TEFL Jobs in Hungary
While Budapest has been slightly over-run by English teachers in recent years, more experienced TEFL teachers can still find work in the Hungarian capital. For less experienced teachers the better opportunities are to be found in the provinces. You’ll probably need to look at teaching in private language schools rather than the state education system, but that shouldn’t be a problem as there are estimated to be around 100 in the capital, and a further 300 scattered across the country.
Wages and Cost of Living
You won’t earn a fortune teaching English in Hungary, but wages at private schools start from around 200,000 forints a month (around £580) which should give you enough to live on. While the general cost of living isn’t that high, a decent place to stay will take a huge chunk out of your pay-packet. So it may be worth trying to top up your monthly income by doing a little freelance teaching, which pays around 3,000 forints a lesson.
TEFL Jobs in Budapest
First things first, Budapest is as stunning city. It straddles the river Danube and is widely considered to be the most beautiful city in central Europe. Thanks to the sheer number of TEFL jobs in Budapest, there is a large and lively ex-pat community and plentiful opportunities for more experienced TEFL teachers.
TEFL Jobs in Debrecen
If you arrive into Debrecen via the train or bus stations, don’t worry: the rest of the city is much more attractive than these Soviet era monstrosities! Debrecen is a good choice for less experienced TEFL teachers who might struggle to find work teaching English in Budapest.
TEFL Jobs in Gyula
There aren’t loads of TEFL jobs in Gyula, but it is one of Hungary’s most attractive towns and there are always a few opportunities for TEFL teachers.