TEFL jobs in Slovakia
Slovakia isn’t one of the most popular TEFL destinations, but that’s not to say there aren’t opportunities to be found. There can be less competition for positions than elsewhere, which means suitably qualified EFL teachers shouldn’t have too much trouble securing a job.
While most opportunities can be found in the capital, Bratislava, don’t be deterred from looking elsewhere in the country where it can be easier to find a TEFL job. You’ll also find living costs significantly cheaper outside of Bratislava – particularly the cost of rent.
Where to find work in Slovakia
For non-EU applicants, the visa process in Slovakia is expensive and lengthy, requiring criminal records checks from your own country, a letter from your landlord to evidence accommodation, a local blood test, medical certificate and more. Some schools will help you with the process but are unlikely to cover the fees.
Employers in Slovakia
The Canadian Bilingual Institute offers courses in several languages, for kids and teens as well as adults, offering both group and one-to-one lessons.
Class Language School have a kid’s summer camp as well as regular lessons for children and adults.
Easy Lingua offer classes for kids and adults, in small groups or one-to-one.
EduPoint Language School is in Bratislava. Teachers have around 36 lessons of 45 minutes per week, working Monday-Friday and Saturday mornings are on rotation. Free home-stay accommodation is provided. One-year contracts.
The largest American-owned English school in Slovakia, Elite Language Center offer lessons in English and French.
EuroTrend21 is a language school in Bratislava. You need a degree, TEFL certificate and experience to apply and will be expected to interview on-site. 6-month minimum contract, hourly wage.
Flying Solutions hire TEFL teachers for their schools in Puchov and Bratislava. If you speak Slovak, they also hire translators.
Accommodation is provided for teachers at Institut, which has rolling vacancies for university graduates. 90-minute lessons.
Native Speaker Network offers six-month placements for language teachers, providing accommodation, travel and food allowance, and €400 per month plus expenses. You need a degree and a TEFL.
Rain School teaches some adult classes but offers a number of services for children, including regular classes, one-off events and summer school.
Start Language School looks for university graduates with experience or a TEFL qualification. 1-year contracts, usual hours are 3pm – 8pm. They have extensive information about the role and requirements on their website.
Sidas Language School offers summer camps and their ‘Natives in Schools’ program, preferring British and Irish applicants with a degree and TEFL certificate. Free accommodation.
The English Club prefers British applicants for their 10-month contracts, working 30 hours per week. Pay starts at €7 per 45-minute class, a shared flat is available.
Check the TEFL Org Jobs Centre for current listings.