Teacher of English; keen to develop, in Sofia

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Start Date
01 October 2024
Duration or End Date
2 years
Net salary of 1300 Euros for 80 hrs or 1525 Euros for 100 hrs per month


Essential requirements:

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
    You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • You must have a Bachelor's Degree or 5 years teaching experience (due to visa requirements). 
  • YL and VYL experience preferred with a desire to develop professionally

Job description: 

Job Description: 
• You can choose between 20 and 25 teaching hours a week. 
• Teach a variety of courses as part of our ‘Responsible Global Citizens’ Curriculum; face-to-face and online, Adults, Business, VYLs, YLs and Teens, 121, Exam Prep, where course books, syllabi and materials are provided, and admin kept to a minimum. 
• If you’re particularly interested in designing a course, we run special interest courses which you can find on our website. Examples of previous courses created by our teachers are ‘Creative Writing’, ‘Young Entrepreneurs’, ‘Teams and Leaders’, and ‘Dungeons and Dragons Club’. 
• Teach in our 13-week Summer School, creating lessons around weekly themes, producing group projects and participating in afternoon activities. 
• We’re looking for teachers who can be self-sufficient, creative, with a can-do attitude as you'll find your students engaging, curious, and keen to learn in return. 

Job Benefits: 
• We’re looking for people who want to develop professionally. You can take qualifications such as IHCYLT, IH CAM and DELTA – with up to 50% of the fee paid by us. 
• You will receive ongoing support in class and attend regular in-service training. 
• You will have the chance to present and lead your own training sessions. 
• We regularly offer opportunities for promotion. 
• Basic Bulgarian lessons with a qualified Bulgarian language teacher are provided once a week during the year.

“Working with IH Sofia has given me the opportunity to teach a range of levels with the perfect mix of support and autonomy that I need to create engaging and effective classes. I was given the opportunity to complete the DELTA qualification with financial and moral support. Subsequently, I was given the opportunity to grow professionally by gaining more responsibility in the school as a whole and receiving promotions. My experience has been deeply rewarding.” -Lyndsey



Other benefits:

Flights: Euros 100 towards your travel ticket

Accommodation: School will help find suitable furnished accommodation near the school but not included in salary. Rents in Sofia are around 450 Euros per month

Visa: A visa is not required for EU passport holders. Assistance is offered to non-EU passport holders, which can be a lengthy process (up to 6 months) and you must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or 5 years experience in ELT.

Holiday: Holidays, Public Holidays & unpaid holidays to be discussed at interview.


About the school and city

Established in 2009, IH Sofia is a fast-growing school, with 3 main centres, based in the capital of Bulgaria. We have excellent team spirit and work closely with our students, parents, corporate clients and partner schools.

The school's qualifications and extensive experience create diversity in the learning approach and personalisation of the courses according to the students' needs and preferences. IH Sofia works only with highly qualified foreign teachers with extensive experience in teaching modern languages ​​around the world.