Teaching English in Slovakia: At a Glance

Teaching English in Slovakia provides many great opportunities for TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified ESL teachers. Slovakia is a country rich with folk tradition and history. It boasts a beautiful landscape littered with castles and wildlife as well as views of the breathtaking Carpathian Mountains.

Monthly Salary*:400 - 800 EUR
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Usually included
Holidays:Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week:25 - 35
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):August/September or January
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:10 - 30 EUR
Income Tax††:19%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 3.66 EUR
Exchange Rate:As of 08-01-2014
1.00 EUR = 1.34 USD
1.00 USD = 0.75 EUR
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma
Additional Notes:Bachelor's Degree preferred






Other Eastern Europe Countries:

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




Quaint and jovial with a surprisingly rich cultural life, this area is sure to make your teaching experience very enjoyable. Slovakia is the country to teach in if you are tired of the commercialism of the West. There is refreshingly little influence from the Western world, so your experience traveling in this country will be without the usual congestion of most European travel. With its well maintained folk traditions, spectacular gothic architecture, and dynamic nightlife, Slovakia is an unparalleled and untouched teaching locale.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad in Slovakia a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Slovakia 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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