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Bahrain has a well developed education system at all levels from nursery schools to universities. Teaching in Bahrain has become more open for foreign teachers as the country has invited more overseas teachers opening up employment laws. Teaching jobs in Bahrain are available for qualified school teachers in international schools, public school advisers and government education for school education and classroom teaching roles. (more…)
A country providing trained teachers from many countries around the world opportunities to teach in Indonesia international schools, state education system and language centres. Teaching in Indonesia helps secure work & residency permit for suitably qualified teachers, including to teach English in Indonesia language schools.
Teaching in Indonesia opportunities
International Schools: Local and international students study curriculum’s from different countries from nursery to school leaving age.
State Schools: Local schools also employ foreign teachers for teaching Indonesia students English and stem subjects.
Language Schools: English schools in many parts of the country.
Indonesia teacher salary & benefits
International school teacher $1,500-$4,000 month for classroom teachers
English language teachers from 12-14,000,000 to 18,000,000 + IDR/month
(Salaries depend greatly on experience, qualifications and nationality)
Schools provide a salary package that could include accommodation, although there are many schools that do not provide accommodation or an allowance and you should check this with any potential employer.
Teacher requirements in Indonesia
Visa & residency requirements including appropriate education qualifications.
- Police record check dated with past 6 months (Must visa)
• Certified and attested qualifications & documents (Must visa)
• Native English speaker
• Undergraduate degree (Must Visa)
• Experience teaching for many schools
• Certificate to teach English as a second language, or a degree in English if teaching English TEFL, TESOL, CELT with class based learning (Requested visa application requirement) asked for by schools.
• Pass a medical check up for work and residency permit (Visa)
Maximum age 50 (Very difficult to obtain residency & work visa for over 50 year old)
International schools provide single or shared accommodation, ranging in size and standards. You should of course ask if accommodation is supplied and its location. Many landlords will ask for a residency permit when signing a rental lease.
Employers eventually supply private medical care packages as part of your salary package; a good idea is to arrange private medical cover before you leave.
There are more than 17,500 islands and may take time to receive desired medical care. Get prepared and organised before moving to Indonesia. Paperwork processing for a visa takes time before starting an international teaching post.
Population: 237, 500, 000 approximately
Area size: 735, 355 sq kms approximately
Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters
Currency: Rupiah (IDR)
Country dialling code: + 62
Time zone: GMT + 8 hours
Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz
Drive: On left
A South East Asia developing country with language & international schools attracting teachers from around the world. Teaching in Vietnam schools can be in government, international school or English Esl teaching jobs in language schools. Licensed teachers will find most opportunities Ho Chi Minh City or Ha noi to teach in Vietnam.
Teaching in Vietnam teacher requirements
To obtain a work visa and residency permit you require:
- BA degree or above, and qualified school teacher (International school)
- TEFL/TESL/CELT certificate teaching English (40 + hours class taught), any 3 yr + BA degree. Native English speaker (English language teacher)
- No criminal record for any teaching post
- Medically fit
(Fluent non native speakers have a chance of a visa, only if shortage of native speakers)
Salary & benefits Vietnam teacher
International school teachers (US$2000-$3,700) monthly – Language teaching (US$1,000-2,300) monthly
Class hours around 25-28 hours with 2 days off weekly. – Accommodation allowance paid by some schools
Paid flight or reimbursed after 1 year – Annual paid holidays
Partial medical insurance cover – Performance bonus
Teach English in Vietnam
Best chance to find school jobs are in cities and larger towns. Teaching English in Vietnam locations include:
Bien Hoa Da Nang Can Tho Hai Phong Buon Ma Thuot Hue Nah Trang Vung Tau
ESL jobs in Vietnam language, international or government school can be obtained throughout the year.
You will require money to process documents and a flight to the country before you move abroad to Vietnam. Finance to rent an apartment, deposit and 5-6 weeks living expenses (minimum) is required. Most jobs for English teachers advertised do not provide accommodation.
As Vietnam develops as a country more jobs are becoming available to foreign teachers.
Before relocating to teach overseas in Vietnam get yourself medical insurance. Jobs to teach English in Vietnam seem to be offered to people aged around 21-55, visa regulations.
With a diverse mix of mainly western cultures European countries have well developed education systems to teach in Europe. Choose to teach in a state or international school in Paris, Athens, Dublin or Helsinki. Independent and boarding schools accommodate fee paying students that attend private sector learning providers for all age students. Teaching in Europe in all sectors can be found all year round.
Countries for teaching in Europe can be in the European Union from Ireland, France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany or Italy to other countries like Switzerland, Ukraine, Norway and Russia. More jobs can be obtained in Spain and especially the UK where 1000’s of lecturing and school English teaching jobs are advertised at anyone time. (more…)
A country actively seeking new people, teaching in Canada could offer you a chance to settle in a new country with the vast amount of opportunities the country has to offer. Choosing teaching jobs in Canada at school provides similarities to other western countries, although may not be for everyone.
Work visa and permission eligibility to stay permanently are granted fairly easily to teachers through a points system depending on factors including, age, qualifications, language and of teacher job offer in Canada. (more…)
A country with 8 state territories teaching in Australia schools provides a choice of 1,000’s of schools to choice from. Vast majority of students attend state school, although there are fee paying independent and international schools around Australia.
