Teach in Armenia
Teach abroad jobs in Armenia are available for ESL instructors and licensed teachers. Many of our opportunities to teach overseas in Armenia are in positions in of the country’s capital city, Yerevan.
Teaching in Armenia
Teaching Jobs in Armenia
Most teachers that travel to Armenia do so with the intention of volunteering. A TEFL certificate is recommended for teachers interested in teaching English. Positions at international or private schools are usually centered in the capital city of Yerevan and would require teachers to have a teaching license from their home country.
Teaching Jobs in Armenia - Hiring
As the school year in Armenia starts in early September, recruitment for the year usually starts in January and February for private or international school positions. Depending on availability, volunteering or English language teaching positions may be available throughout the year. To apply for a position in Armenia, teachers should visit https://app.teachaway.com/teacher/register
Living in Armenia
Much of Armenia’s cultural heritage centers around its status as the earliest nation state to adopt Christianity; in fact, local tradition states that Armenians are descendants of Noah’s grandchildren. As such, visiting ancient monasteries, as well as the world’s oldest national church, are on most visitor itineraries. Armenian diaspora makes up the largest percentage of visitors to the country, and despite a difficult recent history, locals are welcoming of visitors from abroad.
The cost of living in Armenia is quite low: a one bedroom apartment in the capital of Yerevan costs approximately $433.00 USD per month, while a 3 course meal at a nice restaurant would set you back about $25.00 USD. The unique cuisine of Armenia includes borscht (vegetable soup), a traditional meal served warm with fresh sour cream, complementing the Khotovats (barbecue) of pork, lamb, chicken or beef flavored with onion, tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Many private schools in Armenia require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Armenian private school positions.
Armenia at a Glance
Capital - Yerevan
Language - Armenian
Population - 3.0 million
Currency - Armenian Drahm (AMD)
Government - Semi-presidential republic
- More Armenians live abroad than in Armenia - an estimated 5.6 million.
- Armenia is one of the oldest wine producing countries in the world and home to the world’s old winery.
- In Armenia, chess is a compulsory subject in schools!
- Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity, in the fourth century, and is known as “the land of churches”.
- Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6th, the original date of the Christian holiday.
- Armenia is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites.
- Armenia won one gold and three silver medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016, all in wrestling or weightlifting.