TEFL Teaching in Germany - Premier TEFL

Teach English in Germany

Do you love mountains, sea and lakes as well as big thriving cities with a bucket load of activities? Then come along to Germany, the right place for you to go and teach English. Make new friends for life while having one of the famous pints of German beer!.

Demand for TEFL Teachers and Private Tutors
Demand for TEFL teachers in Germany is high and remains steady with opportunities to teach available in virtually every town and city. Demand is also high in the private sector as many companies require their employees to have some degree of English language training.


Travel and Professional Requirements for Teaching
Requirements vary depending on where you apply to; some places require you to have a TEFL/TESOL cert while others want a Bachelor’s degree also and some teaching experience. A lot of establishments require you to speak German. A Visa is required for non EU citizens.

Average Salary

There can be quite a wide variation in what you earn teaching in Germany, from $1200 to $2500 which largely depends on your qualifications and level of German.

Cost of Living

Name of Currency: Euro (Dollar Exchange Rate $1=€0.93)
Essential Groceries Costs per week: $18­-$25
Light and Heat Costs per month: $230
Public Transport Ticket Costs: $3.50 for return bus ticket.

Expected Teaching Contract

There are positions available in state schools, adult learning colleges, universities and private language schools. Contracts can run for a year and are renewable. TEFL and Business English are both quite popular.


Germany experiences very seasonable weather over a year, from cold, snowy winters to warm, dry summers. Skiing is particularly popular in Germany’s mountains during Winter and cycling during Summer.

Having Fun

German festivals are world famous for bringing cheer to everyone and its great cities bring all the attractions you could possibly want from historic metropolitan areas. German cakes, meats and beer are among its most treasured foods.


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