teaching in europe

 

One of the greatest things about Europe is ease of travel from one country to another. Make sure you inform yourself about the different countries as culture and lifestyles differ significantly. Once you have decided where you want to go you can still explore other countries on weekend trips.

 

Find out more about the most popular European countries for teaching English...


Spain

  • One of the most popular European EFL locations
  • esp. Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Barcelona
  • Benefits: work week of 20-30 hours (incl. prep. time), comfortable lifestyle affordable, enough time to travel the country; tutoring local students as means to earn extra money possible; great choice for EFL beginners
  • Requirements: TEFL certification; bachelor's degree not mandatory, but preferred

Italy

  • esp. Rome, Naples, Florence, Turin and Milan
  • Benefits: work week of 20-30 hours (incl. prep. time), comfortable lifestyle affordable, enough time to travel the country
  • Requirements: TEFL certification (at least for well-paid jobs), bachelor's degree not mandatory, but preferred; Interview in person (mostly)

Czech Republic

  • Old town charme, beautiful scenery
  • esp. Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Pilsen
  • Benefits: strong demand for English teachers, work week of 20-30 hours (incl. prep. time), generally cheaper than other European countries - comfortable lifestyle affordable, enough time to travel the country
  • Requirements: TEFL certification and bachelor's degree typically required 

France

  • esp. Business English
  • many EFL teachers also teach International Relations and Cultural Exchange
  • esp. Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Le Havre, Marseille, Bordeaux
  • Benefits: work week of 20-30 hours (incl. prep. time), comfortable lifestyle affordable, enough time to travel the country
  • Requirements: TEFL certification, bachelor's degree

Austria

  • Known for its multiculturalism
  • Can be tough for non-EU citizens, teaching in summer camps and short-term programmes possible
  • Benefits: Stunning scenery, work week of 20-30 hours (incl. prep. time), plenty of time to travel
  • Requirements: TEFL certification and bachelor's degree typically required, native English speakers with prior teaching experience preferred