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Top 5 Places to Teach English in Asia

Catalina 6 months ago - in Career, Travel&Life

2. Japan

Japan used to be known as the best country for English teachers until more recently. Japan still has a lot of great opportunities and the pay rates are actually among the highest in Asia, but there are some additional challenges now. The economic slowdown hit Japan pretty hard, and educational institutions have been forced to either shut down or lay off a lot of teachers. The tsunami has also affected a lot of cities in northern Japan. The jobs are not as easy to come by in Japan and the job market is also more competitive as well, so you will need to have a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification if you want a decent job. If you pick Japan, you will need to find a job before you arrive and have an alternate plan if things do not work out.