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International educators aging on the circuit report that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find teaching positions. Age-related visa limits, governmental laws, health insurance restrictions, ageism, schools and unversities that tend to hire less experienced teachers to cut costs and a variety of other unforeseen obstacles are factors affecting aging educators.

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Teaching English in Asia and South East Asia

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CountryDegree Required

Certificate  Required

Visa Info

Average Wage

ESL/Teacher Paid Monthly

Retirement Age

(Ageism) limitations for Teachers working within schools or countryOther Comments
 

Asia

 
Bangladesh         65    
China BA/BSc   Work visa in advance or Tourist visa convert to work visa

4,000 - 9,000 RMB

(2013)

55F - 60M Age working  

Hong Kong

BA/BSc PGCE/TESOL Work visa in advance

HK$12,000 - HK$20,000

(2014)

60 Age working  

India

        65 Age working  
Japan BA/BSc   Work visa in advance

240,000–290,000 JPY

(2012)

60 Age working  
Pakistan         63 Age working  
South Korea BA/BSc  

Work visa in advance

2200 - 2500₩ (2013) 65 Age working  
Sri Lanka BA/BSc MSc/PGCE Work visa in advance

90,000 - 110,000LKR

(2011)

60 Age working  
Taiwan AA/BA/BSc   Work visa or tourist visa depending on employer

NT$65,000 and $80,000

(2013)

65 Age working  
 

South East Asia

 
Brunei      

3,500 - 5,600B$

(2013)

55 Age working  
Cambodia BA/BSc   Tourist visa convert to work visa

1,500 - 2,500KHR

(2010)

65  Age working  
Indonesia BA/BSc   Work visa in advance

700 - 1,200 USD

(2011)

60, but not legal requirement Age working  
Malaysia BA/BSc   Work visa in advance

3,500  - 7,000 MRY

(2013)

80 Age working  
Philippines BA/BSc

TEFL/TESOL/CELTA

Work visa in advance

26,000 - 53,000 PHP

(2013)

     
Singapore BA/BSc   Work visa in advance

3,100 - 4,100 SGD

(2013)

65    
Thailand BA/BSc   Tourist visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance

30000 - 45000THB

(2010)

60 Age working  
Vietnam BA/BSc   Tourist visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance

25,000,000 - 42,000,000VND

(2011)

55F - 60M Age working  

 

Teaching English in North America, South America and Latin America

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CountryDegree RequiredCertificate  RequiredVisa Info

Average Wage

ESL Teacher

Monthly

Retirement Age

(Ageism) limitations for Teachers working within  schools or country

Other Comments
 

North America

 
Alaska         60 Age working  
Canada         65    
United States       $3,000-3,500 (2013) 65 Age working  
 

South America

 
Guyana         65    
Honduras BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa        
Peru BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

1,700 - 2,300 PEN

(2012)

  Age working  
Uruguay BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

8,200 - 13,000 UYU

(2012)

     
 

Latin America

 
Argentina BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

2,000 - 5,000 ARS

(2012)

     
Bolivia BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

2,200 - 4,500 BOB

(2012)

     
Brazil BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

2,300 - 2,900 BRL

(2012)

60F - 65M    
Chile BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa or work visa

240,00 - 450,000 CLP

(2012)

60F - 65M    
Colombia BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

930,000 - 1,900,000 COP

(2012)

57F - 62M Age working  
Costa Rica BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

300,000 - 380,000 CRC

(2012)

     
Ecuador BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

400 - 600 USD

(2012)

     
Mexico BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa.
Some work visa

10,000 - 12,000 MXN

(2012)

  Age working  
Panama BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa

700 – 900 USD

(2012)

     

 

Teaching English in Europe

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CountryDegree RequiredCertificate  RequiredVisa Info

Average Wage

ESL/Teacher Paid Monthly

Retirement Age

(Ageism) limitations for Teachers working within schools or country

Other Comments
 

Europe

 
Austria BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
EU Citizenship

1,700 - 2,800 €

(2012)

