There are currently no teaching vacancies at English Academy Varna.
The school and resources
English Academy Varna was established in 2006 and has grown to be one of the most popular schools in Varna. Currently, we have 350 adult students and 80 young learners studying at the school and 12 native speaker teachers. The school is very modern and we have many resources available for teachers including 3 cupboards of additional resource books, 5 computers with supplementary material linked to the books, 2 fast photocopiers, projector connected to a computer for teachers use and oversized whiteboards in every class. Our aim is to be the most professional and prestigious school in Varna and as such we expect the highest standards from our teachers.
The school works on a 4 term basis and teachers are allocated new classes at the start of each term. Each student is given a coursebook which they will follow throughout the course. Whilst teachers are expected to follow the course, we also expect teachers to use their own materials to supplement the course. We are well resourced and teachers are given support in this. Each student will have a Mid and End term test given by the teacher and will receive a certificate at the end of the course.
Full time Teachers are expected to teach between 20-24 hours per week, 5 days a week with 2 consecutive days off in a row. We offer General Adult, Business, Exams and Young learner classes in groups of between 5-12 students onsite. Most of this teaching is in the evenings on weekdays, or in the daytime at weekends. We also have some individual students and offsite clients during the day. Teachers will not be expected to work split shifts and most of the daytime weekday work is taken up on a voluntary basis.
During the summer, we are open Monday to Friday so teachers will have weekends free.
Full time positions are for 1 year(4 school terms) and part time positions are negotiable. Both positions come with guaranteed hours (20-24 hours for the full time position and 8-20 hours for the part time position depending on circumstances).
The hours may include a mixture of both adult and young learner classes and may include weekends except during the summer.
Ideally, we look for someone who can teach a full range of levels and ages. We have General and Business courses for Adults from beginner through to proficiency as well as CAE/IELTS and TOEFL exam classes. Experience in a full range of classes is a definite advantage.
Cost of Living
Bulgaria is still very cheap compared to the rest of Europe. The Bulgarian Leva is fixed to the Euro at 1 euro=1.95 leva. In a local restaurant, salads are between 3-5 leva, main meals from 4-8 leva and beer around 1.50 leva. Public transport is 1 leva anywhere in the city limits.
Accommodation is one of the major costs at around 350-400 leva per month for a 1 bedroom apartment.
Ideally, we are looking for someone who can teach a full range of levels and ages. We have General and Business courses for Adults from beginner through to proficiency as well as CAE/IELTS and TOEFL exam classes. Experience in a full range of classes is a definite advantage.
How to apply
Please send your CV and a recent photograph along with a motivation letter stating why you'd like to live in Bulgaria to Mark Mctaggart, Director, English Academy Varna at .
Please add a cover explaining why you are interested in the position and specifying if you wish to be considered for the part time or full time position.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview by phone/skype or in person where possible.
- Native Speaker (Essential) - Non EU citizens are welcome to apply, although due to visa restrictions, you need to already have the right to work in the EU
- 1st Degree (any subject)
- Teaching certificate (CELTA OR EQUIVALENT) or QTS status
- Minimum 3 years teaching experience
- Experience teaching a range of classes and Levels
- Most importantly, we are looking for a friendly, outgoing person who can connect well with the students