Teach English in Austria

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Kirsten Colquhoun
July 18, 2023

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Teaching requirements
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Austria is a country with a richly woven landscape of nature and culture. Well-known around the world from the epic film The Sound of Music, Austria conjures up the beauty of the Alps, alpine valleys and stunning lakes. This terrain is ideal for skiing, hiking, mountain biking and relaxing picnics. This is also a country steeped in culture. Vienna, the centre of classical music and opera, has witnessed – in past generations – composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms, as well as being home to Klimt and Sigmund Freud.

In the present day, you can spend time in coffee houses and wine taverns, soaking up the magnificent architecture. Vienna is also home to an active contemporary art scene. Salzburg, on the other hand, boasts the world-renowned Alstadt complex, littered with domes and spires. Ancient castles are found throughout the country.

Teaching opportunities in Austria

Austria offers good salaries, but these jobs are often of a temporary nature. Many teachers coming from within the EU actually become self-employed so that they can tutor privately. However, a licence is required for classes of 5 or more students together. For salaried employment, teachers also need a degree and a Level 5 TEFL certificate to have a chance of finding work here. Those who are non-EU residents will find it very difficult to obtain a work visa, as is the case in most of Europe.

Salaried opportunities often offer a 20-25-hour teaching contract, but other benefits such as flights and accommodation are generally not included. The cost of living is high, but so are the salaries. This means that teachers can enjoy a good standard of living.

Teaching requirements in Austria

  • Degree Requirement
    BA/BS degree required
  • Typical Contract Length
    6 months
  • Peak Hiring Seasons
    October – June
  • Visa Info
    EU citizenship or work visa
  • Typical Students
    Business professionals, children
  • Average Monthly Cost of Living in Local Currency
    1,200 – 1,800 EUR
  • Average Monthly Salary in Local Currency
    800 – 3,000 EUR

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Austria is a country with a richly woven landscape of nature and culture. Well-known around the world from the epic film The Sound of Music, Austria conjures up the beauty of the Alps, alpine valleys and stunning lakes. This terrain is ideal for skiing, hiking, mountain biking and relaxing picnics. This is also a country steeped in culture. Vienna, the centre of classical music and opera, has witnessed – in past generations – composers such as Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms, as well as being home to Klimt and Sigmund Freud.

In the present day, you can spend time in coffee houses and wine taverns, soaking up the magnificent architecture. Vienna is also home to an active contemporary art scene. Salzburg, on the other hand, boasts the world-renowned Alstadt complex, littered with domes and spires. Ancient castles are found throughout the country.

Teaching opportunities in Austria

Austria offers good salaries, but these jobs are often of a temporary nature. Many teachers coming from within the EU actually become self-employed so that they can tutor privately. However, a licence is required for classes of 5 or more students together. For salaried employment, teachers also need a degree and a Level 5 TEFL certificate to have a chance of finding work here. Those who are non-EU residents will find it very difficult to obtain a work visa, as is the case in most of Europe.

Salaried opportunities often offer a 20-25-hour teaching contract, but other benefits such as flights and accommodation are generally not included. The cost of living is high, but so are the salaries. This means that teachers can enjoy a good standard of living.

Teaching requirements in Austria

  • Degree Requirement
    BA/BS degree required
  • Typical Contract Length
    6 months
  • Peak Hiring Seasons
    October – June
  • Visa Info
    EU citizenship or work visa
  • Typical Students
    Business professionals, children
  • Average Monthly Cost of Living in Local Currency
    1,200 – 1,800 EUR
  • Average Monthly Salary in Local Currency
    800 – 3,000 EUR

Start your TEFL journey

Would you like to teach English as a foreign language across the world?

Great! You’re in the right place. The TEFL Academy provides the very best in accredited TEFL courses, meaning your qualification is recognised throughout the world. The TEFL Academy is the world’s leading TEFL course provider. We can help you acquire the skills needed to teach English as a foreign language. Check out our TEFL internships, volunteer placements and the thousands of jobs on our exclusive TEFL jobs board…

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