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site suggests that there are plenty paying under £10 an hour. FE colleges generally pay better
I can only speak for Japan, which is sort of on the fence at this point. Last year, the largest English conversation school with roughly 50% of the nation's population of ESL students folded under mismanagement. More than 5000 teachers were left jobless, and the students are unlikely to get refunds. The whole industry here has taken a wait and see approach.
But it's still relatively easy to get a visa to teach in Japan. You won't make much money, apart from a wage to live and travel on. If you have a lot of expenses and bills back home, you probably won't pay them off as a teacher.
With concerns to wages, I'm sure you realize much of this. No one really becomes a teacher for the money!
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If you want to live in a foreign country and get a work visa without too much hassle, English teaching is great. If you want a very profitable job, I suggest you stick with Engineering -the pay scale is much better and you are already doing it. You might be able to find a position in a foreign country that is much better paid, as well. If you insist that you want to teach English, it is a good idea to get a TESOL certificate before you leave home.
All right. Thanks for your replies