EFL Teachers Needed For Summer Schools in South East England

Date posted:2020-02-18 | Writer: Concorde International | Email: [email protected]

Concorde International is a British Council accredited language school in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury in the South East of England. Established in 1972, we offer year-round English language courses with summer centres in Ashford, Bath, Canterbury, Folkestone, Rochester and Romsey (residential & non-residential). Are you an EFL teacher that is both dynamic & passionate? Can you provide unique EFL learning experiences for students from across the globe? If so, we want to hear from you 

We offer very competitive wages and welcome potential staff who are creative, enthusiastic and enjoy an academic challenge. Residential & non-residential contracts are available. Returning teachers are entitled to a weekly bonus, depending on length of continuous employment.

Concorde International welcomes both newly qualified and experienced EFL teachers, who will receive full academic support throughout the summer from our dedicated Academic Managers and from our Head Office.


The main role of our EFL Teachers is teaching English to international students aged 8 to 17 at a variety of language levels. It is important that our Teachers engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme: classes, activities and excursions.


You will report to the management team in your centre, who will allocate duties to you.

You will teach a set number of hours per week according to the academic schedule in your centre.

Pair-teaching is central to the academic programme. It is therefore essential that you liaise and plan together throughout the course.

Each week, you will teach from the prescribed syllabus and academic schedule available from your Academic Manager in each centre.

All teacher administration (such as lesson plans, schemes of work, reports & student forms) will be completed to a high standard and on time.

It is crucial that you attend the teacher induction and all meetings for information, updates and clarification.

Attendance of the weekly Academic Afternoon to include the Teacher Development Workshop is compulsory.

You are expected to follow the guidelines set out in more detail in the Teachers Handbook.


While participating in afternoon and evening activities or excursions you will report to the Activity Managers, who are responsible for all non-academic activities.

The Activity Manager will inform you of the weekly rota and itinerary for the forthcoming programme or activity at scheduled times.

You are required to do a certain number of activities per week according to your contract.

On excursions you are to remain with the group the entire time. You will give out maps, itineraries and any other information that has been prepared for your group under the guidance of the appointed excursion leader.

You will be provided with a Concorde International polo shirt or similar which you are required to wear while participating in the activity programme and on excursions.


All staff on Teacher Plus Activities contracts can be allocated to residential duties to include meal time and break time supervision.

There will be a rota in the centre each week, available at the induction.

Teachers provided with accommodation are reminded that the main purpose of employing residential staff is to provide security and welfare for our residential students.

Residential staff are expected to work six units of activities and/or excursions per week, some of which will include residential duties - assisting with getting the students up in the mornings, making sure they are in bed in the evenings and supervising quiet times.


As a British Council accredited school, we require our staff to work to the highest standards.


A recognised teaching qualification such as CELTA, TESOL or equivalent (Qualification must contain at least 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input, minimum 6 hours supervised teaching practice and must be externally validated by a reputable examination body) or PGCE in relevant subjects, BEd, QTS or overseas equivalent.

University degree or overseas equivalent

Eligible to live and work in the UK

Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)


Native or very near-native competency in English

Previous teaching experience with teenagers and young learners, especially with multinational classes.

Previous experience working in a busy summer school environment

Able to organise activities such as drama, arts & crafts, talent shows or sports activities.

Able to speak a second language

Familiarisation with CLIL and Life Skills developments

All applicants will need to demonstrate that they have exceptional English language ability in order to include the teaching of pronunciation and intonation.


Competitive salaries from £413.65 per week (inclusive of 12.1% holiday pay).


Please contact us via email at the address given on the job heading for details about the application process.

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred. If you are applying from outside Europe, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.

Concorde International,

Arnett House,

Hawks Lane,

Canterbury, Kent CT1 2NU


Tel: +44 (0) 1227 451 035