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If you have already graduated from one of our TEFL certification courses and have yet to decide on where you would like to teach, or you are thinking about signing up for a course and are looking for an insight into the most popular teaching destinations, then the following guides might provide some welcome inspiration.

Below you will find dozens of countries from all corners of the world where there are plenty of good opportunities for teaching EFL. Click on the countries that interest you to access a wide range of travel tips, country facts and other useful information.

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Living and Teaching English in Australia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Undoubtedly one of the most unique and exciting countries in the world, Australia attracts millions of visitors from around the world each year.

There are many reasons for its popularity including the country’s unique landscapes, unusual wildlife, world-class beaches and vibrant cities
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Living and Teaching English in Austria - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although Austria is rightly known for its stunning Alpine peaks and high-end ski resorts, there is much more to the country than snow and winter sports.

Thanks to its natural beauty, modern infrastructure, safe and welcoming environment, and centuries of cultural history, Austria is popular with visitors from all over the world at all times of the year
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Living and Teaching English in Bolivia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As one of the lesser travelled countries in Latin America, Bolivia makes a great destination for teaching EFL for people who prefer to get off of the regular tourist trail.

Although salaries are likely to be less than some other countries in the region, the chance to experience living in a unique and fascinating environment is a major draw for many
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Living and Teaching English in Botswana - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although it is less well-known than some other popular destinations in the region, such as South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, Botswana is actually one of the best places to experience the wonders of Africa’s extraordinary wildlife and natural beauty.

Take a look at these guides for some ideas on the top places to visit, from the unique waterways of the Okavango Delta to the dusty plains of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
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Living and Teaching English in Bulgaria - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Bulgaria is a destination worth considering as there are always plenty of jobs available and the cost of living is low in comparison to many other European nations.

Its Black Sea coastline offers miles of quiet beaches to relax on during the summer months, while winter sports lovers will find some great options for skiing and snowboarding
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Living and Teaching English in Cambodia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Unlike its neighbor, Thailand, Cambodia does not have a particularly long history as a tourist destination or as a location for teaching English abroad.

However, that has started to change as huge improvements in infrastructure and a countrywide drive to raise the standard of English have seen a large increase in opportunities for teachers of all nationalities
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Living and Teaching English in Canada - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Boasting a vast expanse of breathtaking scenery that is the equal of anywhere else in the world, Canada is surely one of the best places to be for lovers of the outdoors.

It is also no secret that the high standard of living in Canada makes the country a great place to live and work
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Living and Teaching English in Chile - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Chile has one of the most successful economies in the Latin American region and is also a popular destination for travelers from around the globe.

Fascinating natural landscapes, a vibrant culture and welcoming locals are only a few of the aspects that make Chile a great location to explore
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Living and Teaching English in China - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
China is without a doubt the largest market in the world for teaching English as a foreign language.

With over 300 million English learners across the country, including children, adults and business professionals, the variety of EFL positions in China is truly astounding
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Living and Teaching English in Colombia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although South America has been a popular destination for teaching English abroad for many years, there are several countries in the region that have only recently come onto the scene in a serious way and one of those is Colombia.

With a tourism industry that is growing rapidly every year and an increasing level of cross-border business, the demand for EFL teachers in Colombia is now high
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Living and Teaching English in Croatia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located in southeastern Europe with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is one of the most visited countries in the region.

With great weather, beautiful beaches, extensive national parks, and a rich culture, you are sure to find plenty to occupy your time
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Living and Teaching English in Denmark - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Denmark regularly comes out on top of national rankings based on topics such as education, income level and overall standard of living, making it a popular destination for foreign workers.

If you have found a job in Denmark or plan on heading there in the future, take a look at the following guides for some useful information on the country and its culture
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Living and Teaching English in Ecuador - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Thanks to its enviable location in the tropics of South America, Ecuador is growing ever more popular with tourists and those looking to teach English Abroad.

