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Primary School Teacher

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 November 2022
2 years
  • Elementary
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • TEFL certification required
  • TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • TEFL certification required
  • Fluent English speaker
  • 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
  • Prior experience in teaching overseas, especially in the developing world countries would be a huge benefit alongside openness to new cultures. The school is a multicultural environment but with its predominantly (if not exclusively) Mongolian student body, respect for and understanding of local customs and traditions is expected. 
  • Should you be interested to pursue this opportunity, please send us the following materials:
    • Cover letter;
    • University diploma scan; and
    • Academic transcript scan.
  • An online interview with the HR Office and the Dean of Academic Affairs for International Curricula will be conducted upon receipt of these documents.
  • Local health insurance good at international hospitals in Mongolia
  • Airport pickup, a travel allowance of $2000 paid upon completion of the academic year
  • Fully-furnished accommodation (studio apartment). The school will pay the electricity, heating, cable, internet, and maintenance fees

Hobby School is looking for a candidate to fill in the position of Primary school teacher (Grades 1-5, 6-10 yo). The teacher will work under the guidance of the Dean of Academic Affairs. This is a full-time position and the teachers will have a maximum of 25 instructional hours per week.    

We are looking for teachers who are ready and willing to work in a new and challenging environment. You will have the opportunity to work alongside many teachers who are hard-working, dedicated, and passionate - qualities that the successful candidate will need to bring with them to our community.

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

The primary school teacher position is a challenging, yet very rewarding task as the teacher will have to work with kids who don't speak English /1st grade/ as well as kids who already speak the language, though at various levels of proficiency /2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Class preparation is required, as well as giving and checking homework. 

Because of the nature of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) program followed by Hobby School, the teacher will work closely with other primary 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.

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

The first private 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.

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. 

In the academic year 2023-2024, the school has about 1200 students, in grades 1 to 12 (ages 6 to 17, about).  

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.

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 IPC (The International Primary Curriculum) and IMYC (The International Middle Years Curriculum). The school was also the first in the country to adopt AP courses into its curriculum. The school is planning to introduce the Cambridge 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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