Europe TEFL Guide
The Europe TEFL Guide introduces you to this beautiful, wonderful and exciting region, so jammed with history and famous foods and cultures.
The most popular English teaching destinations in Europe tend to be the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Russia. Certainly possibilities exist in the other countries, these just tend to be where most teachers seek and find good employment.
For the European Union countries, it is increasing difficult for non-EU citizens to obtain legal working papers. It is possible though and some employers will go to bat for you, but be aware that many employers do not want to fight the battle for non-EU citizens when they can just hire a British or Irish citizen.
Almost all EU countries will prefer a 120 hour TEFL certification and a bachelors degree. However, the Czech Republic seems more flexible. Eastern European countries such as Georgia for example, will also be more flexible about educational requirements, but will still prefer TEFL training on your resume.
Just an overview here and then you can click through to the specific pages for the following countries:
The Europe TEFL Guide reports that you will not be able to save much money teaching English in Europe. If saving money is required, head to Asia, preferably South Korea or to the Middle East.
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Click through to visit our pages for these specific countries:
Teach English in Czech Republic: Popular with non-EU citizens as it easier to obtain legal working papers. Wages will depend on the school, city and your qualifications, but tend to be around 1300-1500 euros per month and while you won’t save much, you can have a pretty good life on the local economy where the cost of living is low compared to Western Europe.
Teach English in Russia: Another good choice for non-EU citizens. Wages tend to be very low (400-500 euros), but will as always depend on the city, the employer and your qualifications, but the cost of living is low.
Teach English in Spain: A long-time favorite due to the relaxed culture, Mediterranean weather, great food and friendly people. You’ll need an EU passport, bachelor’s degree and a TEFL certificate is recommended. Wages tend to be in the 1200-1500 euros range and accommodation is not usually provided.
Teach English in France: EU passport, degree and prefer TEFL certificate of at least 120 hours. Wages are in the 1600-2000 euro range, but the cost of living tends to be high.
Europe TEFL Guide