EFL Teacher in Budapest

Start Date
1st September 2021
Duration or End Date
10 months
To be discussed at interview


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU. UK nationals: After Brexit, UK nationals may not automatically have the right to work in Hungary, but we will assist successful candidates with their visa application.
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • You must have a C2 level of English

Job description

We are looking for effective, motivated, and enthusiastic teachers who are strongly committed to on-going professional development. The ideal candidate will be willing and able to teach all levels and all types of classes, including general, business, 1-to-1, exams and Young Learners.

There is a maximum average of 25 hours (60 minutes) per week over a four week period, made up of teaching and administration hours.

Budapest is one of the most popular destinations thanks to its beautiful sights, amazing baths and spas and its vivid cultural and night life. IH Budapest has a friendly environment and a great community of teachers and Educational Management.

What we are looking for:
• proactivity
• creativity
• precision and accuracy
• teachers will have to be prepared to work split-shifts and/or straight shifts
• newly-qualified teachers are welcome

What we offer:
• monthly travel pass
• a strong professional development programme (regular workshops/seminars, mentoring system, specialised TT courses, discount on DELTA, etc.)
• good working environment
• free Hungarian lessons
• free IH Budapest mini-courses (YL, Exam Prep, Teaching 1 to 1)

Other Benefits: 

Flights: A maximum 70,000 HUF allowance towards the cost of a return flight booked in the teacher’s name.

Accommodation: The school can provide assistance with finding accommodation.

Holiday: 2 weeks paid holiday at Christmas, 1 week paid holiday at Easter, 1 or 2 weeks paid upon completion of contract depending on the number of hours taught.



About the school and city

Budapest is in CET – Central European Time (GMT + 2) so please consider this when booking your online CELTA course. 

IH Budapest opened in 1988 – we’ve been teaching languages and training teachers for more than 30 years. We’ve moved location three times, but we are still in the same neighbourhood of Buda.

We are very central, next to next to Széll Kálmán Square, a key transport hub in Buda.

IH Budapest has always had a great reputation for teacher training, and in terms of English teaching the school has always covered the full range of adults, young learners, company classes and exam preparation courses.

CELTA pass rate IH Budapest

Managed by Judit Varady, IH Budapest maintains a wonderfully diverse teaching team and student base that makes it an interesting school to work and study at. The different departments of the school all work together to make it a success: happy students and a loyal staff.