A Guide to Teaching English in Ireland

If you are thinking about teaching English abroad you might be surprised to know you can apply for TEFL jobs in Ireland. Although a lot of local people speak English, more are keen to learn or improve which is where the need for English teachers comes. You will usually be teaching students who are keen to learn either general English or Business English. 


Where to Seek English Teaching Jobs in Ireland


Private Language Schools

Most English teaching vacancies can be found at private language schools in places like Dublin. 


Summer Camps

During the summer period there are various educational and language summer camps run for children and teens which hire seasonal staff.


Private Lessons

To make more money you could advertise your services to give private lessons once in Ireland.



You will usually need a Bachelor's degree and a recognised CELTA, TESOL or TEFL certificate



If you live in Ireland, or the EU then you don't need to apply for a visa to work in Ireland. If you are from overseas outside of the EU then you will need to apply for a visa independently before applying for jobs. There are various agencies which also help Americans and other citizens with the visa application and also give help and assistance on the process and move.


Working Week

You can expect to teach for around 20-25 hours per week.


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