Teaching English in Luxembourg

Teaching English in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Overview

Main Cities/AreasSalary range (USD/month)
Luxembourg$1000 – $2000

The small nation of Luxembourg is studded with attractive castles and fortresses. TEFL jobs, on the other hand, are few and far between. The few that do exist generally involve in-house Business English tuition for staff members of Luxembourg City’s financial services industry.

Be warned that you will not become rich teaching English here and may need to take on more than one job to pay the high costs of living. As usual in Western Europe, it is much easier for English-speaking EU nationals (i.e British and Irish) to find work due to European bureaucracy.

Ultimately, private classes are the way to make the most cash, but you will need to make plenty of contacts first.

Typical Requirements and Tips

Degree?TEFL Certification?EU National?Experience?
YesYesYes1-2 Years

Before signing a contract, ask to speak to both past and present employees for their opinions of the language center or school.

Consider becoming a self-employed tutor so that you can work when you like and potentially earn a higher salary.

If you don’t have much teaching experience, it is probably best to go elsewhere first and build up an impressive CV which includes plenty of Business English tuition.

As with most countries in Europe, it is a lot easier for EU nationals to find work as the paperwork required is significantly less than when applying to employ non-EU nationals.

The cost of accommodation, food and transport and other standards of living are high.

Employers generally pay your income tax for you and as usual, you should expect to be paid on a monthly basis. Many EU nationals (particularly British and Irish) decide to become self-employed tutors as the profit margins and flexibility can be attractive when compared to working for a typical language center.

Fun Fact About Luxembourg:

An interesting fact about Luxembourg that would be intriguing to an English teacher is that despite being a small country, it is known as a multilingual nation with three official languages: Luxembourgish, French, and German. Moreover, English is widely spoken and serves as the primary language for business and international communication. This language diversity and proficiency reflect the country’s cultural openness and commitment to multilingualism, making it an interesting case study for language education.

Pros and Cons of Teaching in Luxembourg


  • Fabulous history, architecture, and culture
  • A prestigious nation in which to work
  • An efficient and pleasant working environment in which daily tasks can be accomplished easily


  • Lots of red tape for non-EU nationals
  • Very high living costs and relatively low salaries
  • Not many jobs for those without significant experience