Central and Eastern Europe’s demand for TESOL teachers varies from “high” to “very high”. The region has seen profound improvement in terms of both its economy and its infrastructure. Pay rates are good and work conditions are too. With a well-recognized TESOL certificate in hand, such as that offered by ITTT, you should have no problem finding a job in countries such as Slovakia, Hungary, Estonia and others.
When to Seek a TEFL Job
As summer lets out every year throughout the region, you’re best time to find employment in primary and secondary schools is most likely July and August. However, if you’re hoping to work in one of the many private language centers that can be found in nearly every urban area, there is no specific time frame for finding work. Employers will routinely have vacancies open because demand for TESOL teachers is so high.
TEFL Job Interview Questions to Ask
Be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have.
This will help you avoid any unpleasant surprises after agreeing to take the position. Also, be sure to get all details confirming benefits written in your contract.
Finding a TEFL Job
Because demand in this region is so high, finding a job shouldn’t be a problem and we’ll help you find the right job for you. Popular cities in which to work include, but are not limited to: Moscow, Kiev, Budapest, Warsaw, Krakow and Bratislavia.