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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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Date posted:2015-06-10 | Writer: Simply English Moscow | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply English Moscow is currently looking for energetic, professional native level EFL teachers to join our teaching team for the 2015-16 school year. This position requires being highly flexible, and able to teach in a variety of settings, with different age groups. Our teachers work in some of the most prestigious kindergartens, public schools, and private institutions in Moscow. They also offer one-on-one instruction in client’s homes. While our students can be all ages, the vast majority are children and teenagers, so only teachers who enjoy working with kids should apply! The contract starts on August 31st, 2015 and runs until May 29th, 2016. Teachers have a maximum of 25 teaching hours per week. It's a stable schedule with 2 consecutive days off (Friday – Saturday, ... Read more
School in Russia Seeks TEFL Qualified TeachersExpand
Date posted:2015-04-29 | Writer: English-In Foreign Language Centre | Email: email@example.com
Since 1997 English-In has been a private school in the city of Klin, Moscow region, Russia with a homely atmosphere at the school. We offer standard English courses to a wide range of highly motivated people of different age groups. We are seeking TEFL qualified teachers to begin in September 2015. We offer our teachers free fully furnished shared accommodation, a high local salary, a modern working environment and full support at work as well as during free time. This is a stimulating and challenging position for the right applicant. We seek to employ EFL teachers for the next academic year until the end of May 2016. Couples are welcome to apply together! Teaching is on a small class basis up to a maximum of twelve persons per class at all levels, from Beginner to Advanced and also Busin... Read more
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Date posted:2015-03-03 | Writer: FLC Reward | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLC Reward has immediate opportunities for suitably qualified EFL teachers in the biggest professional language school in one of the most attractive and modern cities of Russia – Volgograd (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. There are 8 branches of it all over the ci... Read more
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Date posted:2015-02-16 | Writer: Language Link Marfino | Email: email@example.com
We are currently looking for freelance EFL teachers to join our team in the 2015/2016 academic year. They must be native a level speaker and should have a legal permission to work in the Russian Federation. Teaching English to adults and children, in small groups (max. 8 students) and one-to-one. The levels of the classes range from complete beginners to proficiency. All classes take place on the school premises in Moscow. Requirements: University degree TEFL certification or equivalent Teaching experience preferred How to apply: Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading. Language Link Marfino Marfino, Kashenkin Lug Moscow Russia ... Read more
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Date posted:2015-01-22 | Writer: Moscow Innovative Language Centre | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Moscow Innovative Language Centre ( MILC) was opened in February 2010. We are looking for young, experienced, hard-working and optimistic native level EFL teachers devoted to their profession. Our school is situated in a nice and quiet area of Moscow, an active and dynamic city with plenty of opportunities for leisure. The Innovative Bilingual system of education provides various lessons and activities for children from 2 to 12 years old. The lessons in the school are held both in English and in Russian. For the moment, there are several native speakers of English teaching in the school. All the teaching staff speak English and are always ready to help a foreign teacher with any questions arising. In the summer time, there is also a summer camp with plenty of various activities for c... Read more
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Date posted:2014-11-05 | Writer: Zoloterra Group | Email: email@example.com
We are the best private school in the city of Chelyabinsk, South Urals region, Russia, and are seeking two qualified EFL teachers to begin ASAP. There is a homely atmosphere at the school and we employ foreign teachers only. We offer standard English courses at three sites to a wide range of highly motivated people of different age groups. Benefits include free fully furnished private accommodation (including electricity, water and wi-fi), 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 way from the accommodation to the closest site will take just up to 10 minutes by walking, and to furthest – up to 20-40 minutes by public transport. The teachers do not change sites during the da... Read more
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Date posted:2014-10-28 | Writer: Language Link Ekaterinburg | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Link Ekaterinburg is looking for a native level EFL teacher of General English, with some experience teaching all ages, for the year 2015 starting from January. In order to apply for the position, you must hold a certificate or diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL). Compensation: Language Link offers its teachers a full benefit package, not simply a salary. This package includes a competitive salary, company paid income taxes, free accommodation (or salary supplement if the teachers has his/ her own accommodation), travel allowance, paid holiday, sick time, provision of medical services, full visa support and as importantly, on-going academic support. If you have any interest in the vacancies of our co... Read more
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Date posted:2014-09-16 | Writer: Windsor English Language School | Email: email@example.com
We are happy to announce opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers to become a part of the Windsor team in Vladimir or Moscow! We provide 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 IT. We also have content-based courses in Business and English Club. The company started its operations in 2003. Presently there are three schools in Moscow and one in Vladimir, and we teach more than a thousand students per year. Our policy is to trust our teacher's expertise and to place them at the heart of what we do. Qualifications: - Native level English speakers from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. - Hold a recognized qualificati... Read more
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Date posted:2014-08-27 | Writer: Wall Street English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Moscow, Wall Street English currently have 6 centers and we are planning to open further centers quite soon; at the moment we have just over 3,500 students from the age of seventeen to adults, so the opportunities to grow are numerous. In our schools we have two kinds of teaching positions - that of Native Teacher, and another which we call the Personal Tutor. Both varieties of teachers spend quite a lot of time with our students, guiding them through their English education. As a TEFL certified native English speaker, the more suitable teaching position would be Native Teacher. Let me tell you a little bit about it. Our Teachers are closely connected with all our students, helping them get acquainted with our school and method, and guiding them throughout every step of their En... Read more
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Date posted:2014-08-12 | Writer: Language Link | Email: email@example.com
Language Link in Orenburg, Russian Federation is currently hiring a TEFL certified Instructor to begin in October 2014. Language Link has been operating in Russia since 1994 and was one of the first language training centers in Russia. Teaching in Orenburg is a wonderful opportunity to live and work in a unique and beautiful city on the Russian Steppe. The city is located on the Ural River and is very close to the Kazakhstan border.Overview:Teaching contracts are either 9 months or 12 months long.Students per class: 2-12Average Teaching Hours Per Week: 30Classes per day: 2 to 4Length of each class: 85 min or 55 min for childrenDays Taught: Monday - FridayTeachers almost never teach on weekends!Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 rubles, depending on experience & qualificationsVisa fees are r... Read more