Teaching English in Russia: At a Glance

With English being the international language of business, many Russians are interested in studying ESL. And what with its innumerable attractions, many ESL teachers want to teach in Russia - its famous steppes, ancient fortresses, and decadent palaces are just the beginning of what make Russia such a unique experience.

Monthly Salary*:18,800 - 70,000 RUB
Accommodations:Usually included or allowance given
Airfare:Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given
Health Care:Included
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:24 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):January or September
Application Timeline:1 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:500 - 1,000 RUB
Income Tax††:13%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 89 RUB
Exchange Rate:As of 09-30-2014
100.00 RUB = 2.54 USD
1.00 USD = 39.39 RUB
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree
Additional Notes:Previous ESL teaching experience preferred






Other Eastern Europe Countries:

Bulgaria ~ Czech Republic ~ Georgia ~ Hungary ~ Poland ~ Romania ~ Russia ~ Slovakia ~ Turkey




With English being the international language of business, many Russians are very interested in studying ESL. Teaching English in Russia may not be as profitable compared to other ESL markets, but Russia offers an unparalleled teaching experience for TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified English teachers.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Russia and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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