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International Job Market Summary

for teaching English as a second language (ESL) abroad.

 

 

Job Market

Pay

Cost of Living

Italy

Excellent

Moderate

High

Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Good

Moderate

High

Scandinavia

Tight

Moderate +

High

Spain

Good

Moderate

High

Latin America

Excellent

Low pay

Low

Middle East

Excellent

High pay

Low

Greece

Tight

Moderate

High

Eastern Europe

Excellent

Low pay

Low

Portugal

Tight

Moderate

High

Brazil

Excellent

Low pay

Low

Japan

Tight

High pay

High

China

Excellent

Low pay

Low

France, Belgium

Good

Moderate

High

Beware of scams selling TEFL certificate courses. Some web sites claim they are placement services that will help you get a job in the country you choose, but after you apply online you are told you need to "qualify" by buying their TEFL course ($1,000 or more). After you buy the course they tell you the job you applied for is no longer available, but they'll let you know as soon as another job comes up!

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