At a Glance: Teaching English in Kyrgyzstan
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At a Glance: Teaching English in Kyrgyzstan

The ESL market in Kyrgyzstan is beginning to emerge in this land once under the rule of Russia. Its quest to develop tourism in its economic development calls to embrace the global language of English.

Monthly Salary*:
33,000 - 83,000 KGS
510 - 1,280 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
900 - 1,650 KGS
13.75 - 25.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 10%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 7,400 CAD
Airfare: Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays: Usually unpaid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 35
Typical Contract Length: One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s): September or year round
Application Timeline: 3 - 4 months
Work Visa: Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes: Previous ESL teaching experience preferred; most job opportunities located in the capital, Bishkek; Kyrgyzstan is often referred to as the “Switzerland of Central Asia”

Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam

Kyrgyzstan, known for its imposing mountains, exotic flora and fauna, and pristine natural territories, is one of the most interesting places on the planet. Along with the country’s beauty, the unparalleled hospitality and warmth of the nomadic Kyrgyzstan people is magnetic and memorable.

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 Kyrgyzstan 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.