Teaching in Lithuania
Options for teaching in Lithuania
There are many opportunities to teach English in Lithuania at private language schools and international schools. These schools are primarily centered in urban areas like the capital, Vilnius.
At private language schools in Lithuania, there is an increased demand for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified teachers. As Lithuania is generally a lesser known destination for TEFL teachers, this can mean more job opportunities for ESL teachers.
The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can give you a competitive advantage over other candidates when applying for teaching jobs in Lithuania.
Salary and benefits while teaching in Lithuania
|Teaching Benefit Type||Teaching Benefit Details|
|Yearly Salary||Starting at $1,000 at private language schools, while teachers at international schools can expect to earn upwards of $2,500 US/month.|
|Working Hours||26 hours per week.|
|Relocation Allowance||International schools will often cover your costs, including airfare and initial accommodation.|
|Vacation||Aside from summer holidays (June to September), there are breaks throughout the year (fall, Christmas, Easter and February).|
|Health Insurance||Not typically provided.|
Teaching in Lithuania – Hiring
Qualifications to teach in Lithuania
Visas for teachers in Lithuania
Lithuania is a European Union member state, which means that EU nationals don’t need a visa to teach in Lithuania. If you aren’t an EU national, you will need to apply for a work permit to teach in Lithuania.
Living in Lithuania
Salary, working conditions, teaching hours and more tend to vary from school to school in Lithuania. As the cost of living in Lithuania is reasonably low, teachers can expect to live a good lifestyle whether they’re at the lower or upper end of the salary scale.
As requirements to teach at an international school in Lithuania tend to be higher, they often offer teachers a generous salary and benefits packages as well as excellent professional development opportunities.
Things for teachers to do in Lithuania
Experience teaching in Lithuania
Register for a teacher account to apply for teaching jobs in Lithuania.
Lithuania at a glance
Population: 2.956 million
Government: Parliamentary republic
Major religion: Roman catholic
Climate: Humid continental
Basketball is the Lithuania’s national sport, and their national team ranks in the world’s top three.
Lithuania has the fastest internet speed in the world.
Over a third of the country is covered in forest.
Lithuania was the first country to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1990.
Lithuania has its own national perfume, called the “Scent of Lithuania”!
Lithuanian is commonly regarded as the oldest of all living languages.
The white stork is Lithuania’s national bird.