TEFL in Kosice, Slovak Republic

Date posted:2006-10-26 | Writer: Start Language School | Email: [email protected]

Start Language School in Kosice, Slovakia is a new small private language school and is hoping to recruit full-time (15-20 60-minute lessons per week) native-speaker teachers to start as soon as possible.

For full time teachers accomodation is provided and our pay is competitive for Eastern Europe (above the national average salary for all jobs) and it goes a long way out here in Slovakia however when converted to western currency it is not so impressive. We teach using the direct method, so no knowledge of Slovak is required.

We would like teachers who have at least one of TEFL training or previous work experience, and above all, must be native speakers. You must be 100 percent comfortable teaching beginners who cannot understand dictionary-type explanations of words. As Slovakia is now part of the EU, you must have permission to work here (typically you will be British, Irish or Maltese unless your spouse is from Europe or you have dual citizenship in another EU country).

As the fact that all of our teachers are native speakers forms part of our marketing we are unable to consider applications from non-native speakers regardless of proficiency in English or length of time spent in English-speaking countries.

We hope you take this last chance to live and work in "the wild east" of Europe.

Richard Swales

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