Country info and advice - Cyprus
The following comments are from teachers who have worked, or are currently working, in Cyprus. If you are a teacher and have some advice about Cyprus, please share here.
Cyprus is now part of the
European Union so getting a job here is much easier. However to work in a
regular school you must have a degree in English as well as your
TEFL qualification. There are hundreds of
afternoon institutes and these are always looking for teachers, especially
native speakers. Do make contact with some before you come as there is quite a
lot of competition. English is widely spoken in Cyprus so that makes it easier
for a newcomer, food and amenities are not so different to be upsetting but the
weather is great most of the year. Major drawback salaries are pretty low! Good
Cathy 27 November 2005
Expect to make around 800-1000 cypriot pounds per month, but you get paid on a 13 month schedule.
Anonymous 30 November 2009
There is a serious shortage of
teaching jobs in Cyprus now, even with private institutes and the cost of living
is very high compared to a few years ago. Best advice:don't come looking for
work unless you have plenty of cash reserves!
Martin 10 November 2010
There are plenty of afternoon institutes and they are actively looking for teachers but they are literally
paying peanuts. If teaching is a passion and you have another source of income
then do come as Cyprus is a beautiful island.
Anonymous 22 June 2011
Currently I live in Cyprus. I have BA and MA degrees. I have all TEFL certificates and it is really difficult to find a job because most of the time the schools here want you to speak Greek, which is not a MUST when you have TEFL and teach English. Really disappointed.
Katrin 28 Sep 2013
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