Teach English in Russia

Russia is famous for it's history, culture and architecture and this is one of the most up and coming destination in Europe for TEFL teachers. The FIFA Football World Cup recently brought this country to the forefront of attention and you can live and work as a teacher in cities like Moscow and St Petersburg. 


Teaching, Language & TEFL Jobs in Russia

Guide to Teaching English in Russia

Teach English Russia

Ever thought about teaching in Russia? Our guide will help you. Compared to other Europe TEFL destinations, Russia is often over looked. But with a year round need for English teachers, a good quality of life and high wages teaching in Russia can be a great option. There are so many different locations in the country and you will get to experience living and working in a new culture.


Popular Places to Work as an English Teacher in Russia

There are TEFL schools and jobs throughout the country, popular places to work include: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhniy-Novgorod, Omsk & Novosibirsk.


Where to Seek TEFL Jobs 

  • Private Language Academies, Schools & Colleges
  • International Schools
  • Freelance / Private Lessons


Peak Hiring Times

The best time to gain teaching employment is the end of August, Septeber and also October.


Salary for Teaching in Russia

Generally around GBP£750 - £1200 (US$1,000 - $1,500) per month - this can vary depending on the employer and also if you give private lessons.


Cost of Living

Around GBP£500 - £1000 (US$750 - $1,500) per month - it is higher in cities like Moscow and St Petersburg.


Hiring Process

You will usually need to pass an interview, this is sometimes arranged before you depart for Russia but you can also seek out jobs locally. If you are not yet qualified you might want to take a TEFL course in Russia.


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