Hi Remy, I know little about Australia or NZ but it's still possible to find a job as a French teacher in SE Asia (and elsewhere). I wouldn't go as far as to say that openings only exist to 'provide jobs for old codgers and mates'. In many former French colonies, whether it is in Africa or Asia, French is still spoken or recognised. You would be surprised (I know I am) at how many local people can speak French in places like Vietnam, Mali or Cambodia (especially the latter). However, it is true that those jobs are slowly but surely disappearing and are being supplanted by Chinese and Spanish. Even five years ago most applicants would have found a job eventually, but now there is much less demand and a much stronger competition for openings, especially in SE Asia. There is also a growing tendency for schools to hire locally amongst the French expat community rather than hiring from abroad. If you are desperate to teach abroad, consider applying for jobs everywhere, such as the Middle East and Africa, and don't restrict yourself to specific geographical areas. At the very least, it'll give you valuable experience which you can then use to target jobs in places you are more interested in. If you are desperate to teach in SE Asia, then of course do apply for openings when you see them. You may also want to consider jobs in the many Alliances Francaises in the area. Be aware that the financial package is often very poor, and you should not consider them if you have a dependent or financial commitments. However, being already in SE Asia will give you a leg up when positions in International Schools do occur.