At a Glance: Teaching English in Belgium

At a Glance: Teaching English in Belgium

Teaching English in Belgium allows teachers to experience the highlights of that country, such as its famous chocolate and world-class beer, but also those of the other closely surrounding European countries (France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands).

Monthly Salary*:
1,500 - 2,000 EUR
2,140 - 2,860 CAD (Dec 09, 2016)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
20 - 30 EUR
28.50 - 42.75 CAD (Dec 09, 2016)
Income Tax††: 25 - 50%
Ability to Save per year: Minimal
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Paid (after first year)
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 38
Typical Contract Length: One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s): September or January
Application Timeline: 3 - 4 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Difficult for non-EU citizens; higher qualifications preferred

Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

Brussels, the capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Union, is a terrific destination for those who have an appetite for politics, fine food, and good beer. However, like many European nations, ESL teachers may have a hard time finding work without EU citizenship.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Belgium and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.