About Teaching English in Romania
Enjoying a national rebirth following the fall of the Iron Curtain, Romania represents a small but growing job market for teaching English in Eastern Europe.
Most language schools interview and recruit new English teachers locally in Romania during the beginning of September and then again in January. For those looking to teach through the summer, opportunities at summer English language camps may be available, and positions typically start in late June and early July.
While there are some opportunities to interview in advance for positions, English teachers should expect to interview in person once they arrive in Romania, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Many English 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 comfortable life, especially given the cost of living, which is lower than in many Western European nations. Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore.
To teach English in Romania, you will need a TEFL certificate. A 4-year college degree is not required. 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 Romania is about $300 - $1,000 USD per month.
Major cities for English teaching jobs are Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj-Napoca, and Lasi.