Teaching English in Bulgaria: At a Glance

Teaching English in Bulgaria is a great way for those interested in teaching in Europe to do so. Bulgaria sits at the crossroads of the major tourist routes between Eastern Europe, Western Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East.

Monthly Salary*:900 - 1,300 BGN
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Rarely included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:10 - 35
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):September or January
Application Timeline:2 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:8 - 25 BGN
Income Tax††:10%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 2.7 BGN
Exchange Rate:As of 07-23-2014
1.00 BGN = 0.69 USD
1.00 USD = 1.45 BGN
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred
Additional Notes:Previous ESL teaching experience preferred; summer camp positions may be available

 




Other Eastern Europe Countries:

Bulgaria ~ Czech Republic ~ Georgia ~ Hungary ~ Poland ~ Romania ~ Russia ~ Slovakia ~ Turkey




Bulgaria features notably diverse landscapes, ranging from the Alpine snow-capped peaks of the Balkan Mountains to the mild and sunny Black Sea coast. Its long history has provided the world with many great wonders, from the Cyrillic alphabet to the father of the modern digital computer. Bulgaria hosts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and its capital, Sofia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe.

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 Bulgaria 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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