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
Looking to teach in Eastern Europe? Look no further than Slovakia which is relatively untouched by tourism, leaving its charm fully intact. It is a relatively young country but still offers a rich history complete with castles and fortresses. The train system is wonderful and easy way to explore Slovakia .
There are a variety of schools where you will be able to teach in Slovakia. The working hours will range from 20 to 30 hours of classroom work with prep time, and more if you are teaching private tutions.The following are ways to teach English:private language schools,State Primary and Secondary Schools,Private Lessons.
The hiring process begins in August and then again in January. There are opportunities to interview over the phone/skype/email before arriving, but always be prepared for an in person interview. If you are qualified enough, finding a job is relatively easy,as job competition is low.
The best places to ensure a teaching job are the bigger cities such as Bratislava, Kosice, Nitra, Presov, Banksa, and Bystrica. You also consider the smaller towns, they need English teachers too!
In order to teach English in Slovakia, most teachers will require a bachelor’s degree and TEFL certification. The average salary for teaching in Slovakia is $800 - $1250 per month.