EFL Teacher in Portsmouth

Start Date
Duration or End Date
Short term and Longer Term available
Range from £18 to £21 (dependent on experience and qualifications)


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Permission to work in the UK

Job description

EFL teachers wanted for a school with a long history and strong reputation for offering quality English language training. We are located in Portsmouth (where the Mary Rose originally sailed from); a lively and historic University City on the beautiful south coast of England. LSI/IH Portsmouth is an adults only, year round language school teaching General, Business, Exam, Pre-Sessional and ESP English courses by experienced professional teachers.
We are looking for teachers with 2+ years post CELTA training experience to join our friendly, lively, supportive, professional team to continue giving first class language training. It is unlikely you will be experienced in all these fields, but we accept this and offer relevant training to the right candidates.
We require as a minimum: a first Degree + Trinity Cert TESOL / CELTA + 2+ years’ post CELTA experience.
A typical full working week is 22.5 contact hours.
We offer excellent teaching facilities, fun and opportunities, as well as regular training and CPD.


Quote from a current teacher

"I can say with my hand on my heart, this is the best school I have ever worked in. The staff are lovely, the students fab, I had never worked in a multi lingual school before so that has been a fun learning experience. Everyone is so supportive, great managers and staff. I feel like I am really working in a professional school that gives value to the students. Portsmouth and Southsea are brilliant, with something going on every evening and weekend, specially in the summer and it is close enough to London and Brighton for a trip on a Saturday, close enough to get over to France for the weekend. If you aren't sure? you won't regret it!!"

Other Benefits

Accommodation: There is short term accommodation possible at the local university or with host families

Holiday: Holidays are based on the hours you work pro rata


About the school and city

LSI IH Portsmouth, established in 1985, is located in a large building right in the centre of the university district of Portsmouth, the UK’s only island city. This vibrant university town has all the delights of a location with a large student population, with a rich cultural and historical heritage.

The school is a destination for students from all over the world, and with 55 classrooms offering General English courses, IELTS and exam preparation and teacher training, it's usually a hive of activity. 

Students and staff alike comment on the uniquely welcoming environment that makes LSI IH Portsmouth a wonderful place to study and work.

There is a strong teacher development ethos at the school, with a Director of Studies for Teacher Development, who is also a Distance DELTA local tutor, CELTA trainer and author of two popular IELTS course books.