Vacancy For EFL Teacher in Germany

Date posted:2016-09-27 | Writer: Finer English | Email: [email protected]

Finer English, an established, thriving language school in Kassel, central Germany, is seeking a full-time EFL teacher to teach small groups of business professionals according to their individual learning needs. Our language school was started by Joe Finer in 1998, and its success is built on a structured approach to teaching, centered on language audits to determine not only the students' competence in English but also the specific work activities for which English is necessary. All students are taught according to their individual learning needs.

Focusing primarily on companies in Kassel, Germany, the school's teaching team now numbers 26, including teachers for six languages besides English. Finer English is a virtual school - we have no school building and no staff-room where teachers can swap ideas at lunch-time. Lessons are taught on our clients' premises - all of which are reachable by public transport from Kassel city centre.

Because teachers do not meet daily, regular communication by telephone and e-mail is essential. Teacher training sessions are held about every two months to develop teaching skills, exchange ideas and reinforce the co-operative team spirit.

Teaching according to each student's specific business needs means we use no set text books unless specifically requested. Teaching materials appropriate to the needs of each individual student are provided by Finer English.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants should be native level speakers of English, have a good working knowledge of German (CEF A2) and have at least two years of relevant teaching experience. Applications preferred from instructors who are already based in Germany/Europe. Formal EFL qualification is preferable but not a must. Personality is important. We are seeking dynamic, energetic, open-minded teachers with a passion for both teaching and the English language.

Applicants should also have a good knowledge of world events and business terminology.

Candidates should also be excited both to learn new things and continually improve themselves as teachers. Finally, Finer English would like applicants willing to make a two-year commitment.

COMPENSATION:

The advertised vacancy is a freelance position. Starting rates are commensurate with teachers' experience.

Finer English is pleased to offer teacher support and has a member of staff for that purpose. We will gladly assist the successful applicant with the red tape process and help find suitable housing.

TO APPLY: 

If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position please send your CV along with a current photograph to Joe Finer at the email address given on the job heading.  

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.

 

I appreciate how this course has presented the learning materials for all the different tenses. This allows for connections to be made between the units and for patterns in language to be seen. I am wondering how often you refer to the names of the structures of language when working with young learners - it seems as if this would be easier for young adult or adult learners to understand.This unit was particularly helpful in pointing out the differences and difficulties of teaching larger groups of students as opposed to smaller groups. It was also helpful in developing strategies to cope with problems of different skill levels of students in the same class. The point on providing extra materials for the students who complete their work assignment faster was also useful.

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