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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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TEFL Qualified Teachers Needed in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2016-06-08 | Writer: ILS International Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 EFL position to join our academic team in the city of Odintsovo in September 2016. 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 Employment conditions: -Star... Read more
Positions in Russia for EFL TeachersExpand
Date posted:2016-05-17 | Writer: International Educational Centre | Email: email@example.com
International Educational Centre is looking fill its last few remaining EFL positions for the 2016-17 academic year. Successful applicants will join our friendly team, and should be in Moscow by August 22nd 2016. This is an opportunity to use your TEFL skills working in a high-quality, professional and enjoyable atmosphere with language learners of all ages, levels and abilities. Our schools are all located about 30-45 minutes from the centre of Moscow. This means slightly cheaper living costs, a closer connection to the local community but still with easy access to the city centre. We have expanded rapidly in the past few years and continue to do so, owing to our excellent reputation the region. Our supportive management and staff help both teachers and students feel at home. We offer a... Read more
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Date posted:2016-03-22 | Writer: Britannica International School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Britannica International School is now recruiting professional and enthusiastic EFL teachers for the 2016-2017 academic year. Britannica has been running schools for 6 years now and have 3 more openings in Lyubertsy. As an International school we provide a quality language learning for students of all ages and levels. 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, 22nd. SALARY & BENEFITS: · a stable salary ranging up to 50,000 rubles (to be paid monthly) for 30 academic hours per week (after tax) depending on an applicant&... Read more
Job Teaching English in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2016-02-17 | Writer: English Language Centre, Zoloterra Group | Email: email@example.com
The Zoloterra Group English Language Centre has opportunities for TEFL certified teachers who are available for an imminent start. We are the best private school in the city of Chelyabinsk, South Urals region, Russia with a homely atmosphere and employing mainly native speakers. We offer standard English courses at three sites to a wide range of highly motivated people of different age groups. We are currently seeking three qualified EFL teachers (possibly a couple) to begin ASAP. We offer the teacher free modern, fully furnished private accommodation with all utilities and wi-fi paid by the company, a high local salary, a modern working environment and full support at work as well as during free time. Accommodation is also available for couples. The journey from the accommodation to the ... Read more
Teach Young Learners EFL in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2016-01-04 | Writer: Smile English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Smile English School (est. 2012) is a young and fast developing school providing educational services for children aged 1-12 years. It is a new market of teaching English language boosted by huge demand for professional teachers of EFL specialized in children’s education. Smile English School offers career opportunities for our teachers, providing ongoing support and professional development. Smile English School welcomes English teachers with prominent professional credentials, such as TESOL or TEFL, from the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa together with relevant experience. We are currently looking for qualified and enthusiastic candidates for a full-time or part-time position to join our team. Successful candidates should hold a degree in teaching or childc... Read more
Enthusiastic EFL Teachers Needed in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2015-11-04 | Writer: Britannica International School | Email: email@example.com
Britannica International School is now looking for a professional and enthusiastic EFL teacher to start in November/December 2015. The position involves teaching mostly children and teenagers. Britannica has been running schools for 5 years now. We have 2 more openings in Lyubertsy. QUALIFICATIONS: University degree TEFL /TESOL qualification Experience in teaching ESL according to the Communicative Approach is necessary (1 year at least). Native English speakers from the UK and US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Ireland. SALARY & BENEFITS: - a stable salary ranging from 40,000 up to 50,000 rubles (to be paid monthly) for 30 academic hours per week (after tax) depending on an applicant's education, experience and the interview results, - 9 or 12 month co... Read more
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Date posted:2015-10-06 | Writer: Lingua-Franca | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lingua-Franca foreign languages school, one of the leading language schools in Achinsk, is currently searching for a TEFL / TESOL qualified native level speaker of English for a full time position assisting with speaking practice for children, teenagers and adults at A2-C1 levels (including exam preparation). The school is located in Achinsk, the city in Krasnoyarsk Territory (which is the central region of Siberia). Starting date: November, 1st or as soon as possible. Term: Probation period – 3 months, Contract – 12 months (no visa run); Qualifications: Native level English teachers with TEFL, CELTA, TKT, TESOL or any equivalent. MAIN TERMS AND CONDITIONS: - Monthly salary 45 000 net (fixed). - Workload - up to 35 hours a week. 1 academic hour at our school equal... Read more
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Date posted:2015-09-17 | Writer: Language Link Samara | Email: PChownyk@languagelink.ru
Language Link Samara invites you to experience an exciting and different level of EFL teaching in one of Russia’s best regions on the bank of the beautiful Volga, which inspired the famous Russian painter Repin to paint his masterpieces. Samara is the sixth largest city in Russia. Our programs for young learners are dynamic and suited to allow you to develop your TEFL career comfortably. Salaries range from 30,000 Roubles monthly (net salary, based on qualifications and experience) plus visa, accommodation, and airfare compensation. Additional benefits can be negotiated on an individual basis. REQUIREMENTS: CELTA, TEFL, TESOL, Online TEFL (when accompanied by assessed practical component). YL extension is preferable but not required. Teaching for exams highly desired. **Please not... Read more
Vacancies For TEFL Certified Teachers in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2015-08-12 | Writer: FLC Reward | Email: email@example.com
FLC Reward, the biggest professional language school in Volgograd - one of the most attractive and modern cities of Russia, has opportunities for TEFL certified teachers. 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. We also have a position for a native level English speaker to teach in our school in the cultural capital of Russia – Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is situated on the Neva River with the population of over 4,5 million. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe originally built by the great Russian tsar Peter the First. The combination of all these factors makes it a ... Read more
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Date posted:2015-07-02 | Writer: International Communicative School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Communicative School (ICS), located in the centre of Saint-Petersburg, has opportunities for TEFL certified teachers. We employ native level teachers from around the world. Currently, our staff has teachers from the USA, UK, Australia, Columbia and Italy. We value a friendly environment, so we make sure every teacher feels special. Our premises are modern and fully equipped for teachers. Our teachers hold English lessons with adults and children starting from the age of 3. In company and individual lessons are held too. Full time teachers have a weekly workload of at least 36 academic hours a week. Qualifications: -1-year experience in teaching adults and children. -A recognized teaching certificate (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, DELTA or equivalents). -Ready to work eveni... Read more