Central European Teaching Programhttp://www.cetp.info
3800 NE 72nd Avenue Portland, OR 97213 United States
Hungary: Budapest, Debrecen, Gyor and 9 other cities
7-12 months (includes high school academic year abroad)
Typical Duration of Program
September-June or January-June
We are currently placing teachers for the school year beginning fall of 2013. We have about 50 openings in bilingual elementary and high schools throughout Hungary. the majority of these are public schools, but we serve a handful of parochial schools as well. We do place a few teachers in Budapest, though our mission has always been to provide ESL teachers to schools that would otherwise have no access to native-English speakers. Some high schools request teachers for history/civilization/geography or British/American literature as well as ESL. Science teachers, too, are sometimes needed. In addition, we provide teachers for a few private preschool/kindergartens.
The Central European Teaching Program represents a significant presence in Central Europe. Since 1990, CETP has been placing native English-speakers in public and parochial schools in Hungary. Conversation teachers are responsible for enhancing student's oral fluency through conversation practice, classroom drills, games, audio-visual instruction, and listening comprehension, as well as through working closely with native teachers to emphasize important grammar concepts. High school teachers may be asked to help prepare students for stringent national language exams as well.
Besides benefitting Hungarian students with the gift of English, CETP teachers often have the opportunity to teach other subjects, coach sports teams, and in many ways become an integral part of their community.
Since Hungary is bordered by 7 countries, the opportunity for travel is endless. Many CETP teachers join up for weekend and holiday trips to Bratislava, Vienna, and other culturally rich communities both within and outside of Hungary. Hajni Vancsik, our Hungarian director, annually organizes a trip to Transylvania for teachers who are interested in learning more about this fascinating region.
Volunteers must be native-English speakers and have earned at least a 4-year degree. While a teaching certificate is useful, it is not always a requirement. Before departing for Hungary, all applicants must have earned a TEFL certificate, which may be gained through a 40-hour on-line course. Anyone choosing to live in Hungary must be adaptable, be willing to live with a reduced standard of living, and be able to smile when confronted by Eastern European bureaucracy. A sense of humor is often "just what the doctor ordered!"
2,500 for 1 year; 1,800 for a semester
1. All documents to obtain a valid EU work visa specifically for teaching in Hungary.
2. Placement in a public or parochial school with Hungarian teacher's salary the equivalent of roughly USD 500/month. (Plenty to live on and travel within the region.)
3. A private, furnished apartment with utilities paid (excepting Internet service, which will be provided at your school free of charge.)
4. A contact teacher in the school to help with routine issues.
5. Our wonderful Hungarian director to aid you with any problem that can't be solved locally.
6. State medical insurance.
7. A warm greeting from us upon your arrival in Budapest with transportation to the site of orientation.
8. A 5-7 day orientation in Budapest prior to the start of school. New teachers will learn these basics: Hungary's history and culture, elemental Hungarian language, EFL teaching techniques, and, time permitting, some Budapest sight-seeing. During orientation, all housing, training, local transportation, breakfasts, and two dinners will be provided by CETP. we will arrange for your transportation to your new town.
Salaries, provided in local currency, are the same as those of local teachers, with the additional benefit of a free apartment with utilities paid. The salary CETP teachers receive is average by local standards and should cover all your basic needs in the host country. Teachers have the option of supplementing their pay through private tutoring. CETP also provides the following benefits: National health insurance through the host country government, work visa and temporary residency permit, a monthly CETP newsletter and the support of our wonderful country director, Hajni Vancsik.
New college graduates to retirees who wish to live life with an exclamation point!
American, Australian, Canadian and European Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.
Independently or in Groups
CETP exists to benefit young people in the formerly socialist countries of Central Europe by providing public schools in the region with native-speaking English teachers. CETP also offers North Americans and others a meaningful long-term professional and cross-cultural experience and a unique opportunity to become an active part of a Central European community.