Teaching English in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Report submitted on 19 Jan, 2016 by Jude Eneduwa.
Teaching English in Saint Petersburg, Russia:
How can teachers find teaching jobs in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Through internet adverts.
The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, agencies (send teachers to different locations), teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at companies, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).
What are the minimum teaching requirements?
basic knowledge of English language also some English Certificate Programs
What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Tefle, Celta and any other English related courses and trainings.
What are the levels of payment?
20 US$ to 50 US$ per hour
How many teaching days a week is normal?
5 days per week.
How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
25 hours per week.
What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Saint Petersburg, Russia to teach English?
Its very calm and most stressless.
What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Lot’s of interesting people with positive interests and friendly relationship.
What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Language difficulty, Its a bit difficult teaching English without knowing the local language.
What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
Living in Saint Petersburg, Russia:
Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Russia?
Yeah, Business Visa
What is the cost of living like in Russia?
800 US$ a month moderate spender inclusive of accommodation and transportation
What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Basic rental and accommodations are easier through agencies.
Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Very calm atmosphere with lot’s of language centers ready to employ a native speaker.
Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Saint Petersburg, Russia?
First of all learn the local language.
What things do you miss most (other than family and friends) from your home country?
What do you think you will miss most when (or if) you leave Russia?
my students and the bond between myself and the various centers i teach.
What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
Kind gestures and good sense of humour.
About Me and My Work:
My Name: Jude Eneduwa
Students I’ve taught in Russia: Elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years).
Where I teach: Kid Center ‘SEMA’ in Saint Petersburg. Teaching here for 3 years.
My school facilities: Very good – Teaching resources.
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