From nursery, primary, secondary high schools competent qualified teachers from the UK have a good chance finding and securing teaching jobs in Australia. Check this evidence out where one in every 17 teachers in Australian schools are qualified in the UK. (more…)
Overseas trained teachers are welcomed to teach in New Zealand from primary to secondary schools, should you have the right to work in the country.
The Department of Labor Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) and the Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) are actively looking for teachers for certain New Zealand teaching positions.
Special education teaching jobs in New Zealand and hard to fill positions are generally only available as secondary and primary school teachers (5-12) are no longer on the skills shortage list for a visa.
Teacher jobs in schools are advertised at different times of the year. Although again you should be suitably qualified with relevant experience before applying.
Teach in New Zealand early childhood children
- Overseas early childhood education teaching qualification must be assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to be equivalent to a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) or Bachelor of Teaching (ECE).
- Overseas trained ECE teachers must be qualified to teach 0-5 years to obtain New Zealand equivalency and teacher registration.
Primary and secondary teachers
- Primary teachers are required, although the first half of the year is better for job vacancies to start in late August. Shortage of teachers in key core subjects are available for teachers in New Zealand.
Special education teachers
- Qualified, experienced teachers of children with learning or behavioral issues and those working with children with physical disabilities are in demand.
New Zealand teaching opportunities
School teachers can find employment at New Zealand international schools from nursery to 18 years old children.
Requirements to teach in New Zealand
- Criminal background check dated with past 6 months
- Qualifications as a teacher and degree certification
- Should be a qualified teacher in the age range you wish to teach
- An appropriate undergraduate degree to teach your chosen subject
- Experience teaching that age range is an advantage to help secure a teaching post
- For immigration purposes a full medical medical check that can cost hundreds of pounds alone
- One year, 2 years, and permanent contracts or normal for New Zealand teachers
Teaching salary New Zealand
Teachers pay is similar to other western developed countries where you would be paid in relation to the grade of position accepted.
Visa and residency
With a confirmed offer of an education job in New Zealand a work visa and residency are available for qualifying teachers.
Check with the New Zealand embassy for the requirements and any restrictions in your country.
Overseas teachers requiring a visa, do not expect to be able to apply for many positions as there is no work visa available for the vast majority of school jobs in New Zealand.
The visa regulations changed in 2011 to reflect the availability of good New Zealand teachers to fill teaching posts at school level.
Medical insurance before you leave is always a good option until you are accepted for New Zealand state medical cover.
4, 200,000 approximately population in the country
270,534 Sq Km approximately in land size
Wellington is the capital city
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Electricity: 230 AC Volts, 50 Hz
Language: English, Maori
Time: GMT + 12
Dialing code: + 64
Emergencies call: Call 111 for Ambulance, Police and Fire
Climate: Warm summers with cold rainy winters
State school employees, you require to supply your own accommodation, although international schools may provide an apartment or a house for certain employees according to their seniority.
As a large country you could teach English in Russia state, language or international schools. International or state school teaching in Russia, a teacher’s specialist subject, for example chemistry, physical education or history is available.
To teach in Russia, you require work and residence permits as a legal requirement. As a qualified teacher you can get sponsored from an employer and ultimately obtain permission to legally become a subject teacher at an international school fairly easily.
Teaching in Russia
State and international schools advertise jobs for teachers providing good employment opportunities for overseas teachers.
Russian schools advertise all classroom subject teaching vacancies including: science, physical education, business studies, English, information technology, mathematics to education jobs as a bursar, personal assistant and sports coaches.
Children age from 3 to 18 years where you could teach nursery, primary teaching or secondary high school students your specialist subject area.
As with state schools you must be a qualified/certified teacher.
Employers are looking for English teachers that have a language teaching certificate and with classroom experience with learners in language schools and all other types of school.
Teach English in Russia state schools
Russian state schools are actively employing good teachers of English for Russia towns, cities and in more rural areas. You could find yourself as an English language teacher to classes of primary or secondary children depending on the age range you are qualified.
School children in Russia are the same as anywhere, most are well behaved and do not mind learning, although you will come across now and again a disruptive pupil that does not wish to be at school.
Russia salary as a qualified teacher
Depending on your experience and qualifications a state school teacher at primary and secondary level or language school you can expect to be offer around £1,400-2,300 per month teaching full time.
International school teacher jobs in Russia come with better salaries and provide accommodation as part of a salary package. Pay levels can be from £1,800-4000 per month.
The Russian salary package for school teachers usually includes an apartment or an accommodation allowance, return flights, health insurance and possible reduced cost children school fees at international schools.
Russia visa & school teacher requirements
For a all teachers in Russia, you require a Russian work permit and an entry visa obtained from the Russian embassy in many countries worldwide, for example in London. You actually have to go to the embassy to complete the work visa process in the UK. You get your finger print scan as part of your visa process.
Immigration and learning providers have their own separate requirements, some the same legal and desired requirements, including appropriate education qualifications.
