About Teaching English in Greece
A cradle of Western Civilization, Greece is known for being the birthplace of both democracy and the Olympic games. While there is a strong demand for English-language instruction (the national economy relies heavily on tourism and international trade), Greece represents a more challenging job market for any teacher who does not already have citizenship from a qualified European Union (EU) nation or working rights in Greece. We highly suggest to not count on getting a legal work permit to teach in Greece if you are not an EU citizen or have a holiday work visa.
To teach English in Greece, 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 Greece is about $800 - $1,100 USD per month.
For those looking to make a go of it, securing a job in Greece requires teachers, who can work in the country legally, to be in-country on the ground during the peak hiring seasons of September and January. It is highly recommended to apply and send resumes and cover letters ahead of time, but it is very important to visit schools directly once in-country. And be prepared to network -