At a Glance: Teaching English in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is a truly unique experience - distinguishing itself from other European countries with its abundance of windmills, tulips, clogs, canals, and bicycles, as well as its famous cultural centre, Amsterdam.
|Monthly Salary*:||1,300 - 2,700 EUR|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||15 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||September or January|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||15 - 30 EUR|
|Income Tax††:||33 - 42%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 3.58 EUR|
As of 05-18-2013
1.00 CAD = 0.76 EUR
1.00 EUR = 1.32 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Low|
|Visa:||EU citizenship preferred|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
Other Western Europe Countries:
The Netherlands is also known for being a rather liberal society. A large portion of the Dutch population has a good understanding of the English language. Travelling to the Netherlands before searching for a job provides the best option for ESL teachers without EU passports.
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 The Netherlands 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.