One good thing about teaching English in Asia is that you may not even be asked about any experience or certificates.At many places being a native speaker will be enough to get the job.
Our neighbours in Saudi Arabia aren’t so fortunate. Just to get in the front door, I have to hand over my mobile phone and go through an LAX-style security screening while my body and bag are searched for hidden cameras or phones.In areas that are for ladies only, women remove their veils and abayas, opting for more activity-appropriate clothing.The exception is when greeting: In Qatar, men and women greet friends of the same sex with three kisses on the cheek. Models in magazines often have clothing drawn on, and any sexy-time scenes in movies are censored, especially if the characters aren’t married. If you’re found to be scantily clad you could be fined or, at the very least, security will ask you to leave the mall/office/souq you’re in.It’s not uncommon for people to call the moral police and dob on anyone seen breaking this rule. If you escape these guys, don’t think you’re in the clear.Then you can invest some of the money you make into Bitcoin and live off the profits.
Some people are even teaching English on Skype these days and you could do that from the comfort of your own home wherever you live currently.Try and factor in whether money or enjoyment is more important to you.There are certain places where you can earn a lot of money for teaching English but the lifestyle you live will be very boring.You’d think that, in a country where around 80% of the residents are expats, they’d have streamlined this process, but no. The most obvious place where this is a problem is on the road, because traffic in Doha is absolutely horrendous. Actually, I’d say no hand signs in general while driving.The day I went for my medical tests involved being herded into a crowded room, standing in a queue for 3 hours without instruction, and getting yelled at in Arabic. Most expats have a strict ‘hands on the wheel at all times’ policy, because if you so much as wave a thank you to someone it could be misconstrued as a gesture of disrespect. Despite the initial inconveniences of the above rules, once you get used to them they have very little impact on daily life.If you are looking for the best countries for expats teaching English you should ask yourself are you more concerned about earning money or enjoying your life?