VYL teachers starting in September 2018

VYL teachers starting in September 2018
around Euros 1,200 per month net (full time)
Start Date: 
Length of Contract: 
2 years preferred
End Date: 
No of vacancies: 
Job Description: 

This role is only open to those with the right to work within the EU.

Full-time and part-time teaching posts available – Teaching VYLs and YLs (with some General English

Why IH Sofia?

We offer you great opportunities to continue your professional development and for many to start your career with IHWO.  Learn to deliver high quality lessons as part of a positive, motivated teaching team in an expanding centre.

In your first year

Settle in to Bulgaria and your new job with a clear induction programme, help with finding accommodation and processing documentation.  You will teach a minimum of 20 hours face-to-face each week, 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 your interests and attend fortnightly training sessions to hone your teaching skills and make your lessons more engaging.  Learn to use interactive whiteboards, and take the Cambridge Language Awareness Course then an IHWO OTTI self-study course with 50% of the fee covered by IH Sofia. 

As far as life outside the centre is concerned, Bulgaria is one of the lowest-priced countries in Europe. The salary is €1,500, but you would expect to pay around €200-300 for furnished accommodation in or near the centre of the capital, €30 for a night in a quality spa or beach hotel, €10 for a 3 course meal and €1.5 for a beer at the bar! You can join various sports & social clubs and ski or hike in under an hour from your door.  In the summer, go to an outdoor concert and camp by the sea.  By the end of a busy first year, without being too frugal, you could still have saved 5,000 Euros in your bank account.

Check out the city here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3_q3ozJQZ0

In your second year

Get ready to make yourself highly attractive to future employers by attending courses and relevant professional development (http://ihworld.com/online-training) such as; Young Learners and Teens, Business, Exam Preparation, or 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 day’s 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.

Initial EFL Qualification Required: 
Trinity TESOL, or
IH Certificate, or
other equivalent qualification
Additional Skills Preferred: 
Curiosity and a will to develop, IH VYL
Date Posted
Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:14
Visa Details: 
EU passport holders can start straight away. Assistance is given for non EU passport holders
Flight Details: 
We can organise flights to Sofia for you. Remuneration for flights and transport are covered depending on your departure point.
Accommodation Details: 
Help finding centrally located accommodation of around 300 Euros per month
Other Info:
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is a small city with a strong café culture and a vibrant nightlife. With beautiful, long summers and many beaches in Bulgaria and next door Greece and Turkey. In the winter, you can ski at international and local resorts under an hour from your door. Everyone who comes to Bulgaria loves the food, low prices and social life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3_q3ozJQZ0