Teach English in Siberia, Russia

Date posted:2018-09-18 | Writer: “I Speak English” International Language Centre | Email: [email protected]

“I Speak English” International Language Centre, the biggest language school in Yakutia with native speakers, requires one enthusiastic and responsible EFL teacher to join our friendly and supportive team for a full academic year contract (October, 2018 until middle of August, 2019). It is a great opportunity for TEFL qualified teachers of all levels of experience to develop professionally in a well-established, friendly and supportive school as we are dedicated to the learning of both our students and the teaching staff. We offer regular training sessions and support in all areas of teaching.


“I Speak English” International Language Centre was opened in 2012. Currently there are 3 branches in Yakutsk with over 1,000 students ranging from 3 years old to adults, and we continue developing and making success in teaching English. All the Centre staff speaks English and they are always ready to help with any questions for foreigners.

We are looking for an ESL Teacher who is:

-CELTA, TESOL (or equivalent) qualified native level speaker of English

-Teaching experience: 1 year

-Experience of teaching both young learners and adults

-Communication Skills

-Flexibility and adaptability

-Ability and desire to work as part of a team

-Enthusiastic, dynamic in class and well-organised teacher


Yakutsk is the capital of the national Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) - the biggest region of the Russian Federation which is located in the north-eastern part, Siberia. Yakutia is known for its climate extremes, with the coldest area in the northern hemisphere. Almost all the continental territory of Yakutia is a zone of permafrost. But we always can find eventful and interesting leisure time even in -45°C.

Cold, heat, rich culture, living and breathing traditions – nowhere else you will find as many interesting things to explore as here.


- Free visa invitation letter, visa registration and accompany

- Free fully furnished shared or single accommodation (close to the school)

- Russian lessons for free (8 hours a month)

- Teacher facilities include an equipped staff room with resource materials, photocopying, wireless internet access etc

- Bilingual staff

- Constant support from the Director of Studies, teaching team and staff

- National rites and customs

- Unforgettable experience living in the north in -50C, seeing the beauty of summer white nights, unique nature and traditional food

- Decent salary from 60 000 RUB 


Please send your CV to the e-mail address given on the job heading.

Position is opened till October 1, 2018       

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.


Since I am a native English speaker, it is often difficult for me to foresee areas that might prove difficult for my students. This section has helped me to understand ways to address the challenges my students have had with reading and listening in English. I especially benefited from the section on ways to approach difficulty. I also enjoyed the example lesson on receptive skills.The use of video lessons to show the difference between the dos and don'ts is effective. It clearly shows the level of engagement and interest of the students mimics the attitude of the teacher. I have also noted an important point for myself in regards to the speed of speaking. I tend to speak fast without knowing and this might cause confusion and intimidation amongst my students.