English Teaching Jobs in Germany

TEFL jobs in Germany Find the best TEFL jobs in Germany. Apply now for the best English teaching jobs in Germany! This free TEFL job board by OnTESOL includes the best job opportunities in Germany and a comprehensive guide to teaching English and living in Germany. OnTESOL does not sponsor any organization. Use due diligence when applying for jobs.

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg is a beautiful village with half timber houses, narrow streets, and medieval buildings. This romantic town from the middle ages is a must see for TESOL teachers in Germany!


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TESOL Cologne

Founded by the Romans in 38 BC, the city on the Rhine River has acquired a special status for its classic architecture, history and entertainment.

Presently being the fourth-largest city in Germany, Cologne has become the cultural centre of the region during the reconstruction of the post-World War II era. Cologne City Hall, Cologne Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church and Severinstor are some of the most popular sites that tell the story of the renaissance.

View on Cologne from the Rhine river, Germany

Cologne is one of the warmest German cities, with mild winters and balmy summers. It is also one of the trendiest cities for young adults. Cologne has Germany´s highest ratio of bars to people! Nightclubs, pubs and restaurants are found on each corner, offering a rich diversity of tastes and moods. Four German words that you’ll learn quite quickly? Fritten, Hämchen, sauer- kraut, and especially Kölsch!

Germany is the most popular ESL destination in Europe. The economy is stable, teaching jobs pay well, and native speakers from outside the European Union can easily obtain a work permit if they have a university degree and an internationally recognized TESOL certificate.

TESOL Bochum

Bochum remained quite a small town until the 19th century when steel and coal mining industries started to thrive. Today Bochum is a classic German city where big businesses such as RIM, Opel, and the innovative GLS Bank have a large presence.

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Some of the city’s most beautiful buildings are Bochum City Hall, Altes Brauhaus Rietkötter (where fresh beer is brewed and served just like in olden times), and Friedrich Lueg Haus (The first high rise building in Bochum). Although many of the city’s masterpieces were brought down to the ground, Bochum has faced a renaissance since WWII and many of the buildings have been renovated to their original charm.

Being the cultural and traditional hub of the Ruhr region, Bochum houses a municipal theatre, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, and other smaller theatres and arenas. The musical Starlight Express, which opened in 1988, is the longest-running musical in Germany and one of the city’s main attractions.

Bochum hosts a variety of annual festivals. Perhaps the most eccentric one is September’s Open Flair, an international cabaret and street theatre festival. From June to November, there is always something fun to do in Bochum!

A university degree and a TESOL certificate of at least 100 hours is necessary to teach English in Germany. Native speakers who do not hold a EU passport must travel to Germany, get a job, and then apply for the work permit.

TESOL Munich

Munich is an excellent city for teaching English. Fun, yet highly sophisticated. Contemporaneous, yet traditional. Contrast is what defines this marvellous city.


Folklore and age-old traditions, chic designer outlets, sleek BMW’s, and world-class industries build a dynamic city. Its museums are rich in masterpieces of art and its musical and cultural sights marvel its visitors all year round. ‘Live and let live’ drives life in Munich and, to some extent, develops the coziness and warmth of the “world’s village”; Weltdorf in the heart of Müncheners.

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TEFL Berlin

Berlin is the second largest city in Europe. Since the end of WWII and the subsequent Cold-War, it has undergone a renaissance. From desolate streets to jammed cafes, gloomy corners to bustling night clubs, Berlin is more alive than ever and gloomy historic landmarks such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie have been rebuilt into busy tourist attractions.

Whether you are teaching English in the freezing winter, blooming Spring, pleasant Summer or sunny April, Berlin provides tons of social activities and a great public transit system with buses, trams, U-Bahn (subway), S-Bahn (light rail), Regional bahn (RB), Regional express (RE) trains, and ferries to take you around.

If you are an American, Canadian, or Australian teacher without a EU passport, this is the place to come teach in Europe. With just your BA and a reputable TESOL certificate, you can find a job at an English institute and receive the work permit in a matter of weeks.

This is what one of Ontesol graduates wrote about his experience in Germany: Brandon, ESL Teacher in Germany

TEFL Tourism Germany

Germany is not a land for making choices, but for experiencing every option; east and west, palace and club, ski and trek, nightclubs and museums, pleasant summers and freezing winters. Experience the fun-filled country at every nook and corner to make your TEFL journey altogether memorable and adventurous.

Germany is one of the most flexible European countries when it comes to issuing work visa to non-EU citizens. All you need is a degree and a reputable TESOL certificate.

The versatility of Germany lies mostly in its contrasting cities, which give it an overall diverse and beautiful outlook. Vibrant Berlin, traditional Munich, and historically preserved Dresden and Cologne. Many parts of Germany faced destruction during WWII but despite low morale, the country worked hard and experienced a renaissance in a short time.

Ski Alpine peaks and hike through carefully preserved forests, every half-timbered village charms you with its natural beauty and makes you smile. Be enamored this season and dance your time away in Europe’s best and trendiest dance clubs. You’ll be surprised! Enjoy the festivals of Germany of which Fasching (Carnival), Maifest, Christopher’s Street Day and Silvester are just a few ones to quote. Many adventures still await you!