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Teach English in Germany

TESOL in Germany

Native English speakers are in high demand in Germany. The main market is for General English, Business English and Academic English. Most full-time jobs are from language schools, but you can also have an opportunity to teach in companies and colleges. The cost of living in Germany is high. The hourly pay is around $15.50USD to $27USD.

As Germany is a member of the EU, non–EU citizens need to apply for a work permit prior to arrival.

Germany plays an important role in Europe. It is the largest economy and most populous nation of the continent. With the development of this country, English is more and more important. Native speakers are in big demand in Germany. It has become a popular country for English teachers.

Popular cities: Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Dortmund, Bremen, Stuttgart, Munich

Local currency: Euro-EUR

Cost of living:High

Key teaching areas:General English, Business English, Academic English

Where to teach:

  • Private Language Schools
  • In-company
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Primary and secondary schools

Qualification Requirements

Most of the institutions will seek a teacher with a TESOL certificate. A bachelor’s degree will be competitive.

Salary Range

Around $15.50USD to $27USD per hour

Visa Requirements

EU passport holders can work in Germany, but need to register for residence permit. People who are Non-EU citizens must apply for a work visa. For visa information, please visit:

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