Types Of Schools Recruited For By Intrepid Teachers

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Private English language training center for kids or adults:

These schools are attended by kids or adults in the evenings and weekends specifically for English language instruction. Positions at training centers are often the easiest to secure as there is a high demand for these classes and they hire year-round. Schools in this category include many large chains alongside local training centers. Each center has their own specialized curriculum, teaching and training materials which means planning and preparation are at a minimum.

  • Required Teaching Experience: 0 – 2 years +
  • Schedule & hours: Evening & Weekends


The name says it all, the children in these institutions are 18 months to 6 years old. Teaching English in a kindergarten or preschool is a very common job in large cities. Teachers can expect a friendly working environment and between one to three teaching assistants in the classroom with them. There will be plenty of fun teaching materials available and little time is needed for preparation. Classes typically have 8-20 young learners and are between 20-40 minutes long.

  • Required Teaching Experience: 0 – 2 years +
  • Schedule & hours: Weekday daytime

Public, Foreign language Primary, Middle & High Schools:

Public schools (particularly in bigger cities) score well on all fronts. Decent salary & benefits, reasonable teaching load and more paid vacation days. Jobs in this category will sometimes require a graduate degree and/or a teaching license.

  • Required Teaching Experience: 0 – 2 years +
  • Schedule & Hours: Weekday daytime

International Schools:

These schools are where the professional expats and wealthy locals send their children. Tuition for the students is high and entrance is very competitive. This means that teacher remuneration is fantastic (especially if you have children) but these jobs will often require a teaching license and graduate degree. Classes are held on the traditional two semester schedule and almost all classes are taught in English.

  • Required Experience: 2 years +
  • Schedule & hours: Weekday daytime


There is a lot of variety within these jobs. Positions at smaller universities usually hire foreign teachers to teach required English classes, some universities are less selective when it comes to hiring foreign teachers. Even if the university originally hired you to teach a specific subject, entry-level teachers will rarely be teaching anything other than oral English. Salaries can vary a lot (dependent on location and experience), but teachers are paid during the summer and winter breaks and never have to teach more than 20 periods a week. The university curriculum is flexible and the foreign teacher is often responsible for creating teaching materials.

  • Required Teaching Experience: 0 – 2 years +
  • Schedule & hours: Weekday daytime

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