At a Glance: Teaching English in Sweden

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.

Monthly Salary*:
11,500 - 24,000 SEK
1,720 - 3,590 CAD (Oct 23, 2016)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
150 - 300 SEK
22.50 - 45.00 CAD (Oct 23, 2016)
Income Tax††: 20 - 25%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 6,700 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
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:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands

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 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.