EFL Jobs in Switzerland
The recent and sudden increase in the demand for English speakers in Switzerland has meant that there are a number of EFL positions in Switzerland and worldwide. Most countries require that you have a minimum of a Bachelors degree but it is still possible to gain an EFL position in some countries with no qualifications if you are a native speaker.
There are many web sites that offer details of EFL Jobs that are available worldwide including this one. Unlike some other sites though, ESL Junction will not charge you for this or any other service. Below you can find more information about Switzerland
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Country Information - Switzerland
National name: Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra
President: Samuel Schmid (2004)
Area: 15,942 sq mi (41,290 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 7,489,370 (growth rate: 0.5%); birth rate: 9.8/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.4/1000; life expectancy: 80.4; density per sq mi: 470
Capital (2003 est.): Bern, 122,700
Largest cities: Zurich, 971,800 (metro. area), 348,100 (city proper); Geneva, 178,900; Basel, 162,800; Lausanne, 117,400
Monetary unit: Swiss franc
Languages: German 63.7%, French 12.9%, Italian 7.6%, Romansch 0.6% (all official); other 8.9%
Ethnicity/race: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
Religions: Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.9% (1990)
Literacy rate: 99% (1980 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $251.9 billion; per capita $33,800. Real growth rate: 1.8%. Inflation: 0.9%. Unemployment: 3.4%. Arable land: 10%. Agriculture: grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs. Labor force: 3.77 million; services 69%, industry 26%, agriculture 5% (1998). Industries: machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, precision instruments. Natural resources: hydropower potential, timber, salt. Exports: $110 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products. Imports: $102.2 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles. Major trading partners: Germany, U.S., Italy, France, UK, Russia, Austria, Netherlands.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 4.82 million (1998); mobile cellular: 1.967 million (1999). Radio broadcast stations: AM 4, FM 113 (plus many low power stations), shortwave 2 (1998). Radios: 7.1 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 115 (plus 1,919 repeaters) (1995). Televisions: 3.31 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 44 (Switzerland and Liechtenstein) (2000). Internet users: 3.85 million (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 4,511 km (2002). Highways: total: 71,011 km; paved: 71,011 km (including 1,638 km of expressways); unpaved: 0 km (2000). Waterways: 65 km; Rhine (Basel to Rheinfelden, Schaffhausen to Bodensee); 12 navigable lakes. Ports and harbors: Basel. Airports: 66 (2002).
International disputes: none.
Please Note that ESL stands for English as a Second Language and should really only be used when referring to courses that take place in a country where the primary language is English i.e. England America etc.
EFL Means English as a Foreign Language and should be used in countries where the primary language is something other than English i.e. Spain, Thailand, Brazil.