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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202 62
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Berlin
2
169 63
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Vienna
3
126 34
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
JesperMains added Copenhagen
4
170 73
Russia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Moscow
5
161 71
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
138 79
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 36
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added London
13
83 102
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Ankara
14
67 92
India is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
New Delhi
15
60 82
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Brasília
16
35 44
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added Washington, D.C.
17
88 136
Japan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Tokyo
18
74 113
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Seoul
19
54 94
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
San José
20
48 89
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Hanoi
21
36 70
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Accra
22
20 41
Laos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Adder added Vientiane
23
7 17
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Stephanie Cheung added Taipei
24
38 77
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Santo Domingo
25
45 94
China is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Beijing