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TIPS FOR GETTING A JOB TEACHING ENGLISH IN SLOVAKIA

 

  • Education: 
    BA/BS is required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hrs TESOL Foundation Certification required. 300 Hrs Advance TESOL or a 450 Hrs Diploma TESOL gives you an edge
  • Peak Hiring Months: 
    Beginning of September or October and January
  • Types of jobs: 
    Public Schools, Private language schools and some tutoring
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Most schools prefer an interview over skype or telephone
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    20-30 hours of classroom as well as exam preparation time
  • Types of Students: 
    School children,Business professionals and Private students
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $800 - $1000
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa is generally sponsored by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1800 - $2,200
  • Start – up cost: 
    $800 - $1,250
  • Potential to save or break-even: 
    Break-even
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
    Sometimes can be availed
  • Fight Reimbursements: 
    Rare
Teaching English in Slovakia

Willing to teach in Eastern Europe? Look no farther than Slovakia which is generally untouched by the travel industry, leaving its appeal completely flawless. It is a moderately youthful nation yet offers a rich history complete with strongholds and forts. The rail transport system is great and provides a simple approach to explore Slovakia.

There are a variety of schools where you will actually want to teach in Slovakia. The working hours range from 20 to 30 hours of classroom work with planning time, and more if you are teaching private tuitions. The following are the available approaches to teach English: private language schools, State Primary and Secondary Schools, Private Lessons.

The hiring process starts in August and then, again, in January. The interview opportunities are via telephone/Skype/email prior to teaching, yet always be prepared for an in-person interview. If you are adequately qualified, getting a new job is generally easy, as the competition is low.

The best places to guarantee a teaching job are the greater urban areas like Bratislava, Kosice, Nitra, Presov, Banksa, and Bystrica. You additionally think about the more modest towns, they need English teachers as well!

To teach English in Slovakia, most teachers will require a four year college degree and TEFL confirmation. The average pay package for teaching in Slovakia is 800 – 1250 USD each month.