     
Belgium BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
EU Citizenship

1,200 -  2,200 €

(2012)

     
Bulgaria BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship

700 -1,500 BGN

(2012)

     
Czech Republic BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship

15,000 - 27,000 CZK

(2012)

  Age working  
France BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
Student Visa, EU Citizenship
1,400 - 1,700 € (2013)      
Germany BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship 2,600 - 2,900€ (2013)      
Greece BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
EU Citizenship

600 - 1,300

(2012)

     
Hungary BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship

120,000 - 250,000 HUF

(2012)

     
Italy BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
Student Visa, EU Citizenship
1,500 - 1,700 € (2013)      
Poland BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa,
EU Citizenship

2,200 - 3,500 PLN

(2013)

  Age working  
Portugal BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa,
EU Citizenship

1,000 - 1,800 €

(2013)

     
Romania BA/BSc
required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship

1,000-1,800 RON

(2013)

     
Russia BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Work Visa

17,000 - 28,000 RUB

(2012)

     
Slovakia BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa, convert to work visa or EU Citizenship

12,500 -25,000 SKK

(2013)

     
Spain BA/BSc
preferred, not required
  Tourist Visa,
Student Visa, EU Citizenship

1,000 - 1,800

(2013)

     
Ukraine BA/BSc
required
  Work visa

1,000 - 1,800 USD

(2012)

     

United Kingdom

includes Ireland, Scotland, Wales

BA/BSc required

PGCE + NQT Work visa £1,200 - 1,500 (2012)

(60) before 1st January 2007

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) (65)

Age working

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Teaching English in Middle East

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CountryDegree RequiredCertificate  RequiredVisa Info

Average Wage

ESL/Teacher Paid Monthly

Retirement Age

(Ageism) limitations for Teachersworking within  schools or country

Other Comments
 

Middle East

 
Bahrain BA/BSc
required/
MA preferred
  Work visa in advance

600 -1,200 BHD

(2012)

     
Egypt BA/BSc preferred,
not required
  Tourist visa convert to work visa

3,400 - 8,000 EGP

(2012)

     
Isreal BA/BSc
required
  Tourist visa convert to work visa        
Jordan BA/BSc preferred,
not required
  Tourist visa convert to work visa

400 - 800 JOD

(2012)

     
Kuwait BA/BSc
required/
MA preferred
  Work visa in advance

400 - 900 KWD

(2012)

60 Age working  
Lebanon BA/BSc preferred,
not required
  Tourist visa convert to work visa

1,000,000 - 1,400,00 LBP

(2012)

     
Morocco BA/BSc preferred, not required   Tourist visa convert to work visa

3,000 - 9,000 MAD

(2012)

  Age working  
Oman BA/BSc
required/
MA preferred
  Work visa in advance

500 - 1,200 OMR

(2012)

  Age working  
Saudi Arabia BA/BSc
required/
MA preferred
  Work visa in advance

15,000 - 18,000SAR (2012)

     
Syria

BA/BSc
preferred,
not required

  Tourist visa convert to work visa

56,000 - 113,000 SYP

(2012)

     
Turkey BA required   Work visa

1,600 - 3,700 TRY

(2012)

65

Age working

 
UAE BA/BSc
required/
MA preferred
  Work visa in advance

15,000 - 18,000AED

(2013)

  Age working Government mandatory cut-off age is 55+ - a problem usually. After 60 annual work visa is expensive.

 

Teaching English in Oceania

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CountryDegree Required

Certificate  Required

Visa Info

Average Wage

ESL/Teacher Paid Monthly

Retirement Age

(Ageism) limitations for Teachers working within schools or countryOther Comments
 

Oceania

 
Australia

BA/BSc
required

Further Qualifications - Australia Work Visa - Australia        
Fiji              

Kiribati

             

Marshall Islands

             
Micronesia              
Nauru              
New Zealand BA/BSc
required
TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Work visa in advance        
Palau              

Papua New Guinea

             
Samoa, Western              
Samoa US              
Salomon Islands              
Tonga              
Tuvalu              
Vanuatu              

 

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