TEFL in St. Petersburg, Russia
Get TEFL certified, get hired, and live in Russia’s most artistic city!
About St. Petersburg
Built by Czar Peter the Great in 1703, St. Petersburg sits on the Baltic Sea and is known throughout the world for producing significant works of art, dance, music and literature. The city is actually built on hundreds of islands and linked by a network of canals and arched bridges with embankments reminiscent of Paris. The focal point of the city is the impressive Admiralty Building, where the three main avenues of the city converge.
TEFL trainees in St. Petersburg will find plenty of culture, art, and history in the Hermitage Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. You can also enjoy the numerous parks and gardens throughout the city and a shopping trip down Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main thoroughfare, will make you feel like a local! No visit to Russia is complete without a night at the ballet and the famous Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg has produced such world-renowned dancers as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Pavlova.
TEFL Jobs in Russia
Qualified English teachers can find a number of work opportunities in Russia. Business English is in particularly high demand, especially in the booming industries of oil, tourism and services outsourcing. Private English language schools abound in Russia, due in part to the inadequacies of the state education system. Most of the schools employ a mix of local and native-speaker teachers and demand for the latter is high, especially in the winter months when many visiting teachers return home.
To qualify for jobs in Russia, teachers needs TEFL certifications of 100 hours or more. The TEFL course offered in St. Petersburg exceeds 100 hours and provides graduates with all they need to qualify for English teaching jobs in Russia and around the world. The BridgeTEFL IDELT Online course, a 12-week online TEFL certification program, also provides training and qualifications for English teaching jobs.
About the Training Center
- Fully equipped: The center has ten classrooms, a student lounge and Internet access.
- Amazing location: The school is situated very close to the Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, so cultural and entertainment facilities nearby abound.
- Good transportation: Students can enjoy easy access to the city’s extensive metro and public transport networks.