Russia is one of the world’s largest economic powers, offering a stunning array of biodiversity and climatic ranges for those keen enough to seek them out. English is the business language of Russia, so there are many opportunities to teach ESL. However, prospective teachers should be prepared as Russia has a number of different native languages. Teaching English in Russia may not be as profitable compared to other ESL markets, but the country offers an unparalleled teaching experience.
Requirements : Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certificate Typical Contract : Six months, nine months or one year Peak Hiring Season : Summer months Teaching Hours/Week : 25 – 30 Monthly Salary* : 25,000 – 65,000 RUB Private Tutoring : 300-1000 RUB/hr Cost of Living : Big Mac = 71 RUB Income Tax : 13% Accommodations : Usually included or assisted Airfare Flight : Allowance usually given Health Care : Usually included Holidays : Usually paid Visa : Usually assisted