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Teaching English in Dubai & The United Arab Emirates (The Country Guide)

Lonely sand dunes and bumping night clubs, stately camels and shiny BMWs. Colorful minarets pushed up next to the tallest building in the world.  Welcome to the UAE, a country that lies at the nexus of modernity and tradition. You’ll find that this country has everything you’ve ever dreamed of, but that it feels nothing…

The Best Laptops for Teachers: The Definitive Buying Guide [Update]

What would a teacher’s life be like without a laptop? For most teachers, it’s their #1 tool. They use it to draft their worksheets, show videos in the classroom, research lesson topics and teach students online in their spare time. Are you about to buy a new one because your old one is broken or…

Teaching English in Thailand (The Country Guide)

If you love pad thai, island hopping, ancient temples, and wild parties, then Thailand just might be the ideal destination for you. People love teaching English here because the cost of living is low, the lifestyle is fun and exciting, and there are lots of expats so it’s easy to make friends. Read on to…

VIPKID Salary: How to Earn up to $4,000 per Month

If you’ve been researching ways to earn money from home, you’ve probably already heard of VIPKID. This online teaching platform is a great way to make money from anywhere in the world, whether you’re doing it as a side hustle or a full-time job. Not everyone who tries to teach through VIPKID earns as much…

VIPKID Teacher Requirements 2019: The Complete Breakdown

Teaching for VIPKID lets you work from home with minimal effort. You can make up to $22 an hour, create your own schedule, and work from your home — or a hostel.  Sounds great, right? But how do you get started? We’re about to break down exactly what it takes to teach for VIPKID: we’ll…

How to Pass Your VIPKID Mock Class (in 2019)

If you’re thinking of applying to VIPKID, you probably already know about the mock class.  It’s an essential part of the application process, and the good news is that it’s not as scary as it seems. In this article, we’re going to break down what the mock class looks like. We’re also going to give…

Teaching English in Colombia (The Country Guide)

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Do you want to see the world, learn Spanish, dance salsa, eat tripe, and trek through Amazon rainforests?  Or are you trying to negotiate between having an adventure after college and making your parents happy by getting a real job? If you’re the kind of person who likes exploration and growth, teaching English in Colombia…

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia (The Country Guide)

Do you dream of camels, deserts, and ancient holy sites?  Or are your imaginations more concerned with making oodles of cash? Whether your head’s in the clouds or your wallet, you’ll find all you dream of and more teaching English in Saudi Arabia.  This article breaks down what it’s like to be an ESL teacher…

The 11 Countries Paying the Highest Salaries for Teaching Abroad

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If you’re interested in living abroad, you might be considering teaching ESL as a way to fund your travels.  Teaching English abroad can be incredibly lucrative, as well as a great way to see the world. However, not every country promises teachers lavish salaries.  Want to know where you should move to if you want…

Teaching English In Peru (The Country Guide)

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¡Hola! Are you interested in brushing up on your Spanish — or just seeing the world? Teaching English in Peru is a great option to get paid for traveling to South America. Peru has a booming job market, beautiful sights, and some seriously delicious cuisine.  Read on to find out why you should make Peru your…

Teaching English in Cambodia (The Country Guide)

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If you consider teaching English in Southeast Asia, Cambodia should definitely be on your list! This coastal nation is full of beauty and a great place to live and work. The best part is, teaching English in Cambodia is even possible for teachers without a degree and for qualified non-native speakers. Read on to find…

Teaching English in Brazil (The Country Guide)

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Whether you’re a language learner, a restless wanderer, or a committed teacher (or all three!), consider teaching English in Brazil! While Brazil isn’t one of the most popular TEFL markets, it’s one of the rare countries where almost any fluent English speaker can land a job. No degree? Not the “right” passport? Não tem problema!…

Teach English in Russia (The Country Guide)

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Have you been dreaming of life in the land of borscht, mushroom domes, and the Bolshoi Ballet? Whether you’ve had your heart set on teaching English in Russia for ages or you’ve just started entertaining the idea of living abroad, you’ll find adventure and a nice life here. Read on to find out everything you…

The 16 Best Cities to Teach English in China

If you’ve started looking for ESL jobs in China, you may be getting overwhelmed by all the employment offers out there. There are jobs in a billion different cities you’ve never even heard of! How are you supposed to choose between all your choices? Read our guide to find out what makes some of the…

Teaching English in Ecuador (The Country Guide)

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Teaching English in Ecuador is a great way to fund your travel experience in South America and build relationships with locals while you’re at it. Why Ecuador? If you’re interested in teaching English in a place off the beaten path, full of adventure, natural beauty, and delicious food, look no further than Ecuador. Also, you…

The 7 Requirements for Teaching English in China

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If you’re considering teaching in China, you probably have lots of questions about what the requirements are. As things are changing often in a fast-paced country like China, you have to make sure you have up to date information about what you need to teach English there. This article will detail the seven requirements for…

Teaching English in Argentina (The Country Guide)

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If you’re looking for adventure or just a stable job in another country, consider teaching English in Argentina. You’ll love the laid back culture, beautiful scenery, and delicious food here — and you’ll also love making the world better by becoming a teacher. Read on to find out what it’s like to live in Argentina,…

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