TEFL Vacancy in Germany

Date posted:2012-08-30 | Writer: Schloss Bieberstein | Email: bieberstein@lietz-schule.de

Schloss Bieberstein is a private boarding school for girls and boys aged 16 to 20 and has an immediate opportunity for TEFL qualified teachers. It was founded more than 100 years ago by Hermann Lietz. Bieberstein is situated near Fulda (about an hour away from Frankfurt) and is located in an old castle on top of a hill, with the nearest village in walking distance. At the moment we have about 120 students, coming from all over Germany. Bieberstein is a unique experience, not only for students, but also for teachers. Of the 23 teachers, about 12 live on campus (some with their families) and each is responsible for a small group of students. 

We are looking for TEFL qualified English native speakers (aged 20 to 26) to work as Language Assistants, helping out students mastering the English language, teaching small groups or in one-on-one sessions. Bieberstein offers free board and lodging, with 250 € monthly pocket money for 12 lessons a week. The Language Assistant will be accommodated in a single room in one of the former teacher flats, possibly sharing the flat with another university student taking part in a practical training year in Bieberstein. 

Besides teaching in Bieberstein, the Language Assistant is encouraged to take part in school life, extracurricular activities and field trips. Applicants should be available for an immediate start and commit through to the end of July 2013. Benefits include holidays in October (2 weeks), at Christmas (2-3 weeks), in February (1 Week), at Easter (2 Weeks) and another week in May/June.

Please contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading for more information.

36145 Hofbieber
Phone: 0  66 57 / 79 0

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 section teaches the importance and philosophy of lesson plans. It lays down the guidelines for how to write one. I knew about lesson plans even when I was thirteen and in middle school. I lean in the direction of using them as opposed to not using them. The idea of letting everything flow naturally with fewer guidelines may seem appealing and even work well for some but I prefer to have a plan.The decision of whether or not to use a course book and which particular course books to use, should not be taken lightly. Being able to access different course books that address all learning situations is not feasible, therefore, a teacher must lean on his/her initiative to creatively supplement course books, especially where the course books fail to meet the needs of a particular class or lesson.



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