As well as the great weather, you will also find breathtaking natural scenery and plenty of great opportunities to view up-close some of the world’s most amazing animals
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Living and Teaching English in Egypt - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Egypt has been one of the most visited countries on the African continent for many years thanks to its unrivalled number of extraordinary ancient monuments and artifacts.

It is also one of the most popular destinations in the region for teaching EFL due to a strong demand for language instruction in most major towns and cities
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Living and Teaching English in Estonia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, Estonia is a full member of the European Union and a member of the European single currency.

Since it broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonia has rapidly modernized and is now a popular place to visit
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Living and Teaching English in Finland - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Due to its location in the far north of Europe, Finland enjoys long light days in the summer months which are perfect for enjoying the pristine wilderness that makes up a large proportion of this sparsely populated country.

Although the cold months can be long and dark, they also provide perfect conditions for trying out the wide range of winter sports that are routinely available
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Living and Teaching English in Greece - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Greece has been a top travel destination for many years due to its extensive ancient history, a vibrant culture, hundreds of great beaches, and picturesque towns that attract millions of tourists each year.

Greece is also a great place to live and work as an EFL teacher and there are always plenty of opportunities available
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Living and Teaching English in Hong Kong - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
With visitor numbers in excess of 25 million people per year, Hong Kong is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.

If it is on your list of potential locations for teaching English abroad, take a look at these guides to many different aspects of life in this bustling territory
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Living and Teaching English in Hungary - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As the cost of living continues to rise steeply in Western Europe, countries further east are becoming more and more popular with tourists and EFL teachers alike.

Hungary is one of the countries in the region that you might want to consider as it has a healthy job market for foreign teachers and living expenses are relatively cheap
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Living and Teaching English in India - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Due to India’s colonial past and English being an official language, the demand for qualified EFL teachers is very strong in this region.

The country’s vibrant culture, impressive historic and cultural sites, as well as its unique and beautiful landscapes make it a wonderful place to explore while living abroad as an English language teacher
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Living and Teaching English in Indonesia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Indonesia is an exotic vacation destination that is popular with people from all over the world.

Many people also decide to move to Indonesia to work as an English language teacher as the unique culture and relaxed lifestyle allow you to live comfortably while working in a tropical paradise
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Living and Teaching English in Ireland - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Ireland’s rugged countryside, dramatic coastline, ancient history, popular culture and fun loving people are just a few of the reasons why people flock to the country in large numbers every year.

For some the visit can become more long-term as there is a good market for English language teachers in some parts of the country
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Living and Teaching English in Israel - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As Israel is home to many important religious sites for Christians, Jews and Muslims, it has long been popular with visitors from countries all round the world.

However, there are also many other great reasons for visiting the country, including historical and archaeological sites, national parks and nature reserves, spectacular hiking trails, great beaches, and a lively nightlife
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Living and Teaching English in Italy - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Italy is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe due to its long history, amazing cultural sites and picturesque landscapes.

It is also a very popular destination for qualified teachers looking to live and work in the field of teaching English as a foreign language
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Living and Teaching English in Korea - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
South Korea is one of the most popular destinations in the world for teaching English as a foreign language as it offers an exciting culture, beautiful natural scenery and a multitude of EFL jobs with high salaries and great benefits.

If you are unsure whether it is the right destination for you or you simply want more information before you leave, read on to find out more
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Living and Teaching English in Laos - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As one of the smaller and less travelled countries in Southeast Asia, Laos is a great choice of destination for anyone who is looking for adventure away from the mass tourism that is found in some other countries in the region.

Those who do visit Laos will find a warm and friendly country that has a huge amount to offer in terms of culture, cuisine, exotic wildlife and stunning natural scenery
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Living and Teaching English in Latvia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, Latvia is one of the smallest and least populated countries in Europe.

Despite this, it is still popular with foreign visitors due to its vast expanse of unspoiled countryside, lively modern cities and interesting history and culture
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Living and Teaching English in Lithuania - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
With a population of fewer than 3 million, Lithuania is one of the smaller countries in Europe.