- Russia embassy expects a clean criminal background
- Possible accredited degree qualification and teaching qualification for school children
- Native English speaker is a must for English school teachers and visa issue in schools
- Experience teaching that age range helps to gain a post, especially top state and international schools, management positions
- Teaching English as a second language in Russia at least requires a TEFL, CELT or TESOL certificate
- You need to get a full medical check certificate for a work visa, residency permit to stay and work. Full medical check with blood tests and chest x-ray for a Russian visa application
- Signed contracts from 6 months to 2 years, also possible renewable. Think is this contract financially beneficial for me?
Summary on requirements: All documents may require to be authenticated first and legalised by the Russian Embassy, which includes qualifications, criminal record check, medical check and blood test.
People from the UK, Western Europe and North America that wish to teach English must obtain a work visa before flying to Russia, first obtaining all the documents needed before applying.
State and international school year
School pupils start the new academic year around late August and finish around the following June. You can start a job in Russia in a state or international school at the beginning of the new term in August.
Popular cities for teaching jobs
The capital of Russia Moscow and Saint Petersburg are large cities with millions of people living in both cities. Hundreds of thousands of school pupils attend free state schools, although there are a number of fee paying international schools where local children and foreign children attend from 4 years to 18 years old.
Universities in Moscow are popular as the city has some of the best universities in Russia. To teach English at a university you must have a TEFL certificate or similar and possible additional qualifications.
Foreign English teachers are actively employed in state schools to teach English to Russian school children from 5 to 16 years old.
There are a number of English language teacher programs where you can be employed and placed with a school teaching English in a state school organised through a language school.
Essentially employers with local government contracts to supply native English teachers to help children learn and improve their English. This is not the same a full time contract as a fully qualified school teacher.
Renting accommodation in Russia
Signing a lease for an apartment or house is possible, although most landlords will ask for a residency permit, deposit when signing a rental lease. Large cities such as Moscow are expensive in relation to a teacher’s salary for renting an apartment in the city.
Where to find a job teaching English
International jobs boards for English teachers are a good start and recruitment agencies websites.
Search for English teachers Russia and look at the job positions for a suitable vacancy.
Also, apply to language schools in Russia direct and international schools at least 3 months before the start of the new term.
You can check for jobs on this website.
Care should you become unwell
Your employer hopefully will give you medical insurance.
Depending on your location appropriate medical care could take some time and will be expensive if not covered. Obtain international illness cover before arriving in Russia.
Russia country facts
Population: 143, 000, 000 approximately
Area size: 17,075,400 SQ km approximately
Climate: Warm summers and cold autumn and winters
Country dialling code: + 7
Time zone: GMT + 3 or more hours in number of time zones
Drive: On right
Looking for a reputable school job that provides a legal work visa for Spain? Auxiliaries de Conversación and Bilingual English Development and Assessment program (BEDA) language and cultural assistant programs in Spain could be an option for you. As a native English speaker with a basic understanding of Spanish you can apply for language assistant jobs in Spain to work in a Spanish Ministry of Education state public school.
Cultural assistant programs in Spain for native English speakers from western countries offer you the opportunity to be directly employed by the Spanish government and placed in a government state school in cities and towns from Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia and other major population areas.
You maybe asking; can I teach in Spain without teaching experience or qualification?
Language cultural assistants are not teacher jobs, so no teaching qualification needed.
Below are the top two where you are sponsored by the Spanish government for a student visa in Spain.
There are 4 main programs.
Auxiliaries de Conversación
An option is to sign up with one of the origination’s that help with placing non qualified English language cultural assistants in state schools.
The Spanish government has a well-known program called auxiliaries de conversación organized through the Spanish Ministry of Education. Two thousand cultural assistants are employed each year from the USA and Canada alone.
As a foreign conversations, assistant in Spain on a one-year program as a native English assistant in a state school, your aim is to help Spanish teachers raise the standard of English for state school children.
This program is open to a good number of nationalities from native English speakers to teach English (Well converse in English) including Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
See information link below other citizens “for all nationalities”. I use the word “Teach” for the absence of a better word.
North American program is aimed at USA and Canadian citizens and below for more information.
The basics of the Auxiliaries de Conversación program
Position as an English and cultural assistant placed in a state school
12-18 hours a week
Wage around 900 Euros per month for 2018
You apply and are given a one-year student visa as a cultural assistant
Pay any local taxes due
No TEFL certificate required as you are not a teacher
Aimed at graduates from native English speaking countries for the English program
Commit to a one academic year contract
Have enough funds to finance your visa application, flight, and accommodation and living costs until your first paycheck
No criminal record
Find and pay your own accommodation
Choice of 2 options between a city and town
There are other requirements as part of the course to interact with children effectively
Basically, the Auxiliaries de Conversación programs place you in a primary/elementary or secondary/high school. The aim is to help with children learning English from a native speaker and learn about a different culture.
You are expected to learn a sufficient amount of Spanish before or during your time on the program to be able to communicate effectively. As a part of the orientation program, you will be taught how to plan lessons and interact with children.
You will be planning your own lessons, guidance is given before you are placed with a school.
Other times you will find yourself supporting a lesson contributing and extending learning in a classroom with a qualified teacher. Team teaching, putting it that way.
