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 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.
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
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