Teaching vacancies in Sweden are rarely seen in the UK national press. This is because working outside the Folkuniversitetet system is difficult, and its wide appeal means there are few private EFL organisations in existence. These private organisations tend towards the business end of the market and are more likely to consider you if you are particularly highly qualified or have specific business or commercial experience. Freelancing is officially frowned on and also difficult unless you have good contacts and/or knowledge of Swedish.
However you should time any speculative enquiries and CVs for the start of the academic terms, as most positions are on offer from September or January. On applying for TESOL positions, it is generally advisable to send a passport-sized photograph along with a CV, covering letter and possibly copies of degree/TEFL certificates. You can also find information on how to succeed at your TESOL interview in the interview techniques page on our site.
But for the ambitious or those with good contacts, a desire to teach and a may be all you need to arrange work informally in the country. If you have a degree then your job prospects are significantly enhanced. Certainly for most European teachers, the bureaucracy has relaxed considerably since Sweden joined the EU. However non-EU citizens will find it difficult to be able to gain the necessary papers to teach in Sweden.
Our recommended course options for Sweden are:
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.