Teach English Abroad   Work in Europe

Learn about different job opportunities for English teachers in European countries and choose the best positions.
 
Work in Europe
In spite of the fact that the economic traits between North America and Europe are quite serious and 2 economic systems co-operate very tightly, we can say that: there will be no free exchange of labor between North America and Europe in the nearest future.

As the ties between European nations strengthen, particularly among the members of the European Union, the job possibilities for non European citizens are not so numerous now. But presently a lot of Americans live and work on European continent. The majority of them have come lately, and found their place in some interesting job.

Temporary European citizens form a large group of people whose contribution to the teaching English business is the biggest. Americans who have majors in language specializations (e.g., a degree in applied linguistics and some relevant experience) are likely to find the employer who will be willing to pay for their work visa.  Even more desirable in many cases is a solid background in the business world, since the majority of language teaching in Europe is to businessmen and women who want practical language tools for the workplace and prefer to be taught by someone with experience of this world than by a free-faced modern languages graduate.

 Opportunities for non-Europeans are more plentiful in some countries than others—easier in Germany and Portugal than Italy and Spain, for example. The alternatives are to work for an employer who is not bothered about officialdom (this often implies a similarly casual approach to pay and working conditions) or to work on an informal or freelance basis. In many European cities there are a lot of teachers who came to teach English from abroad. Americans are not the exclusion, but a resume sent from the U.S. is not all what should be done to get the desired position.