Teaching English in Finland: At a Glance

ESL teachers looking for a place to experience the outdoors to its fullest should teach in Finland. With 80% of the country made up of forests, water, and national parks, Finland is paradise for hikers, skiers, fishermen, and every other outdoor enthusiast.

Monthly Salary*:
600 - 1,500 EUR
670 - 1,670 USD (Jul 28, 2015)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
10 - 30 EUR
11.00 - 33.25 USD (Jul 28, 2015)
Income Tax††: 0 - 35%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 1,000 USD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 10 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): September or January
Application Timeline: 2 - 4 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate; and Master's Degree Preferred
Additional Notes: Freelance work common


Other Western Europe Countries:

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

Traveling is relatively expensive because of the size of the country, but a visit to the north for the Midnight Sun (when the sun never sets) and Arctic Night (when the sun never rises) each year is definitely worth it. Traveling to Finland first before searching for a job is the best option for any ESL teaching opportunities here.

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 Finland 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.
† 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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