Teach English in Belfast

July 31st, 2012

Hello,

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 – link on the right.

We only employ native English teachers preferably with a TEFL qualification.

Driving licence is a plus.

Reasons to work for MovingOn Courses

  • Work is guaranteed from the first day .
  • An opportunity to see Northern Ireland, for free, as part of your work. This means less money will disappear on tourism and general entertainment.
  • Pay is guaranteed * every week – except Christmas holidays – other holidays are the busiest time
  • Accommodation is included – in an individual room unless you are a couple
  • 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.
  • Pay is the same every week – no cancelled classes, no national holidays etc

But how does this offer compare with teaching in other countries in Europe?

Firstly, we know we cannot compete with a year in Italy, Spain etc – rain cannot compete with sun.

We expect teachers to come for about 6 weeks but that is your decision. Please note there is a huge company that offers something similar to teachers however they only offer one week courses and do not pay the teachers.

If you teach in Italy or Spain etc then on average you will probably spend 24 hours/teaching t but also 8 hours/week travelling.

have 1000euros available after paying your rent, bills and travel costs. This pro

* Pay guaranteed  -   We say guaranteed because we genuinely guarantee your salary. Most academies will  gain or lose classes during the year. When they lose classes they understandably have to pass on the pain to their teachers. We maintain our classes even if there is only one student in the class. We can also ask you to do admin tasks if there are no students. In short we offer more security.

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:

As part of your work you will get to visit Northern Ireland – Giant’s Causeway etc.

Background:

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 – noramlly we have only one or two students and maybe no students.

However, we now offer a new economical course which is why we need additional help.

You do NOT stay in our home – you will live in a house shared with students attending the more economical option. You will have an individual room and some weeks you may live alone.

Your job:

Teaching adult English language students in small groups in Belfast. The classes are a mix of our homestay students and economical course students.

In short:

Each day Monday to Friday

Mornings

On average: 3,5 hours of morning English classes

Afternoons

Either an afternoon trip to local tourist attractions (outside Belfast) or afternoon classes max 2,5 hours.

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Details:

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 2,5 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 by transfer or in cash:

Accommodation is included – in an individual room in a house shared with students. 15/20 mins walk to city centre.

Bills and wi-fi – included

250 euros/week (cash) – guaranteed no matter how many students we have.

More:

You will have to teach every morning.

Lunch may be with the homestay students in our home but may be in your home. If you eat in lyour home we do not expect you to share your meal time with students.

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/two afternoon per week, do one/two afternoon of admin (for 2 hours) and two/three afternoon trips.

Reasons to choose our option:

  • Work is guaranteed from the first day  – however we prefer you to attend a max of 70% of classes during the first week.
  • Pay is guaranteed every week – except christmas holidays – other holidays are the busiest time
  • 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, we do not want to spend all our time dealing with applications for  short stay teachers. So, your first week of work is not paid BUT you receive a bonus of 50euros for week 4,5,6 and 7. This bonus is in addtion to your regular 250euros.

Next step

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.

Why do we keep saying “guaranteed”

Because your job and pay is guaranteed!!! This is not a normal TEFL situation, especially in Europe. It also means you do not loose pay during a national holiday etc. How can we gurantee the work/pay? We have very small groups and students must attend a class with students with a smilar level – 4 students could require 4 levels i.e. 4 different classes and 4 different teachers – we never cancel a course. Teachers working in Europe can find that they have 20 hours work one week and suddenly 12 hours the next week – this will not happen.

Do I have an individual room?

Yes

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?

Yes.

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, other teachers have plenty of 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.

Other info

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.

Finally, 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.

English class

January 24th, 2012

Hello English Teacher,

Thanks for replying to our ad for a NATIVE English teacher.

Please note: I have not read your CV and if you are not a native English teacher then please do not continue.

MovingOn Courses offers intensive English courses in the UK, Ireland and Spain (including weekends in casa rurales) but we are not so interested in managing private classes or company classes in Spain.

So why the ad:

Companies and individuals occasionally ask for English classes.

The idea is that we will have a happy client and you get to know us and recommend us. We pay a commission to teachers who send us students.

About the class:

This particular client is a private individual who already knows about us due to a friend that attended our summer English course in summer 2011 in Cork.

As mentioned in the ad the classes are in Arturo Soria and in the mornings.

I think the student has a pre intermediate level.

Next step

We recommend 20Euros/hour and 24Euros/hour if you need to provide an invoice as autonomo. The student will pay you directly – there is no cut for MovingOn Courses.

