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TEFL Jobs in Russia
There are 14 Former Soviet Republics (FSR) and each one is worthy of a TESOL teacher’s consideration. Kazakhstan offers wonderful opportunities. Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan are also turning out to be very good countries in which TESOL teachers can find jobs. Georgia, described variously as a part of Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, has an incredible array of teaching options--not to mention fantastic food. Belarus is even making an entrance into the scene and might be a wonderful option for any nature lovers as the country is still full of wide open spaces.
Everything from tourism to commerce drives demand and natives who want to make the most of this free market recognize that English language skills are a must for maximizing their potential. Major capitals are now teeming with foreigners, and many TESOL teachers fall in love with the great ancient cities. The attraction for many professional TESOL teachers is the great salaries being offered by corporations related to the Caspian oil boom. This is transforming places like the Azerbaijani capital Baku. Sometimes, these compare favorably with the salaries offered by the oil-rich states of the Middle East.
The market in the region is maturing but it is still possible to walk into a job simply because you are a native-English speaker and you have a recognized TESOL certificate such as that offered by TEFL International. However, the better jobs will obviously call for better qualifications. Many volunteer organizations are at work in Russia and the new republics and they may have programs worth checking out for those who are simply interested in a life experience.
Outside of the official education system, there is a growing number of language institutes. These tend to look for well-presented, confident candidates.
Another thing to be aware of is that many companies run in-house English language training, and these tend to be the better paid, more stable and reliable TESOL positions. In addition to this, for those who do not wish to commit themselves to a full academic year, language summer camps are very common, and represent a fulfilling way of experiencing any one of these countries without having to commit yourself to a long stay.
Because of the huge variety of standards in education you can expect a varied student body. Some will have very poor language skills while other will speak English rather well.
Visas and Regulations
The visa situation with all the republics is somewhat relaxed and will change from country to country. One should enquire with the relevant consulate in your home country, and at the same time make it clear that you wish to go and teach there.
Your visa requirements and entitlements will depend on what your country of origin has fixed up with the host country. You’ll also want to think about what you have to do to renew your visa.
Getting a Job
The educational press continues to advertise jobs in these countries. In addition to this, there are a number of organizations that recruit directly into Eastern Europe.
Those organizations more orientated to North Americans include: Bridges for Education (www.bridges4edu.org) and the Central European Teaching Program (CETP) (www.ticon.net/cetp/).
You may also wish to consider getting a job on the spot. This gives you the opportunity to see the school campus, negotiate a salary, see the students, ask about timetables, teaching materials, hours and, possible accommodation. This will mean knocking on doors, so you’ll need originals of your educational certificates, and an error-free, well-presented resume. Local directories list universities, schools and language institutes and they are willing to interview candidates on short notice. Certified, organized and enthusiastic teachers are in short supply. If you do well in the interview, you’ll almost certainly have a job.TEFL Courses in Ban Phe
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Language School in Moscow, Russia, Needs EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2017-09-11 | Writer: British Columbia Language Academy | Email: email@example.com
A brand new International English Language School British Columbia Language Academy (BCLA), located in the historical part of Moscow, has opportunities for EFL teachers. BCLA offers many courses for those interested in learning English as a second language. The school has courses for kids starting from 4 years old, teenagers and adults. All the classes for kids and adults are held in the atmosphere of fun and joy as it’s very important for us to give to our students not only good knowledge but pleasure from learning English. Our school has a modern, technically well-equipped interior, international team of excellent professionals and true desire to present a better way of learning English in Russia. ABOUT THE JOB: Teach children or adults at new school in the heart of Moscow. The t... Read more
Enthusiastic EFL Teachers Needed in Nalchik, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2017-08-10 | Writer: London Express Linguistic School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London Express Nalchik is looking for enthusiastic, responsible and dynamic Native speaking EFL teachers to teach groups of students in Nalchik (Russia) and to work in a team of friendly young professionals. About the school: LE is one of the most successful chain language schools originated in Russia with branches in all corners of this huge beautiful country. Over the course of 5 years LE has built an immaculate reputation of an organization where every staff member is highly valued and cared for with utmost dedication. The programmes and facilities of the school contribute to the most positive working experience ever. Teachers are equipped with every possible tool needed to create an effective class About the city: Nalchik is a balneological and mountain-skiing resort (moun... Read more
Teachers of English Required in Saint Petersburg, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2017-05-25 | Writer: Lexica Centre | Email: email@example.com
Lexica is a well-established language school located in the cultural capital of Russia. We are committed to providing the highest quality of foreign language tuition in a friendly and welcoming environment. At the moment we have an urgent opening for experienced, qualified, native level EFL teacher starting from September 2017. Applicants should have a qualification that includes teaching practice (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, DELTA, etc.) or two years teaching experience. You should expect to teach a mixture of kids, teens and adults at a variety of levels. Teaching exam preparation classes and in-company groups is also possible. Salary and Benefits: We offer a good basic salary for a 24 x academic hour schedule, plus overtime - so your workload and earnings are flexible to suit - from 50000 to... Read more
