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  • Education: 
    BA/BS mandatory
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120 Hours’ TESOL online certification is required. Advanced levels will be preferred.
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    International and Private Schools
  • Citizenship Requirements: : 
    Both natives and fluent English speakers can apply for jobs
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Mainly conducted over the telephone.
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 25-30 hours of classroom as well as extra prep time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Private students, school and management students.
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $2500 – 3500 USD
  • Visas: 
    Visa generally issued by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $3000 – 4500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $5000 - 6500 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    You can avail Stipend. Accommodation provided by few schools.
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
Teaching English in Singapore

A backwater fishing town, Singapore, has encountered a brilliant ascent to rise as a worldwide financial force in a little more than a century, encapsulating one of the best public changes the world has at any point seen. While the developing places of business and gleaming shopping centers are without a doubt amazing installments, it is the strikingly cosmopolitan Singapore culture that is the genuine characteristics of this place.

To consider Singapore a mixture would not be an exaggeration, to think of its monetary and social wealth. Malays, Chinese, Europeans, and Indians have made this place their home, carrying with them their religions and dialects with over 40% of the neighborhood populace being passport holders of different nations. Local cuisine, for example, fish-head curry, Hainanese chicken, and stew crab are viewed as national specialties so for those with a solid craving, this different and very unique city is one to appreciate.

Being a city-state with English as its official language and a small population, Singapore has a comparatively smaller English teaching job market contrasted with the majority of the other Asian nations. However, after it’s all said and done, opportunities do exist particularly for local English speakers having a TEFL certificate and having some level of teaching experience. Advance interviews are to a great extent the standard procedure, being held through email, Skype, or via telephone.

As a prosperous country with wide speculations towards schooling, English teachers will experience a comfortable way of life on account of the great pay rates on offer. English language schools commonly expect teachers to work for 20 to 25 hours every week which gives them a lot of time to explore the area. A four-year college degree and a TEFL certificate are essential to teaching in Singapore.


Asian College of Teachers (ACT) undertakes a continuous review of its teacher training courses to ensure imparting high quality education. However, there might be circumstances outside of ACT’s control which might affect its stakeholders like if you are planning to teach in a different country, applying for a teaching license, pursuing higher studies or trying to get the certificate approved by the Ministry of Education (MoE) of a particular country then you can do so with the certificate issued by Asian College of Teachers (ACT). However, each country’s Ministry of Education (MoE) or educational bodies set certain standards that are indispensable for the pursuit of higher studies or teaching in schools in that country. So it can be a possibility that you may be able to use the certificate for higher studies or teaching purposes in one country and not in another. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you investigate thoroughly and check with the relevant authorities regarding the acceptance of the certificate issued by us before you enrol on a particular course. ACT strives to offer high-quality education and its certificates can be valuable for various purposes internationally, but still it is crucial for individuals to verify the specific recognition of the certificate in the country they intend to use it, especially for formal education or professional licensing purposes. This approach ensures that the stakeholders make informed decisions regarding their educational and career paths.