We are a small friendly school; most of our students are private students paying out of their own pockets and therefore motivated, enthusiastic and lots of fun to teach. The typical age range is about 13 to 40 with some older students. Our maximum group size is six students.
We know it’s difficult getting started in a new country so we can help arrange in-family accommodation or flat-shares for teachers arriving from abroad.
First of all, we believe that you must know something yourself before you can teach it and English is the same. For this reason all of our teachers are native speakers – currently all of us are from the UK.
Secondly, as Slovakia is part of the EU so you must have permission to work here (so in most cases you will be from Britain, Ireland or Malta – unless your spouse is from the EU or you have dual citizenship somewhere else in the EU – for example an American with a parent from Greece). If you are not eligible to work in the EU (for example an American with both parents from America) then it will be difficult, expensive (we don’t refund most of the costs) and slow to get a visa. If this is you, then it only makes sense to apply if you have a specific reason for wanting to come to Slovakia (for example if your girlfriend is returning here to complete her studies).
Thirdly, you must have a reasonably “normal” CV showing ability to stick at something for a period of time (whether the same job or course of study), it doesn’t make sense for us to train you up only to see you leave after 3 months (this is also why parts of this ad seem designed to discourage people who are not likely to enjoy it). This is also important because we can teach you to teach, but we can’t teach you to be reliable.
You have a very good chance if you meet the 3 criteria mentioned above, in Eastern Slovakia we are not as able to be selective as we could be if we were elsewhere.
First you must send a CV and covering email, then we will send you a list of questions. If your answers are satisfactory then there will be a short phone interview, mainly to check that you are normal, not to try to trip you up.
Richard Swales Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazykova skola START http://www.jazykova.sk