At a Glance: Teaching English in Greece

At a Glance: Teaching English in Greece

ESL teachers can spend their time here in so many different ways: sampling homemade tzatziki in a rustic taverna, swimming the glittering waters of the Mediterranean, dancing the night away in one of Mykonos' nightclubs, or visiting one of the many ancient historical sites.

Monthly Salary*:
450 - 1,000 EUR
650 - 1,450 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
10 - 20 EUR
14.50 - 29.00 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 9 - 22%
Ability to Save per year: Minimal
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 12 - 25
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): September, January, or year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 4 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Teachers may have to pass C1 exam in Greek

Other Western Europe Countries:

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

Most first-time visitors to Greece come with specific ideas in mind; however, the country offers so much more than the typical tourist images. Peak tourist season is July through August; when travelling to find work, try to avoid these months. As in many European nations, teaching ESL in Greece can be hard for teachers without EU citizenship.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Greece and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-888-227-6755, 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.