Would you like to do your TEFL course in Germany?
TEFL teachers in Germany tips and advice.
You can earn a lot of money working in Germany (it’s the best kept secret of Europe!)
TEFL wages are very high for Europe; you can earn anything from 28 euro’s an hour in a school. Monthly wages can be from 1900 euro’s plus depending on your school for a 20-25 week contract. Most TEFL and language schools/agencies offer 1 or 2 year work contracts.
Germany is a beautiful, culturally and historically rich, friendly and warm, comfortable, country to live and work in. It can be expensive. It depends on your lifestyle as to what expensive is to you. It also depends on where you live eg. Munich is a very expensive city to live in than, make sure to make a list of questions before contacting the school you wish to teach in next. Germany is a wealthy industrialized nation. This is the way it is.
The weather can be snowy in winter good for all those snow sports. It can get hot in the summer too so a good time to go camping. There are a lot of good campsites in Germany that have swimming pools, try camping in the Black forrest it’s beautiful there. Germany is Germany and it is what YOU make of it!! The Germans, generally speaking, are like most people in any country. Friendly, curious, happy, sad, funny, intelligent and so on.
The standard of living here is very good and not particularly expensive. The pay is good, but the price of living can be high in major cities. Flats can run from 300 Euros to upwards.
The Trains are reliable.
The major cities are;
Virtually ‘all’ English language and private schools employ teachers on a freelance, hourly-rate basis. Try to arrange a minimum guaranteed monthly or weekly salary before accepting a contract. Yes, it is true that there are some vast culture differences between Germany and the English speaking western world. These are to be expected. Yes, they can be somewhat direct.
People from the U.K., Ireland and other EU countries have the same status as Germans when it comes to seeking employment in Germany. They need no work permit.
Non-EU nationals — including people from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — do need a permit (Arbeitserlaubnis), and these are not easy to get but your new academy should help you get one!
Australian Embassy Berlin
Visa und Einwanderung / Visa and Immigration
Fax 030 / 22489293
The British Embassy
Tel +49 (0)30 20457-0
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
Tiergartenstr.18, 10785 Berlin
TEFL teachers are usually hired by experience here because there are a lot of the lessons for businesses.
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