Teaching English in Kyrgyzstan

Date posted:2014-12-10 | Writer: The London School | Email: [email protected]

The London School offers incredible opportunities for TEFL teachers in the heart of Central Asia. Located in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, we are the country's foremost language school. Our team of foreign and native teachers teach English to a friendly and diverse group of students of various levels and backgrounds. We're always looking for experienced EFL teachers to join our team. Foreign teachers only teach 4 days a week, with just four 80 min lessons a day. Classes are mainly in the afternoon with a few morning classes. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 8 students and you would teach a range of levels from Elementary to Master Class. Teachers are provided with a large and comfortable room.  


1. Preferably UK, Canada and US citizenship (preferably from birth).

2. A TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate from an accredited institution.

3. At least one year of teaching experience.

4. A bachelor's degree or higher.

However teachers with TEFL certificate but without teaching experience might be considered, with two weeks training and trial months.

Salary and Benefits:

Teachers will earn from 30000 som ~ $650 up to 35700 som $ 800 (with one extra group) per month. Bonuses are given based on the quality of teaching. This is more then enough to live very comfortably here. (The average salary in Bishkek is under about $150 a month and have savings.)

Teachers are paid in soms every two weeks and are provided with free accommodations. Teachers are given one week of vacation in the spring, one week in the summer and another two weeks at Christmas.

Each month the school organizes free excursions to the surrounding mountains, where teachers can relax and take in the wonderful scenery. Free cultural trips are also organized once a month so that teachers may be introduced to the legendary Kyrgyz hospitality and traditions. Free horse-trekking trips organized by the school are available for our teachers at the end of their contracts. The London School arranges Russian and Kyrgyz lessons for teachers at a discounted rate. We have many good local teachers who bring beginners up to a conversational level fairly quickly.

We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply:

Contact via email at the address given on the job heading.

The London School

Sovietskaya 39,2

Bishkek  720005


Tel: 996 312 542193/544474

Contact person:

Mr. David Maytum, HR


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


The content though me a teachers behavioral methods and to take into consideration the cultural background of the student. A teacher should always remember to teach according to the audience because the levels of students differ. You may teach under 7, teenagers or adults with previous learning experiences. Most important for the teacher is to remember not to spoon feed but assist cautiously.This unit covered a managing a classroom and proper conduct for an EFL teacher. It expressed how to build rapport, set up a classroom, and open body language are vital to the success of the environment. Learning these things will be imperative for me as I will probably be classed more a an entertainer. Shutting down TTT and being more student based with the tools provided here will be helpful!