Job in Germany For EFL Teacher

Date posted:2016-05-09 | Writer: ISL Sprachschule | Email: [email protected]

ISL Sprachschule has 3 schools in western Germany. One in Ettlingen near Karlsruhe, another in Pforzheim and one in Koblenz. We run primarily business English courses for companies and private individuals. We have approx. 30 full time teachers who normally stay for 2-3 years - though some have been with us for much longer. The teaching method allows for a high degree of teacher input and creativity but does require a solid knowledge of grammar. ISL Ettlingen has an opening for a suitably qualified EFL teacher who is available for an immediate start.  


Most classes have a course book but teachers are encouraged to tailor their own program to the students needs - i.e. no rigid program. Lots of materials for roles plays, grammar games, discussion topics etc. are available and teacher copy lots of extra material for the students.

A sound knowledge of English grammar is essential - teachers who cannot explain grammar in Germany will have a hard time keeping their credibility with students. For those who don't have this we do organise training times with you before you go into classes.


Most Germans have had 3-4 years of English at school - so they usually have the basics. Typically they need work on fixing past simple, present simple, present perfect etc.. About 70% of the classes are at this level. The rest are beginners or more advanced students.


The teacher must fulfill the following:

Have a native speaker level of English

Have a driving licence (we provide the car with stick shift)

Have the ability to explain English grammar

Have teaching experience (at least 1 year) in an adult Environment.


Conditions: We offer a monthly salary of euro 2000 gross or net ca. euro 1350 for 33 hours (á 45 mins) per week of teaching. As this is a full time position you are fully medically insured with pension contributions as per the German system. Please note - that an extra ca. 40% (paid by the school) goes towards those benefits - i.e. medical, pension, unemployment insurance etc... so that the gross pay is considerably higher than the net salary. 25 days of paid holidays per year (2 weeks of which are to be taken at Christmas-only time when the schools close in the year) plus all the usual paid public holidays (about 11 per year in Germany). The position is initially for a two year period. Most of the teachers with us have stayed on for much longer the average being ca. 4 years with us.

Cost of living in Germany: the schools are not in expensive areas of Germany. A teacher typically has the following costs per month:

1. Housing - Euro 400 - 450 per month - some teachers have costs under this - this will get you an apartment of ca. 40 - 50 m2.

2. Food & Basics: Euro 300 per month - this is on the very high side.

Which leaves a teacher with at least Euro 400 per month for other spending needs - if any. We set up initial accommodation.


Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading.

ISL Sprachschule

Im Katzentach 4

Ettlingen 76275


Telephone: + 49 72 43 93 87 44

Contact person: Mr. David O'Callaghan, School Director


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This unit describes each teaching method and the best practice on how to apply it. It contains enough information and ideas on how to approach each class and what materials / techniques that would be the most suitable for particular student level. Moreover, it also shows the way on what things to avoid that help to be more productive, efficient, and straight to the point clear and concise.I feel like I learned quite a bit about how to pay attention to the student. How important is to not arrive late to the classes. Very important to be present and to motivate the student by giving feedback. Also, the type of class the student should be taking based on their level of grammar and understanding or speaking the learning language. What it makes a good student and a good teacher.