Guide to Working as a Teacher in Denmark

Teach English Denmark

Denmark has a very high standard of education and children are taught English from an early age. Finding TEFL jobs here can be a challenge, but not impossible. Most adults in Denmark are very well educated and a lot can speak more than just Danish. English is one of the most popular second languages to learn and you will find Danish students, both children and adults very friendly and eager to learn or improve their English speaking and writing skills.


Top Reasons to Teach in Denmark

  • If you would like to work in Denmark teaching is a popular option with internationals
  • This is one of the safest countries in the world with a very low crime rate
  • Friendly locals
  • Denmark has a fantastic social welfare system including free health care 
  • Learn or improve your Danish


Popular Places to Work as an English Teacher in Denmark

The best places to seek employment is in the larger towns or cities like Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. Other places you might want to consider include: Aalborg, Frederiksberg, Esbjerg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Randers and Kolding.


Where to Seek Teaching Employment

  • International schools
  • Language schools
  • Private lessons


Salary for Teaching in Denmark

The best way to find paid teaching work in Denmark is with a freelance job or giving private lessons. Denmark does have quite high taxes compared to other destinations in Europe but then to compensate wages are also pretty high. Wages really depend on your rate, experience and also the position. Some people earn as much as £30 per hour but this really varies.


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