At a Glance: Teaching English in Germany
Germany is one of the easier EU countries in which to obtain a working visa, and thus is an excellent choice for those who wish to experience Europe. Well known for its beer and festivals, Germany is also a beautiful country of medieval castles, gothic cathedrals, and pastoral villages. This extensive Country Report contains information about living and teaching in Germany, as well as what to expect financially.
|Monthly Salary*:||1,100 - 2,800 EUR|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 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:||15 - 40 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||15 - 45%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 3.59 EUR|
As of 05-21-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.76 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.32 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Moderate|
|Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Employer must be willing to sponsor visa; in person interview preferred|
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Teaching English in Germany allows exploration of a country known for its beautiful cities, medieval castles, and landscapes ranging from the Alps to the Baltic Seas. Germany offers nearly every activity an ESL teacher would dream of. Because of its size, there are many different landscapes, and visitors can travel to seacoasts, mountains, and forests along some of the most famous roads in the world.
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 Germany 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.