Teach English in Malta
Teaching English in Malta can be a truly rewarding experience. Malta is now one of the go to destinations for people who want an English speaking holiday, and for good reasons too. It’s hot almost all year round with very mild winters, it’s cheap, and considering one of the alternatives is an expensive, grey England… most people choose Malta.
With this in mind, if you do want to teach English in Malta, you won’t have a problem finding work. Schools are plentiful here and attract thousands of students each and every year. However, there are a few things you need before you can hit the streets with your cv.
What do you need?
First things first, you will need a teaching permit from the Educational department (ELT Council). This certificate will last for four years, after which you will need to renew.
In order to obtain this you will need….
– Recognised TEFL certificate
– A level qualifications (if under 25)
– Police conduct certificate*
– Birth certificate
Just visit the Educational department in Floriana and that’s it. They will give you a provisional permit and send you a certificate within a few weeks. Until then you can hit the streets with your cv and find a school that will take you on.
*This can be obtained from the Police headquarters in Floriana for a couple of euros. All you need to do is bring along your passport and fill out a form.
Most schools pay about €10 per hour. With a CELTA or equivalent plus some experience, you may get an extra euro or two. Hours vary due to the summer season (the busiest being May – September) and you can expect to work anywhere between 15 and 30 hours per week.
Other things to bear in mind
Along with the teaching permit, there are a few more documents you need once you find a job in Malta.
– e Residence ID card
– Social security number
– Bank account
Most schools hire on the spot and prefer you to be in the country. When I arrived in September, I had five job interviews and five offers within a day or two. If you have at least a 120 hr TESOL or CELTA, you will have no issues finding work.
If you have any questions please feel free to comment below and I will get back to you ASAP.