One thought: Auxiliares de conversacion regions total 17 in Spain, although you can not pick and choose where you are placed.
English teaching assistant jobs in Spain further information for the above program:
See the program promotional brochure. Visa application guidance USA, and Spain consulate in the USA
Visa application guidance for Canada also Spain consulate in Canada, General
Information for all nationalities.
Bilingual English Development and Assessment Program (BEDA)
Another option as a language & culture assistant, and the opportunity to live for a year legally in Spain and gain valuable work experience while living and teaching English in Spain for year.
Similar to the Auxiliaries de Conversación government program teachers are placed in a school as cultural assistants delivering lessons in English about their culture.
The difference with the BEDA program is that you are placed in a catholic school that is privately funded by the Spanish government. School placements are mainly in the capital of Spain Madrid, also Andalusia, Murcia and Canary Islands.
See here for the program details ecmadrid.org
Help and orientation are a bit different on this program as you attend Comillas University in Spain to be shown how to give and plan lessons, and about bilingual education.
You also must learn enough Spanish language which is also taught on the program.
Don’t worry each class is 3 hour and once a month attendance.
School placement and lessons BEDA
Classes you take are by yourself mostly delivering cultural lessons to children in English. You must come up with different activates to simulate children that can range from 5 to 18 years old.
Lessons you should have planned for the teaching hours expected each week of around 15-24 hours.
Application process and interview BEDA Spain
An online process mainly in the USA or Canada where you apply for the program and provide all information asked. A Skype interview is conducted and the program coordinator will ask about why you applied, Spanish language ability, age and of children teaching preference and other similar questions.
BEDA program basics
Commit to a one-year contract as a language and cultural assistant in a Spanish school
Provide all your own initial expenses for a flight visa application and accommodation in Spain
Pay is based on the number of hour in the classroom: 24 hours 1200, 22 hours 1100, 20 hours 1000, 1800 for 900 all in Euros (Actually, payment is a bot more now)
Medical insurance cover (Essential before any travel)
Expect to be placed in a school in Madrid
20 years old at least
Bachelor degree holder
Apply to renew your contract for further years if you wish
No need to be catholic
Native English speaker
Find and pay for your own accommodation
Work a 5 day week
Pay any local taxes
Application fee payment around 175 Euros
Help with residency is given including applying for a spanish NIE number
There are a number of other language and cultural assistant programs. Search Google for the programs.
Of course you require starting finance to actually get to Spain in the first place.
Account for spending money, food, accommodation, clothing and other all before the first wage.
Good idea to research each program and ask questions to make sure this is the right choice for you and the school.
Non teaching state & independent school business manager jobs play a leading role in the efficient allocation of financial resources of the school. Also known as school bursars or finance managers, you would be completing tasks from data analysis, accounting, financial projections and contact with external agencies & government organisations. School finance bursar jobs in UK schools at state primary, secondary, and all through academies and also for boarding & independent schools are mainly full time roles. (more…)
Boroughs make up the inner city and Greater London where there are many state and independent schools. Education Jobs and school teaching in London are from early years 3-5 or KS1-5 to 18 years. Schools are big and small in the 32 boroughs and City of London including: Havering, Westminster, Hackney, Kensington & Chelsea, Islington, Brent, Camden, Corydon, Redbridge, Richmond, Enfield.
Teaching in London
One of the globally recognised cities with millions of permanent and temporary residents. Many people also travel into London each day to work or for other reasons.
A London teacher allowance is paid according to the outer or inner London borough school location. Underground tube and day & night buses you can get to school with by purchasing an Oyster Card to save on travel cost.
There is a wide choice of large and small schools in the state and independent sector. Teach at an inner city school in Walthamstow, suburb area such as Chingford or Romford. Teachers are also attracted to London top class independent day or boarding schools in Westminster, Harrow and in the North London Area.
In mostly any school in London you would be teaching children from different ethnic backgrounds, especially in state secondary & primary schools.
London Housing & accommodation
Any house or flat in or near London to rent or buy is expense. On a teachers salary an option is to live in the suburbs or outside of London and travel to work. Zones 3.4,5 on the tube or train and outlying areas such as Loughton, Barking or Brent are more affordable living areas for teachers.
Culture, Leisure and events
You’ll be spoilt for choice with the large number of seasonal and weekly events organised in the capital. Families and individuals can join social, leisure or sporting clubs that have set up in and around London. Some are free to join and others require a membership fee that is paid weekly or by the year. Some galleries, museums and other attractions offer free admission to visitors.
West End theatres are popular with locals and tourists where they show popular plays. There is also a good open air theatre in Regents Park that puts on plays in the summer months.
Festivals, concerts and bands play all year round with many of the well known singers and performers participating in shows in London.
Nursery, primary and secondary school education & teaching in London vacancies are advertised for teachers all year round as there are never enough teachers choosing to teach in greater London.
One of the more populated countries in the region where education is important, opportunities for teaching in Saudi Arabia international schools is open for many nationalities. Notice, school & university teaching jobs in Saudi Arabia male & female positions to teach in KSA major cities and towns are advertised.
