Teach EFL in Germany

Date posted:2010-03-15 | Writer: ISL Sprachschule | Email: [email protected]

ISL Koblenz has opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers who are available to start in April of this year. The job involves teaching mainly adults in small groups of 4-6 and many single classes. All levels from Beginner to C1, a lot of business English is taught.  Some Kids courses also take place. We have 3 schools one in Koblenz (ca. 30 Staff) and the others in Ettlingen and Pforzheim (these 2 are close to each other and together have ca. 20 Staff.  All schools have requirements for teachers at different times.

Many classes are outside the school and the school provides a car (fully fuelled and insured by the school) for this.

 Schedules: Usually split shift i.e. early mornings from ca. 7.30 am to roughly 10.30 am followed by a break and then classes again as of ca. 4 pm to 7.30pm or indeed on one or two evenings up to 8.40 pm.

 Salary & Conditions : this is a full time contract as per German law, which means that the gross is approx euro 1600 and the net 1135 per month for 25 hours (60 minutes each) per week of teaching (including some Saturdays 9-12 midday).  The salary is guaranteed each month and overtime is paid at the same rate.  We initially do a two year contract but have many teachers (also US citizens) who have been with us for more than 7 years.

25 days of paid holidays as well as sick pay (as per the german system)

Full medical and pension contributions

 Cost of living: expect ca. euro 375 for an apartment plus the same for basics (food etc) = 750 per month. 

Visas: As this is a full time position getting a work permit is not a problem under german law.

 Minimum Requirements for applicants:

            Native Speaker

            Teaching experience (min 1 year)

            A sound ability to explain grammar
            TEFL qualification preferred

            Driving licence

            Minimum age: 25 

As this position needs to be filled quickly please send a CV/resume with photo and tel number to the e-mail address given on the job heading

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 was about conditionals and reported speech. I've learned about reported speech, how to use it and how to transform direct speech into reported speech. I've also learned about conditionals. There are five main conditionals - Zero Conditional, First Conditional, Second Conditional, Third Conditional and Mixed Conditional. I'va also learned about the teaching ideas which can be used during lessons.I have learned how to behave in front of my students and especially how to build a satisfactory rapport with them. In fact, I have learned several things about being a good teacher in all ways as much as pass the content effectively. Teachers should be able to encourage their students to speak as much as they can and not be ashamed to make some commom mistakes that can, most of the times, intimidated them.