EFL Teacher in Saint Petersburg

Start Date
Duration or End Date
To be discussed at interview


Essential Requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)

Job Description

IH Saint Petersburg is recruiting qualified EFL teachers to join our small team of teachers.

Saint Petersburg's advantage is its proximity to cities such as Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn. Russia's second "capital city" steeped in history and culture, As well as being an historical city Saint Petersburg is also a modern city with shops and restaurants similar to most European cities.

Post title: Teacher of English

Location and department: International House Saint Petersburg and travel to two satellite schools

Reports to: Director of Studies

Summary of role:

Responsible for teaching 25 hours a week. You will mostly deliver lessons aimed at General English, There will also be the opportunity to train as a teacher on Cambridge First, Advanced and Proficiency exams as the company expands in this area. The majority of adults’ levels range from A1 to B1. All lessons are taught from Mondays to Fridays and classes usually start in the evening. No teaching will be scheduled to take place at the weekend.

Specific responsibilities:

Plan, prepare, and deliver lessons that are appropriate for your students.

Travel to satellite schools.

Take part in the school’s teacher development scheme. Perform a few mandatory teacher development tasks (peer observations, attending workshops) and some optional ones (writing reports on methodological resources, attending conferences/webinars, delivering a workshop). This is done over the course of the academic year, and teachers get paid extra for completing these tasks.

Person specification:

Qualifications and education

Bachelor’s university degree

Cambridge CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL.

Other requirements

Flexible to travel to satellite schools

Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Salary and Benefits

Work contract
25 teaching hours a week
Permanent contract
Accommodation support

Allowance and bonuses

Flight reimbursement of up to 15000 Roubles (if the teacher terminates the contract before completing 1 year with the school, the reimbursement amount will be deducted from the teacher’s pay)

Opportunities to earn extra by

Taking part in the teacher development programme
Mentoring new recruits
Doing some administrative tasks


School provides help opening a bank account and obtaining a travel pass
Constant support from the academic staff (DoS, ADoSes, Mentors)
Workshops and training sessions
Supportive and cooperative atmosphere working with a team of enthusiastic and professional teachers
Discounts on professional development courses such offered as part of being a member of staff at an IHWO school
Resources from the IHWO network

Other Benefits

Flights: Flight reimbursement of up to 15000 Rubles (if the teacher terminates the contract before completing 1 year with the school, the reimbursement amount will be deducted from the teacher’s pay)

Accommodation: The school can help teachers find accommodation.

Visa: The school will provide visa assistance.

Holidays: The teacher will receive 28 days paid holiday in addition to Russian public holidays.


About the school and city

Learning Group IH St Petersburg is a cutting edge educational network situated in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The network consists of three language schools, located at Nevsky Prospect metro station, Vasileostrovskaya metro station and Akademicheskaya metro station. 

St Petersburg is one of the most visited cities of Russia and it represents a high demand for language courses. The three schools altogether have trained more than 5000 learners, since 2017.