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TEFL in Russia - St. Petersburg
Date posted:2006-07-13 | Writer: International Language Academy | Email: email@example.com
If you are a native English speaker with:
1. a BA degree
2. preferably with CELTA / TESOL / RSA / certificate
3. available from mid-September 2006
4. motivated approach to teaching and learning
Send ILA an email with your cv + phone numbers to: firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Natasha V. I will conduct interviews by phone!
Why teach in St. Petersburg?
This is a city that is striving to enter into the international business community. In the past 8 months, this city here has signed 6 major contracts with the likes of Toyota, GM, and Alcan. On the other hand our ballet, opera, classical music, and theater are world renown. Then there is the obvious geographical proximity to Europe, which makes Eastern Europe / Scandinavian countries accessible within a half day train journey.
Where is ILA?
ILA is situated in the center of St. Petersburg, with its main office in a business center on the Griboyedova Canal, opposite the Church of Spilt Blood. We also have an elementary school on Vasily Island, which is approximately a 10 minute metro ride from the main office.
Why teach at ILA?
We are the language school who sets the "benchmark" for our profession here in St.Petersburg. The Russian and foreign staff here are dedicated professionals. ILA's DOS / Director of Corporate Clients is a mature Canadian who works "with" ILA's foreign teachers. ILA is looking for new staff, since we have major contracts with some prestigious names in the business community.
When should you come to St. Petersburg?
You should plan your arrival sometime in the beginning of September.
What are your obligations?
When ILA hires you, you will have a contract to sign that will set guidelines of what is expected of you. There are many forms this contract can take, for example: maximum number of hours a week, which days of the week you want to work and what language level you prefer to teach. We have enough students in our peak time of fall/winter/spring that we can be flexi-ble. If you are a freelance part/fulltime teacher, you have one obligation to ILA, to be a professional teacher, but of course your pay rate is lower.
What are ILA's obligations?
The contract mentioned above is a guideline for behavior between ILA and you. As DOS / Dir. of Corp. Clients, we will stand by our final signed document, if you chose to be a contracted teacher. Also our staff will give you a supporting hand. If it is registration or arranging work papers, ILA will try to make this process as easy as possible. An example would be for the teachers on contract that want to take advantage of the superior cultural arts here, ILA would arrange papers that entitle you to be a "local" worker, which in Russia means you do not pay the usual $35 - $80 for a foreign ticket, but the normal local price of $7 - $16.
ILA has obligations to its clients to operate as a professional organization. We take this very seriously, as the language market here is a very competitive market. However, if you have a creative view of teaching, want to try out some of those new ideas of yours and work with an accommodating management, then you have an opportunity at ILA for employment. Email us at the above email address or fax us at 812-315-7604. If the telephone interview is positive, we will email you our standard contract to look over at your convenience. No one needs misunderstandings, especially ILA.