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English Teacher

BGC Hungary
Budapest, Hungary, Europe
US 900 - 1200 a month
Assistance with finding accommodations or the possibility of rent-free housing based on hours worked
Start date
Start September 2024
10 months
  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor, College/University Faculty
  • Bachelor
  • 1 year of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Certificate
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland

We are looking for you if you:

  • are an English speaker or balanced bilingual (English skills match those of a native speaker, raised by a native parent, or received at least 8 years of education in an English-speaking institute)
  • are a licensed teacher or teacher with substantial teaching and classroom management experience
  • You can commit to 10 months and hold a TEFL / CELTA certificate if you are not a licensed teacher
  • are self-motivated and proactive, adaptable to new cultures, have personal and professional ambition, and are passionate about working with young children,
  • have interests and strong skills in at least two of the following areas: storytelling; arts&crafts; sports; music; ESL; drama; STEM; cooking

What we offer:

  • On-site professional program coordinator and mentorship program
  • Access to BGC server where we share our teaching materials, teaching aids, supplies, plus on-site facilities
  • Immigration procedures run by BGC and provide help with work-related documentations
  • Assistance with finding accommodations or the possibility of rent-free housing based on hours worked
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • 18 paid vacation days/10 months on a fixed schedule
  • Enrolled for Hungarian National Health Care
  • Outside of the class, BGC Teachers will have endless opportunities to travel and explore. Hungary has a lot to offer to its visitors


Our mission is to provide effortless language acquisition through immersion in an English-Hungarian environment. We achieve this by creating an encouraging atmosphere where personal growth, optimism, and creativity are promoted. As an educator, you will play a crucial role in achieving our mission through sensory skills and hand-on activities that take place in an encouraging atmosphere where we promote personal growth, optimism, and creativity.

Your main duties and working hours framework will include:

  • Lead our full-immersion English language BGC Afterschool curriculum, facilitate conversational club time activities / ART, SPORTS, DRAMAPLAY, SCIENCE, MUSIC ..etc./, and prepare visual aids to ensure comprehensible input for non-native students aged 6-14.
  • You can work part time or full time depending on your personal preference which we will discuss during the selection process:

Part-time: 30 hours/week (approx.: 20hrs/in class and 10hrs/ week for administration, preparation, meetings, and receiving mentoring)
Classroom responsibilities: provide English speaking environment with 5 x 75 mins curriculum-based teaching sessions included + active involvement during garden and snack time, conduct transition times, indoor free play sessions

Full-time: 40 hours/week (approx.: 20hrs/in class and 10hrs/ week for administration, preparation, meetings, and receiving mentoring + 10 hrs/week sub teacher responsibilities in the BGC Preschool Program)
Classroom responsibilities: provide English speaking environment with 7 x 75 mins curriculum-based teaching sessions included + supervise garden and snack time, conduct transition times, indoor free play sessions

In addition to your classroom responsibilities, you will also attend meetings, and occasionally help to organise and participate in site events - included in the above-mentioned working hours

  • Supervise the students side-by-side with a Hungarian licensed classroom teacher in grades 1-4, and lead the sessions by yourself in grades 5-8

Job Highlights:

BGC Teachers:

  • encounters enthusiastic students,
  • (first-year teachers )receive a BGC methodology training, and an on-site orientation prior to starting the job,
  • are given year-round training support so even teachers with substantial experience will have an opportunity for improvement by our highly dedicated team of professionals,
  • enjoy a rewarding work environment,
  • are part of a sizeable group of native teachers and other colleagues with a good command of English,
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hungary (BGC) is an award-winning English acquisition program that focuses on creating a fun, active environment for English language acquisition for children at all ages of development. We work with children between the ages of 3 to 14 years to develop a full understanding of the English language through direct English input from our English teachers.

About us:

BGC Hungary was founded in 2011 and is the first European sister club of the renowned Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). As a result of this partnership with BGC America, BGC Hungary retains access to the topic and age-specific curricula they have developed, as well as maintaining our own well-developed curriculum and resource libraries.

In Hungary, the BGC English Program currently operates in eight public educational institutions throughout Budapest, Fót, and Dunakeszi. We employ over thirty teachers across multiple educational sites in the city. Our teachers are from varied English-speaking countries and academic backgrounds. These teachers all teach our children according to the expertly curated BGC curriculum.

At present, we teach English language skills to approximately 750 children between the ages of 3 – 14.

In 2020, BGC Hungary joined the World Federation of Youth Clubs and through this partnership, we work toward our shared goal of excellence in ‘empowering youth’ through.

Our Ethos

At BGC, we do not emphasise conscious learning, grammar rules and tedious language development. Instead, we focus on the spontaneous learning processes, and replicate the natural learning environment that allowed us to develop our native tongue. The language skills developed and synthesised in this way are much more efficient and allows our students to gain extensive communication and verbal skills in the English language. Our Program Goal is for children participating in the program to learn English as a way of life and natural experience, through everyday topics and life situations that interest and engage them.

BGC Hungary strives to establish and maintain a natural learning environment for children that allows them to develop and explore the English language in a positive, supportive environment. We employ English speakers to achieve this environment, which also focuses upon fun and engaging lessons for children so that English acquisition is seamless, natural, and stress-free. To maintain a fun and engaging environment, BGC does not use any form of vocabulary tests, exams or assessments for our children. Instead, we encourage a communication-oriented exploration of the language that results in a level of English proficiency not typically achieved in more traditional environments.

BGC Hungary also passionately believes that its greatest asset is its teachers. Our staff allow us to provide a unique and invaluable experience for our children. We therefore strive to make our teachers’ lives as comfortable as possible, offering assistance with the immigration process, accommodation, and emergency situations. BGC is often described by its teachers as a family – and it is this BGC family environment which allows us to succeed across all aspects of our program.

Structure of the Program

The BGC English Kindergarten Program runs for 3 (+1) years. Our small, middle and large group English language programs are fully adapted to the Hungarian kindergarten curriculum. From 8:00 am to 13.00 pm, an English teacher and a Hungarian kindergarten teacher work together with the children to create a dual-language environment. Our BGC English School Program runs for 4 + 4 years. The BGC English Afterschool Program operates in grades 1-4, meanwhile, we offer the BGC English Workshop in grades 5-8.

The Afterschool BGC English Program is solely taught in English with English speakers who work collaboratively with the Hungarian afternoon teachers, and as a result fully integrates into the Hungarian education system.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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