However, despite its relatively small size, it is an increasingly popular place to visit for those looking to experience a country and culture that is a little different from the rest
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Living and Teaching English in Mexico - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Mexico has a very strong market for EFL teachers due in part to its close proximity to the United States.

It also makes a great destination for English language teachers as it boasts an incredible array of historic and natural sites, such as the ancient Mayan temples, ruins and pyramids
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Living and Teaching English in Morocco - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As it is one of the most accessible and stable countries in the region, Morocco is always a popular choice for people looking to explore the history and culture of North Africa.

Whether you prefer the relaxation of the country’s coastal resorts, the rugged beauty of the Atlas Mountains, or the cultural heritage of major cities such as Casablanca, Tangiers or Fez, you are sure to enjoy an experience you will never forget
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Living and Teaching English in Myanmar - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is one of the least visited countries in Southeast Asia making it an ideal destination for anyone who prefers to get off the region’s well-trodden backpacker trail.

Those who do visit will find plenty of great things to see and do, from exploring ancient temples and pagodas to relaxing on exotic palm-fringed beaches
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Living and Teaching English in New Zealand - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
New Zealand is increasingly becoming one of the hottest destinations in the world, particularly for those who love the outdoor life and adrenaline sports.

The country’s lively cities such as Auckland and Wellington also attract foreign visitors, including English language teachers who are able to take advantage of the country’s multicultural dynamic
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Living and Teaching English in Nicaragua - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although Nicaragua is not one of the region's traditional hotspots for teaching English as a foreign language, it is rapidly growing in popularity year-on-year.

As the largest country in Central America there are ever-increasing opportunities for foreign teachers, both in large cities and popular tourist areas
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Living and Teaching English in Norway - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located in the Scandinavian region of Europe, Norway stretches for over 1,500km from north to south giving it a diverse landscape, wildlife, culture and cuisine.

The following guides should provide some good information to help you plan your trip, from basic travel tips and cultural information to a range of weird and wonderful facts about the country
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Living and Teaching English in Panama - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Famous the world over for its canal that links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Panama is a rapidly developing country that also has large areas of lush jungles that are teeming with rare and unique wildlife.

As it is conveniently located within a short flight of the USA and uses the US dollar as an official currency, Panama is also a popular option for teaching English abroad
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Living and Teaching English in Paraguay - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As it is a landlocked country that is sandwiched between three much larger neighbors; Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina, Paraguay is often overlooked as a serious contender for teaching English in South America.

For anyone looking for a unique cultural experience away from the crowded teaching markets that can be found elsewhere in the region, Paraguay offers plenty of great opportunities for experienced and first-time teachers
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Living and Teaching English in the Philippines - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
The Philippines is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Southeast Asia and it attracts millions of tourists to its many islands every year.

The country is also a popular location for teaching EFL as English is an official language that is used extensively in business, government and the media
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Living and Teaching English in Poland - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Located in the heart of Central Europe, Poland’s popularity among foreign teachers continues to grow every year.

Modern, vibrant cities such as Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw and Gdansk are home to a significant number of teaching opportunities in a wide variety of settings
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Living and Teaching English in Portugal - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate that ensures plenty of sunshine year-round, Portugal has long been a popular destination for international tourists.

The warm weather and the laidback lifestyle also ensure that Portugal attracts many EFL teachers, although the numbers are considerably less than the more crowded markets in other countries in the region such as Italy and Spain
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Living and Teaching English in Romania - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
If you are looking to avoid the overcrowded teaching markets of Western Europe, you might want to take a look at Romania as jobs are plentiful and the cost of living is low compared to many other countries in the region.

Below are a few guides to give you an insight into the country and its culture, from basic travel tips to some weird and wonderful facts that you might find interesting
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Living and Teaching English in Russia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
It is no surprise that the largest country in the world has some of the most impressive natural landscapes and historic attractions to explore.

On top of that, Russia also has a high demand for qualified teachers of English as a foreign language in many of the main cities
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Living and Teaching English in Saudi Arabia - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Saudi Arabia is a very popular destination for teaching English as a foreign language as it offers some of the highest salaries and most extensive benefit packages to be found anywhere in the world.

