Switzerland is a peaceful and prosperous country with a highly skilled native labour force and low unemployment. As such, living expenses in Switzerland are the highest in Europe.
Jobs in Switzerland are available in state run (public) schools or private schools. Many private institutes offer teaching work on a freelance basis. There are plenty of freelance teaching jobs that are not advertised in local papers. The private schools are often contacted directly by teachers who want to apply for a job.
Requirements : Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certificate Typical Contract : Three months, six months or one year Peak Hiring Season : September Teaching Hours/Week : 15 – 25 Monthly Salary* : 1,800 – 7,000 CHF Private Tutoring : 20 – 45 CHF/hr Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 6.50 CHF Income Tax : 0 – 30% Accommodations : Seldom included Airfare : Not included Health Care : Sometimes included, only if on contract Holidays : Usually paid, only if on contract Visa : Preference is given to those holding an EU passport..