About Teaching English in Croatia
To teach English in Croatia, you will need a TEFL certificate and a 4-year college degree. EU citizenship or a work visa and native English proficiency are expected to find a TEFL job. The average salary for an English teacher in Croatia is about $900 - $1,300 USD per month.
Known for its castle-studded coastlines and stunning medieval cities, Croatia represents a small but growing job market for teaching English in southeastern Europe.
Since being regularly featured in the award-winning television show, Game of Thrones, Croatia has enjoyed a rise in popularity by English teachers and tourists alike. English teachers in Coratia typically find work and begin teaching by interviewing locally during major hiring seasons in September, and then again in January. Most contracts end in late June.
A solid hourly wage affords English teachers in Croatia to live a comfortable life while they are employed. Schools typically offer 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore. English teachers typically need to have a BA to teach in Croatia, and a TEFL certification is absolutely necessary as well. Major cities for English teaching jobs are Zagreb, Split, Zadar, and Dubrovnik.
For those looking to teach through the summer, opportunities at summer English language camps exist throughout Croatia and the rest of Europe. These positions typically start in late June and early July. English teachers can apply from their home country and once accepted into the Summer camp, travel to Croatia to begin their experience. English teachers will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share a flat with their coworkers.
NOTE: International TEFL Academy does not typically recommend that our students or alumni without a degree consider Croatia as a viable teaching destination.