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EU special: Czeching it out

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Declan Carey, an English teacher in Prague, gives you the low-down on teaching in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is a fascinating country in the heart of Europe with a booming expat community. In fact, the UK government reports that over 10,000 British nationals are currently living here, many of whom are teachers or work in the English language industry.

According to the Czech Ministry of the Interior, there are 8,966 US citizens registered as living here too.

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Why not teach in Poland?

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Matt Salusbury visits Poland to discover modest pay packets for English language teachers – but generous holidays and a rich history and culture could make it a country worth considering.

It can be tough earning a living as an English teacher in Poland. Even being a native speaker there doesn’t necessarily confer an advantage over locally recruited teachers in terms of hourly rates.

There are sectors where you can make a decent living, however – the universities sector is worth a look.

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Teach in a university


As more private language schools have limited funds for training and development, Hannah Alexander-Wright explores if teaching English as a foreign language at a university could be the natural next step in your career.

The Gazette asked five university tutors, based both in the UK and the US, what it’s really like to teach in academic institutions.

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Teach in Bahrain


This oil-rich country is seen as more socially liberal than other Gulf states, but what gainful employment can it offer English teachers? Olga Kravchenko investigates

Bahrain, an oil-rich collection of 33 islands, has become a modern state and home to expensive malls and hotels. Known as a more ‘relaxed’ Arabic country, the kingdom has gained popularity among many expatriates from around the world attracted by its salaries and beautiful coasts.

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Teach In Spain

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Teachers are often attracted to jobs in Spain because of its reputation for sunny weather, delicious cuisine and a rich cultural life. But after the 2008 economic crisis, what are the chances of getting a job and developing your career? The Gazette spoke to Borja Uruñela from the Andalusian Association of Language Schools (ACEIA) to find out more.

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