Teach English in Chania

Chania and Crete are one of Europe’s favourite TEFL destinations

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Average pay rates for teaching English in Chania are between 10€ to 15€ per hour for academies and up to 25€ per hour for private clients. Your earnings compared to other workers in Chania are at the higher end. So far, all students that have studied with EBC and then wanted to stay on and work have done so.

The TEFL course Chania Crete training centre also runs a language school. Subject to availability, you may get offered a job teaching English in Chania by the language school at the end of the course.

Should the school not have any jobs immediately available when you graduate, we have direct contacts with many local language schools. All graduates from the EBC TEFL course Chania Crete program will be given lifetime job assistance worldwide.

It is easy to find jobs teaching English in Chania if you have a recognised certificate

  • There is a great demand for English teachers both on the mainland cities and throughout the Greek islands including Crete, Corfu, Thebes, Thessaloniki and Larissa.
  • The main types of teaching positions are in private language schools (Frontisteros) and private lessons either in the student’s home or your own depending on the situation.
  • Types of classes vary from simple general English to preparation for exams set by several examination bodies like Cambridge, Michigan and Edexcel. Age-groups range from young learners to adults. The need to speak English is on the increase for most Greek professional workers as well.
  • Since Crete depends on tourism as its main source of income, learning English is a basic necessity and therefore an ideal opportunity for those wishing to live and work abroad.
  • EBC TEFL course Chania Crete program graduates are usually working shortly after finishing the course at full market rates.

Will I get hired after completing the TEFL course Chania Greece program?

Based on our track record so far, YES you will. We don’t guarantee a job but so far, everyone who has taken the course and has wanted to stay and and get work get a job teaching English in Chania has done so. This is regardless of what passport the person holds.


“It should be understood that while you (EBC) cannot guarantee that everyone will be employed, it’s pretty much going to happen.”

Carrie Smith,

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


We get your CV/Resume out to language schools in Chania. We help you every step along the way but we cannot pass the job interview for you.

How long does it take to get a job teaching English in Chania ?

This depends on whether you want to work straight away after graduating. If you want to work straight away, our highly efficient job placement programme will have you interviewing and working within a few days of finishing the course.

How much will I earn?

An average range for starting pay for jobs teaching English in Chania is between 10 to 15 Euros per hour. You can earn more by teaching privately (up to about 20 Euros per hour) but you’ll need to make your own arrangements for how and when you get paid by your private students.

What are normal working hours?

Most people work between 20 hours a week. teaching more than 30 hours a week can get stressful. Working between 20 to 30 hours a week will earn you enough to have a pretty decent life-style.

When do teaching jobs in Chania start/end? Is it continuous?

The school year runs from September to June. July and August are the summer. There is work available year-round, even in the summer when there are jobs available teaching intensive courses and in summer camps. This is the reality of the current work situation for teaching English in Chania. NOTE: The rates we state here are standard rates, some schools may pay more, others may pay less. EBC does not recommend accepting work below these rates unless the school is offering other incentives that make the job offer attractive.

General information about teaching English in Chania and Crete

  • The demand for English teachers in Crete remains VERY HIGH and COMPETITIVE.
  • There aren’t enough English teachers in Crete.
  • EBC is always being asked for teachers by language schools as early as the first week of a new course.
  • EBC graduates, EU and non-EU, are usually working within a week of finishing the course at full market rates.
  • Main job availability regions – Athens, Crete, Corfu, Thebes, Thessaloniki, Larissa (EBC has contacts with hundreds of schools in these regions).
  • Main types of teaching – Through “frontisteras”: general English, Business English and English for Young Learners.
  • Busiest periods – the academic year from September to June.
  • Summer jobs – intensive courses, exam preparation, summer camps.
  • Qualifications – an accredited TESOL/TEFL certificate.
  • Job duration – the full (or what remains of) the academic year.
  • teaching hours per week – 20 to 30.
  • Monthly pay – 1,000€ to 1,500€ depending on hours worked.
  • Freelance work – from 15/20€ per hour.
  • Average monthly basic expenses – 600€.

Join our growing EBC family

To become an English teacher all that is required is some of your time to take one of our EBC training courses. Once you graduate, EBC gives you lifetime, worldwide career support that will get you working quickly and will always be there for you when you want a change.