Although teaching vacancies in Scandinavia are not widely represented, you will find some postings on job websites such as www.tefl.com. There are a few organisations which recruit from outside Finland for teaching posts, but most will need to secure a post by travelling to Finland direct. Ensure you have enough funds to support your search because, as mentioned previously, the cost of living in Finland is high. Generally, schools recruit for September/October or January. If you intend to try and obtain work on the spot it may be best to time your arrival with this in mind.
There are also opportunities for teaching at summer schools in Finland. The norm in Finland seems to be that teachers do not have a contract guaranteeing a fixed number of hours per week. Instead they work freelance for a school and supplement their income with private lessons. For some this can mean teaching mornings and evening with big gaps in between. If you are thinking of school teaching, then choose the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners instead of the business English course.
Our recommended course options for Finland are:
If teaching young people is something you'd like to do, we suggest you add the 30-hour Teaching English to Young Learners.
All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.