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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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Positions For Enthusiastic TEFL Qualified Teachers in MoscowExpand
Date posted:2011-04-28 | Writer: Sunhill School | Email: email@example.com
Sunhill School (Moscow region), a well established private school of foreign languages in green zone near Moscow, has openings for 2 TEFL qualified EFL teachers and a Director of Studies. We offer General and business English, General and Business German and General Spanish for kids, teens and adults. There is a very nice international team at school. If you are enthusiastic and like teaching, you're welcome! Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
TEFL Qualified Teacher Needed in MoscowExpand
Date posted:2011-03-22 | Writer: Language Link Butovo | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Language Link Butovo, in Moscow, is looking for a TEFL qualified teacher who is capable of teaching Business English and exam preperation courses in addition to General English and conversation. The ideal candidate would be English-German bilingual with experience of exams such as TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, CAE, etc and an ability to establish good rapport with students. Benefits include an attractive salary, accommodation near the language center, medical insurance and support to obtain working visa.
English Teacher Needed in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2011-02-23 | Writer: inlingua Moscow | Email: email@example.com
Founded in 1969, “inlingua” is a well-established leader in language training. Inlingua” offers a wide range of language courses programs for corporate clients. We are currently looking for someone with TEFL qualifications (TEFL, TESOL or equivalent) and experience of teaching English as a foreign language to work in our Moscow school. The role offers a competitive salary and a free course in Russian. Read more
TEFL Job in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2011-01-19 | Writer: Istra English School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Istra English School (Istra, Moscow region, Russia) is looking for a talented and experienced TEFL qualified teacher starting from February. We are a small, privately-owned school in Istra, a nice and quiet town just outside Moscow (1 hour by train). We offer courses of general, business and conversational English to adults, teens and children from 8 years old. Our classrooms are well-equipped and the school provides teachers with a wide range of books and extra resources as well as all-round support. Benefits include free accommodation, annual bonus and paid holidays. Read more
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Date posted:2010-10-24 | Writer: Tim Newton | Email: email@example.com
We have an opportunity in Moscow for a TEFL qualified native English speaking teacher, preferably with some experience teaching business English. The position involves teaching small classes of adults in offices and schools an average of 20 hours per week. Benefits include visa sponsorship, paid holidays and daily travel, and assistance finding accommodation. Read more
TEFL Teachers Needed in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2010-09-22 | Writer: Highway School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highway School hires TEFL qualified teachers from around the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We have a very team oriented and creative atmosphere. We are looking for teacher that are motivated and can bring fresh ideas to the learning process.The school is located in the beautiful and historic city of Yaroslavl, Russia. Our students are teenagers, children and very young learners (from 6 years old), as well as adult and corporate classes at all levels. Benefits include a high local starting salary, 9-month contracts, which may be extended, paid holidays, medical insurance, generous overtime rates and full visa and registration support.... Read more
Vacancy For TEFL Teacher in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2010-08-08 | Writer: English Unlimited Language Centre | Email: email@example.com
English Unlimited Language Centre (EULC) has an opening for a TEFL-certified teacher for full-time contract position beginning September 20, 2010. EULC is a private language school in Central Moscow. Our staff enjoy small class sizes and may also give private lessons. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with ability and experience, together with payment and provision for all legal documents including a letter of invitation and a working visa for the period of agreement. Read more
Opportunity to Teach EFL in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2010-06-02 | Writer: Krasnodar School of Foreign Languages | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Krasnodar School Of Foreign Languages (the Russian Federation - South of Russia) is looking for TEFL qualified teachers ready to start full time contracts in September 2010. We offer an attractive salary with a 9 month contract to teach full time. Benefits include visa support, free accommodation, paid holidays and airfare subsidy. Read more
Job Teaching English in Russia (4)Expand
Date posted:2010-04-05 | Writer: Centre Language | Email: email@example.com
Native English speaking ESL teachers needed for positions to begin in May and September 2010. Contracts are from 3-15 months. General and business English classes as well as IELTS preparation. Possibility to partake in camps near the Caspian Sea in summer. Must be TEFL / TESOL certified. Free flights and an apartment close to the school are offered together with all visa costs. Teaching will be for 30 academic hours per week (each academic hour is 45 minutes) and you will be given two days off per week. Read more
Position Teaching TEFL in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2010-03-23 | Writer: World of Education | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for a TEFL qualified teacher for General English, conversation, and TOEFL/ IELTS courses at our school in Kaliningrad, Russia. Benefits include an attractive salary of USD1000/ month (which may increase depending on qualifications and experience). Working hours average 6 hours per day Monday to Friday. For more information, contact Leon Musikhin at the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more