IH Bratislava is recruiting qualified EFL teachers to join a team of over 65 professional teachers for the next school year. These teachers will teach young learners, teenagers and adults, and they will focus on General, Business and/or Cambridge exam preparation English.
Bratislava is very close to Vienna, Prague and Budapest. It is a capital city steeped in history and culture, and has large shopping centres, cosy cafes, and traditional Slovak cuisine.
Post title: Teacher of English
Location and department: International House Bratislava, teaching online and travelling to off-site classes (companies and state schools)
Reports to: The Director of Studies
Summary of role:
Responsible for teaching 25-30 TH (teaching hours) a week (1 TH = 45-min.). You will deliver lessons aimed at General English, Business English adult students and young learners on the school premises, in companies and state schools and/or Zoom or MS Teams (this will depend on the current pandemic restrictions). The adults levels range from A2 to C2 whereas the young learners run from A1 to C1. All lessons are taught from Mondays to Fridays, and classes usually start at 7:30 although this can vary from day to day. You might be asked to teach a few classes in the evenings but in general, most teaching finishes by 6pm, and 3pm on Fridays. No teaching takes place at the weekend.
Plan, prepare and deliver lessons that are appropriate for your students and are based on the Communicative Language Approach.
Teaching online or travelling to offsite classes (companies and state schools)
Take part in the schools teacher development scheme. Perform a few mandatory teacher development tasks (peer observations, attending workshops) and some optional ones (writing reports on methodological resources, attending conferences/webinars, delivering a workshop). This is done over the course of the academic year., and teachers get paid extra for completing these tasks.
Teachers to start in September 2021
Criteria Essential (E) or Desirable (D)
Qualifications and education
A Bachelors university degree E
A Celta, TESOL, IHC or equivalent recognized by IHWO E & D
Flexible to travel to off-site classes (companies and state schools) E
Must be an EU citizen or have a Slovak work permit. E
Due to visa restrictions, only EU applications can be considered as the legalisation process for non-EU citizens takes more than 3 months.
Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted.
Minimum 25-30 TH a week (1 teaching hour = 45 minutes)
Length: 1 year
Hourly rates: 11 - 13,5 Euros per TH (monthly income: 1,100 1,600 Euros)
The school can help accommodate teachers in shared flats (to date it is approximately 300 - 450 Euros a month rent.
Allowance and bonuses
First month travel allowance (25 Euros)
Loyalty travel bonus 150 Euros upon completion of a 1-year contract and extension for another school year
Flight reimbursement of up to 150 Euros (if the teacher terminates the contract before completing 1 year with the school, the reimbursement amount will be deducted from the teachers pay)
Opportunities to earn extra by
1. Mentoring new recruits
2. Taking part in mock lessons
3. Cambridge examining
4. Doing some administrative tasks
School provides help getting Trade License and doing other paperwork (opening a bank account, obtaining a transport pass)
Constant support from the academic staff (DoS, ADoSes, Mentors)
Workshops and training sessions
Supportive and cooperative atmosphere working with a team of enthusiastic and professional teachers
Discounts on professional development courses such as IH BET (Business English Teaching
Certificate), IH CAM (Advanced Methodology) and IHCYLT online course (online or face-to-face)
Free Slovak lessons
Resources from the IH World network
IH Bratislava is committed to looking after the welfare of its staff and students, and expects all employees to share this commitment. By applying for this job you confirm that you are of suitable character, safe to work with children and young people, and have no relevant criminal convictions
- International House Bratislava
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