English Teaching Jobs in Norway
Finding a TEFL job in Norway isn’t exactly simple. English proficiency is high in this Scandinavian nation, with 80-90% of the population speaking some level of English. In countries with high levels of proficiency it’s more common for local teachers to fill positions, and you’ll find that to teach English in kindergartens and primary schools in Norway it’s also a requirement to speak Norwegian.
Most employers looking for English teachers in Norway will have a preference for those already in the country, so hiring from abroad isn’t particularly common. International schools are a good option for EFL teachers, but you’ll need an exceptionally strong CV. Entry-level positions are rare, so if you have your heart set on moving to Norway you’ll want to build up teaching experience elsewhere first.
Where to find work in Norway
While Norway isn’t a member of the European Union, they do have separate visa regulations for EU and non-EU citizens hoping to work in the country. Teachers who are EU citizens don’t need to apply for a work permit to teach in Norway, but teachers who come from outside the EU will need a visa and work permit, and it’s generally very difficult for them to find work unless already in the country.
Employers in Norway
AAC Global is a well-known TEFL employer in Norway.
Berlitz is a major employer of TEFL teachers in Norway.
Evening classes (engelskkurs) at Folkuniversity centres are a good opportunity for TEFL teachers seeking part-time work.
For well-qualified and experienced teachers, getting a position in an International School is a great way to earn highly in Norway. This list of international schools across the country will help you find work – schools usually advertise on their own websites.
Local and national newspapers can be a good way to find out about current positions – check out Aftenposten, Dagbladet, and The Norway Post.
Sucre Language Solutions teaches English and Spanish in Oslo.