Published 23rd July 2018

Teach English abroad

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If you’ve just passed your TEFL exams and you want to teach English abroad, you may be wondering just where to go.

Three popular destinations where you can teach English abroad:


If you’re excited by the thought of working in South America and you want to explore a large country, then try Brazil. The demand for English language teachers is high so there are plenty of opportunities if you have a TEFL qualification.

In Brazil you’ll have the choice of working in a city, on the coast or inland. The cost of living is obviously higher in a city, but the wages too should be better. Wherever you decide to go you should earn enough to live in with some left over to enjoy your free time.

Popular places to teach English in Brazil:

  • San Paulo
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Salvador
  • Recife
  • Belo Horizonte
  • Brasilia
  • Santa Catarina


Russia is a fascinating country to go and teach English abroad.  It has plenty of people who want to learn English. You usually find work in private English schools all over the country. The cost of living is affordable. You’ll have enough money from teaching to rent your apartment and live comfortably. Getting around by public transport isn’t expensive. It means it won’t cost you a fortune to travel to and from work. You can also do some exploring cheaply in your free time.

Popular Places to teach English in Russia:

  • Moscow
  • St Petersburg
  • Omsk
  • Vladimir
  • Kazan
  • Yekaterinburg


If you want to teach English abroad somewhere far away, why not apply for teaching posts in Vietnam? It’s popular with English language teachers who love the friendly people and the gorgeous beaches on the South China Sea.

The cost of living is low in Vietnam, so you’ll find you can live comfortably on your wages. It’s a place you will definitely want to explore when you have time off from classes.

Popular places to teach English in Vietnam:

  • Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Hanoi
  • Haiphong
  • Hue

Don’t forget, if you want to teach English abroad in these exciting places book yourself on a TEFL Academy TEFL weekend course and take the first step towards your TEFL qualification.