Teaching English in Hungary: At a Glance

Most ESL teaching positions here are in Budapest, Hungary's capital. This enchanting city is an eclectic mix of Baroque, neoclassical, and art nouveau architecture, and has long served as a haven for writers, artists, and musicians. Its natural features are no less impressive, including the Danube River and 150 thermal spas, some of which date back to the Roman era.

Monthly Salary*:150,000 - 220,000 HUF
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Included
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:18 - 25
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):September, January, or year round
Application Timeline:2 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:2,500 - 4,500 HUF
Income Tax††:17 - 23%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 860 HUF
Exchange Rate:As of 10-31-2014
1000 HUF = 4.07 USD
1.00 USD = 246 HUF
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree






Other Eastern Europe Countries:

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




Though the government is strict about having a work permit to teach in the country, beautiful castles, abundant wine regions, and beautiful countryside, are just a few of the surprising benefits of teaching English in Hungary.

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 Hungary 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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