Are you a qualified English teacher? Do you want to live and work in beautiful Greece?
Teach English Greece are a recruitment service for English teachers wanting to work in Greece. With our network of schools spreading all over Greece, we can find you the perfect school!
• Teaching around 26 teaching hours per week
• Lessons usually last between 1 and 2 hours
• Classes are generally small, with around 8-12 students per group
• Lessons take place mainly in the afternoons and evenings, Monday to Friday
• Teachers will usually have a variety of ages and levels in their timetable
All of these factors vary slightly depending on the school.
Working in Greece -
English teaching is a big business in Greece. With the country's economy heavily reliant on tourism, the need to speak English is great. Hence, there is an abundance of private language schools offering extra English classes. Generally, younger students learn general English and the older students prepare for formal English examinations such as the Cambridge FCE and CPE or the Michigan ECCE and ECPE exams.
The academic year runs from September to May/June and lessons take place mainly in the afternoons and evenings, Monday to Friday. You can expect to have around 26 teaching hours per week, with each lesson usually lasting between 1 and 2 hours. It is common to have a variety of ages and levels in your timetable. Classes are generally small, with around 8-12 students per group. All of these factors vary slightly depending on the school.
Alongside your teaching duties, you will of course be expected to spend some additional time planning and marking. Most schools follow a coursebook so you won't need to prepare lessons from scratch, although you will need to adapt and prepare supplementary materials to complement the coursebook. There will also be a director of studies or senior teacher there to assist you.
Most private schools are well-equipped. Audio and video equipment, computers and interactive whiteboards are all becoming increasingly commonplace in the classroom. The school will also have photocopying facilities and a secretary to assist teachers.
Salary and benefits
The school is responsible for all taxes and national insurance contributions on your behalf.
The salary will be a comfortable living wage for Greece and schools may provide accommodation as part of the salary package (excluding water and electricity bills).
You will be covered for standard government medical treatment by your national health insurance contributions.
The exact figures will vary for each school, so be sure to check the details of your contract and ask if you are unsure about anything before accepting.
It is often possible for teachers to take on some additional private lessons to supplement their income but you must always check with your school first.
You must have native level competency in English (Note that this does not mean that you must be a native speaker. If English is not your first language but you have native competency, feel free to apply!)
You must have a university degree (This is a requirement of the Greek Ministry of Education that teachers must hold a university degree. Any subject is acceptable, but a degree related to language or education would be a bonus.)
You must have a TEFL certificate (We can only accept TEFL-certified applicants. This can be CELTA, CertTESOL or TEFL. The certificate must include teaching practice, so unfortunately we cannot accept certificates from online TEFL courses.)
You must be an EU citizen*
(In order to have the right to live and work in Greece, you must be a citizen of a European Union country. It is extremely difficult to obtain a work permit as a non-EU citizen in Greece, therefore we can only accept applications from citizens of an EU country.)
*Or have the right to live and work in Greece
How to apply
Download and complete the short application form, and send it along with a CV and photo to - firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!