Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • Slovakia: Bratislava.
  • International House Bratislava
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 3
  • Freelance Position
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

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/or 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 it has large shopping centres, cosy cafes, and traditional Slovak cuisine.

Details of Position

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. 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.

Specific responsibilities:

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.

Start dates:

3 Teachers to start in January 2021


Person specification:

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
Other requirements
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 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.

Salary and Benefits

Freelance contract
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

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