TEACH ENGLISH IN LITHUANIA

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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.

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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 A BA/BS is required to teach English in Lithuania, as well as a TEFL certification. 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.

Teaching Requirements

TEFL CERTIFICATION

A TEFL certification is required to teach English in Lithuania. You do not need professional teaching experience but earning your TEFL certification will provide you with the training and qualification you do need to get hired. 

Teachers typically interview for jobs both in-person in Lithuania and in advance from their home country, therefore it is most common for students to take one of our TEFL course options listed below:

You may also wish to take one of the 4-Week In-Person TEFL Courses that we offer in 21 locations worldwide. 

NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER

You do not need to be a native English speaker to teach English in Lithuania, however, you will be expected to be fluent in English and speak at a native level to be considered for teaching jobs.  

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor's degree is required to teach English in Lithuania. Please note, your degree does not need to be in education, it can be in any field. 

TEFL Jobs in Lithuania

JOB TYPES

The most common job types in Lithuania consist of:

  • Teaching adults in foreign language schools.
  • Teaching Business English to adults.
  • Private one-on-one tutoring.
  • Teaching English Online.

HIRING & VISA

English teachers in Lithuania can expect to find jobs during the peak hiring months of May and August for a September start date.

Interviews are conducted both in advance from your home country via a video call, and face-to-face, meaning you will need to be in Lithuania to interview for your teaching job.

Lithuania 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 Lithuania.  We highly suggest to not count on getting a legal work permit to teach in Lithuania if you are not an EU citizen.  

HOURS

Language schools in Lithuania offer approximately 20 to 30 hours of classroom work per week plus additional hours for prep time. This allows for plenty of time to travel and explore. 

STUDENTS

It is most common that your students will be adults and business professionals.

Salary & Cost of Living

START-UP COSTS

Start-up costs will range from $900 - $1,500 USD. These are expenses you will incur from your arrival in Lithuania until you receive your first paycheck and may include things like rent, apartment supplies, transport, groceries, getting your new local cell phone number set up, etc. 

SALARY

A modest salary and average cost of living enable teachers the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle while in Lithuania. Teachers can expect to make $500 - $900 USD per month.

There are no flight or housing benefits/stipends provided so you will need to remember to account for accommodation or temporary housing for your first few weeks in your start-up costs until you find an apartment to rent.

COST OF LIVING & SAVINGS

The average monthly cost of living ranges from around $500 - $900 USD per month.

English teachers in Lithuania can expect to break-even month over month. This means you can cover your rent and bills, support yourself, live comfortably, and enjoy your life abroad to the fullest, but you should not expect to save money at the end of the month. If you are hustling and taking on private tutoring lessons and/or teaching English online in addition to your regular teaching schedule, you may increase your ability to save.

What does teaching in Lithuania look like?

Check out our blog to read stories from our alumni teaching English all over Europe.

Want more? We've got you covered! Visit our Video Library to watch day in the life videos from our alumni and get a glimpse into what your life as a teacher in Europe could look like!

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Teaching English in Lithuania FAQs

Do I need a degree to teach English in Lithuania?

To teach English in Lithuania, make sure you understand what is and is not required:

Required:

  • A TEFL certification.
  • A four-year Bachelor's degree in any field.
  • EU Citizenship.
  • Understanding of the types of English teaching jobs that are available.
  • Savings for start-up costs.

Not Required:

  • You do not need to be a native English speaker, but you will be expected to be fluent in English and speak at a native level to be considered for teaching jobs. 

What is the salary for teaching English in Lithuania?

Teachers can expect to make $500 - $900 USD per month in Lithuania.

Start-up costs will range from $900 - $1,500 USD. These are expenses you will incur from your arrival in Lithuania until you receive your first paycheck and may include things like rent, apartment supplies, transport, groceries, getting your new local cell phone number set up, etc. 

There are no flight or housing benefits/stipends provided so you will need to remember to account for accommodation or temporary housing for your first few weeks in your start-up costs until you find an apartment to rent.

The average monthly cost of living ranges from around $500 - $900 USD per month.

English teachers in Lithuania can expect to break-even month over month. This means you can cover your rent and bills, support yourself, live comfortably, and enjoy your life abroad to the fullest, but you should not expect to save money at the end of the month. If you are hustling and taking on private tutoring lessons and/or teaching English online in addition to your regular teaching schedule, you may increase your ability to save.

What are my job opportunities for teaching English in Lithuania?

The most common job types in Lithuania consist of:

  • Teaching adults in foreign language schools.
  • Teaching Business English to adults.
  • Private one-on-one tutoring.
  • Teaching English Online.

English teachers that have EU citizenship can expect to find jobs during the peak hiring months of May and August for a September start date. Job interviews can be conducted in advance via video call from your home country or face-to-face in Lithuania.

What type of visa do I need to teach English in Lithuania?

Lithuania 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 Lithuania. We highly suggest to not count on getting a legal work permit to teach in Lithuania if you are not an EU citizen.

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