EFL Teachers Needed in South Urals, Russia

Date posted:2018-10-30 | Writer: Zoloterra English Language Centre | Email: [email protected]

If you want to experience Russian life outside Moscow this could be the TEFL position for you. We are Zoloterra English Language Centre, the best private school in the city of Chelyabinsk, South Urals region, and we offer the best of Moscow’s salary and benefits, with a significantly lower cost of living. Positions available from December 2018. Suitable for couples.

These are stimulating and challenging positions for the right applicants. There is a possibility for the teachers to extend the contract after the first successful year. Our current native level English teachers have all been with us for more than few years.


We offer standard English courses at three sites to a wide range of highly motivated people of different age groups. Teaching is on one-to-one and a small class basis, up to a maximum of ten people per class at all levels from Beginner to Proficiency.

We offer the teachers free modern, fully furnished private accommodation with all utilities and wi-fi paid by the school, a modern working environment and full support at work as well as during free time. The journey from the accommodation to the closest site will take just 10 minutes on foot and to the farthest up to 40 minutes by public transport. The teachers do not normally change sites during the day.


Native speakers with a UK passport and degree are preferable. A teaching qualification at CELTA, TESOL or above is essential for this post. Newly qualified teachers will be considered although a teacher with at least one year’s experience would be preferred. Some experience in teaching children and in ESP would be desirable.


Salary: up to 50,000 roubles per month (net) (30 hour per week - 12 month contract).

Accommodation: private, provided and paid by the school.

General teaching contract package:

- completion of the contract bonus - up to 30 000 rubles;

- airfare reimbursement;

- multiple-entry work visa, consulate fee paid by the school;

- registration of teachers, a necessity when staying in Russia, provided by the school;

- meeting at the airport upon arrival;

- mobile telephone (Chelyabinsk internal calls, mobile internet) paid by the school;

- paid holidays;

- health care;

- 50% discount for Russian classes;

- 24 hour emergency support line.       


To apply, please send a full CV and a covering letter to the email address given on the job heading.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


In this section, I was introduced to various planning strategies as well as ideas for activities. The text starts with a brief description of concepts on how to teach and what is understood about the learning process. I understand, however, that the focus will be on the ESA structure. My impression is that there is a lot of room for creativity within the ESA-structure when teaching.I found it slightly more understandable than the present tense. Maybe I did not concentrate enough on the present tense unit, but this past tense seems more straight forward. Hopefully it is easier for the students foreign to English also. As the main concepts of simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous is consistent, the structure is easier than seeing for the first time.