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MS Social Studies Teacher (IMYC)

Hobby School of Ulaanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
US 2450 - 2450 a month
Fully-furnished accommodation (studio apartment). The school will pay the electricity, heating, cable, internet and maintenance fees
Airport pickup, travel allowance of $2000 paid upon completion of academic year
Start date
Start June 2023
2 years
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Social Science; Geography; Education; Antropology
  • Teaching Credential/License


  • Four-year bachelor’s degree preferably with a concentration in education (either major or minor)
  • Teacher’s certificate (TEFL Certification or TESOL certificate is acceptable)
  • Full-time teaching experience at primary school or kindergarten
  • A full-year commitment or longer (preferably)
  • 2 references (at least one from the immediate supervisor)
  • Along with the requirements above, candidates with the following qualities are preferred:
  • Experience in working with foreign students
  • Adaptability and openness to new cultural environments
  • Competitive salary
  • Furnished accommodation (studio apartments)
  • Local health insurance good at international hospitals in Mongolia
  • Travel allowance of $2000 payable upon successful completion of the academic year
  • Airport pick-up

Join the team at the Hobby School in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We're looking for a keen, enthusiastic middle-school teacher to teach social studies in an English Language Learning (ELL) environment.

The position would involve teaching social studies classes (and other IMYC subjects as may be required) to students in grades 6 to 9 (ages 12 to 15) as part of the International Middle Years Curriculum. We look for candidates who have demonstrated the sorts of skills required for success in an international middle school: initiative, ability to work with children, flexibility, openness to new cultures, and experience with classroom teaching. We will consider your application holistically.

The school encourages all its teachers to run an extracurricular activity/club of their choice.

The middle school teacher position is a challenging, yet very rewarding task as the teacher will have to work with EFL (English as a Foreign Language) kids. Class preparation is required, as well as giving and checking homework.

Because of the nature of the IMYC program followed by Hobby School, the teacher will work closely with other middle school teachers (international and local alike), and good teamwork skills and creativity are therefore of paramount importance.

He or she will also participate in extracurricular activities at the school, such as preparation for an annual English Olympiad, ABC festival, Spring and Drama festivals, different quizzes, and competitions.


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The first independent national school in the country - Hobby School was founded in 1994, to educate the next generation of Mongolian intelligentsia, against a backdrop of tough economic conditions, a rapidly growing urban population, and a crumbling public education system. 

Hobby School is accredited by the Capital City Education Department of Mongolia and follows the State-approved General Secondary Education Curriculum of Mongolia. All students are issued an official Mongolian State Complete Secondary Education Certificate upon graduation. 

In the academic year of 2021-2022, the school has an enrollment of about 1000 students, in grades 1 to 12 (ages 6 to 17, approximately). 

The school's name, despite lending an aura of leisure, is deeply meaningful. The inspiration for the school followed Eurasian Hobby (Falco Subbuteo). Falcons are revered by Mongolians as symbols of courage and vigor. 

Today, the school is widely recognized as one of the best secondary education institutions in the country. In line with the founder Dr. Oyuntsetseg's vision of nurturing the next generation of Mongolian intelligentsia, Hobby School keeps its tuition fees at levels far below its peer schools to ensure accessibility for families from different socio-economic backgrounds. 40% of the total student body receives tuition fee waivers ranging from 10%-100%. 

In addition to following the State-approved General Secondary Education Curriculum of Mongolia, the school implements an immersion-based program of English instruction. Hobby School was the first school in Mongolia to introduce The International Primary Curriculum and The International Middle Years Curriculum. The school was also the first to adopt AP courses into its curriculum. The bilingual nature of the curriculum results in added workload on our students. 

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