Teach English in Ireland

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How to Begin Teaching in Ireland

Also known as “the land of saints and scholars”, Ireland boasts more winners for the Nobel Prize

Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland, is a sovereign state which occupies about five-sixths of the island of Ireland. It shares a border with Northern Ireland which is a part of the United Kingdom. 

A truly romantic destination, Ireland is a country of castles and fairytales, leprechauns and whisky. Also known as “the land of saints and scholars”, Ireland boasts more winners for the Nobel Prize for Literature than any other country in the world.  In fact, in Dublin you can take a stroll around Ireland’s oldest university, Trinity College or you can go on the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl and visit many famous writers’ favourite pubs.

If you want to get out of the city, you can hire a car and take a roadtrip down the west coast of Ireland to experience amazing views, rugged coastline, ancient castles and quaint villages.  And, of course, for golf lovers there are more than 50 seaside links courses or 400 regular golf courses to choose from. 

Teaching Opportunities:
Even though Ireland is an English-speaking country, there are many EFL teaching positions available. Many people come here to study or work and so there is a high demand for English teachers. During the summer especially there is an influx of European students who come out to Ireland to attend summer camps and these can be a great way to earn some extra money for a couple of months.

Most of the work you will find will pay on an hourly basis, unless you are signed onto a long-term contract, which is usually reserved for local teachers of management staff. Your salary may not be very stable since it will vary according to the season and the number of hours you are given. 

The cost of living in Ireland is quite high in comparison to your possible salary, so sharing accommodation and picking up private students to supplement income is common.

 

Teaching Requirements

Degree Requirement Typical Contract Length Peak Hiring Seasons Visa Info Typical Students Average Monthly Cost of Living in £ GBP & Local Currency Average Monthly Salary in £ GBP & Local Currency
BA/ BS degree preferredvariable year-round work permit, unless you are an EU citizen adults, students 1 200 – 1 500 EUR (1 000 – 1 300 GBP) 20 EUR/hour (17 GBP/hour
BA/ BS degree preferred
work permit, unless you are an EU citizen
adults, students
1 200 – 1 500 EUR (1 000 – 1 300 GBP)

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