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TESOL Jobs in Russia

Job Market

20-hour Specialist Certificate


The best TESOL jobs in Russia are located in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburgh, Sochi, Kazan, and Samara.

Language Institutes

Most teachers work at private language institutes, which are run very professionally in a culture that values and invests in good education. ESL teachers must compete with highly-qualified and experienced local teachers, so an advanced TESOL certificate or TESOL diploma and 1-2 years of teaching experience is often required.

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Teaching Business English in Russia

The most lucrative ESL market in Russia is Business English. A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience and a solid background in business are required.

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The starting salary at private language schools is approximately $1,200 per month, but many teachers earn a lot of money offering one-to-one Business English lessons in Moscow and Saint Petersburg (Up to $100 per hour!).

Minimum requirements

120-hour TESOL Certificate with Practicum (TESL Canada Standard 2 accreditation or Trinity CertTESOL recommended).
University degree

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