Top Sites to find a Job Teaching Abroad!

So this is a bit off topic but it is one I greatly enjoy talking about and something I believe that most of you would benefit from as well.

I know that I first got into making money online because I wanted to travel more and to be completely honest, if you have read my about me section you will know that I got my biggest start in traveling abroad by teaching English.

So While I believe most people reading my blog probably have an end goal of working completely online for the ability to travel, I do also believe that this can help you out.

How Do I know this can help you out? 

Well because this is the way that I did it.

Teaching English abroad allowed me to have a schedule with a lot more free time and I was able to still earn an income, so worrying about money coming in wasn’t an issue.

With all that extra free time I was able to travel and explore just about as much as I wanted too. This also allowed me much more free time to work on my travel blog and do more things to work towards a full online income as well.

Sure I started a travel blog but that doesn’t mean you have to.

I could have started any kind of blog that I wanted to but travel is something that I was passionate about and greatly enjoyed.

So without further ado here is my list of the top sites to find a job teaching abroad (Notice I didn’t say teaching English specifically), These are also not in any particular order by the way. also known as Dave’s ESL Cafe

This site is massive and has so many resources about teaching abroad is most definitely cannot be overlooked. Sure the layout and appearance is a bit dated but that just adds to the charm. This is probably the largest job board on the internet when it comes to teaching English abroad. While it has forums and a ton of information it specifically has three job boards, One for China, One Focused on South Korea, and the third is for the rest of the world.

China and South Korea are singled out specifically because they are the largest markets for ESL jobs. However if you aren’t wanting to work in one of these two countries the international job board is still an amazing resource, it will just be a bit tougher to comb through.

This is a newer site and seriously offers some great jobs. This site specifically focuses on South Korea. Since this site focuses on a specific country they are able to break things down a bit better then a bigger site would. For one they actually separate jobs from Direct Hire to Recruiters. This is an amazing feature and one that a more experienced person should take huge advantage of. If you have been around the block a few times having to use a recruiter and all the benefits/downfalls that entails shouldn’t be something you would want.


This is a site that is specifically for Thailand. It has some really good jobs available and many of the jobs wont be found anywhere else. Also with living in Thailand guides, and an activity community of people who live and work in Thailand this is a site that most definitly should not be overlooked.


What a great resource for all things Japan. This site is not specifically for teaching jobs but jobs in Education do happen to be the largest and most active job board on the site.


Unfortunately unlike most of the other resource sites here this one is not free. However it does come with the fact that the mass majority of the schools on this site are reputable international and private schools. So the positions to be found here are typically going to pay quite a bit more. While more money might not always be the case I can confidently tell you that you aren’t going to be finding any chain after school academies either (not that their is anything wrong with those places)

Profs Abroad

Just like the previous site this one is also paid but also like the last one the jobs found here are pretty sweet. This site in particular is geared to finding those ever sought after University gigs, as the name might suggest. In case you thought your credentials didn’t allow for a cushy University gig I can assuredly tell you that not all locations have the same strict hiring practices and as long as you meet the normal ESL position credentials it is possible to find a University job with just those as well but it might not always be in the best of locations.

Shenzhen Party & The Beijinger

Both of these sites are once again not particularly geared towards teaching jobs but don’t let their names fool you either. While Shenzhen Party might be geared towards Southern China and The Beijinger be more geared towards Northern China they both have positions for all over China. Both of these sites are also rather niche sites and I defintly wanted to include them because these are both sites I was not fully made aware of until I actually moved to Shenzhen and had lived their awhile. For those that do not know, Shenzhen has over 12 million people and is literally right next to Hong Kong.

Finally I will round out this list with the more generic job board sites that don’t have anything in particular to mention about them. 

TEFL Search

ESL Base

ESL Employment

ESL Job Feed

ESL 101

I hope everyone has found this list helpful. If I left out a site that you think is more than just a generic job board site and needs to be featured here please do not hesitate to mention it in the comments below.

To your next adventure!

– Spencer




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Jon - May 6, 2019

This is a comprehensive lists of sites to help on your search for your job as a teacher overseas. I have not heard of many of these but I am interested in teaching english or even spirituality overseas but was not sure where to start. Which of these websites have you used in order to get a job and prep you for teaching in other countries?

    Spencer Broom - May 6, 2019

    I have personally searched for jobs on essentially all of them. The first one I go to every time is but its most assuredly not the last. 

Etah - May 6, 2019

Wow, I like this post very much, I bookmarked it.

I have been teaching English online for a while now and I was looking for an opportunity to merge my passion to travel and teaching.

I have googled how to do this but I have never found an article which goes in details on how to start and go about this.

So thanks very much for this, very helpful

    Spencer Broom - May 6, 2019

    If you need any tips or advice feel free to reach out!

Augusta - May 6, 2019

I am glad that I am reading your blog today. I am actually an online English teacher and I have been searching for more sites I can tutor. With your blog post, I know I can achieve that.

Definitely, I have found it helpful and I actually click on those links and I was amazed. Blog Posts like this is much needed to help people in need out. 

Please, can you please create a post on skills that new online teachers needs to have or develop as an experienced online teacher to new or aspiring online teachers. Why? Because the major problem I am facing is retaining my students after first or second classes. Thank you and am glad that I found your blog.

Jovan Vedrene - May 6, 2019

Hey thanks for the post Spencer. As I was reading I was getting different ideas I can utilize in terms of making money teaching.

I particularly don’t know anything about teaching too much online but I found your list of things in the post very informative.

Jovan Vedrene - May 6, 2019

Spencer I really liked your post. It’s definitely something I wouldn’t have looked into regarding looking for different teaching sites online.

I think if more people knew about this then more people would probably working online and traveling abroad for leisure time. I had never even heard of these sites but this is something I think the average person should know about, especially if they’re tired of working and want to retire.

Josh - May 6, 2019

Teaching abroad is definitely a creative way to merge the need to make money with the passion to travel. It’s something my wife looked into doing in Mexico.

I am curious in most cases do you need to have a college degree in education in order to teach or are you able to apply with any type of degree? or maybe you don’t even need one at all.

Traveling abroad is something I’m interested in doing someday simply for the cultural experience, and this is a great opportunity to work and make money while doing that!

    Spencer Broom - May 6, 2019

    For most places you 100% will need a bachelors degree but it can really be in anything. 

Igor - May 6, 2019

Hi Spencer!

Thanks for sharing the list of sites for teaching languages abroad. Very interesting blog post. I am a tennis trainer as well and I am teaching for many years already. More intensive after I stopped to play professionally. It is great to teach other people to learn some skills and it makes happy to see the improvements. Teaching languages abroad is a great way to learn new people and to be able to travel. I speak 4 languages in total, including my mother language which is Croatian, so this is the language I could teach best. However, I did never consider such a possibility.

Anyway, I wish you much success and a lot of fun with your teaching and travel blog. I like your idea, inspiration and effort. Keep it up!
Best regards,

    Spencer Broom - May 7, 2019

    You could easily get a job as a Tennis Coach and many international schools.


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