English Language Assistant Required in Germany

Date posted:2020-06-11 | Writer: Hermann Lietz Schule Schloss Bieberstein | Email: [email protected]

Schloss Bieberstein is a private boarding school situated near Fulda (about an 1.5 hours drive from Frankfurt/Main). It can be found in an old castle on top of a hill, with the nearest village in walking distance. We are looking for an English Language Assistant who is avialble to start work by 24th August. This is an ideal opportunity for a newly qualified TEFL graduate.

Bieberstein is home to about 95 students aged between 14 and 20, who are organized in so-called “family groups” of up to 12 students. Each group is supervised by a teacher living on campus with the students. Since the relationship between teachers and students is closer than in state schools, students and teachers call each other by their first names and use "du" instead of "Sie".

The Language Assistant is expected to participate in the school life of Bieberstein, joining one of the “families”, supporting the teachers and teaching about 15 lessons a week, helping the students mastering the English language and preparing them for exams. In return, the Assistant will receive 950 € monthly allowance minus costs for health insurance, food/lodging and social security (This translates to a net income of 450 € after room, board, health insurance and taxes have been deducted.).

The Language Assistant will be accommodated in a single room in one of the former teacher flats, possibly sharing the flat with other university students taking part in a practical training year in Bieberstein. Besides teaching in Bieberstein, the Language Assistant is encouraged to attend any classes in Bieberstein he or she might be interested in (e.g. German as a Foreign Language), to take part in extracurricular activities and field trips as a supervisor at no extra costs. School terms usually start at the end of August, and end in July with holidays in October (2 weeks), at Christmas (2-3 weeks), in February (1 week), at Easter (2 weeks) and Pentecost (1 week).

950 € per month, net income 450 € after taxes, health insurance, rent etc.

• clean criminal records check
• clean driving license
• ability to deal with teenagers and young adults unsupervised
• teaching small groups/ one-on-one sessions
• excellent knowledge of English (academic writing, grammar, conversational English). TEFL qualification preferred.
• moderate knowledge of German helpful
• ability and wish to actively participate in boarding school life

Please email your CV, cover letter and a scan of a recent criminal records check and driving licence to the address given on the job heading.

Hermann-Lietz-Schule Schloss Bieberstein, 
36145 Hofbieber, 

Phone: +49 6657 790