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Deadline: Sun 30 Apr 2023 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Sun 30 Apr 2023 00:00:00 UTC
  • Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek.
  • The London School of Languages and Cultures
  • Experience: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Number of positions: 5
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Details of Position

About Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet Republic that became independent upon the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Kyrgyzstan is famed for its beautiful natural scenery and for its unique traditional nomadic culture. Kyrgyzstan is a land of contrasts Bishkek is the quintessential post-Soviet city, where Russian is spoken by the majority of inhabitants, while in the more mountainous, rural areas, where traditional nomadic culture is still a way of life, Kyrgyz is more commonly spoken. As a country where both Russian and Kyrgyz are official languages, Kyrgyzstan is the ideal place to study and practice either language. The school recognizes that experiencing the local culture is a major reason for people to come to Kyrgyzstan, and actively organizes and promotes cultural excursions which teachers are welcome to join.

To find more detailed information about the history and politics of Kyrgyzstan, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan or http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-16186907

To find more detailed information about travel and tourism opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kyrgyzstan

About our Organization: The London School of Languages and Cultures is a privately-owned school, located in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The London School was established in 1998 and has been gradually growing ever since. Locally owned and managed, The London School offers a positive, open and upbeat atmosphere to work in. We have excellent facilities at our school, including a library, cafe and modern, individual classrooms for each teacher equipped with a computer and projector. Free computer and internet access are available for teachers at the school.

Our students are generally hard-working as the majority of them are taking English lessons to improve their chances in state English examinations, or to improve their employment prospects. In addition to our EFL courses, we also specialize in Russian and Kyrgyz language courses for students from abroad, as well as custom-designed summer cultural trips and language immersion programs. Our staff consists of about fifty employees, of whom around thirty are local staff, teaching Russian and Kyrgyz to students from abroad and English to Beginner and Elementary level students. We usually have a staff of around ten teachers from Canada, the UK, and the USA, teaching English to students at the Pre-Intermediate level and above.
To find more information about the school please visit our website.

Bishkek is surrounded by mountains and the school regularly arranges excursions for teachers. The mountains begin at the edge of town, so there are endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, and traveling. The opportunities for traveling within Kyrgyzstan are boundless and particularly rewarding for hikers and nature lovers. If you need advice on planning trips anywhere in the country, the office staff will be more than willing to help, and our existing teachers can often give advice about places to visit and about how to get around.

Qualifications

Teachers must have a bachelor's degree in any field and TEFL/CELTA certifications.

Salary and Benefits

The teacher receives a payment for each student taught. Each teacher is guaranteed five teaching groups, and there are usually between 10-12 students in each group. In an average month, a teacher should expect to earn from 60000 to 85000 som. The average salary in Bishkek is around 15000 som, so this salary of up to 85000 som is more than enough to live comfortably. A comfortable, individual room with shared facilities (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) will be provided free of charge by the school. The school will also pay all utility bills associated with the room, including the provision of internet. The school will provide all of the necessary documentation for visa support and will assist the teacher with the application process till the completion. Also provides full visa payment and further process of visa extension until the completion of the teaching contract. A member of the school administration will meet the teacher at the airport and transport them to their accommodation.

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Teachers are expected to teach Pre-Intermediate level classes and above. Classes take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday every week and teachers work with the same groups of students on each day of the week. Classes usually take place in the afternoon or evening, although some morning classes may take place. There are no regular classes on Wednesday on Wednesday teachers are expected to give Talking Club once a month according to the schedule.


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