Places/Travel The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad  

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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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Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Germany Berlin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Brazil Brasília

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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