ESL / EFL teacher
Work as employee
This application form is to be used by applicants who neither hold a formal EFL/ESL teacher training certificate nor have relevant EFL/ESL on-the-job teaching experience. Applicants for this programme are most often, though not only, young graduates looking for formal international work experience and have an affinity for teaching.
Each year Language Link, Russia provides extensive employment opportunities for over 150 native English speakers who enter our academic programme in such capacities as EFL teachers, teacher-interns, volunteers and work-study placements. Our schools of English are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Samara, Kazan, Rostov na Donu, Krasnodar, Shakhti, Tagonrog, Stavropol, Cherkessk, Armavir, Novocherkassk, Ufa, Steritamak, Orenburg, Obninsk and Zelenograd. Numerous sub-centres are located within the peripheries of these cities.
Much of the success that an EFL teacher will enjoy will result from his or her ability to be flexible, open-minded and outgoing. Equally important is having a keen interest in other peoples and cultures and an empathy for the needs of one's students.
You will never be an exceptional teacher until you understand and accept the concept that teaching is an investment in your future; thus it requires your time and energy. As such, a willingness to work hard and see the job as a significant step in a long-term career, either in or outside EFL is essential. So, too, is a willingness to give of oneself and one's skills to people who are depending upon them. No less important is a willingness to learn from one's students as well as to teach them.
In general students abroad are dedicated, hard-working and conscientious; they expect the same from their teachers. Remember that you are going abroad primarily to work, not to holiday. In other words, Language Link looks for 'teachers' not 'tourists'. You will find that whatever you invest in your students will be returned a hundred-fold.
Deciding to teach abroad should be a first rather than a last choice, the opportunity should be carefully considered and the decision made in a mature and informed manner. Language Link can provide you with information on the country and the teaching post of your choice prior to your departure, but this should only be a supplement to your own research.
Finally, be prepared to overcome problems, to adapt to a new way of life and to build friendships in a different environment.
0 years (beginners, too)
BA in any subject