Teachers from nursery, primary and secondary school are employed to teach English in Saudi Arabia to 3 to 18 years old learners as well as school age specialist subjects including physics, P.E and mathematics. ESL English language teacher jobs are widely available at language schools. (more…)
Spain as an old developed country in the European Union is popular for teaching in Spain schools. As a country, teachers relocate to cities, towns and rural areas to take up teaching jobs in Spain international schools in their specialist subject such as history. You can choose to teach English in Spain as a first language at an international school or English as a second language with a language school.
Teaching in Spain
Teach English in Spain at a Spanish fee paying private school if you are a native English speaker.
Don’t worry if you do not have a visa or European citizenship, schools in Spain can arrange for suitably qualified teachers to legally teach by sponsoring you for a Spanish work permit and residency.
Are you a qualified and licensed school age children teacher in your own country?
Or do you hold a CELT, TESOL or TEFL certificate that qualifies you to teach English as a second language?
You must be a trained teacher holding the right qualification for Spain teaching jobs in schools.
This page includes: Teaching job options at International school, language school English teachers as well as key points of living in Spain
Teacher in Spain international school opportunities
Fee-paying schools around Spain cater for local & the large international community of resident foreign children in cities, towns and countryside. No two schools are the same, where students are offered to study curriculum’s from different countries from nursery at 4 years old to to sixth form at 18 years.
As an example, to become a school teacher in Spain taking up a position as a secondary teacher of English at the British School of Seville you must be a fully a qualified teacher from the UK or a certified K-12 teacher from the USA for example.
Spain teacher salary: Classroom teachers at an international school can earn in excess of 2600 Euros per month subject to local tax deductions for a full-time position.
Spain international schools teacher requirements
- Qualified teacher status (QTS) UK or certified USA teacher
- Bachelor degree and above in related subject
- Experienced and enthusiastic
- Experience teaching kS3, IGCSE, A Level
- Criminal background check with no adverse record
- Legal right to work in Spain or can obtain a work permit
School subjects you can teach and positions
Classroom teacher with and without additional responsibility are the most advertised.
Subject areas offered in Spain private schools at nursery, primary, secondary school age are similar to other western countries.
Primary teachers in Spain can secure jobs as a year 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 teacher.
Nursery teachers from 2 to 5 years can secure a full time teaching position in a nursery in Spain international schools.
Main population centres where private international & boarding schools in Spain are concentrated are the 50 major areas in Spain. Find international teachers jobs in Spain from:
Malaga, Valencia, Bilbao, Madrid, Murcia, Seville, Alicante, Palma, Córdoba, Gijón, Granada, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona, Vigo, Cartagena, Elche, Las Palmas de Gran,,Canaria, Barcelona, Cádiz, León, Tarragona, Marbella ,Alcorcón, Logroño, Badajoz, Salamanca, Huelva, Lleida, Albacete, Getafe, Castellón de la Plana, Santander, Burgos, Donostia-San Sebastián, Leganés, Almería, Fuenlabrada, Pamplona, Alcalá de Henares, Móstoles, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Sabadell, Jerez de la Frontera, Terrassa, Cartagena, Oviedo, Vitoria-Gasteiz, A Coruña, Valladolid, Zaragoza
School education jobs in Spain
Sports coach, librarian, school nurse job, driver, bursar, full or part time nurse, house parent, personal assistant, secretary, janitor, IT & laboratory technician, accountant, counsellor are just some of the other school roles at a Spanish international school.
Applying for a job in Spain as a teacher
The process is that you are asked to complete an application online and forward a resume/cv with a photograph and if asked to interview you would teach a class to show your ability as a teacher.
Telephone and Skype interviews are also conducted by schools or recruiters as an alternative to a mini teach.
An advantage is that the teacher is generally employed on a permanent basis and enrolled in the Spanish healthcare program.
All international schools in Spain will provide assistance to find suitable accommodation and some will provide an accommodation allowance as part of your salary package.
Summary requirements for teachers
Western teaching qualifications are mostly accepted, although you should inquire when applying for a teaching position to what qualifications are required,
Requirements for in Spain include:
- Criminal record clearance certificate that is 6 months or less old
- Translated and certified qualification certificates not in Spanish
- English language teachers should be native English speakers
- Undergraduate of postgraduate degree in the specialist subject
- Qualified teacher qualification, for example, a BEd, PGCE or PGDE primary for teachers applying for posts at a primary school
- Teach English at language schools, teachers should/expected to have a TEFL or CELT
Degree in English is also accepted by many employers, although not all as it does not cover classroom teaching experience.
To obtain a teaching work permit and residence you basically require what the government legally requires you to have as a school teacher.
European citizens do not require a work permit, although any person staying longer than 3 months in Spain must register the same way.
Teaching English in Spain language schools
First of all employers advertise for English language teachers that are qualified with a TEFL certificate or similar qualification that was studied in a classroom, not online.
There are employers that run programs that allow you to learn and teach giving you a wage and you gain a TEFL certificate after a certain length of time.
Language schools provide English language lessons to children and adults. You would be teaching listening, reading, writing and speaking to different age groups. Each learner will have ability in English from no English to people at the language school to brush up pronunciation.
