Want to learn even more about living and teaching in Southeast Asia? this website has a few thousand words of information, but my eBook is over 40,000 words long (about 120 pages) and has loads more information based on my own experience living and teaching in Southeast Asia for 7 years, as well as from extensive internet research and interviews with over 20 teachers living in the region.
The first book in the series covers teaching in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. You’ll find out more about what qualifications you need to teach in each country, the best places and methods to look for work, and valuable information about how much you’ll likely earn and spend in each country. You’ll also find the most comprehensive list of schools in each country that you can find on the internet!
For just $4.99, you’ll save yourself many hours of searching through scattered blog posts and poring over message boards. You’ll find out just what you need to do to prepare yourself to teach abroad, including the different certifications you can get and which are considered the best. You’ll get the accurate and organized information you need to make a decision about where you want to try to teach. The decision of where to teach can have quite a big impact on how your time abroad turns out, so get the best information you can to help you make your decision!
About the Author
I’ve lived in Southeast Asia for about seven years now. I started off teaching English at Can Tho University in southern Vietnam for one year. After that I made a big leap to Singapore, where I taught at Jurong Secondary School for 1.5 years. After traveling for a few months, I next lived in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand for about one year. After that I moved to Bangkok to study for a master’s degree and to continue working as a teacher. I’m currently working as Director of Studies at The Knowledge, a language school in central Bangkok.
I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to learn scuba diving in the Philippines and kickboxing in Thailand. I’ve been able to travel in every country in ASEAN, and was able to spend four months riding a bicycle through Vietnam and one month riding a motorbike around Laos. I even had the chance to hike to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal. I’m grateful for all the adventures I’ve been able to have, and I hope the information in this guide can help give others the reassurance they need to give teaching abroad a try!
I got the idea for this guidebook the last time that I was search for a teaching job. My plans were wide open, so I had to consider whether I wanted to go to Indonesia or China, or stay in Thailand, or go back to Vietnam. I spent days trying to do research online, but mostly just found blog posts and message-board chatter. Everyone talked about how cheap the food was, how great the weather was, and how cute their students were. However, I couldn’t find much good information that would help me directly compare different countries so that I could choose where I wanted to work next. I realized how helpful it would be for teachers to have such a guide, so with help from a friend at Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine I got to work on it!