This job offer is for any duration – from 2 weeks to 9 months and is for a post with MovingOn Courses in Belfast. We also run courses in Cork during the summer.
We only employ native English teachers preferably with a TEFL qualification.
Driving licence is a plus.
You must be sociable – you will share the accommodartion with students. The students are adult professionals.
The general theme of this website – telephone English classes via skype etc is a future project so please do not be think that this job offer is about online teaching.
So…the job for a TEFL teacher in Belfast:
Enjoy Belfast and (as part of your work) get to visit Northern Ireland – Giant’s Causeway etc.
We are a small academy that offers various courses. This job is to be involved with our cheap economical course and homestay (intensive) course. Details are on our website.
We normally offer very intensive English courses that include classes, meals, daily trips/activities and accommodation (individual room) shared with the teachers. A typical course has an average of 2 to 4 students per English teacher.
In summer, in Cork, Ireland, there are 20 to 60 English language students and 6 to 15 teachers.
During the rest of the year we offer intensive courses in our home in Belfast.
Teaching adult English language students in small groups in Belfast. The classes are a mix of our homestay students and economical course students.
18 hours of morning English classes each week plus another 18 hours of afternoon classes OR activities/trips with students..
Monday to Friday
Teach a small group of adult students (max 4) for 3,5 hours each morning.
In the afternoon you may have to teach another group for 3,5 hours. Alternatively, you may be involved in trips to take a few students on a trip to visit tourist attractions in and around Belfast or Northern Ireland. We provide the necessary transport for afternoon trips and one of us will normally attend the trip too.
Our home (and a nearby apartment) is for the intensive homestay course and two other houses are for the course with only classes.
We have local English teachers who help with the classes and also the trips.
Our homestay course (in our home) includes afternoon trips.
Pay (in cash):
250 euros/week – guaranteed no matter how many students we have.
Accommodation is included – in an individual room in a house shared with students. 15 mins walk to city centre.
Bills and wi-fi – included
You will have to teach every morning.
Lunch will probably be with the homestay students in our home.
In the afternoon you may teach, go on a trip or help with the organisation/marketing of the course.
On average you will teach one afternoon per week, do one afternoon of admin (for 2 hours) and three afternoon trips. If you have to teach 3 afternoons in one week you will have one afternoon free.
Things to consider:
Accommodation is included – in an individual room.
No bills and free wi-fi.
This is a very flexible situation – you can come for as long as you like.
No time or costs searching for accommodation.
No time travelling to work or very little time.
An opportunity to see Northern Ireland for free / part of your work. This means less money will disappear on tourism.
Please note: You can stay for as little as 2 weeks. However if you stay only 2, 3 or 4 weeks then the first week is not paid. If you stay 5+ weeks then every week is fully paid.
Please mail us: info(-at-)movingoncourses.com
Please send a couple of lines to show you have read this information and would like to work with us.
This is a new job so we have prepared a FAQ and will add to it as questions arise.
Is Belfast in Ireland or U.K?
Belfast is in Northern Ireland and so is part of the U.K.
How long is the contract?
We guarantee 4 weeks and will give and expect 2 weeks’ notice. Provided both parties are happy you can stay as long as you wish.
When and how do I get paid?
After 3 weeks we will pay you for the first week of work. We then pay weekly. When you leave the difference is paid. Pay is in cash.
Do I have an individual room?
Do I have any classes/duties at the weekend?
No – but we prefer a teacher who would spend some social time with the students.
Do I teach the same group all the time?
No, we will try to provide variety for you and the students.
How long do the students stay for?
Students will arrive and leave all the time. The homestay students normally stay for only one or two weeks. The minimum stay for the economical course is 4 weeks and we expect an average of 8 weeks.
This looks good but exhausting!!
Sure is! That is why we are so flexible and expect a teacher to stay a few months while looking for another job.
Where is the school and my house?
There are two houses for this new course and OUR home which is near. There is 10 minutes’ walk between each house.
Do I need to have a car?
No, Belfast is small – 300,000 and you are 20 minutes’ walk from the city centre. You will also attend some trips and so a car is not necessary.
Can I take a holiday?
What happens at Christmas?
This can be agreed – in principle we expect you to take one week off – you will still have your room but no classes and no pay.
I am newly qualified etc, is there any support?
Yes, the other teacher has 10+ years’ experience. Sonia and I also have 10+ years’ experience.
Do you provide books etc?
Yes,we generally use Clockwise but you are free to use your own material and ask for photocopies.
Can a friend visit?
Yes, provided you respect the classes etc of the students.
Do you provide visa support?
No, you should be able to enter on a tourist visa.
If all goes well, we may ask you to go to do a couple of weeks teaching in Spain. We will pay your travel and be flexible about you taking advantage to have some holiday time.
AFuinally, please let us know if you are interested in teaching English online or more importantly telephone English classes.
Ideally, we will get to know you before offering any telephone classes.