Teaching English in Germany: At a Glance

Germany is one of the easier EU countries in which to obtain a working visa, and thus is an excellent choice for those who wish to experience Europe. Well known for its beer and festivals, Germany is also a beautiful country of medieval castles, gothic cathedrals, and pastoral villages.

Monthly Salary*:
1,000 - 2,500 EUR ?
1,234.57 - 3,086.42 USD (Dec 19, 2014)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
20 - 45 EUR
24.69 - 55.56 USD (Dec 19, 2014)
Income Tax††: 0 - 19%
Ability to Save: 500 - 3,000 USD per year
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year
Typical Start Month(s): September or January
Application Timeline: 3 - 4 months
Work Visa: EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements: Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes: Employer must be willing to sponsor visa; in person interview preferred; previous teaching experience preferred






Other Western Europe Countries:

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




Germany offers nearly every activity an ESL teacher would dream of. Because of its size, there are many different landscapes, and visitors can travel to seacoasts, mountains, and forests along some of the most famous roads in the world.

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 Germany 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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