Teaching English in Romania


Your Life in Romania as an English Teacher


Romania is so much more than spooky castles and treacherous mountains- adventure awaits around every corner of the country.  From the rolling hills of it's rural fairytale landscape to modern cities like Bucharest, there is much to be explored. The Transylvanian Alps are perfect for hiking and skiing, sidewalk cafes evoke a Mediterranean ambiance, and numerous tiny villages offer a glimpse into nation's eerily fascinating past. Romania is recent addition to Europe's list of heavily frequented tourist spots, despite having a history of beauty and mystique that stretches much farther back in time. 

English teachers in Romania typically find work towards the beginning of September and then again in January, with most contracts ending in late June.   For those looking to teach through the summer, opportunities at summer English language camps are available, and positions typically start in late June and early July. While there are some opportunities to interview in advance for positions, English teachers should expect to interview in person once they arrive in Romania, and they will also be responsible for their airfare, as well as housing.  Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many room with their coworkers. 

A solid hourly wage affords English teachers to live a very comfortable life.  Schools typically offer around 20-25 hours per week of work, leaving you plenty of opportunity to travel and explore.  English teachers need to have a BA to teach in Romania, and a TEFL certification is absolutely necessary as well.  Major cities for English teaching jobs are Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj-Napoca, and Lasi.


English Teaching Requirements in Romania


  • Peak Hiring Months: September & January
  • Types of Jobs: Foreign language schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: Interview in person in Romania
  • Average teaching hours per week: 20-30 hours of classroom & extra prep time
  • Types of Students: Business professionals 
  • Cost of Living per Month: 1,100-1,400 RON, 350-450 USD
  • Average Monthly Pay: 1,100-1,400 RON, 350-450 USD
  • Start-up Cost: 600 - 800 USD
  • Potential to Save or Break-even: Break-even
  • Accommodation/Housing Benefits Paid: No
  • Flight Reimbursement: No


Interesting Facts about Life in Romania


  • Some restaurants in Romania charge by weight, rather than portion
  • The oldest modern human remains in Europe were discovered in Romania.
  • English is spoken by over 5 million Romanians
  • Romania is the 4th fastest growing country in Europe regards to tourism


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