Full-time and part-time teaching posts available – Teaching German to YLs and Adults. More specialised courses such a VYL, Business, Exam Preparation courses will depend on your previous work, teaching experience and curiosity
Why IH Sofia?
We offer you great opportunities for professional development as part of your career with IHWO. Learn to deliver high quality lessons as part of a positive, motivated teaching team.
In your first year
Settle in to Bulgaria and your new job with a clear induction programme, help finding accommodation and completing documentation. You will teach up to 24 hours face-to-face based on your preferences and availability, with support from an experienced teacher during your first 6 months. You can expect your Bulgarian students to be engaged, curious and keen to learn.
Structure your professional development around personal and professional interests and attend fortnightly training sessions to hone your teaching skills and make your lessons more engaging. Learn to use interactive whiteboards, take the IH Certificate in Advanced Methodology (IHCAM) or another IHWO OTTI self-study course with 50% of the fee covered by IH Sofia.
Bulgaria is one of the lowest-priced countries in Europe (€30 for a night in a quality spa or beach hotel), about €300 for accommodation. You can have a great social life ( a buzzing nightlife, delicious cuisine at €10 for a 3 course meal and €1.5 for a beer), join various sports & social clubs and ski or hike in under an hour from your door. In the summer, go to a outdoor concert and camp by the sea. By the end of a busy first year you could still have saved 5,000 Euros in your bank account!
In your second year
Get ready to make yourself highly attractive to future employers by trying some new courses and relevant professional development (http://ihworld.com/online-training) such as; Very Young Learners, Young Learners and Teens, Business, Exam Preparation - possibly becoming an examiner for international exams.
By the end of the second year, you’ll be an expert in Thracian culture and Bulgarian wineries, climbed the highest mountain in the Balkans, soaked up Istanbul, chilled on your favourite Greek beach and survived a day in Dracula’s castle. All within a days drive of Sofia.
If it’s time to move on, we’ll help you apply for your next job but we believe you won’t want to leave.
IH Sofia puts students’ language acquisition and welfare at a premium so we employ teachers with a professional, positive ‘can do’ approach to their teaching. Our work with young learners requires you to confirm that you are safe to work with children and have no relevant criminal convictions.