TEFL Courses in Eastern Europe & Russia

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52 TEFL Courses Abroad Programs in Eastern Europe & Russia

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Each year, thousands of people of all ages from a variety of educational backgrounds become TEFL TESOL certified. In a few months, you could be an International TEFL Academy graduate telling your friends how great it is to live and teach English abroad!

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The LanguageCorps TESOL Certification Programs will give you the skills and methodology needed to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. While the particular details of the Programs vary by country, all include approximately 140 hours of training, and as many as 30 hours of actual teaching practice. The TESOL Certification Programs incorporate classroom instruction in effectiv...

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PremierTEFL has partnered with Angloville to bring you the ultimate TEFL experience. The PremierTEFL Scholarship combines 120 hours of accredited TEFL tuition online along with over 200hrs hands-on teaching experience in Eastern Europe. This exclusive package is designed to give you the best start in your English teaching adventure. Afterwards you'll be prepared to work all over the world, be f...

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If you're looking for the perfect working abroad opportunity, then consider earning your TEFL certification with this in-classroom 20 hour course in Moscow, and get yourself overseas quicker than you thought possible! If you want an entry level TEFL certificate that will introduce you to all the essential TEFL knowledge and give you the skills to run your first English class, this is the cours...

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The Language House is an organization that provides teacher training to facilitate teaching English abroad. With an ever increasing demand and a variety of English teaching jobs, we focus on Mediterranean countries. Our TEFL/TESOL certificate is internationally recognized and follows The British Council criteria with over 120 hours of class time. After our training, you will be well on your way...

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Our 120-HOUR TEFL/TESOL Certification is one of the world's most distinctive learning environments for aspiring, enthusiastic English teachers. ITTI Istanbul provides quality and worldwide recognized, accredited TEFL/TESOL courses with different options that will be suitable for every teacher candidate: with or without teaching practicum, online and on-site. Our priority is to build qual...

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Volunteers in Poland mainly teach high school students, but occasionally some middle school or even elementary school students participate in the program. Class size will vary between 10 and 15 students. Volunteers will be responsible for teaching conversational English, basic grammar, and some lessons on American culture. All volunteers will have internet access, and some will also have comput...

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Would you like to receive a TEFL certification and hands-on teaching experience for a fraction of normal market prices? What if you could do so while staying at beautifully located countryside venues with accommodation and board provided? Welcome to Angloville! We invite you to participate in our Anglo-TEFL Scholarship program, including online TEFL training provided by an accredited part...

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Two Accredited Online TEFL/TESOL Courses are offered by the TEFL Training College: - Certificate of Educational Studies in TESOL (150 hrs.) - Master Diploma of Educational Studies in TESOL (300 hrs.) Both TEFL/TESOL Courses include the following Specialized Modules: - Teaching English to Young Learners - Teaching Business English - Teaching English One-to-One - Grammar Awarenes...

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Teach English in Asia, Europe, Africa and Worldwide. Teaching English overseas can be a good way to make this dream come true. If you want a prolonged vacation in the exotic destinations around the world, teaching ESL can be the best profession. Teach & Travel - the best way to see the world through the eyes of locals while working to change their lives through education in the English language...

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TEFL Courses in Eastern Europe

Having developed behind the Iron Curtain during the latter half of the 20th century, many countries in Eastern Europe are still playing catch up in the process of globalization. Part of that effort is learning the world’s common language; you will find that there are many less English speakers on the eastern half of the continent than on the western. Enrolling in a TEFL course in Eastern Europe is the opportunity to place yourself in a growing market, while learning all about the fascinating cultural history of this emerging region of the world.

Locations

While there are no set-in-stone boundaries which delineate Eastern Europe from the western half of the continent, the region is most commonly described as encompassing the former member and satellite states of the USSR. This region expands from the Baltic states of the north to the Balkans in the south, and from Russia in the east to Germany in the west.

As the largest country and wielding the most influence in the region, Russia is generally a top choice for international educators of where to enroll in a TEFL course in Eastern Europe. A culturally rich country and significant world power, enrolling in a TEFL program in Russia is an opportunity to lay a strong global networking while also learning Russian, which is one of the UN’s six official languages.

Other popular countries where you can enroll in a TEFL course in Eastern Europe range from Lithuania to Slovakia to Croatia. Depending on the parameters you set, there are some 20 countries in Eastern Europe, each with their own distinct cultures and national heritage. Do your research into the major and minor destinations, to decide where a TEFL program in Eastern Europe seems like the most interesting fit for you!

Programs & Courses

Most TEFL programs in Eastern Europe require at least 120 hours of classroom training, which equates to a one-month period for course completion. In this time you will develop skills ranging from teaching the basics of reading, writing, and speaking English to more advanced techniques in areas such as classroom management, teaching methodology, and curriculum creation. Many TEFL courses in Eastern Europe will also give you the opportunity to practice in front of a live classroom, with trained teachers critiquing and giving you feedback.

Suffice to say that after one month, you will have developed the basic skillset and knowledge with which to begin teaching English in a classroom of your own. Many teachers who enroll in a TEFL program in Eastern Europe choose to stay put in their country of choice and find a job teaching there, while others move on to look in other parts of the world. Many international TEFL programs will offer lifelong job placement assistance, which can be a huge perk moving forward after your training.

If you do stay on to look for a teaching position in your host country after your TEFL program in Eastern Europe, then using the time to network and pick up as much of the local language as you can will be very worthwhile. Private schools, public schools, international schools, and language academies are all examples of the type of work you can easily find teaching English in Eastern Europe!

Costs & Affordability

TEFL courses in Eastern Europe fluctuate in price, bust most will end up costing you between $1,500 and $2,000 for tuition. This rate is somewhat standard around the world, while online courses are considerably cheaper. Another benefit about enrolling in your TEFL program in Eastern Europe is that general costs of living are significantly less expensive than the western part of the continent, so you can save money during your one-month program in this way as well.

Accommodation & Visas

Most TEFL programs in Eastern Europe will set you up with temporary housing for your one-month course, after which you may have to find your own place if you intend to stay and look for work. Group housing, homestays, and individual apartments are all popular types of accommodations offered for international educators during the training period.

Whether or not you will need a visa in order to enroll in a TEFL course in Eastern Europe depends on factors such as your home country and whether or not your host country is part of the European Union (which generally allows for a stay of up to three months before you have to obtain documentation). For more information regarding your individual circumstances, be sure to check out our Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Emerging Market. Having spent much of the 20th century within the Soviet sphere of influence, Eastern Europe is now one of the fastest growing regions of the world since integrating itself into the global marketplace. Its citizens earning English has been a big part of this push.

Alternate History. Heavily influenced by Russian, Orthodox, and Islamic cultures throughout its history, the eastern half of the continent has a much different tale to tell than the west. Enrolling in a TEFL program in Eastern Europe is the opportunity to set yourself on the road less travelled.

Head Start. It’s easy to stay and enroll in a TEFL course at home before looking for work abroad, but pushing yourself early on to adapt to a new language and environment will prepare you much more adequately for the experience. Why delay on beginning the adventure?

Enrolling in a TEFL program in Eastern Europe is an opportunity to immerse yourself within an enriching, understated part of the world while developing the skills that can take you anywhere thereafter as an international educator. A grand journey awaits you, all you need do is decide to go!

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