At a Glance: Teaching English in Israel
One of the world's most historically significant countries, Israel is home to the religious sites of many different faiths, ancient cities, and even more ancient natural landscapes such as the Dead Sea and the Negev Desert.
|Monthly Salary*:||1,900 - 6,300 ILS|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September, or year round|
|Application Timeline:||3 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||80 - 180 ILS|
|Income Tax††:||10 - 21%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 11.90 ILS|
As of 05-21-2013
1.00 CAD = 3.56 ILS
10.00 ILS = 2.81 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||Employer sometimes sponsors|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Visas are automatically approved for persons of Jewish lineage; May have to be proficient in Hebrew|
Other Middle East Countries:
Israel is well-known throughout the world for its Biblical landmarks and religious history. Many Israelis are fairly well versed in the English language due to its inclusion in the public education system and the popularity of American media. While there is a very small ESL market, ESL teachers may find the job search easier once in the country.
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 Israel 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.