Top Five Countries That Pay the Most to Teach English Abroad
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They say that teaching is a passion. While it might be true that not many people go into teaching for the money, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t money to be made! That’s right: teaching is one of the most rewarding occupations on an intellectual and spiritual level but it can be rewarding on a financial level too. Having said that, of course not all TEFL jobs are lucrative but it totally depends on where you work. If you’re looking into teaching English abroad or if you’ve already done a TEFL course and are now trying to find a job and finances are a big part of your decision, here are the top five countries that pay the most to teach English abroad.
Believe it or not! Not many people think about teaching English in Kazakhstan but it’s becoming a top destination for TEFL teachers who not only want to teach off the beaten track but who want to earn a few dollars.
Salaries range from $4,000 to $ 5,000 but the clincher is that teaching packages usually include flights, insurance and accommodation.
United Arab Emirates
There are a few TEFL hotspots in the UAE. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the usual suspects but you can also look for jobs in Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. Job requirements are quite strict so teaching here suits teachers who have either a teaching qualification as well as a TEFL or teaching experience.
Salaries are usually about $3 000 to $4 000 a month, but you will also receive flights and accommodation. Even though the cost of living may be quite high in these cities, the fact that your accommodation costs are covered will save you loads of money. Plus, your salary is tax-free!
Another desert hotspot is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia offers packages which are just as attractive as the UAE but doesn’t have such strict teaching requirements. You might be a bit hesitant to live and work in Saudi Arabia but if you’re willing to have a cultural adventure, Saudi Arabia should definitely be an option for you.
In Saudi Arabia you can earn $2 500 to $5 000 a month, with flights and accommodation included.
South Korea has always been a favourite TEFL destination and the salary is just one of the reasons. Living and teaching in South Korea is a cultural adventure and many people come here for the experience alone. Happily, you are well compensated for your work and there are many opportunities for you to bump up your salary with extra work as well.
In South Korea you’re likely to earn between $2 000 and $3 000 a month, but your flights, health insurance and accommodation are included.
Another Asian gem for TEFL teachers is Taiwan. Historically Taiwan has always been a solid option for TEFL teachers but it has never been as popular as its cousins South Korea, China or Thailand. This looks set to change as TEFL salaries on the small island nation become more attractive.
Teaching in Taiwan you will earn $3 000 to $4 000 a month. Unlike the other countries on this list, this usually won’t include accommodation though it may include a reimbursement of flights. However, the cost of living in Taiwan is so low that your earning power is much more than is reflected in the salary.
At the moment these are the top countries in terms of salaries for teaching English abroad. This doesn’t mean that you can’t earn good money or save money in other countries – it all depends on the cost of living in relation to the salary. If finances are a real concern for you (and your bank balance!), make sure you consider all the different aspects related to salaries and not just the number on the paycheck.
If none of these countries tickle your fancy, other countries which deserve a mention for their attractive salaries are China, Japan and Kuwait.
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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]emy.com
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.