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.
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
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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 are 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.
Teaching in Korea options
Private or public school for me?
As a qualified/certified teacher from your own country (3-18 years) you can choose. Hagwons (private schools) are for additional learning. Younger children around 5-12 out number older high school learners, so many jobs at private school are for young students. A government public school is similar to western school and more formal in education.
Private independent and International school jobs in Korea are also for qualified teachers where you would teach a specific subject or grade. Yes, in English. There a a good few schools in south Korea offering boarding or an international school education.
Public school jobs in Korea
This type of school is for teachers that are looking for set hours, structure during the day with nights and weekends not teaching. Korea public school’s offer ESL teacher jobs, and to teach elementary, middle, high school subjects. You’ll be directly employed by the government, with a contract and salary from the Korean Ministry of Education.
A popular country to teach English abroad for native English speakers, as school’s offer good salaries and other employment benefits to teachers.
Private school in Korea
Language schools (Hagwons) jobs are available in Korea and these employers recruit direct or through a recruitment company. Many of the jobs you will see advertised are in the private sector. Salaries tend to be higher, although some organisations provide less structure for your working day.
Yes, you would be teaching English.
One advantage is materials, lesson plan and curriculum to follow is provided, less planning and grading than international or public schools.
Teaching schedules and lessons provided to learners are delivered morning, afternoon and evenings to accommodate students who pay for tuition.
- Elementary/kindergarten: Morning, afternoon, early evening
- Middle high school students: Afternoon and evenings
- Adult learners: Afternoons, although more at night
You’re teaching timetable may just be for young learners or a mix of age groups, depending on experience. Expect to be teaching for 5/6 days from 7 and different times of the day.
Teachers salary and benefits in Korea
Benefits Korea private school jobs Korea public school jobs
Class size 24-30 student in class 12-15 in class
Teaching hours 24-26 per week 30 per week
Holidays 18 days + 15 Up to 15 + 15
Overseas teacher One each school 1-15+ per school
Salary 1.8-2.7 million Krw 2-3 million Krw
Health insurance Provided Provided (Check)
Airfare Return Return
Accommodation Single apartment Single apartment
School location Cities, town, rural Cities, town, rural
Start dates August/September. February/March Anytime
Teaching in Korea will enable you to save for the future for when you eventually return home. Taxes are deducted for most foreign teachers.
Korea teaching job requirements
– Appropriate bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
– Citizenship of an English speaking country
– Native/Fluent English speaker
– Obtain and meet the requirements for an E2 or F4 visa
– Appropriate teaching certificate for the age group and school
– Two or more signed and sealed university transcripts
– Criminal record check
– Medical check
People are employed with and without experience, all depends on the position and school.
Getting all the required paperwork together takes time, although could be a rewarding life experience. The visa and immigration requirements, such as the medical check are comprehensive and deciding to take up job should be well planned and researched.
School teaching year
South Korea school teaching jobs start in March and later in the year, although you could also start when lessons have already started.
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.
Teaching jobs in Malaysia
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
A vast country offering opportunities for teaching in China with thousands of Esl English language and subject teaching in China. School teacher posts cover age from 2-18 years. Also, nursery, primary, middle and high school subject teachers, such as business, mathematics, music, accounting and chemistry are in high demand.
Teaching in China public & international schools
Many jobs in China for English speakers are available with an honours degree and or TEFL certificate in towns & cities in China. Vast majority of educator jobs in subjects, such as mathematics, PE, art and business for foreign teachers are at bilingual, sino or international schools. Teachers can opt to teach English in China at one of the many public or language schools.
A good time to start a job is around August or September when many of the courses are starting at international schools. February or November depending on the school calendar are other good times.
China teachers salary package
Choosing to go to China to teach in Beijing or another Tier 1 city you’ll be offered a higher salary than some other smaller towns in China.
- Salary: up to 29,000 RMB per month depending on experience, qualifications, location and education sector level
- Working Hours: 22 – 40 hours per week
- Living accommodation: Apartment supplied or house allowance provided
- Days off: 2 per week
- Holidays: 2 + week, also festival and national holidays
- Plane ticket: Return or single airfare refunded at the end of your contract
- Health insurance: The employer should provide cover
- Other benefits may include free day trips, mandarin lessons and further training
China work permit
Foreign teachers (You) to legally work in China require a Z Visa. Then you apply for a foreign expert certificate (Once in China) which requires you to pass a medical and have all the relevant paperwork required. See: China Consulate visa section.
Your employer must be approved by the China government to hire foreign teachers. Always a good idea to complete the Z visa process before flying out to China with a work visa in your passport.
Z visa regulation requirements are on a points based system for all foreign employees. You’ll need 65 points to be placed in Class B for teacher employment in China, A, B, C, where A is the top band. Properly qualified and the correct paperwork then you should have no issues.
Require to meet one of the following for a Z visa:
- Language teacher qualification such as TEFL, no experience required
- Bachelors degree and qualified/certified teacher certification, no experience required
- 2 + years experience teaching with a bachelors degree
Majority of schools require you to be an native English speaker from one of: Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, UK, Ireland, Canada.
Jobs in China for foreigners can be secured with or without experience. Although, you will be effectively training on the job.
General requirements for overseas teachers in China
- To teach in school classrooms in China you must have at least a 120 hours+ TEFL certificate or similar English teaching qualification, classroom or online awarded. China government requirement. This is for English teachers
- 60 years old and under to obtain a residency permit. A few towns and cities allow teachers over 60 if a subject expert or case by case to be employed
- Undergraduate degree for subject teachers, such as as business, maths, history
- Native English speaker for teachers of English in a growing number of schools, not all
- 2 + years teaching experience for major towns and city locations, Beijing you need 5 years teaching experience
- Experience teaching that age range, although some positions are available without experience
- Subject teachers teaching in state or international schools should be qualified for the age of student, although not all schools
- Physical medical, z work visa, residency permit for the city you will be living
- 2 years post qualification teaching experience evidence required (For residency permit)
- No criminal record document
Qualifications and other documents require to be authenticated and then legalised at the Chinese Embassy.
Contracts from 3 months to 2 years, also possible renewable.
Residency permit in China
Depending on which provence you wish to teach different regulations and qualification requirements exist. For instance, in popular major Tier 1 cities like Shanghai you must have a Shanghai residency permit to work and live in the city as a foreign teacher.
In addition, teaching in Shanghai, or to teach English in Beijing requires at least an undergraduate degree. Also, you’ll need an English language teaching certificate, be a native English speaker and possible 5 years teaching experience.
China country facts
With a population of more than 1.3 Billion and growing the people of the country live within an area size of 9, 596, 960.
The capital of Beijing is in the north east of the country with a time zone of + 8 hours GMT.
Spending the local currency: Renminbi (RMB) teachers can enjoy local taste, fashion and international brands for their hard earned salary. Electricity: 220 AC Volts, 50 Hz and you should make an attempt to learn some Mandarin language.
Dialling code: + 86 Beijing city code number 010 Tourist Hotline 010-65130828 Emergencies call: 120 Ambulance, 110 Police and 118 Fire Climate: Warm and tropical in the south to very cold in the north in the winter.
Teaching jobs in China when listed are also located on the front page.
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