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February 16, 2007

Teaching Spots-Germany

Hello Readers,

In a recent online article, Mark O'Neil describes the current situation for English teachers in Germany. He says: "If you are a native speaker then with the right amount of luck, charm, and ability, you can be your own boss and earn a nice salary." Sounds good, huh?

Germany is not only the third largest economy in the world (after...

... America and Japan), but is also a founding member of the EU. Surrounded by Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, its central location in Europe makes it a great jumping off point for weekend trips abroad.

For teachers from the EU, finding a job in Germany will not be too difficult. All you will need is a tax card, a social security number and proof of your residency in the EU. For non-EU citizens, on the other hand, you'll have to obtain a visa to work and live in Germany, plus a tax card and health insurance.

However, if you are able to get these documents, then you will be able to reap the benefits. From what I understand, ESL teachers can expect approximately 20 euros per hour for general English classes. The big money in Germany seems to be in teaching in-company classes or Business English classes. You can charge up to approximately 35 euros per hour for those contexts.

For job listings in Munich, go to: http://www.munichfound.de/datatable1.cfm.

To go to the Munich English Language Teachers Association online: http://www.melta.de/.

For more information about living in Germany, go to: http://www.expatica.com/actual/toc.asp?subchannel_id=26

Auf Wiedersehen!

Good luck!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at February 16, 2007 04:43 AM

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