Teaching English as a second language in Russia
Why Russia? Russian Culture
Teaching English in Russia enables you to travel and experience new places and countries.
Why Moscow? Why Russia?
There are few countries in the world with as much to offer in the way of culture as Russia. Apart from the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Theatre, the famous Russian sights everyone knows about, and world-class galleries, such as the Tretyakov, Moscow has many other less well-known tourist attractions. Even if you were to visit one every weekend, you would still not have scratched the surface of Moscow's history after a nine-month stay.
You will have a chance to visit numerous historical sites in two Russian capitals Moscow and St. Petersburg as well as ancient towns of the Golden Ring of Russia. For instance, you can take a sightseeing bus tour from Moscow to Vladimir (a 900-year-old Russian city some 200 km north-east of Moscow) for as little as $15. Entrance fees to Russian museums, exhibition halls and entertainment parks are also surprisingly low.
Russian people are known for not smiling in the streets, and there may be some truth to this. However, one must remember the Russian proverb 'Only a fool smiles all the time'.
But as soon as you get to know them better, you will find them as open and friendly as any of your acquaintances at home, if not more so. When you have made a friend in Russia, you have made a friend for life! Moreover, Russians are extremely well educated and cultured people, so you will definitely find dozens of topics to discuss with your new friends - from Henry VIII to Van Gogh.
Teaching English as a second language to Russian people…
You will find that teaching English to Russian people can be extremely satisfying. They are very motivated language students and make your job as teacher very easy and rewarding!
Russian is a complex and rich language. If you are interested in learning Russian as a second or Foreign language, there is no better way to do it than in Russia itself. We offer our teachers to learn Russian with one of our Russian language courses at half the regular price in our international language school. In addition, you will get to practice all the language that you have learned with native Russian speakers.
Сost of living in Russia
Although salaries paid to language teachers in Eastern Europe and Russia as well cannot be considered high, keep in mind that the cost of living in Russia is significantly lower than in Western countries. Add to that free accommodation, airfare reimbursement, health cover and other benefits provided by BKC-IH as part of your teaching contract, and you will see that working here in Russia will enable you to live quite comfortably on the provided salary.