The small nation of Luxembourg is studded with attractive castles and fortresses. TEFL jobs, on the other hand, are few and far between. The few that do exist generally involve in-house Business English tuition for staff members of Luxembourg City’s financial services industry. Be warned that you will not become rich teaching English here and may need to take on more than one job to pay the high costs of living. As usual in Western Europe, it is much easier for English-speaking EU nationals (i.e British and Irish) to find work due to European bureaucracy. Ultimately, private classes are the way to make the most cash, but you will need to make plenty of contacts first.
|Type of Institution||Typical salary (USD/month)||Typical hours||Typical annual leave|
|Language centres and self-employed||1,000 – 2,000||Various shifts||2 weeks plus national holidays|
|International schools and universities||3,000 upwards||9am – 4pm Monday to Friday plus some weekend work||10 weeks plus national holidays|
Main places for jobs
Degree, TEFL certificate, 1-2 yrs exp., EU national.
1. Before signing a contract, ask to speak to both past and present employees for their opinions of the language centre or school.
2. Consider becoming a self-employed tutor so that you can work when you like and potentially earn a higher salary.
3. If you don’t have much teaching experience, it is probably best to go elsewhere first and build up an impressive CV which includes plenty of Business English tuition.
As with most countries in Europe, it is a lot easier for EU nationals to find work as the paperwork required is significantly less than when applying to employ non-EU nationals.
Cost of living
High – accommodation, food and transport.
Tax and salary information
Employers generally pay your income tax for you and as usual you should expect to be paid on a monthly basis. Many EU nationals (particularly British and Irish) decide to become self-employed tutors as the profit margins and flexibility can be attractive when compared to working for a typical language centre.
|Fabulous history, architecture and culture||Lots of red tape for non-EU nationals|
|A prestigious nation in which to work||Very high living costs and relatively low salaries|
|An efficient and pleasant working environment in which daily tasks can be accomplished easily||Not many jobs for those without significant experience|
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