The top TEFL teaching destinations of 2022
As COVID restrictions across the world have been lifted, travel and adventure await us once more.
Keen to take advantage of it, thousands of teachers have left home behind, moving across the globe to fulfil their dreams of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) while living in another country.
These exciting opportunities span the globe, leading to difficult decisions on where to explore first!
Graduating from a TEFL course gives aspiring English teachers the means and qualifications to embark on a fulfilling and sociable TEFL job, that allows them to explore new countries and cultures while still earning.
In as little as 120 hours, you can turn your spare time into a world-recognised qualification and turn your life into the travel adventure you’ve always wanted it to be.
But with so many destinations on offer, where do you set your sights first? Why not start by looking at some of the favourite TEFL locations of 2022?
The most popular teaching destinations of 2022
Teach English in Korea
There are hundreds of things to see and do in Korea during your time off, from Buddhist temples to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and a vast number of mountains you can climb and hike.
If you prefer bustling cities, such as Seoul, you’ll be spoilt for choice, and can find your modern comforts and impressive architecture.
To teach in Korea, you will require a degree in any subject and the completion of a TEFL course, such as the 120-hour Professional TEFL course, which could be completed in as little as three weeks.
Once working in Korea, you can benefit from all-inclusive training, support from a local Korean teacher, a competitive monthly salary, free furnished accommodation, and paid holiday, to name but a few perks.
With arrival dates throughout the year, there’s plenty of time to complete your TEFL course and pack your bags for a Korean adventure in 2023.
Teach English as a foreign language in Vietnam
With over 15 million international visitors in 2022, what are you waiting for?
A peaceful country with a good mix of city and countryside means that you will love Vietnam, no matter your preference.
If you are looking to teach in Vietnam there are two available options, allowing you to pick which option suits your lifestyle best. These are:
Complete an exciting TEFL internship in Vietnam and work up to 18 hours a week fulfilling important charity work, designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged women’s and children’s groups.
You can expect your accommodation, up to 2 free meals per day, and VISA support to be included. And at end of your stay, you will receive full assistance and recommendation letters to help you find your first TEFL job.
Prefer to earn and work full-time right away?
A TEFL job teaching English is perfect for you and has exciting benefits that mean you can live well and save money. These benefits include a very generous salary, overtime pay, accommodation, and paid holiday, to name but a few!
A degree is preferred but non-essential, and as long as you have completed any 100+ hours TEFL course, you can apply for your Vietnamese teaching adventure today!
With 2023 arrival dates throughout July, August, September, and October, you have bags of time to complete your TEFL course and prepare for your new career in Southeast Asia.
Teach English in Japan
Live in the country of the oldest civilisation in the world, renowned for its diverse scenery and natural wonders.
Spend your free time exploring attractions such as ancient temples, castles, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites or experiencing Japanese cuisine.
TEFL jobs in Japan are suitable for any applicants who have a degree and have studied for a TEFL course of 170 hours, and in return, you could experience generous wages, a whopping 6-weeks of annual leave, health insurance, accommodation support, and much more.
So, what are you waiting for?
Join us in Japan!
Teach English as a foreign language in Saudi Arabia
Famed for being the birthplace of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed, Saudi Arabia is notable for being a melting pot of cultures, allowing you to experience aspects of many religions and lifestyles.
Bask in the year-round warm weather or if you’re feeling adventurous, try out the world-class scuba diving or go hiking in the lush mountains of the South.
TEFL jobs vary widely in Saudi Arabia, ranging from nursery positions to high school level, and require a degree and generally a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) or BEd (Bachelor of Education), with relevant teaching experience.
In return, TEFL jobs in Saudi Arabia benefit from salaries being tax-free and include accommodation, insurance, and flight allowances, among other benefits, which many teachers use to help them grow their savings.
Are you ready for your Saudi adventure?
Teach English in Colombia
Known as the gateway to South America, Colombia offers a diverse range of climates and natural features to enjoy, including the Caribbean Sea and South Pacific Ocean, the Andes and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain ranges, and the iconic coffee farms.
You can indulge in a wide variety of foods, including classics such as arepas and empanadas, chocolate, and of course coffee!
TEFL jobs in Colombia come with competitive salaries and assistance with VISAs and accommodation. The one-year contracts will give you peace of mind and will allow you to properly explore South America in your time off.
To enjoy teaching English in Colombia, you don’t always need a degree. You can access the position with successful completion of a TEFL course and by showing strong teamwork and leadership skills.
So, what are you waiting for?
Find your TEFL job today!
With TEFL, the world is really your oyster.
With the completion of a TEFL course, you can follow like-minded English teachers to the most popular destinations of 2022 or stride out on your own and visit other TEFL locations across the globe.
TEFL jobs are to be found on nearly every continent, so go and find your next adventure!
Previously: Spotlight on teaching in Indonesia