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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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204 62
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Berlin
2
171 63
Austria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Vienna
3
128 34
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
JesperMains added Copenhagen
4
172 73
Russia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Moscow
5
163 71
France is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Paris
6
165 73
Spain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Madrid
7
141 60
Greece is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Athens
8
157 74
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
9
140 79
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Kiev
10
149 91
Italy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Rome
11
68 30
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
stpavel added Ljubljana
12
41 36
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
added added London
13
85 102
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Ankara
14
62 83
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Brasília
15
68 93
India is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
New Delhi
16
36 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
89 138
Japan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Tokyo
18
75 115
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 91
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Hanoi
21
36 71
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Accra
22
39 78
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Santo Domingo
23
20 43
Laos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Adder added Vientiane
24
7 20
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Stephanie Cheung added Taipei
25
45 97
China is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Teach English Abroad
Beijing