By InterPress - International House
InterPress-International House is looking for EFL professionals in an exciting mountainous location of Almaty and the capital city of Kazakhstan - Astana.
Excellent local remuneration package offered to the right candidate. Must have CELTA or equivalent and a university degree in Teaching English, be committed to delivering high quality lessons and focused on self-development.
We invite native level speakers of English to become a part of our team.
Details of Position
InterPress company has been working in the educational sector of Kazakhstan since 1998. The company has 7 main divisions: Network of Language schools, Bookselling, Exams Centre, Teacher Training Centre, Studies Abroad Dept., Travel agency and Kids Center.
InterPress-International House Language School is the largest and the most respected chain of schools of foreign languages in Kazakhstan. As a member of the International House World Organisation we offer job opportunities to language teachers.
Bookselling: InterPress is the biggest distributor in Kazakhstan and Central Asia for publishers specializing in foreign language teaching materials, such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson Education, Longman, Macmillan Education, Penguin, Langenscheidt, Max Hueber Verlag, CLE International, Hachette and others.
InterPress has its own travel agency called InterTravel. It is an IATA accredited agent and provides various travel services such as study abroad programs, tourism, booking and selling air-tickets, visa support and insurance.
In our Teacher Training Center we run courses such as the Cambridge DELTA Modules 1 and 3, CELTA, IHC, IHCYL, Exam preparation course, LAC, pre-CELTA course etc. Our teachers may get assistance in doing the courses in our centre while on contract with InterPress-IH.
InterPress-IH is an accredited IELTS, ETS (TOEFL iBT, pbt, TOEIC etc.) and Cambridge ESOL (Starters, Movers, Flyers, KET, PET, FCE, CAE) Test Centre. InterPress Exams Center provides testing services all over Kazakhstan and arranges new IELTS Examiner trainings on their demand. Thus, our teachers have a great opportunity to become IELTS Examiners after appropriate training.
The variety of programs offered by InterPress-IH provides our teachers with excellent opportunities to grow and develop their skills. Half of the classes we have are YL and Young Adult General English classes and the other part of our learners are adults, we also have in-company classes, Exam classes (TOEFL and IELTS), Business English classes and ESP programme.
Professional development: InterPress-IH has a monthly seminar program. Teachers attend seminars on a variety of EFL topics related to their day-to-day teaching concerns. These seminars are given by the DOS, ADOSes and teachers themselves. We also run occasional EFL workshops on demand. Teachers are observed regularly by senior members of staff as part of our ongoing commitment to teacher development. Discounts are given to full-time teachers to take in-house Teacher Training Courses like Exams Preparation Teacher Training course, IHCYLT.
InterPress-IH values its teachers and is proud of their work and professionalism. As the largest school in Kazakhstan we can offer our teachers excellent opportunities for career advancement. Our Educational Management Team (EMT) consists of Senior Teachers, Assistant Directors of Studies and Director of Studies. The EMT provides guidance and support for teachers and is constantly revising and improving our educational systems and procedures.
Although we do recruit senior staff from outside the company we believe strongly in internal promotion and if you are a dedicated ELT professional thinking about a senior position, this is definitely the school for you!
Our ideal candidate for an EFL Teacher position will be a native level speaker with a CELTA or an equivalent qualification and a university degree in Teaching English. At least 1 year post-CELTA teaching experience is preferred.
Experience in teaching YL and Exam Preparation (IELTS and TOEFL) is highly preferable. Business English qualification will be an advantage, along with an IELTS Examiner qualification for all the positions.
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Salary and Benefits
9 or 12 month contracts for Teacher positions with competitive local salary 400 000 - 500 000 KZT (depending on qualifications), a bonus system, visa support, paid accommodation, airfare subsidy, paid holidays and health care.
Visa support. The school assists and covers the costs of a multiple one-year work visa.
Airport transfer on arrival and departure
School accommodation is provided free of charge. All bills are paid by the school (electricity, gas, cold and hot water, local telephone etc) for those living in school flats; excluding international telephone calls, cable TV and internet. Accommodation allowance is paid to those who wish to find their own housing in the amount of 70 000 KZT monthly
Paid induction period upon arrival
Airfare allowance 140 000 KZT per contract for travelers from Europe and 180 000 KZT for travelers from the USA, Canada and Australia
End of contract bonus.
20 days paid holidays (for 12 month contract)/15 days paid holidays ( for 9 month contract) + public holidays.
Health care (1st visit to the doctor is covered by the school)
Free access to email and Internet facilities
24-hour hotline emergency assistance
Opportunities for promotion and transfer in one of the worlds leading educational organizations
Possibility of becoming an IELTS and/or Cambridge ESOL Examiner (after appropriate training).