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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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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
Summer Camp Job for EFL Teacher in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2010-01-25 | Writer: ABC Summer Camp on Lake Baikal | Email: email@example.com
ABC Camp is located on the eastern side of Lake Baikal, not far from Proval Bay. It is a very beautiful and picturesque place famous for its white sandy beach. ABC camp is a tent resort equipped with all facilities needed for work and rest. We are currently looking for a qualified TEFL teacher who is native English speaking, people-oriented and responsible. Read more
TEFL Positions Throughout RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-11-10 | Writer: Parlex International Language Solutions | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parlex, one of Russia's most vibrant Language Solutions companies is looking for dynamic native English speaking TEFL qualified teachers. We have open positions in our branches in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Stavropol, Ulyanovsk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Saratov, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Krasnodar and other regions. We offer a competitive remuneration package including a specialized teacher training and incentive scheme.
Regular TEFL Jobs in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-10-28 | Writer: BKC- Moscow | Email: email@example.com
BKC – International House is one of the most respected Language Schools in Russia. We have regular opportunities for TEFL qualified teachers to teach a variety of levels and ages. Non-native speakers and newly qualified teachers are welcome to apply. We offer a variety of contracts ranging from 3 months to 2 years with a workload of around 30 hours a week. Benefits include paid holidays and a salary which enables you to lead a comfortable lifestyle anywhere in Russia. Read more
TEFL Positions in Russia and SiberiaExpand
Date posted:2009-09-06 | Writer: Windsor English Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor English Language School is looking for TEFL qualified teachers for positions in Moscow and Southern Siberia. We offer a 9 month contract with a benefits package that includes good quality accommodation, visa costs, health insurance and travel allowance. Read more
Full Time TEFL Jobs in RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-08-23 | Writer: British Educational Centre | Email: email@example.com
British Educational Centre in Moscow region, Russia, is looking for full-time TEFL qualified teachers for 6 or 9 months contracts. The “English Club” is a young and dynamic school, which was opened in January 2008. Since then the club has gone from strength to strength. Among other benefits, British Educational Centre ensures a high local salary and free accommodation. Click on the heading for more details. Read more
Jobs Teaching TEFL in SiberiaExpand
Date posted:2009-07-07 | Writer: CET School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an excellent opportunity for both newly TEFL qualified and more experienced teachers to join a welcoming, professional team in Western Siberia. We believe that it is essential to have a positive and friendly work environment and are seeking people who have a positive outlook and are serious about teaching. We have positions available in 2 locations and offer an attractive benfits package. You must be available from the first week of September and be able to commit to a 9 month contract.
TEFL Job in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-06-02 | Writer: PARLEX International Language Solutions | Email: email@example.com
PARLEX is a multi-national group of dedicated professionals based in Moscow. We create, serve and support high-impact learning solutions for corporate English needs. For our new projects we are currently looking for highly-motivated language professionals to come on board. We require teaching experience no less than 1 year. TEFL or equivalent qualification preferred. The reasons for working for PARLEX go far beyond the competitive salary. For more information, contact us via e-mail at the address given on the job heading. Read more
Teach Business English in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-04-20 | Writer: Global LT | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Global LT, Ltd. is a language training company headquartered in the USA. Our company provides expatriates and their families with foreign language and English as a second language instruction around the world. We are currently in need of TEFL qualified Business English Language tutors in Moscow, Russia. The lessons will be for several groups of professional, Russian natives. Due to their profession, it is necessary that they learn Business English. Benefits include an attractive hourly rate of pay. Read more
TEFL Teachers Needed in Moscow, RussiaExpand
Date posted:2009-03-02 | Writer: CREF | Email: email@example.com
CREF established in 1995 as a Multilanguage Educational Centre (based in the Centre of Moscow, Russia), has been successfully offering lessons to both corporate and private individuals for 14 years.
We currently employ 30 teachers in the English Department – supplying language services to Companies at their premises or to Private individuals either in their homes or at CREF's training centre in Moscow.
Due to recent increased demand and growth we are currently looking for TEFL qualified teachers ready to commence working with us from March and September this year.