The Goods on Teaching English in Europe: Additional Resources

Written by  Troy Nahumko June 18, 2009


Extensive directory of teachers, jobs and resources in Madrid and around Spain:

Spain's Auxiliar Programme for North Americans:



Under the Foreign Language Assistant Programme the French Embassy offers teaching assistant jobs in primary and secondary schools and colleges to Canadians, Americans and others aged 20 to 30 who speak some French. Participants work 6 to 9 months for about €800 per month.



The Hamburg English Language Teaching Association website has links to similar organizations around Germany.

Padagogischer Austauschdienst (PAD) or Education Exchange Service allows young Canadians to work as English or French assistants in German secondary schools. Go to and click on Lifestyle, Culture and Education.

Many schools prefer British teachers but the German-American Institute in Tuebingen hires American English speakers.



It's very difficult to get a work permit for Switzerland but this site has information on a trainee exchange programme which, for North Americans, can include paid work: (follow the labour/work permits link.)

Illegal work in Switzerland is said to be risky – you're likely to be caught. If you manage to jump through all these hoops, you can network with the English Teachers' Association of Switzerland.


Official information on how to get a work visa:

Site for TEFL teachers in Russia - the forum has discussions of visa and other issues:



Canadians and Americans do not need Visas to enter for 90 days, even to work. Schools like The London School of English Group promise to arrange your work permit at their own expense, during your first 90 days.



Jobs are now hard to find in Prague, especially for North Americans. The Academic Information Agency connects teachers from the US, Canada and other English-speaking countries to state schools.

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