Teaching English in Sweden: At a Glance

Known throughout the world for its midnight sun, Vikings, the Nobel Peace Prize, and of course ABBA, teaching English in Sweden is an attractive option for many of our TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified ESL teachers.

Monthly Salary*:10,000 - 28,000 SEK
Accommodations:Rarely included
Airfare:Rarely included
Health Care:Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:Usually paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 35
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):August or January
Application Timeline:3 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:100 - 250 SEK
Income Tax††:30%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 40.70 SEK
Exchange Rate:As of 07-23-2014
10.00 SEK = 1.46 USD
1.00 USD = 6.85 SEK
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:EU citizenship preferred
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Bachelor's Degree, and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes:Difficult for non-EU citizens; employer must be willing to sponsor a work visa

 




Other Western Europe Countries:

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




Host to the Nobel Peace Prize, Sweden has grown increasingly progressive in its politics, gender role expectations, and world involvement since World War II. As such, learning English has been mandatory for all Swedish students between first grade and ninth grade. Therefore, there is a small ESL teaching market, which may make teaching English in Sweden difficult, even for EU passport holders.

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 Sweden 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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