• Start Date: 30/09/2018
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Salary: Euros 1,500 net per month

Essential role requirements:

  • Qualifications: Deutsch als Fremdsprache; DaF or other equivalent qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.

Job description:

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

You must have strong German language knowledge to C2 level

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), you will need 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, you'll have 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.

Other benefits:

  • We can organise flights to Sofia for you. Remuneration for flights and transport are agreed on an individual basis.
  • IH Sofia will help find accommodation in a furnished, self-catering apartment in the centre for around 300 Euros or in your preferred part of the city. You would pay the rent and utility bills.

About the school and the City:

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. 

 Take a look at the school page here

How to apply:

Please e-mail the school directly for details of this post. yoana@ihsofia.com