How to Work as an English Teacher in Israel

Teach English in Israel

Experience a unique culture, taste the local cuisine, enjoy the warm climate, visit world famous tourist sights and see a different side to Israel which is often not portrayed in the media. You can expect welcoming friendly locals who are keen to learn or improve their English, you will also get to meet other internationals from all over the world. Israel is also a lot safer than you think.

If you would like to get paid to teach English in Israel and also get to explore the country in your spare time then the TEFL route is highly recommended. You will get to discover this fascinating and historic country and be more than just a tourist. So if you are planning a gap year to Israel or would like to spend time living and working as an English teacher view our guide and apply today .


Popular Places to Teach

English teaching jobs in Israel are concentrated in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Rishon LeZion and other major cities.



Most language schools will require you to have a BA/BS degree and a TEFL certification. It is possible to teach English in Israel without a degree or TEFL TESOL course though but it really depends on the employer.


Typical Hiring Process

Most TEFL employers in Israel will want you to have a face-to-face interview in Israel.


Average Working Week

Most schools will expect you to work around 20–25 hours in the classroom and you will also have to dedicate time to preparation.


Types of Students

There are a wide range of people who are looking to learn English in Israel including children in public schools, business professionals and also people wanting lessons at private language schools.


How to Get a TEFL Job in Israel

If you have experience teaching or qualifications this will improve your chances of gaining employment. We recommend you view our volunteer programs in Irsael if you are looking to gain hands on experience in the country which will help you strart or progress a teaching career in the country.


Salary for Teaching in Israel

Teaching salaries in Israel are quite low compared to other destinations but you might also get bonuses or you could make extra money giving private tuition. You can expect average monthly wages of around £400 - £900 (US$600 - $1,200). You will usually be paid in the local currency - Israeli new shekel.


Cost of Living 

Israel can be quite expensive in terms of food, transport and rent. You might want to consider a flatshare/roomshare to keep costs down or avoid living in the expensive parts of town. Larger cities like Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are more expensive than the rest of the country. We would say budget for about £300 - £600 (US$500 - 1,000) per month. Also most employers will usually require you to pay for flights and housing.


Israel TEFL Reviews & Teaching Experiences

If you have ever been to teach in Israel and would like to share your experiences please contact us.

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