At a Glance: Teaching English in India
India is the place to go for ESL teachers in search of the exciting and unique. Stroll busy spice bazaars and have a cup of chai; visit tranquil Sarnath Park where Buddha is reputed to have first taught; hike the famous Himalayas; and maybe even see an elusive Bengal tiger.
|Monthly Salary*:||8,000 - 48,000 INR|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given|
|Health Care:||Supplementary healthcare recommended|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 40|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year preferred; short-term may be available|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 3 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||200 - 1,000 INR|
|Income Tax††:||0 - 30%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 89 INR|
As of 05-24-2013
1.00 CAD = 54.3 INR
100.0 INR = 1.84 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||Employer sometimes sponsors|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Two Year College Diploma|
|Additional Notes:||Mostly volunteer positions|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Home to of one of the world's largest populations, India is loaded with history, culture, and world-renowned cuisine. The famous 'Silk Road' brought explorers from across Asia and Europe to the Indian countryside. With English being an official language in India, the ESL market is very small and ESL teachers will find the language barrier to be less difficult.
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 India 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.