TEFL Vacancies in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2017-04-03 | Writer: Simply English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply English Moscow is looking for energetic, professional native level EFL teachers to join us for this school year. Our teachers work in state and private schools, kindergartens, and with private students. While our students can be of all ages, most are young children and teenagers, so only teachers who enjoy working with kids should apply! Positions available to start immediately or in September, 2017 BENEFITS: • A competitive salary, starting at 70,000 Rub (depending on experience) • Subsidized housing • Full visa support • Free monthly transport pass • Free health insurance • Paid Teacher training and “living in Moscow” seminars during the first week of employment • Free printer and Wi-Fi in your home, as well as free teac... Read more
EFL Teachers Needed in Russia (3)Expand
Date posted:2017-03-02 | Writer: Britannica International School | Email: email@example.com
Britannica Int. Language School is now recruiting professional and enthusiastic EFL teachers for the 2017-2018 academic year. Britannica has been running schools for 6 years now. We have 2 openings in Lyubertsy. As an International school we provide a quality language learning for students of all ages and levels. We offer competitive packages depending on experience and qualification which include a competitive salary and visa reimbursement, free shared accommodation, travel allowance, and medical care. QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate should have • University degree • TEFL qualification • Experience in teaching ESL according to the Communicative Approach is necessary (1 year at least). Our teachers are expected to be able to arrive by August, 23rd. Sa... Read more
Opportunity in Russia For EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2017-01-26 | Writer: Reward Foreign Language Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reward Foreign Language Centre, the biggest professional language school in Volgograd, has a position for a TEFL trained teacher. Volgograd is one of the most attractive and modern cities in Russia (former Stalingrad during World War II where the famous Stalingrad battle took place). Volgograd is situated in the south of the European part of the country on the Volga River and is very picturesque. With the population of over 1 million, it is one of the biggest Russian cultural, educational and industrial centers. The combination of all these factors makes it a perfect place to live and work. We are interested in having a responsible native level speaker who can work independently and in a team. REWARD is a rapidly developing private language school run by Professor Anna Mitina, doctor of ... Read more
Jobs Teaching EFL in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2016-11-24 | Writer: ILS International Language School | Email: email@example.com
ILS International Language School is one of the most respected language schools in the Moscow region. As an international school we provide a quality language learning for students of all ages and levels. We are looking for qualified and enthusiastic candidates for a full-time TEFL position working as part of our academic team in the cities of Odintsovo, Khimki, Krasnogorsk in 2017. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: -Teach to different classes and levels -Organize and participate in special events and parties at school -Attend pedagogical, organization and information meetings QUALIFICATIONS: - Experience in teaching ESL according to the Communicative Approach (1 year at least) - University degree - Certification (TESOL, TEFL, TESL, CELTA) - Any artistic skills will be welcomed EMPLOY... Read more
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Date posted:2016-10-18 | Writer: Windsor English Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor English Language School is a friendly, independent establishment, looking for EFL teachers in our schools in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Vladimir. We are also looking for a teacher for our new school that is going to be opened soon in Irkutsk, a cosy Siberian city near lake Baikal with a lot of universities. Different start dates are available. Windsor provides a range of general and specialized courses to students and professionals. In addition to general English, our school provides IELTS preparation and ESP courses in finance, law, medicine and content-based courses in a range of subjects. We are an IELTS Pretesting Centre and an official partner of University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. We work closely with the Moscow Examination Centre, and many of our teachers, once su... Read more
Position Teaching English in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2016-09-15 | Writer: International Educational Centre | Email: email@example.com
Come and join our wonderful team and our enthusiastic students on the edge of Moscow! At International Educational Centre, we provide a high-quality, professional and enjoyable atmosphere for language learners of all ages, levels and abilities. We are now recruiting for additional EFL teachers at our branches in Dzerzhinsky and Malakhovka, both located about 30-45 minutes from the very centre of Moscow. Live within walking distance to work and have the metropolis right there when you need it! You can be part of a thriving company and an integral part of the local community. Our friendly management and staff help both teachers and students feel at home. We offer a highly competitive package and a pleasant working environment in return for professional, motivated teaching. Successful appli... Read more
School in Russia Seeks EFL TeacherExpand
Date posted:2016-08-03 | Writer: Reward Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reward, the biggest professional language school in Volgograd, has an opening for a TEFL qualified teacher. Volgograd is one of the most attractive and modern cities of Russia (formerly Stalingrad during World War II where the famous Stalingrad battle took place). It is situated in the south of the European part of the country on the Volga River and is very picturesque. With the population of over 1 million, it is one of the biggest Russian cultural, educational and industrial centers. The combination of all these factors makes it a perfect place to live and work. We are interested in having a responsible native speaker who can work independently and in a team. REWARD is a rapidly developing private language school run by Professor Anna Mitina, doctor of science in pedagogics. There are 7... Read more