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Teaching English in Europe

For many new TEFL teachers Europe is an attractive destination because of familiarity with the cultures and customs.

Teaching English in Western Europe


  • Bachelor’s degree and TEFL/TESOL certificate are essential
  • Main hiring in September, early October and January
  • Jobs in foreign language schools and summer English language camps
  • Cost of living can be high, especially in major cities, so take this into account when you negotiate your salary


  • High demand for English lessons – English is a required language for students
  • Diverse country with positions in cities, small towns and every region throughout the country
  • High demand for Business English teachers

Teaching English in Central and Eastern Europe


  • Exotic location straddling Europe, Asia and with a hint of the Middle East, with great opportunities to visit neighbouring countries
  • Average salary, but coupled with a low cost of living provides a comfortable lifestyle for qualified teachers
  • Most schools require teachers with a TEFL/TESOL certificate


  • A country packed with history and culture, beautiful countryside and a friendly population
  • High demand for English teachers, in particular native speakers
  • Bachelor’s degree is a plus, but not essential. TEFL/TESOL certificate is essential


  • An exciting country with complex history and culture that has a high demand for English, including Business English
  • Bachelor’s degree required and a TEFL/TESOL certificate. Poland wants highly qualified people and prefers teachers with some experience
  • Relatively low cost of living even in the major cities


  • Many opportunities exist because of high demand, but living in Moscow can be expensive, so think about working in regional cities, or look for a position that includes your accommodation. Some contracts include flight reimbursement and cover visa costs
  • Having a TEFL/TESOL qualification is a definite advantage, university degrees are essential and experience is preferred, especially if you want a contract position with a good school. Many schools prefer native speakers
  • Trial periods, with lower pay, of up to three months are common. Some schools pay accommodation, visa and flights

TEFL jobs Poland

International Language School of Poland is a language institution place in the centre of Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. It is young and fast developing school with friendly staff and international environment.ILSP welcomes English teachers with prominent professional skills from all the native-speaking countries with relevant experience.

Position requirements:

BA Degree from a recognised university in English Language or Literature, TESOL, CELTA, Applied Linguistics, or education with an English teaching major - Masters degree in the above is desirable TEFL teaching qualification at CELTA level or above.


1. Teaching business and general English to youth and adults

2. Teaching individuals and small group classes (usually no more than 10 students)

3. The opportunity to work on a full time contract or with a guaranteed minimum number of hours (60 teaching hours per month)

For more information, please check out our website, www.ilsp.edu.pl. or email us at information@islp.edu.pl

We hope to hear from you!


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