Teaching English in Germany
Those seeking to teach English in Germany typically find work towards the beginning of September or October, and then again in January. Most teaching contracts end in late June. For those looking to teach through the summer, opportunities are available at summer English language camps throughout Germany and the whole of Europe. Summer positions typically start in late June and early July. English teachers will be expected to interview in person once they arrive in Germany, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with their coworkers.
A solid hourly wage affords English teachers to live a very comfortable life. Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of time to travel and explore. English teachers need to have a BA to teach in Germany, as well as a TEFL certification. Major cities for employment opportunities teaching English in Germany include typically Berlin, Stuttgart Frankfort, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, and Wiesbaden. Many teachers find that job markets are somewhat less competitive in smaller cities that are not as well known as well as in the former East Germany.
ITA Staff Article:
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Feedback from our Alumni who are now teaching English in Germany:
Berlin, Germany English Teaching Q&A with Megan Cape
Frankfurt, Germany Q&A with Michael McGuire
Frankfurt, Germany Q&A with Noah Franc
Home is Where the Heart Is - Teaching English in Berlin, Germany - Megan Cape
Hopes of the Past, Dreams of the Future - Noah Franc
Trust me, it's worth it! - Michael McGuire
General Job Search Tips from an American English Teacher in Germany - Noah Franc
Getting a Work Permit to Teach English in Germany - Noah Franc
My Life In Frankfurt and How To Get a Job Teaching English in Germany - Michael McGuire
Eileen Hernandez: http://pepminpatte26.blogspot.com/
Noah Franc: http://blog.grads.co.uk/author/noah/
Requirements to Teach English in Germany
- Peak Hiring Months: September & January
- Types of Jobs: Private Language Institutes, Summer Camps
- Typical Hiring Process: Interview in-person in Germany
- Average teaching hours per week: 20-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
- Types of Students: Business professionals, Summer Camps for children
- Cost of Living per Month: 1,600 - 2,000 Euro; 2,050 - 2,600 USD
- Average Monthly Pay: 1,600 - 2,000 Euro; 2,050 - 2,600 USD
- Start-up Cost: 3,000 - 6,000 USD
- Potential to Save or Break-even: Break-even
- Accommodation/Housing benefits Paid: No
- Flight Reimbursement: No
Interesting Facts About Germany
- Germany has the 4th largest economy in the world.
- German composers- Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Wagner to name a few- are some of the best-known and well-loved creators of classical music.
- Western philosophy has been greatly influenced by German thinkers. Karl Marx, Immanuel Kant, and Freidrich Nietzsche are some of the more prominent German philosophers and theologians from history.
- Germany has the largest television market in Europe.
- Good food plays a large role in German culture. They have a saying, "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, and dinner like a beggar."