Teaching English in Austria
Options for teaching jobs in Austria
Teachers in Austria will find most teaching opportunities in bigger towns and cities such as Vienna, where many of Austria’s international schools, private language schools, colleges, and universities are located.
Salary and benefits while teaching English in Austria
|Teaching Benefit Type||Teaching Benefit Details|
|Yearly Salary||€800 – €3,000 ($850 – $3,200 USD) per month.|
|Working Hours||20 – 30 hours/week.|
|Relocation Allowance||Not provided.|
|Vacation||July – September.|
|Health Insurance||Most people living in Austria do not require private health insurance, as the country is home to one of the top public healthcare systems in Europe. Expat teachers are entitled to avail of public medical care due to tax contributions – which are mandatory.|
|Contract Duration||One year.|
Teach English in Austria – Hiring
Qualifications to teach English in Austria
Teaching jobs in Austrian private language schools will ask, at minimum, for teachers to hold a Bachelor’s degree and an internationally recognized TEFL certificate to stand the best chance of securing an English teaching position.
The University of Toronto’s TEFL online certificate can give you the edge over other candidates applying to teach English abroad in Austria.
International schools in Austria will often seek candidates who have a postgraduate certificate in education as well as relevant teaching experience. The pay is consequently higher at Austrian international schools compared to private language schools.
Visas for teachers in Austria
Living in Austria
Things for teachers to do in Austria
With its rich culture and history, Austria is an exceptional country to live and travel in. Vienna is famous for its classical music and Gothic architecture, but that’s not all there is to experience here. Lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by Austria’s unparalleled natural landscape. Best known as the winter sports capital of Europe, Austria is not to be overlooked in the summer months: popular activities include visiting the countryside’s many historic villages, hiking in the magnificent Alps, swimming in the clear blue lakes of the Danube valley and much more. Austria is also prime for easy and affordable travel to other countries, as it is situated at a crossroads in Europe.
Experience teaching in Austria
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Austria at a glance
Population: 8.223 million
Government: Federal republic
Major religion: Roman Catholic
Austria is a landlocked country, bordered by eight countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary and Slovak Republic.
As it is located in the Alps, Austria is a mountainous country due to its location in the Alps, with two-thirds of the country sitting at over 500 meters (1,640 feet) above sea level.
Austria boasts 20 Nobel Prize winners, spanning several different fields including medicine, chemistry, physics and economics.
Austria is the birthplace of some of the most renowned classical music composers, including Haydn, Liszt, Schubert, Strauss and Mozart.
Austrians are avid winter sports fans: skiing, snowboarding and ski-jumping are all hugely popular national pastimes in Austria. To date, Innsbruck, Austria has hosted the Winter Olympics twice, in 1964 and 1976.
The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, was born in Austria.
Vienna, Austria, is home to the oldest zoo in the world, founded in 1752.