How to Teach English in Germany in 2019

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About Teaching English in Germany

Not only is Germany a great place to visit as a tourist, it checks almost all of the boxes when it comes to teaching English:

In addition, there are ample job opportunities thanks to a high demand for the language – the following are some of the places that regularly hire those looking to teach English in Germany:

  • Adult education classes
  • Private language academies
  • Public schools
  • International corporations
  • International schools
  • Universities
  • People seeking private tutoring

Though many jobs will require you to have a bachelor’s degree, the only certification you need to apply for jobs is a TEFL certificate.

In addition, teachers and foreign workers praise the visa + residency process for being streamlined and easy to navigate for both EU and non-EU citizens (especially compared to other overseas teaching locations).

If you’ve been thinking about teaching abroad in Europe, Germany might just be the place for you!

Want more?  Check out this great video on a week in the life of an English teacher in Germany!

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How Teachers Can Get a Work Visa to Teach in Germany

An overview of the requirements and process needed for English teachers to get a legal work visa in Germany.

Salary Information: How Much Can You Make Teaching in Germany?

Explore what you can expect to make teaching English in Germany – broken out by the most common types of schools.

The Requirements Needed to Teach English in Germany

The requirements to teach in Germany are pretty easy to navigate compared to other countries – here is a breakdown of what you need.

FAQs & Popular Content About Teaching in Germany

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Can You Teach English in Germany without a Degree? Yes – Here’s How.

Germany does not require English teachers to have a degree but does require something else – click to see what you need to teach legally.

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