EFL Teacher in Tallinn

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Start Date
04 September 2023
Duration or End Date
10 May 2024
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)
  • Due to visa and work permit requirements EU & UK & USA passports holders are preferred
  • At least two years post-initial qualification experience required
  • Full mastery of English across all 4 skills to CEFR C2/IELTS band 9 required

Job description

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate teachers to join our dedicated team at International House Tallinn. The position is for the 2023/24 academic year starting on 4th September 2023 and lasting until 10th May 2024 (with the possibility of staying on for the 2024/25 academic year).
There is a minimum of 24 hours (1 hour = 45 mins) of teaching per week on offer for this position (the number of hours may increase depending on availability).

Timetables differ, but the majority of classes are taught on site. Lessons take place Monday to Friday; weekends are free. All timetables include a mix of ages and levels. Your classes could include a mixture of Young Learners (7-10) as well as teenagers (13-17) and adult 1-1 students/group classes at a variety of CEFR levels. As we work with students of all ages (adults, young learners from age 7 upwards), we are looking for teachers who are able to teach a variety of levels and ages.

International House Tallinn offers General English classes, preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS, individual classes and specialised business courses.
The majority of classes are hybrid classes (a combination of online and face-to-face classes) but there are also online and face-to-face classes.

International House Tallinn provides comprehensive academic support and professional development.
• Monthly team meetings and training workshops;
• Lesson planning support and guidance;
• Peer and formal observations and personal feedback;
• Well-stocked teachers’ room and resource library;
• Multimedia facilities in every classroom.

- access to cutting edge teaching materials;
- supportive and cooperative working environment, focused on professional and personal development;
- access to resources from the IH World network.

Other benefits

Visa: If necessary, the school will assist successful candidates with their visa & work permit application.


About the school and city

IH Tallinn is a high-quality language school catering for eager to learn students of all ages. 

The school was opened in 1993, so in 2023 we will celebrate our 30th anniversary. 

IH Tallinn is situated 5 minute´s walk from the Tallinn UNESCO-protected Old Town.

The school has a friendly, open atmosphere and offers daily teacher support from experienced staff. The management is always approachable and helpful, operating an open-door policy. 

IH Tallinn has digital boards with internet access in each classroom, a spacious, well-stocked teachers’ room and resource library. 


Teachers in Estonia can experience a unique mixture of beautifully-preserved medieval towns and cities, Baltic beaches, lakes and rolling countryside. Due to its small size, any destination in Estonia is just a few short hours away for teachers wanting to explore the country. 

Estonia´s capital Tallinn is a perfect mix of the old and the new. Tallinn is not a very big city, therefore, easy to navigate around. The school is central, next to Tallinn´s Old Town – the best-preserved medieval city in Northern Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Tallinn has plenty of theatres, galleries, events, museums and restaurants to choose from. 

Almost half of Estonia is covered in forest, making hiking and camping popular pastimes in the summer months. There are also many lakes and rivers, and Estonians love sports such as canoeing and swimming, as well as skiing in the winter. As such, Estonia is a wonderland for outdoor types. 
Estonia is a very digital society - for example, Estonia was the first country to introduce online voting way back in 2005! 

Estonia also has the advantage of being a great base for teachers to explore other parts of Europe. Estonia is just a short ferry trip away from Sweden and Finland, and you can catch a bus to neighbouring Latvia or Lithuania.