Hours and wages
You can choose to work part time or full time from a few hours a week to 25 contact hours in the classroom. Although a language school in Spain is private a sufficient wage is paid to even new teachers to allow them a reasonable living in Spain.
New teachers can expect to be paid around 1300 Euros and for teachers with experience 1800 Euros full time. Spanish taxes are deducted from your salary, although as an employee you are enrolled in the state healthcare program so that should save a lot if required.
Requirements to teach at a language school
Native or fluent English speaker
Legal right to work and live in Spain
Sign a contract
English language qualification
Criminal background check with no adverse result
Find and pay for your own accommodation
Face to face interview needed by many employers, although some will hire you via a Skype or telephone interview.
University English lecturer
Starting in late September or early October you have an option to deliver first language lectures at university level. Here students would be studying for a degree in English.
Full and part time academic positions are available fro suitably qualifies lectures that are native English speakers. Qualifications required included a doctorate degree, publications and experience teaching at university level English.
Salaries for university lecturer tend to be higher than teachers and expect to be offered in excess of 2700 Euros for a full time position as a faculty English lecturer.
Further education colleges are in larger cities and towns where students study until 18 years old and then attend university. Also, students to gain work related qualification via part time and full time study. Post compulsory lecturers from Scotland and the rest of the UK will find mostly all colleges will accept their teaching qualification and related experience.
No TEFL, CELT qualification
What if I have no teaching experience or qualification?
There are a number of programs that place native English speakers in state schools as language & cultural assistants such as the Spanish government sponsored Bilingual English Development and Assessment program (BEDA).
English is a popular language to learn in Spain and is taught in all state and international schools to a certain level. Spain has been a popular destination for many years for teachers from English specking western countries such as USA, Australia, Canada and the UK as the high demand for children to learn English helps with a continues flow of available jobs for teachers of English in Spain.
Many of the jobs you will find are for the major cities or towns such as Valencia, Madrid, Bilbo, Zaragota, Barcelona, and Seville.
Financing starting costs
You will require providing your own accommodation and transportation to Spain.
A number of international schools do provide accommodation as part of a salary package, although you may wish to find a house or apartment that is more suitable for your needs. Suitable clothing for interview and funds available until your first wage is essential. Think about the costs before school teaching abroad:
- New clothing
- Rent & deposit and any furniture, utensils and appliances
- Living expenses before your first wage, food, travel
- Emergency fund
Teaching starting dates
State and international schools in Spain start the academic year in September or early October and finish in June the following year.
Teaching English in Spain job positions is advertised in the previous months online or through agencies. January is another time that you could start at a school although this is midway through a school year and the children’s learning program.
Language school teachers are in high demand from the hundreds of schools in Spain providing children and adult English learning classes at all levels.
You as a prospective teacher may require attending an interview for a school position and possible mini presentation as part of your interview. Don’t expect to be hired just with a telephone or Skype conversation, although some schools do employ teachers without a formal face to face interview such as international or language schools.
Process of applying for residency permit includes
- Spain rental or property sales agreement photocopy
- Passport or identity card and copies
- A copy of your work contract copy
- Two passport sized photographs
- Evidence of sufficient funds at the social security level. This is a bank statement or a letter from your Spanish bank
- Other documents depending on your citizenship
- Medical insurance certificate
- Tax registration number
- Form EX18 application form completed in Spanish
- Proof of the application has been paid at a local bank stamped Modelo 790 payment form
Apply for residency as a non-EU citizen requires additional documentation depending on individual circumstances.
Mostly you apply for residency at the local town hall. Check with your employer for guidance.
Spanish bank account
A non-resident account can be opened with your existing documents, although there are advantages of getting a resident bank account, such as better banking facilities. Apply online are go into a bank branch.
To open a Spanish account at a bank, the following documents are required.
- Passport or identity card
- Proof of employment. Will be your contract of employment
- Foreign identification number if registered as a resident. (NIE Number) You can apply separately for the number and receive your NIE during applying for Spanish residency
- Proof of address such as your rental contract or sale paperwork
As an employee, your salary is taxed at a progressive rate and deductions are taken off to cover such things as sickness, unemployment, pregnancy and health care.
Employees are taxed on employment income in Spain. A progressive rate of income tax, social security, and other deductions is payable.
Income tax rates approximate for 2018
€0 – €12,450: 19%
€12,451 – €20,200: 24%
€20,200 – €34,000: 30%
€34,000 – €60,000: 37%
Over €60,000: 45%
A portion of your wage is also deducted for social security payment that covers illness, pension, pregnancy and unemployment. Once you pay a certain amount of year social security in Spain a pension is payable, although the exact amount of year periodically changes.
Resident in Spain for 183 day’s you become liable of tax on worldwide income. Double taxation treaties are in force with many countries and Spain, so you may be able to offset tax and only pay once.
Spain country facts
Population: 58 million plus approximately
+ 1 GMT winter time in Spain
Dialing international code: + 9
May to September very hot with little rain climate, although winter season tends to be cooler
Full selection of modern fast trains from towns to cities.
