Scandinavia is an often overlooked destination on the TEFL itinerary, yet there are plenty of rewards the ambitious TEFL teacher can reap in this region. Scandinavia tops nearly every index for gender equality, standard of living, health benefits and economic and political stability. Dramatic landscapes make these Northern European countries some of the most beautiful places to live in the world, although you will need to be up for spending a little bit more money to do so. Teaching English in Scandinavia is an ideal way to experience life in a unique part of the world.
Although not as strong as in other parts of the world due to the high level of proficient English speakers, there is still a demand for TEFL teachers in Scandinavia. This comes from the business community and the fact that the standard of living is high and people can afford to pay for private English lessons. Competition for TEFL jobs is generally not huge, and if you are TEFL qualified, and have some previous teaching experience you should be able to secure a TEFL job in Scandinavia with minimal hassle.
Getting TEFL qualified
Most TEFL jobs in Scandinavia require at least 120 hours of TEFL training (this is the minimum requirement for most TEFL jobs all around the world). When you take a course with TEFL Org you can be rest assured that you will receive your qualification from the most accredited TEFL course provider in the UK and an internationally recognized certificate on completion of your course.
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Finding a TEFL job in Scandinavia
TEFL Org graduates can apply for jobs through our online TEFL jobs centre. Failing that, a quick Google search is generally a good way to source jobs. If you can’t find any positions posted on the popular TEFL jobs boards, it is worth looking at the official websites of schools and universities and contacting employers directly. Alternatively, you could search for a TEFL job after you have arrived in your Scandinavian country of choice. Just make sure you are armed with copies of your TEFL certificate, university degree and CV.
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2 thoughts on “Teaching English in Scandinavia”
Sweden didn’t even come up as a country on that job site.
You could try the GlobalTeachers website (http://global-teachers.org/jobsinsweden.html) – they have a few vacancies in Gothenburg and Stockholm at the moment.