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Teaching English in Austria

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  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation Certification required; 300 or 450 Hrs Advance TEFL/TESOL courses in Austria gives you an edge
  • Types of jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some tutoring
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Most schools prefer an interview over skype or telephone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-30 hours of classroom as well as exam preparation time
  • Types of Students: 
    School children,Business professionals and Private students
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    1,700 - 2,500 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa is generally sponsored by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1,800 - $2,500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    2,5500 - 3,800 USD
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Sometimes can be availed
  • Flight Reimbursements: 
Teaching English in Austria

Austria has a diverse natural and cultural landscape. The country is made famous by the epic film The Sound of Music, evokes the beauty of the Alps, alpine valleys, and breath-taking lakes. Skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and relaxing picnics are all possible on this terrain. Additionally, throughout the country, ancient castles can be found. Vienna also the centre of classical music and opera, has produced composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Brahms, as well as Gustav Klimt and Sigmund Freud in previous generations.

To be hired as a TEFL teacher in Austria, you must have a four-year college degree and an International TEFL accreditation in Austria certificate. Finding an ESL teaching job also requires native English proficiency. Face-to-face interviews with private language schools are essential for those who can legally work in Austria during the peak hiring months of September and January. You can also work as a freelancer for multiple schools to utilize your free time, given the high cost of living in Austria particularly in the larger cities of Vienna and Salzburg which is also where you will find most of the TEFL teaching jobs, so if you have pursued TEFL certification courses in Vienna then you can teach in major cities also.

Schools in Austria have requirements that are similar to those in Germany; many are looking for teachers with some business background to effectively teach business professionals and obviously, they must need to have completed TEFL courses in Austria with specialized training as well for preference.

Start living your TEFL teaching journey by pursuing the best TEFL certification programs in Austria from reputed institutes.