At a Glance: Teaching English in Sweden
Known throughout the world for its midnight sun, Vikings, the Nobel Peace Prize, and of course ABBA, teaching English in Sweden is an attractive option for many of our TESOL/TESL certified ESL teachers.
1,680 - 3,500 CAD (Dec 09, 2016)†
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||
150 - 300 SEK
21.75 - 43.75 CAD (Dec 09, 2016)†
|Income Tax††:||20 - 25%|
|Ability to Save per year:||500 - 6,700 CAD|
|Health Care:||Usually included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 40|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September or January|
|Application Timeline:||2 - 5 months|
|Work Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Bachelor's Degree, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Teaching Experience|
|Additional Notes:||Difficult for non-EU citizens; employer must be willing to sponsor a work visa|
Other Western Europe Countries:
Host to the Nobel Prize, Sweden has grown increasingly progressive in its politics, gender role expectations, and world involvement since World War II. As such, learning English has been mandatory for all Swedish students between first grade and ninth grade. Therefore, there is a small ESL teaching market, which may make teaching English in Sweden difficult, even for EU passport holders.
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 Sweden 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.