By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate

Teaching English in Europe – Part I: An Introduction

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Europe is a popular destination due to the continent’s distinct culture and stunning landscapes. If you want to get involved with an English Speaking Language Course specifically, then there are plenty of fantastic destinations in Europe. With a contrasting variety of experiences you could choose to see anything from the beautifully candescent Northern Lights to the all-encompassing Southern Shores of the Mediterranean. Europe is packed with rich history and romantic cities.

Due to a strong British influence in the European economy, the demand for English speaking language teachers is great in countries such as Spain, France, Italy, etc. All of these countries have a unique culture and extraordinary wealth of sights. Or, if you are looking for teaching experiences in a country that may offer you the chance to get away from it a little more, then why not try going further east to Turkey or Poland.

With such a strong economy and high demand, you can expect to take home a good salary with a European TEFL Job. Of course this will vary significantly depending on your destination so this may be something to consider. Furthermore, European TEFL jobs offer some of the best living conditions going. Work permits and visas are both required when seeking TEFL positions within Europe. Again, the specific details vary depending on your country of destination.

Moreover, with such a plethora of countries to choose from, why limit yourself to one. With so many well economically developed countries and a good transport system to make other countries easily accessible, then you could, if you like, choose to split your journey and teach in more than one country. If this sounds like something that you may be interested in then European InterRail tickets are very cost effective. The specific cost varies depending on how many countries you choose to visit.

Start planning you European odyssey today and see the glorious scenery of the French Alps, the volcanic splendour of Iceland, the grand design of Antwerp. TEFL Europe provides limitless possibilities.

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