Drivers with European driving licenses can drive for with their own countries license for as long as it is valid. You can exchange your license for a Spanish driving license should you wish at any time.
Some employers provide private health care for private medical facilities, although a European health card is valid until you become a Spanish resident.
Medical treatment is expensive if you need to pay for it going private. Being employed in Spain entitles you to be enrolled in the state health system and allows you to many free health care treatments, although no all.
You should not expect to be offered accommodation as part of your salary package in Spain, although some international school offer shared or single accommodation.
All employers generally help in providing assistance with finding a suitable rental property, and some provide temporary accommodation while you find a place of your own.
Renting property in Spain
Spain has a lot to offer anyone renting for the short or long term. Houses, apartments/flats/condo, detached rural and townhouses for all budgets.
Except the major cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga you can find a good apartment, Finca or villa on a lecturers or teachers salary.
Property agents, accommodation website, local newspapers all have a good selection of properties to rent in each town and city all year round.
On a teacher salary, you can rent a property or share with a friend.
What about living with a host family for a year? Could be fun and may be easier to integrate into the community better. This option could reduce rental and living costs.
Where to find teaching jobs
The best option is to start online on job board if you are not already in Spain.
Search for teaching jobs in Spain opportunities: Check out this website, recruitment agencies for a list of jobs to teach in schools in Espana.
Teaching in Taiwan as a classroom teacher in state elementary & high schools, you must have trained teacher status for the primary or secondary school level in your own country k12 level. Schools look at experience for teaching in Taiwan at that certain age range, especially kindergarten.
English teacher jobs at government or language schools in Taiwan can be found with or without Esl qualifications. Some of the larger language schools have training programs in place allowing salary package and Tefl certificate after qualification for new teachers.
Taiwan school teacher salary
Kindergarten, elementary and high schools pay teachers a salary package that includes an end of year bonus. A classroom teacher in 2018 can expect to be offered around 65,000 to 70,000 Taiwan dollars per month for nursery to high school teaching posts depending on experience and student age.
Also, your salary includes accommodation or allowance, paid flight, holiday pay, medical insurance and visa assistance. You would be working for a stable government employer, a major benefit to think about.
Teaching in Taiwan school qualifications requirement basics
Undergraduate BA/BSC degree such as BA Education and or qualified/certified trained teacher status from you home country
Subject degree and qualified teacher status for state school children
One year plus full time teaching experience, which you would have being qualified
School teachers secure a job before or flying to Taiwan island
Taiwan (Part of China) at present is a place where you can secure a firm offer from a school and turn up and start, although, government public schools in Taiwan generally require you to attend an interview and give a mini presentation.
Teachers continue to arrive in Taiwan on tourist visas and then go through the process of obtaining an ARC residency and a work permit. This is still possible in 2018 for many nationalities, although allow plenty of time to find a job and processing of all paperwork for your residency and work permit.
Other options to teach in Taiwan
International school jobs in Taiwan are advertised to teach at all age levels from 4 to 18 years old.
Similar to state public schools a teacher of children at a private school must also be qualified in their home country as a school teacher. Education jobs in Taiwan schools also include, coaches, religious education, accountant, classroom teaching assistants, nurse and management positions.
Public school & international school teacher requirements
Visa requirements show that for prospective teachers you should have appropriate education qualifications for the position for a work permit.
Taiwan tends to be easier to obtain the right to work in the education field compared to other countries.
From your home country, a police criminal record check dated within the past 6 months
Qualification for public & international school teaching, you require an appropriate teaching qualification for the age or be a qualified teacher for school age children, k12
Employers recruit native English speakers and are easier to obtain a work and ARC residence permit
Undergraduate degree in a related subject
One year plus experience teaching that age range
Medical testing for residency and a working permit conducted in Taiwan
Sign a contract from 6 months to 2 years
Best time to go to Taiwan
Schools start late August or early September, although you should leave at least 6 weeks before term time starts to apply for jobs, interviews and work/residence applications.
State and international school providers supply an apartment, although no always. You should expect to find and pay your own living accommodation.
In Taiwan renting houses or apartments is much cheaper than in western countries, and rental agreements are much the same as in your country.
You will find that you require at least 1 months rent as a deposit and two months rent in advance.
Apartments come furnished or unfurnished.
Always a good idea before leaving obtaining year round medical insurance, before getting on the plane, at least until you can access Taiwan state medical care. By law in Taiwan employers must provide medical care insurance to some level.
Cities in Taiwan
New Taipei Kaohsiung Taichung Taipei Tainan Hsinchu
Taoyuan Keelung Zhongli Chiayi Changhua Pingtung
Pingzhen Bade Yangmei Zhubei Hualien Taitung
Douliu Nantou Yilan Miaoli City Magong Puzi Taibao
Magong Night.JPG, Magong
Population: 24,000,000 approximately
Area size: 13902.8 SQ km approximately
Climate: Humid in the summers and not cold in the winter
Taiwan dollar as the local currency
Dialing code: + 886 for overseas callers
GMT + 8 hours for Taiwan local time
Part of China offically
Elementary & high school teaching in Korea is wide ranging from independent private to ESL jobs at public state run schools. Each year there are in excess of 10,000 job opportunities for international educators to teach in Korea. The country is always looking for good teachers, making the location a viable option for teaching English in Korea or your subject.