If we need to provide an invoice we will charge the student 7Euros more than you charge us eg we charge 26Euros/hour and your pay will be 19Euros/hour). This is to cover unwanted admin hassle and the fact we have to pay tax – unlike you :)

If this sounds ok please send a mail (with your mobile number so that i do not have to look for your number in a CV etc) or text to 629663093 and I will call you. The chat will be short and sweet. A landline would be even better but not essential.

If you are still GENUINELY INTERESTED I will send you the contact details and you should tell the student that you have come through Gavin at MovingOn Courses.

But first a short chat.

Is there anything else in it for MovingOn Courses?

No, but we would appreciate you spreading the word.….think of the possible commission for each student you send to one of our English courses :)

Separate information for those interested in attending intensive residential courses.

Weekend courses in casas rurales – you can find information on the MovingOn Courses website but it is only aimed at students and it is in Spanish but you get the idea. We generalise advertise if we need extra teachers.

Summer courses – you find this if you do a search for “summer tefl job cork”.

We also have an offer for teaching in Belfast on next post in this website but it is aimed at English teachers who wish to have a holiday in Northern Ireland rather than teachers looking for a permanent job or indeed good pay.

Finally we will be in Madrid for AULA (in ifema 22-26Feb) if you wish to meet us.

English teacher for English courses in Belfast

August 17th, 2011

Hello potential English teacher,

Summary:

Live-in teaching post in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Share house with experienced and friendly native English teachers.

Full board and salary

English classes and travel around Northern Ireland

Ideal for a short stay but longer stays are possible. 

You will find a similar post below (on this website) when we offered a similar job May to July. This was a success and now that we have finished our summer English course in Cork we wish to make a similar offer for any period from September 2011 until July 2012 or indeed even longer.

MovingOn Courses is a small academy that specialises in residential English courses. The accommodation is generally rented and so courses take place in a variety of locations over the year.
We normally only employ teachers for weekend  and summer courses which is when we have group courses. However we have had more and more interest in our English courses and so we  wish to have a teacher(s) permanently on hand to teach on any courses that arise.
This summer we have reached a small record of 50 students but we only expect a maximum of a few students during the rest of the year

English courses in Belfast.

Students share the accommodation with us (and you), share meal times, receive morning classes and have a trip with teachers in the afternoon. This is Monday to Friday with no classes or trips at weekends.

Teacher requirements:

Native speaker (no exceptions)

TEFL or a minimum of 2 years’ experience
Sociable
Patient
Enjoy tourism

Driving licence

Extra skills:

Cook
IT and general computing skills
Enjoy writing/journalist/blogger/facebook nutter etc

Duties:

2 – 3.5 hours class teaching each morning. If there is only one student then Sonia will teach for one hour most mornings If there are more students then each class will be with a different student. We do not mix levels for classes

Share meals with students and ourselves– all students share meals regardless of their level

Attend a minimum of 4 trips per week. – students will generally go on a trip together. Sonia and/or Gavin will also attend some trips and any other teachers.

If there is only one student and two teachers (Sonia does not count as a teacher) then you will have obviously have less teaching time. During these weeks we expect 5 hours of admin work.

Weekends are free and you will need down time however you are expected to be chatty and correct students if they are around. Bear in mind there are no classes at weekends.

Accommodation

You share the house with us and any students.
Belfast – you have a private room. The house is in the city.
Javea, Spain – you may have the opportunity to accompany us to Spain for a special intensive English course. The courses in Javea take place in an apartment in the port 2 mins walk from the sea.

Trips
Some trips will simply be walking around the local city and visiting places of interest. However most days we will take the car and visit the surrounding area. You do not pay admission fees but pay for any drinks etc you choose to have. You will have time to visit many places of interest within 3 hours of Belfast.

Pay

Accommodation and all meals are included and also entrance fees on trips.

You receive a minimum or 50Euros per week whether we have students or not. That means you have accommodation and meals covered plus 50Euros spending money whether there is a student or not.

In addition we pay a bonus of 50Euros for each student that attends the course. However this money is divided between the teachers attending the course.

To calculate the pay:

50Euros +  50*(number of students/number of teachers)

This means if there is one student (and you are the only teacher) you will be paid an additional 50Euros – 100 Euros in total  THAT  WEEK. 

If there is a second student (and you are the only teacher) then the pay will be 150Euros for that week.

You will have 200Euros/month minimum to spend (after accommodation and food costs) and will not need to spend money on travel/tourism.

 Weeks when there are no students:

We will expect you to help with admin tasks for 20 hours. The rest of the time you are totally free.
You will be paid in cash weekly. Your first payment will be after three weeks.

