EFL Teacher in Tallinn (Hourly Paid)

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Start Date
02 September 2024
Duration or End Date
09 May 2025 (extendable)
To be discussed at interview; hourly rate based on qualifications and experience.


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 the role is open only to EU & UK & USA & Australian & Canadian passport holders. 
  • A minimum of 2 years post-certificate (e.g. CELTA and or Trinity cert TESOL) 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 IH Tallinn. Successful candidates should be comfortable and willing to teach across different age groups as well as willing to teach both online and face-to-face. 

Working Hours: 18 hours (1 hour = 45 mins) of teaching per week (the number of hours may increase depending on availability). Fewer hours per week is also possible (negotiable). 

Timetables differ, but the majority of classes are taught on site. Lessons take place Monday to Friday; weekends are free. Every effort is made to reduce split shifts. All timetables include a mix of ages and levels. 

IH Tallinn offers General English classes, preparation for FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS, individual classes and business courses. The majority of classes are hybrid classes (a combination of online and face-to-face classes). There is a well-stocked teachers’ room & resource library at the school and multimedia facilities in every classroom. IH Tallinn offers supportive & cooperative working environment and opportunities to teach a range of different age groups and course types. 

Other Benefits

Medical Insurance: Medical insurance is paid for by the school in the form of social security taxes.

Accommodation: If necessary, the school will help successful candidates to find accommodation.

Visa: 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.