Best Countries to Teach English Abroad in 2019
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If you were to ask what are the best countries to teach English abroad in 2019, which would you say?
Czech Republic? Absolutely!
Italy? Of course!
The thing is, no matter which country you choose, it probably is a good country to teach English as a Foreign Language in. We don’t think we can put together a list of the best countries to teach abroad in, because how are we going to judge that? The countries that pay the best salaries? The countries that allow you the best lifestyles? Possibly the countries that have the least working hours? Everyone’s needs are different so there surely can’t be just one list.
Instead, we thought we’d put together a list of the most popular countries to teach English abroad in in 2019 which will suit everyone.
The best country for saving money: South Korea
South Korea is still one of the best countries for saving money. TEFL jobs in South Korea usually come with a generous package which includes flights, accommodation and health insurance, so you are able to save a large chunk of your salary. Unless, of course, you spend all your hard-earned money on the amazing travelling opportunities there!
The best country for living your best life: Spain
Spain is at the top of many TEFL teachers’ lists at the moment. And who can blame them? Living in Spain means living a good life. You are sure to party harder than you work, the weather is good and the food even better. Salaries can start quite low but the cost of living is low too, meaning that you’ll earn enough to enjoy your lifestyle and still be able to afford weekend trips around Europe.
The best country for culture shock: Japan
East meets West and the past meets the present in Japan. International business is booming in Japan so there are TEFL jobs for everyone. Language schools, government schools and universities are all on the lookout for TEFL teachers. Japan has so much to offer by way of beautiful natural landscapes, fascinating history and interesting cultural practices that if you can get over the culture shock you’ll most certainly have an experience to remember.
The best country off the beaten track: Kazakhstan
Yes we’re being serious! Kazakhstan is the world’s biggest land-locked country and it’s full of surprises for those of you brave enough to discover them. The demand for TEFL teachers is growing and positions are well-paid, presumably because not many TEFL teachers are adventurous enough to consider living here.
The best country for the masses: China
If you prefer the road more travelled, then China is the place for you. There are loads of jobs available for TEFL teachers so you can pick the one which suits you best. You can choose between working in a big city or a small, remote village, but wherever you go you are sure to have a genuine Chinese adventure.
The best country if you don’t have a degree: Colombia
Perhaps a surprising choice but Colombia is fast becoming the new destination to go to. Colombia is now politically stable and tourist-friendly. In fact, it has one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America and this means there are loads of jobs for TEFL teachers. With vibrant cities and breathtaking natural landscapes, Colombia has something to offer everyone.
The best country if you don’t have experience: Thailand
Thailand has always been a favourite with TEFL teachers, probably because it is such a welcoming country, in so many ways. While you do need a degree to get a work visa in Thailand, schools are more than happy to take on new teachers. Newbies can earn a bit of money, get some experience and live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
The best country for families: United Arab Emirates
You may be surprised to find the Middle East on this list, but you shouldn’t be. The United Arab Emirates should be a consideration for any serious TEFL teacher – we say serious teacher because you need to be highly qualified to teach here. You need a TEFL certificate but also a degree in English or Education – preferably a Master’s degree – and loads of experience. But the thing about the UAE is that not only are you well-compensated and appreciated for your work, but your family is welcome as well. Employers here prioritise family life so are more than happy to help with relocating families and setting you up comfortably.
Do you agree with our choices? Which top TEFL destination will we find you in in 2019?
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- You can tell us if you think the personal information we are processing about you is factually inaccurate. You can require us to restrict how we use your personal information until we can verify the accuracy of the information. We will ask you for an explanation about why you think the information is inaccurate, and may also ask that you provide some supporting evidence of the alleged inaccuracy.
- If we find that the personal information we are processing about you is inaccurate, we will take appropriate steps to correct the information.
Personal information is no longer needed by ELEARNING FUTURES LTD but needed by you in connection with a legal claim
- In most circumstances, we will securely delete or dispose of personal information when we no longer need it for our legitimate business purposes. Our approach to retention is outlined in our corporate retention schedules.
- However, if the personal information we no longer need would assist you in establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim, you can require us to keep the information for as long as necessary. We may ask you to provide an explanation and any available supporting evidence that a legal claim is ongoing or contemplated.
Right to erasure of personal data (“the right to be forgotten”)
In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.
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