You don’t like the job and wish to leave or we would like you to leave: either party needs to provide 2 weeks’ notice. Please note that this has never happened in the last 15 years which is the whole MovingOn Courses history.

Why do we prefer couples?

Simply because a couple will be more independent. When there are no students Sonia and myself will want time to ourselves.

Reasons to apply for this

This is intensive work but enjoyable and rewarding.  You will get to see plenty of places – it will be like a paid holiday.

The pay is not great but you have guaranteed minimum that you can save,  or more likely, use to cover your night excursions . You will also get to know us and we will get to know you. This means it is more likely that we can offer you a job in Cork for the summer..

You may be familiar with a large company in Spain called pueblo ingles. They have a similar offer however they expect more of your time, offer you less freedom, do not give you the opportunity to travel around and do not pay you.

We are flexible and easy to work with.

If there is space in the house friends are free to visit. They must be native English speakers. We would charge them 10Euros per night for accommodation and meals. If there are students and they participate in the course then the stay is free.

Use of a car.- we charge 5Euros for every 100km so as to cover costs of wear and tear. You pay your own petrol. Please note, at the moment our insurance is only for drivers that are 26 or older.

Once you have attended our courses, you will happily recommend them to students and can earn a commission. Indeed, if you invited a student during your stay with us, you would receive the commission plus more pay.

Next step:

Send a mail, subject “confiirm homestay interest” to  info@movingoncourses.com

We have plenty of English language teachers who can confirm that they have enjoyed working with MovingOn Courses. You can find some of  their comments on our blog.

Good Luck

English Teacher course jobs

January 1st, 2011

Hello English teachers,

Please ignore other posts about skype English classes etc

This information is (mainly) for a teacher available to go to Belfast in April, May or June

If you are only interested in summer courses you need to go to  MovingOn Courses summer tefl jobs.

MovingOn Courses is a small academy that specialises in residential English courses. The accommodation is generally rented and so courses take place in a variety of locations over the year.
We normally only contract teachers for weekends and summer courses which is when we have group courses. However we have had more and more interest and so wish to have a teacher or teachers permanently on hand to teach on any courses that arise.
Our regular summer course offer is a separate document.
In summer we have about 12 teachers, weekends 4 teachers and until now just myself, Gavin and my girlfriend Sonia during the rest of the year..

In November and December two teachers came to Javea, Alicante, Spain and their presence made the courses easier for us and and more enjoyable for everyone. They enjoyed the experience and have offered to answer any queries.

Summer group courses in Cork, Ireland
July – junior course and adult course
August – adult course only

Weekends for small groups in rural houses near Madrid, Barcelona or in Javea where we are often based.

Week  long courses in Javea, Alicante, Spain normally for one or two students

Week  long courses in Belfast.

Students share the accommodation with us (and you), share meal times, receive morning classes and have a trip with teachers in the afternoon. This is Monday to Friday with no classes or trips at weekends.

Teacher requirements:

TEFL or a minimum of 2 years’ experience
Sociable
Patient
Enjoy tourism

Extra skills:

Driver – for a car with gear shift and preferably 26+ for insurance purposes.
Cook
IT and general computing skills
Enjoy writing

Duties:

3.5 hours class teaching each morning. If there is only one student then Sonia will teach for one hour most mornings If there are more students then each class will be with a different student. We do not mix levels for classes

Share meals with students and ourselves– all students share meals regardless of their level

Attend a minimum of 4 trips per week. – students will generally go on a trip together. Sonia and/or Gavin will also attend some trips and any other teachers.

If there is only one student and two teachers (Sonia does not count as a teacher) then you will have obviously have less teaching time. During these weeks we expect 4 hours of admin work.

Weekends are free and you will need down time however you are expected to be chatty and correct students if they are around. Bear in mind there are no classes at weekends.

Accommodation

You share the house with us and any students.
Belfast – you have a private room. The house is in the city.
Javea it is an apartment in the port 2 mins walk from the sea.
Cork – as per information in other document

Trips
Some trips will simply be walking around the local city and visiting places of interest. However most days we will take the car and visit the surrounding area. You do not pay admission fees but pay for any drinks etc you choose to have. You will have time to visit many places of interest within 3 hours of Belfast.

Pay

Accommodation and all meals are included and also admission fees on trips.

The pay is better for the summer course (and less complicated) because our student numbers are more predictable.

You receive a minimum or 50Euros per week whether we have students or not. That means you have accommodation and meals covered plus 50Euros spending money whether there is a student or not.

In addition we pay a bonus of 50Euros for each student that attends  course. However this money is divided between the teachers attending the course.

