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Teaching In Germany

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by Pao1989, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Pao1989

    Pao1989 New commenter

    Qualified Primary Teacher here. A couple of years into teaching abroad and taught in UK 8 years prior to escaping.

    Anyone have any experience/insights/tips for living and teaching in Germany?

    Looking for somewhere to call home that isnt the oppressive, overpriced beast known as 'Great' Britain.

    In particular looking at a company whos logo is red and begins with a phoneme of Greek linguistic origin.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. little_miss_indigo

    little_miss_indigo New commenter

    I know someone who started working at one of their schools in September. She’s had no complaints. Send me a conversation with your questions and I’ll send them onto her.
    johnstoneh likes this.
  3. Jessaki

    Jessaki Occasional commenter

    I work in Germany now, my school is great and good benefits, staff welfare is a priority and work life balance is great. You pay more tax in Germany, but you get more for your money, salaries tend to be higher and accommodation a better standard. But start up costs can be a lot to begin with (usually 3 months rent as a deposit, a lot of properties have no kitchen at all or you buy the existing one off the old tenants), but a good school who recruit overseas teacher, ought to help you with that.

    I know the school you mean, I know some people who work there.They are more like a bilingual school and follow German state school holidays, which change every year and can sometimes mean working 12 weeks without a break, but then you might get 3 weeks at Easter. Some people like them, others don't.

    My school are looking for elementary teachers.
  4. norwichred

    norwichred New commenter

    Where is your school advertising @Jessaki ?
  5. johnstoneh

    johnstoneh New commenter

    Hi Jessaki, I sent you a message as well about this.
  6. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Lead commenter

    Keep in mind that if you have children, 100% tuition means that you still have to pay tax on the fees which can be very expensive
  7. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    I don’t see Germany as any cheaper than the UK, but I don’t have data. What does numbeo say? And yes, remember to include the high tax you’ll pay on tuition benefits.

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