Teaching English in Belgium: At a Glance

Teaching English in Belgium allows teachers to experience the highlights of the country, their famous chocolate and world-class beer, but also allows visitors to experience the cultures of the many other closely surrounding European countries (France, Germany, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands).

Monthly Salary*:1,500 - 2,000 EUR
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Included
Holidays:Paid (after first year)
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 40
Typical Contract Length:One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s):September or January
Application Timeline:3 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:20 - 40 EUR
Income Tax††:25 - 50%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 3.95 EUR
Exchange Rate:As of 04-18-2014
1.00 EUR = 1.39 USD
1.00 USD = 0.72 EUR
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes:Difficult for non-EU citizens; higher qualifications preferred

 




Other Western Europe Countries:

Austria ~ Belgium ~ Finland ~ France ~ Germany ~ Greece ~ Italy ~ Portugal ~ Spain ~ Sweden ~ Switzerland ~ The Netherlands




Brussels, the capital of Belgium and headquarters of the European Union, is a terrific destination for those who have an appetite for politics, fine food, and good beer. However, like many European nations, ESL teachers may have a hard time finding work without EU citizenship.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Belgium and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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