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|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||15 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year preferred; short-term may be available|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September or January|
|Application Timeline:||3 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||25 - 30 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||25 - 50%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 3.58 EUR|
As of 05-23-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.75 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.34 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Difficult for non-EU citizens|
Other Western Europe Countries:
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.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
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.