Location offering teaching in Oman at international schools to qualified teachers. Nursery, primary and high school teachers benefit from Oman’s rich cultural, social, activities, and by posts for school teacher opportunities in Oman to further their social, teaching & academic career. Teach in Oman your specialist subject to school children from 4 upwards. (more…)
Qualified teachers from countries around the world are in demand. Teaching jobs in Egypt include early years/kindergarten, elementary/primary and secondary/high school level at internationals schools. Teaching in Egypt is open for you to teach a specialist subject or English to local children and international pupils. (more…)
Western trained teachers and educators from other regions can experience teaching in Malaysia private international schools. Teaching jobs in Malaysia help teachers to secure work and residency permits. You should be a suitably qualified teacher and obtain the correct paperwork to work & reside legally. University lecturer jobs in Malaysia open for qualified applicants.
Teaching in Malaysia
Good English language teachers are in high demand with private international schools advertising the opportunity to teach English in Malaysia from young children to 18 years.
You can also apply for jobs in you’re specialist subject, such as teacher of mathematics, history, business, science and other subject areas at international schools. Nursery, primary and secondary high school teachers work as classroom teachers with or with additional responsibilities.
Also, securing a job teaching nursery/kindergarten children from 2-5 years old is popular.
Looking to advance you’re teaching career in Malaysia? Management positions as a head of department or head teacher become available each year for qualified and experienced candidates.
Teacher salary Malaysia
Classroom teachers can be offered 1,200 – 4,500 Malysia currency depending on experience, age level taught and qualification. Obviously, as a teacher with many years of experience and additional responsibility you can secure a top level salary.
International schools salary in Malaysia is a lot more than nursery teachers or local schools,
Good schools (Most) provide a salary package including accommodation, return flights, medical care insurance and holiday pay. Option to renew a contract is also offered. Tax is deductible from your salary.
Better paying schools in Malaysia are mainly in Kuala Lumpur where students pay higher tuition fees.
Malaysia international schools
Qualified school teachers looking to teach in Malaysia have a choice. Teach nursery children from 2 years to young adults up to 19 years old in secondary high school.
Schools separate nursery, primary and high school teaching areas providing an appropriate curriculum to pupils at each age range, You as a classroom teacher would teach children at one age level, such as 11-19 year old in high school.
Teachers must be fully prepared for each day’s lessons and materials ready for students entering your class. School day’s are longer than western countries as you’ll become involved in extra curricular activities.
School teachers receive 2 days off per week.
Requirements teachers in Malaysia
Malaysia visa requirements for teacher’s at international schools and the government sector are that you must be a qualified teacher of school age children from your own country.
To obtain a teaching job and qualify for a work visa in Malaysia the following is standard
- Criminal record check from within the past 6 months
- Attested and certified genuine undergraduate degree and above
- Qualified teacher status for school children between 4-18 years
- Native English speaker for English teachers, also for via requirements
- Teaching qualification appropriate for the school age children
- 2 years plus successful experience teaching that age level
- Medical exam check for a work visa
- Age 27 years old plus (Work visa regulation)
Teaching contracts can be from one year upwards with a possible renewable
Taxation in Malaysia for teachers
Taxes are deducted from your salary each month at a progressive rate, depending on how much is earned.
After living in Malaysia for over 180 days you’re eligible for reduced tax payable from your salary, around 20%.
Yes, you must pay higher income taxes for the first 6 months in the country. Taxes are no straight forward in Malaysia.
The tax year ends on December 31st. Tax returns are generally due between March and May, depending on the official announcement by the Ministry of Finance. Income tax can be paid in three equal instalments.
Cities in Malaysia
20 of the biggest Malaysian cities out of 150 in the country
|Shah Alam||Kuala Terengganu|
|Petaling Jaya||Kota Bahru|
|Kota Kinabalu||Selayang Baru|
Malaysia country and facts
With a tropical climate and sunshine most of the year the islands of Malaysia attracts visitors to top class beaches, city living and rural treks in the countryside.
The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur where there is a good mix of international schools for all ages of children.
Teacher’s salaries pay level in Malaysia allows you to live comfortably in the country.
Should you wish to travel and sight see bordering countries include; Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam all within a short plane trip.
Population: 25, 347, 000 approximately
Area size: 329, 750 sq kms approximately
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Language: Bahasa Melayu
Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Country dialling code: + 60
Time zone: GMT + 8 hours
Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz
Emergencies: 994 fire, Ambulance and Police 999
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A vast country offering opportunities for teaching jobs in China with thousands of Esl English language and subject teaching in China vacancies. School teacher posts cover age from 2-18 years. Teaching in China jobs at schools from nursery, primary, middle and high school subject teachers, such as business, mathematics, music, accounting and chemistry are in high demand.
Jet away to a tropical climate teaching in Thailand long term or a contract for 2 years. Teaching jobs in Thailand public & international schools are at all levels from elementary and high schools. There are jobs for teachers in schools all year round starting in August or April. You can also experience the country teaching English in Thailand at a language school or one of the government 2nd tier schools
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