Teach TEFL in Slovak Republic - Bratislava

Date posted:2002-04-05 | Writer: The caledonian school, Bratislava. | Email: [email protected]

The Caledonian School, Bratislava is looking for teachers to start as soon as possible. We are also interested in hearing from people who would like a September/October start.

Our school, situated in the centre of the capital of Slovakia, is growing rapidly (over 60 teachers from all over the world), and after only two years in existence is already the largest private language school in Slovakia. Our clients include some of the biggest names in international business (such as Siemens, Volkswagen and Philip Morris), along with many of the largest Czech and Slovak companies in the local market.

We are looking for flexible teachers, who are able to teach business/professional English at various companies in and around Bratislava. The average hours per week are 24 x 45minutes, and these hours can be expected to include some early mornings and late afternoons/early evenings and involve travelling on public transport to various parts of the city. There may also be some courses for members of the general public. Expect small groups, especially in companies, where many of the courses are one-on-one. You don't have to teach children or teenage groups!

We offer a package that includes a comfortable salary (most of our teachers make between 14 000 and 18 000Sk per month (1USD is about 48Sk). This is obviously less than most people would be comfortable living on in Western Europe or North America, but in Slovakia this is quite a high salary (the average is less than 12 000Sk per month and most people have to live on less) and the prices of basic goods and eating out are much much lower here than in the West. On top of this we offer free accommodation in pleasant shared flats less than 30 minutes away from the centre by public transport. We also refund your transport pass. The school organises and pays for work and residency permits, provides free Slovak lessons and half-price classes in German, French, Spanish or Italian for school employees.

Another advantage is the mountainous landscape of Slovakia, which is ideal for hill-climbing and skiing, and Bratislava's position in Central Europe which makes it ideal for exploring the region (Vienna and Budapest are literally down the road). Bratislava is itself a fairly laid-back place, fairly quiet but with lots of new cafes and pubs opening all the time. FYI Slovakia is not in former Yugoslavia and the last war here ended in 1945, it's really quite safe here.

We welcome applications from people who have a CELTA or equivalent and who preferably have about a year's experience of teaching adults, are independent, can handle the inconveniences one can expect from living in a former Communist country and do not expect everything to be the way it is at home. People looking for a working holiday should perhaps try to find suitable work elsewhere. Due to the restrictions of Slovak labour law we unfortunately cannot accept applications from non-native speakers.

For an information pack and application form please send your resume to Courtney Barrett
[email protected]

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.


This course taught me mainly about the three stages of an English lesson - Engage, Study and Activate. What was equally important was the manner in which to correct students. Students learn best when they have confidence, and continuous correction breaks that confidence, so that they do not want to attempt speaking the language anymore. This was an informative unit, that I will most definitely hold on to when in charge of my own lesson.Unit 12 was a very good way to make me understood about the importance of speaking and writing during an English Lesson. Our work as a teacher is to motivate to all the students on the class. We can engage to use all the vocabulary and grammar to communicate during and after the class. We have to motivate to students with interesting topics and games. We must to engage to all students to be creative at the moments of their writing work.