Teaching English in India: At a Glance

India is the place to go for ESL teachers in search of the exciting and unique. Stroll busy spice bazaars and have a cup of chai; visit tranquil Sarnath Park where Buddha is reputed to have first taught; hike the famous Himalayas; and maybe even see an elusive Bengal tiger.

Monthly Salary*:8,000 - 48,000 INR
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:25 - 35
Typical Contract Length:One year preferred; short-term may be available
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:200 - 1,250 INR
Income Tax††:0 - 30%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 95 INR
Exchange Rate:As of 08-30-2014
100.0 INR = 1.65 USD
1.00 USD = 60.5 INR
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma, or Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes:Mostly volunteer positions







Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam




Home of one of the world's largest populations, India is loaded with history, culture, and world-renowned cuisine.  The famous 'Silk Road' brought explorers from across Asia and Europe to the Indian countryside. With English being an official language in India, the ESL market is very small and ESL teachers will find the language barrier to be less difficult.

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 India 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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