Teach English in Ireland

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Kirsten Colquhoun
July 18, 2023

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Teaching Opportunities
Teaching Requirements
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Breath-taking landscapes and fascinating, friendly people

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 road trip 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.

In county Galway, you’ll find the longest place name in Ireland: Muckanaghederdauhaulia. A small town which translates to “ridge, shaped like a pig’s back, between two expanses of briny water”.

The Irish are also known for their tea-drinking skills, with statistics showing that the average person drinks 1,184 cups of tea a year, making them the 3rd largest in the world for tea consumption.

It’s hard to think of Ireland without mentioning the iconic Guinness brand. Britain is the largest seller of Guinness in the world, with Nigeria ranked second! In Ireland, 10 million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin every day.

A country steeped in sports history Ireland has two traditional sports still played today: hurling and Gaelic football. Hurling incredibly dates back over 4,000 years, played by the Irish warriors of the time to hone their sword skills for battle. Hurling is known as the fastest sport on grass played with a hurl (wooden stick) and a ball known as a sliotar.

Gaelic football, on the other hand, is a mixture of soccer and rugby. The first game of Gaelic football was in 1885, only 22 years after soccer was first played. The finals of both sports are played at the historic Croke Park, Europe’s 4th largest stadium, with a capacity crowd of 82,300.

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 or 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

To be eligible for teaching positions, a BA/BS degree is typically required. Contract lengths may vary and peak hiring seasons occur year-round. Non-EU citizens will need a work permit to teach, while EU citizens are exempt from this requirement. Teaching opportunities are available to both adults and students. The average monthly cost of living is between 1,200 and 1,500 EUR, while the average hourly salary is 20 EUR.

Your TEFL journey starts here!

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…

Contents

Breath-taking landscapes and fascinating, friendly people

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 road trip 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.

In county Galway, you’ll find the longest place name in Ireland: Muckanaghederdauhaulia. A small town which translates to “ridge, shaped like a pig’s back, between two expanses of briny water”.

The Irish are also known for their tea-drinking skills, with statistics showing that the average person drinks 1,184 cups of tea a year, making them the 3rd largest in the world for tea consumption.

It’s hard to think of Ireland without mentioning the iconic Guinness brand. Britain is the largest seller of Guinness in the world, with Nigeria ranked second! In Ireland, 10 million pints of Guinness are produced in Dublin every day.

A country steeped in sports history Ireland has two traditional sports still played today: hurling and Gaelic football. Hurling incredibly dates back over 4,000 years, played by the Irish warriors of the time to hone their sword skills for battle. Hurling is known as the fastest sport on grass played with a hurl (wooden stick) and a ball known as a sliotar.

Gaelic football, on the other hand, is a mixture of soccer and rugby. The first game of Gaelic football was in 1885, only 22 years after soccer was first played. The finals of both sports are played at the historic Croke Park, Europe’s 4th largest stadium, with a capacity crowd of 82,300.

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 or 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

To be eligible for teaching positions, a BA/BS degree is typically required. Contract lengths may vary and peak hiring seasons occur year-round. Non-EU citizens will need a work permit to teach, while EU citizens are exempt from this requirement. Teaching opportunities are available to both adults and students. The average monthly cost of living is between 1,200 and 1,500 EUR, while the average hourly salary is 20 EUR.

Your TEFL journey starts here!

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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