- Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
- Licensed Teacher, University Graduate, ESL Instructor
Ideally, you have one or more of the following:
- a degree in teaching
- a government-issued teaching certificate
- certification in TEFL
- extensive experience in the classroom, ideally with one or more of the age groups we teach
- Consideration will be given if you have other appropriate qualifications.
- a competitive salary
- a challenging and rewarding work environment
- the chance to work with a sizeable staff of fellow English speakers
- year-round training opportunities and opportunities for advancement
Would you like to become part of our highly dedicated team of professionals working in one of our partner institutions in and around Budapest?
We are a private, non-profit bilingual education program. We implement our innovative and progressive program as part of a public-private partnership at a range of Hungarian state and private schools and kindergartens
- You are a native speaker of English or a balanced bilingual (CEF level C2)
- You have experience working with and a love of young children, middle schoolers and/or high school students
- You are hard-working, outgoing, innovative and creative
- You are able to form good relationships with students, colleagues and parents
- You are able to work as part of a team but are also independent, self-starting and highly motivated
- You are highly adaptable and solution-focused
- You are also ready to navigate differences in culture flexibly and with an open mind
What is the Bilingual Program?
We are a private, non-profit, tuition-based educational enterprise operating in Hungarian state and private educational institutions. As such, we are a public-private partnership that has been providing unique educational opportunities to thousands of families in Hungary since 2001.
We operate our nationally accredited program in five primary schools, one high school and three kindergartens in Budapest and its environs. Our primary school program encompasses 1st through 8th grade and involves nearly every subject in the curriculum, making it possible for teachers of diverse backgrounds to draw on their training and experience and deliver quality teaching to students aged 6 to 14. Our high school program, which begins in Grade 5, mirrors our primary school program in method and content. In our kindergarten program, children aged 3 to 6 are immersed in a bilingual environment using the 'one person, one language model'. Within this context, we provide high-quality early childhood education in English through play and everyday situations as well as set activities, resulting in successful language acquisition from a very young age.
We offer an innovative approach to teaching, including the interactive and communicative approach favored in EFL environments as well as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in our subject lessons at all grade levels and in the kindergarten. As such, we co-teach: teachers hold lessons jointly and alternate in the leading role, switching languages throughout the course of the lesson. Students thus study simultaneously in both English and Hungarian. We are also innovating in terms of technology in teaching, integrating various online learning platforms into our program and making extensive use of tablets in our primary and high school classrooms.
We provide professional development training opportunities at multiple points throughout each school year, starting with in-depth orientation and training in August prior to the start of school. We work with top teacher trainers, from within Hungary, the UK and further afield. We also offer administrative support including: a school-based manager, teacher trainer and a coordinator; central office staff; an HR team charged with handling housing-related matters, immigration procedures as well as medical visits and work-related papers and procedures; a mentor teacher; and documentation on everything from culture shock to medical care in Hungary.
ESL and certified teachers looking for teaching jobs in Hungary can find positions in the primary and secondary public school system, as well as private language schools, international schools and colleges and universities throughout the country. There are also opportunities to teach business English and to find private tutoring jobs teaching English in Hungary. Since joining the European Union in 2004, Hungary’s economy has grown in leaps and bounds. With a large number of Hungarians looking to work abroad in English-speaking EU countries, the need for ESL teachers in Hungary has never been higher.