What: TeachAway provides matchmaking services between college graduates who want to teach English abroad (or online) and the schools willing to hire them

Expected pay: varies widely based on where the job is located

Husl$core: $$$$$

Commissions & fees: Job listing fees paid by employers

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Be over the age of 18; bachelor’s degree and a certificate to teach English as a second language. Other job requirements vary based on the position sought


TeachAway serves a matchmaker between prospective teachers and the schools and online platforms that are willing to hire them. The site represents both international schools, such as Abu Dhabi Education and Training Institute, and online platforms such as Gogokid, that recruit teachers who want to teach online from home. Most jobs require a college degree; some also require teaching experience or the ability to communicate effectively in another language.

Not surprisingly, the pay varies widely based on both the position and the country that it is located in. Online jobs pay less; in-person jobs in countries with a high cost of living pay more.

There is no cost for teachers to sign up. TeachAway charges recruiters instead. We also found a lot to like in Teach Away’s terms and conditions, which require employers to help workers get bank accounts, work permits, visas and, if they provide housing, a safe place to live.

If you would like to teach English overseas, we think this site is a great place to start your search.

If teaching online is more your style, also check out VIPKID, Magic Ears and QKids. You can also find great tutoring jobs with Wyzant.

What their teachers say: (from GoOverseas.com)

My experience in South Korea was amazing. I felt very supported by my recruiting agency, Teach Away. From the initial contact through the application process to my over the phone interview, reviewing and signing the contract as well as physically traveling to join us in orientation in South Korea – Teach Away was there for me every step of the way!

Teaching in China was one of the best experiences of my life. I made so many friends with people from around the world and built lasting friendships that have withstood the test of time. Seeing the genuine smiles on my kids (yes, I call them mine) faces when they saw me each morning was something I will always cherish. I would recommend teaching in China and going through a recruiter made me feel more prepared, as opposed to going to a foreign country and finding a job after the fact.