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List of the Best Countries to Teach English Abroad ranked from best to worst. Almost a billion people worldwide seek to learn the English language each year, providing prospective teachers gainful employment in dozens of interesting nations. Whether you are a recent college graduate, a retiree looking for a second career or just an individual looking for a job change, teaching English abroad could be the opportunity that you are looking for.

What makes a country ideal for teaching English abroad? There are many schools of thought on the subject. Spain is great for young college grads, looking to extend the college experience while making good money. Costa Rica offers English language teachers fair pay in an area with a low cost of living and in Vietnam teachers are earning great wages while getting a classic Asian experience.

If you're looking to make the best salary possible the United Arab Emirates is the place for you. Besides offering a great pay rate, the UAE offers English language teachers free airfare, furnished housing and even health insurance.

So which country is the best to teach English abroad? Vote on this list and let us know why that country provides the best experience for people teaching English over seas.
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198 62
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Berlin

2
168 62
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Vienna

3
125 34
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
JesperMains added Copenhagen

4
167 72
Russia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Moscow

5
161 70
France is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Paris

6
163 73
Spain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Madrid

7
139 60
Greece is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens

8
155 74
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad

9
137 78
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Kiev

10
147 91
Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Rome

11
66 30
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
stpavel added Ljubljana

12
39 34
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added London

13
82 101
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Ankara

14
59 82
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Brasília

15
34 42
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added Washington, D.C.

16
62 91
India is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
New Delhi

17
73 112
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Seoul

18
84 136
Japan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Tokyo

19
54 94
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
San José

20
36 70
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Accra

21
46 89
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Hanoi

22
20 40
Laos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Adder added Vientiane

23
38 77
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Santo Domingo

24
6 17
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Stephanie Cheung added Taipei

25
45 94
China is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Beijing

26
34 76
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Bangkok

27
35 79
Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Jakarta

28
34 80
Chile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Santiago

29
28 83
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
pan__Ali added Pyongyang

30
41 124
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Mexico City

31
33 129
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad

32
21 132
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Doha

33
22 138
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Riyadh