• Start Date: September 2019
  • Duration or End Date: June and/or August 2019
  • Salary: The teacher salary is 900 EUR - 1300 EUR depending on qualifications and experience. Please note tax in Latvia can be up to 32%

Essential role requirements

  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification

  • YL qualification is desirable

Job Description

We are looking for new and experienced teachers who want to develop in a dynamic and growing school in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

General English Contract: Each teacher has a variety of classes, encompassing different levels and age groups. Typically teaching 23 contact hours per week. Timetables differ, but typically 100% of classes are taught on site. Spilt days are kept to a minimum.

Young Learner Contract: A teacher on a YL contract teachers children from 3-12 years old. Initiative and creativity are essential for teaching these age groups. Teachers teach typically 23 contact hours per week and all classes are on site

Other benefits

  • Flights: Flights are reimbursed up to 200 EUR
  • Accommodation: Low cost single and shared accommodation is provided by the school for a monthly rent of 100 EUR including all bills (capped) except TV/internet and electricity
  • Visa: EU citizens only
  • Holiday: There are 15 days paid holiday + 11 public holidays for a 9 month contract; 20 days paid holidays + 13 public holidays for 12 month contract

About the school and City

IH Riga is a modern language school in Latvia. The school was founded in 1993 and located in the historical centre of Riga. The premises are spacious and nicely designed. As a Teacher Training Centre we offer Cambridge CELTA, the IHCYLT and other courses.

We have adult, teens, YL and VYL. We have also become a newly certified LanguageCert centre this year.

Riga is a modern city with a medieval heart and art deco districts so there are always plenty of things to do and see. The main cultural and entertainment attractions in Riga are all within easy walking distance. The famous Jurmala beach resort is also close to the city.

The school organises parties and trip throughout the year and we have many teachers that have been with our for 10-15 years. We strive to create a positive and supportive work environment.

We have a very large, airy and pleasant staff room. We encourage our teachers to collaborate and share ideas. The staff room has a large stock of methodology and resource books for all ages and levels. There is also a small kitchen for teachers and a cafe area for staff and students. Teachers have their own classrooms which have wifi and CD players. Large screen laptops are also available for use in class. There is also a computer room available.

Professional development has always been a priority at the school, and the school provides a wide range of training options, ranging from in-house seminars and observations, to external conferences and special training in exam classes. The possibility to complete the IHCYLT and Delta Module 1 with financial support is offered to teachers interested. We run weekly workshops and staff are encouraged to contribute to training sessions throughout the year.

See our website for more info about the school and Riga - www.ihriga.lv
See us on Facebook: International House Riga Satva

Take a look at the school page here.

How to apply:

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