We left the UK in 2013 with over £20,000 of hard-earned savings, which paid for almost a year and a half of fast-paced travel around New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia and the UK. However, this wasn’t enough to quench our wanderlust so we hatched a new plan that would allow us to continue to travel, live in new cultures and earn enough money to save for the future: teach English abroad.
Why Teach English Abroad?
Do you want to explore a new country and really experience what it’s like to live in a different culture? Teaching abroad allows you to become involved in everyday life in your chosen country; you’ll be working alongside local people, teaching local children and living within the community you serve. In addition to this, most English teaching jobs abroad are relatively well paid and located in countries where there’s typically a low-cost of living, so you can save money easily while you work.
Teaching English Abroad – How to get Started
Although Andrew is a qualified teacher in the UK, I managed to land my first English teaching job without any previous experience – just a master’s degree and a TEFL certificate. We are now living and teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam and we’ve put together these articles about our experiences to help aspiring TEFL teachers.
If you’re specifically looking for teaching work in Vietnam or China and you’re a native English speaker with a degree, please email us at: ourbigfattraveladventure @ gmail.com (remove the spaces before and after the @ sign) as we may be able to help you find a role through our contacts. When emailing, please include your CV and the subject line: Teaching Application.
- Teaching English in Vietnam: Pay, Visas and Finding a Job
- What’s it Actually like to Teach in Vietnam?
- Why Take a TEFL Course?
- Celebrating Teachers’ Day in Vietnam
- How we Chose Where to Teach in Asia
- Survival Tips and Resources for New TEFL Teachers
- How Much Money can you Earn from Teaching in Vietnam?
- Interviews with English Teachers in Vietnam
- Vietnam English Teacher Q&As, Part 2
- Teaching English in Hanoi Q&A with Hannah and Ben
- What’s Teaching English in South Korea like?
- How to Teach English in Spain
- Our Experience of Working in English Camps in Spain
- So, you want to Teach in Asia?
- TEFL Advice from a Non-Native English Teacher
- Tales from an English Teacher in China