To calculate the pay: 50*(number of students/number of teachers)This means if there is one student (and you are the only teacher) you will be paid an additional 50Euros – 100 Euros in total – PER WEEK.  You will have 200Euros/month minimum to spend and will not need to spend money on travel/tourism.

 Weeks when there are no students:

We will expect you to help with admin tasks for 15 hours. The rest of the time you are totally free.
You are also free to leave the house for several days and visit friends etc.

You will be paid in cash weekly. Your first payment will be after three weeks.

You don’t like the job and wish to leave or we would like you to leave.

Either party needs to provide 2 weeks’ notice.

Why do we prefer couples?

Simply because a couple will be more independent. When there are no students Sonia and myself will want time to ourselves.

Reasons to apply for this

This is intensive work but enjoyable and rewarding.  You will get to see plenty of places – it will be like a paid holiday.

The pay is not great but you have guaranteed minimum that you can save. You are also more likely to get a job in Cork for the summer..

You may be familiar with a large company in Spain called pueblo ingles. They have a similar offer however they expect more of your time, offer you less freedom, do not give you the opportunity to travel around and do not pay you.

We are flexible and easy to work with.

If there is space in the house friends are free to visit. They must be native English speakers. We would charge them 10Euros per night for accommodation and meals. If there are students and they participate in the course then the stay is free.

Use of a car.- we charge 5Euros for every 100km so as to cover costs of wear and tear. You pay your own petrol. Please note, at the moment our insurance is only for drivers 26+.

Once you have attended our courses, you will happily recommend them to students and can earn a commission. Indeed, if you invited a student during your stay with us, you would receive the commission plus more pay.

Next step:

Send a mail, subject “confirm homestay” to  info@movingoncourses.com

Skype English classes

December 7th, 2010

We are now providing English classes via skype

We have a team of English language teachers who are available up for skype classes. All our language teachers are graduates with a CELTA qualification.

The price for our skype classes

20 minutes/class – 14Euros

30minutes/class – 17Euros

40minutes/class – 19Euros

50minutes/class – 21Euros

60minutes/class – 23Euros

You will have class with more than one teacher. The teachers will be in contact so that you do not repeat class content etc.

All teachers have a fast broadband internet connection so an English class on skype is as reliable as a normal telephone class.

For every hour of class you will receive a discount of 10Euros on a residential course in Ireland. MovingOn Courses offers a different more entertaining English course in Cork Ireland. You will learn a lot more English and lot faster than in other English language courses.

Teach English in Spain

November 10th, 2010

We have received a few mails from English teachers who wish to teach English online but mainly because they wish to be able to travel and do online English classes or telephone classes while on the move.

Fantastic, you are on our data base and some of you are already teaching English via skype etc. However we can offer many other possibilities such as coming to Spain to do your teaching and getting involved in our one to English courses and enjoying some of the beautiful countryside around javea. Javea is not the tpical highrise hotel destination for drunken English. It is a weel to do location where there are people learning English and people learning Spanish. You couls combine your time teaching English with classes so that you learn Spanish.

Calling English teachers available for classes

October 25th, 2010

If you are an English teacher who wishes to form part of our team of teachers that offer English language classes via skype or any other voip system then please get in touch with a cv and a list of prices. You do not need to be a TEFL qualified teacher to give classes however you will need to be honest with the students and obviously charge a lower rate for your classes. Some students simply want an easy way to have English language classes when it suits them and are more interested in English language conversation rather than grammar etc.

Apologies, but we have had too much spam and ask any English teachers to telephone or send an email to info(at) – movingon courses .com

English classes Madrid

September 10th, 2010

I realise a few English teachers in Madrid have visited the page and found that we still need to add info. Please bear with us and us MovingOn Courses web as your reference for the moment.

Also check out the opportunity to teach English on one of our weekend English courses, normally in a rural house located near Madrid or Javea on the coast.

English classes over the phone

April 1st, 2010

This idea is not purely about money. It also enables  a teacher to travel and pick up some money to pay the bills.

We have been doing this for various years with ex students from our summer courses. Someone becomes a friend and you get paid to keep in touch. Obviously you keep an eye on teaching and that is exactly what your classes are for, but you will enjoy having someone to chat with about your travels.

English classes via skype

January 25th, 2010

Hi, when we get around to updating this page it will be about receiving English classes over the internet and for most people that will mean using skype.

Please feel free to contact us on info-at-movingoncourses.com.

We have plenty of English teachers eager to chat in English or give structured classes at very competetive rates.

Any voip system is fine or a regular old telephone but obviously the student must cover the cost of the telephone call.