About Teaching English in Lithuania
Known for its charming medieval cities and rich heritage as a center of culture and learning, the small baltic nation of Lithuania represents a growing job market for teaching English.
This Baltic state is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea bordered by Latvia, Belarus, Poland, and Kaliningrad. It is part of the Schengen Zone and has a population of just over 3 million people.
The English-teaching market in Lithuania is very small, with positions for non-EU citizens most likely being short-term volunteer programs. English teaching jobs in Lithuania are available through May and August for a September start with expected downtimes in both August and at Christmas. A typical teaching contract is 10 or 12 months in length. In most cases, schools recruit teachers in person in Lithuania.
To teach English in Lithuania, you will need a 4-year college degree and a TEFL certificate. 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 Lithuania is about $900 - $1,500 USD per month.
NOTE: International TEFL Academy does not recommend that our students or alumni without a degree consider Lithuania as a viable teaching destination.
Wages are modest - you certainly won't get rich teaching English in Lithuania, but the cost of living is average, so you should expect to break even while living comfortably. The English teaching job market in Lithuania is strongest in major cities like Vilnius and Kaunas.