About Teaching English in Slovakia
Conveniently located in Central Europe, landlocked Slovakia is famous for its beautiful landscape full of mountains and rolling green hills. The Carpathian Mountain range (including the well-known High Tatras) spans the northern half of the country making most of Slovakia’s territory mountainous. In addition to being home to many mountains, Slovakia has the highest number of castles and chateaux’s per capita.
Slovakia has long been a country overlooked by tourism and in turn, English teachers. With many foreign English teachers heading elsewhere in the region such as Prague or Budapest, there is a need and demand for native English speaking teachers.
English teachers should expect to interview and get hired locally however, some schools are open to interviews via video call while you are still in your home country. English teachers will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing. Most teachers share an apartment with other English teachers.
A solid hourly wage affords English teachers to live a very comfortable life. Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunities to travel and explore.
To teach English in Slovakia, 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 Slovakia is about $500 - $800 USD per month.
Major cities for English teaching jobs include Bratislava, Kosice, Nitra, Bystrica, Baksa, and Presov.