i think i completed mine in oh it was
later i think it was 2014 2014 also long time so yeah that's
wait 10 years 10 years ago congrats awesome love that
okay guys thank you so much for joining today i had fun as always
love um chatting with you on a friday morning uh i think i'm gonna go ahead and sign
off soon and yeah feel free to reach out to me i'd love to have a chat with you guys
more about asia and korea and all things tefl and yeah i hope to see you again
next week i'll be here same time same place and also please don't forget to check out my
colleague lisa's live session tomorrow she's going to talk with a
itt graduate currently teaching english in china as a non-native english speaker
so if you're a non-native english speaker wanting to teach in china definitely don't miss that it's going to
be great i have a great feeling about it so it's going to be very informative
awesome thank you so much have a nice day as well thank you michelle thanks
awesome okay signing off now for real for real this is the part where i start rambling and i don't stop
so stopping it right now thanks so much for tuning in have a great weekend and i hope to see
you next week bye