Teach English In Russia

Spanning over two continents, 12 seas and 11 time zones, Russia is the world's largest country. Beyond its size, Russia has an enchanting history. ESL teachers seeking adventure and cultural experience will find Russia to be an ideal choice.

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Teach English In Russia

What to Know about Teaching English in Russia

Employment Requirements

  • Education

    Employers prefer candidates who hold a university degree, but one is not required to teach English in Russia.

  • TEFL Certification

    TEFL Certification is required. A minimum of 120-hour TEFL certification is recommended.

  • Citizenship Requirements

    Many employers require citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa to legally teach English in China. Some positions may accept nationals of other countries who are fluent in English and have a TEFL certification.

Contract Hours and Terms

  • Types of Jobs

    Private language schools

  • Teaching Hours

    20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time, depending on type of employer

  • Vacation

    Varies by employer, plus national holidays

  • Contract Period

    12 months

Income and Living Costs

  • Salary

    $800 - $1800 per month

  • Living Costs

    $500 - 1200 per month

  • Savings Potential

    Limited potential to save / break-even

  • Startup Cost

    $1000 - 2000

  • Housing

    Employers may provide private or shared housing

  • Airfare

    Airfare reimbursement is not typically offered by employers in Russia

Getting Hired

  • Best Time to Apply

    Year-round. Peak months are September and January

  • Hiring Process

    Many employers prefer to interview in-person in Russia. Some employers will interview over the phone in advance

  • Visas

    Work visa sponsored by the school for qualified teachers

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