Information For English language teachers
We always need new English language teachers to come and work with us. Our contracts are mostly part-time and on a temporary basis. We offer a fun, supportive and professional place to expand your English language teaching experience.
Our ideal teacher profile
- Trinity or Cambridge Certificate qualified teachers;
- Native speakers;
- Enthusiastic and motivated tutors;
- Creative, professional and hard-working people
Please contact us to discuss any current vacancies.
We have a great team of dedicated teachers working on a variety of projects.
Our students want interesting, well planned and specialised lessons which will help them progress with their studies as quickly and efficiently as possible.
What to do if you are interested in joining us
Please ask to see our New Teacher’s Handbook for more details and send a C.V. to us for initial consideration. Before being interviewed we will need a completed application form from you. We also require at least two references. All teachers must apply for an up-to-date Enhanced DBS check.
Monthly Teacher Training
In order to offer excellence in our classes, we offer monthly CPD training.
Teacher Training for new teachers
For newly qualified teachers, we offer teacher training sessions including observation sessions. The charge for this is £10 per hour where you can follow a class led by an experienced teacher.
If you want to gain more experience we offer teacher training sessions lasting 1 1/2 hours which include 15 minutes advice on lesson planning, a one hour observed class with volunteer students and a 15-minute feedback session offering advice from a highly qualified teacher. Cost £45 per 1 1/2 hour session.
Please submit a CV for consideration for any positions opening in the future.
Qualifications needed for teaching
Preferred qualifications: Cambridge / RSA CELTYL / CELTA / DELTA or Trinity Cert. TESOL / Dip. TESOL
Essential qualifications: a recognised TEFL / TESOL teaching certificate. The course must contain at least 100 hours of TEFL input and additionally:
- have at least 6 hours of observed and assessed teaching practice. The observation has to be carried out by your trainer, or someone of equivalent status within the centre and must include feedback. Peer supervision does not count. We can complete observations for you but please note we do charge for this service;
- have also included observations of qualified teachers;
- be externally validated. Usually, the external validation will come from an examining body (e.g. Trinity or Cambridge / RSA) or a university.
Essential skills: punctuality, attention to detail, classroom management, inclusive manner.
If you are looking for an online course we can suggest:
TESOL Direct www.tesol-direct.com
TESOL Direct offers high quality, competitively-priced courses. Our TESOL / TEFL Certificate courses are offered by distance learning because this is the most cost-effective and flexible way to study. They provide TESOL / TEFL training in 22 countries.
All of the tutors are experienced with at least 20 years of TESOL teaching and training experience behind each of them, and at least an MA/MEd TESOL/TEFL qualification.
A great deal of thought went into the preparation of the courses and they are proud to say that the quality and professional nature of their TESOL training is confirmed with accreditation by ACCREDITAT. Independent TESOL certification is vitally important and ACCREDITAT specialises in TESOL/TEFL training.
TESOL Direct provides a range of high quality, globally recognised, independently accredited TESOL courses for distance learning. We offer 150-hr & 110-hr TESOL certificates as well as Business English and Young Learners courses.