A high level of qualifications and teaching experience is usually required to secure a position, but if you meet the criteria you should find you can live very comfortably during your stay
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Living and Teaching English in Singapore - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Singapore is one of the most developed cities in Asia so it is no surprise that it is a very popular destination for people who want to teach English abroad.

Teachers living in Singapore can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment options and tourist attractions, while living in one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world
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Living and Teaching English in South Africa - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
South Africa is a popular choice with international tourists and EFL teachers due to its wild and rugged scenery, incredible wildlife, vibrant cities and laidback beach resorts.

If you think it might be a good choice of destination to start your EFL teaching career, take a look at the following guides for a wealth of information that should help you plan your trip
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Living and Teaching English in Spain - Habits, Customs & Curiosities

Spain is undoubtedly one of the most popular countries in Europe for teaching English as a foreign language.

Whether you prefer vibrant cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville, or one of the many smaller cities and towns across the country, you are sure to find plenty of great teaching opportunities waiting for you
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Living and Teaching English in Sweden - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Sweden regularly comes near the top of various surveys related to prosperity, equality, health, education, and overall quality of life.

When you also consider it is one of the safest, cleanest and most stable countries in the world, it is no surprise that so many people choose to move to Sweden to live and work
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Living and Teaching English in Switzerland - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Anyone with a love of outdoor pursuits, particularly winter sports, will probably be aware of the thrills available in the Alpine country of Switzerland.

The country is home to some of the best ski fields in the whole world, while the summer months provide great conditions for mountain treks, climbing and cycling
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Living and Teaching English in Taiwan - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Taiwan is one of the most popular countries in Asia for teaching EFL as there are always a large number of jobs available that offer very competitive salaries and attractive extra benefits such as paid housing and airfares.

If you are thinking about teaching in Asia, take a look at these brief guides to Taiwan to see if it might be the right destination for you
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Living and Teaching English in Thailand - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, boasting an alluring culture, delicious cuisine and beautiful natural scenery, from mountains to stunning beaches and islands.

On top of that, the demand for qualified English language teachers is very high making it a great location to work in the EFL field
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Living and Teaching English in Turkey - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As one of the largest and most populated countries in Europe, Turkey attracts a huge number of visitors, including EFL teachers from all over the world.

If you are thinking of joining them, take a look at the following guides for a range of information that you should find useful before and during your trip
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Living and Teaching English in the UAE - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
The United Arab Emirates is one of the best countries to teach English as a foreign language if you are looking for a high salary and attractive benefits such as paid accommodation and free flights.

However, the country has much more to offer than just good pay
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Living and Teaching English in the UK - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Boasting an impressive number of historic and cultural sites and attractions, the UK is a very popular tourist destination for people from around the world.

Also, the country’s multicultural society makes it a great place for teaching English as a foreign language and the demand for teachers is strong in many areas
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Living and Teaching English in Uruguay - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Although small in size and population, Uruguay is a popular destination as it boasts a modern infrastructure, a clean and safe environment, and plenty of great attractions.

If you like the sound of Uruguay, take a look at the following guides to gain a greater insight into the country
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Living and Teaching English in the USA - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
The United States of America is a vast country with impressive natural landscapes and vibrant cities, with each of the 50 states offering something different in terms of attractions, culture and local cuisine.

You might be surprised to know that the USA is also a great place to work in the field of English language teaching
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Living and Teaching English in Venezuela - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
As one of South America’s lesser known countries among foreign English language teachers, Venezuela offers a great opportunity to get away from the crowded teaching markets found elsewhere on the continent.

The main center for teaching jobs is in the capital city, Caracas, although a lesser number can also be found in other areas
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Living and Teaching English in Vietnam - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Vietnam is now one of the fastest growing markets for EFL teachers in Asia due to a high demand for the English language in the business world, the tourism industry and most state and private schools.

As well as plenty of job opportunities, Vietnam also offers a good income, a relaxed pace of life and a tropical paradise to enjoy in your time away from the classroom
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