Teach English In Russia

Teach English in Russia


Limited Vacancies Now Open.

An experience you will never forget.

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and many other cities across Russia. Teach at our adults or children’s schools. Receive a great salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.


Learn more about how our teaching jobs can get you started on a once-in-a-lifetime ESL teaching career.

About EF English First

EF English First is the world’s leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across Russia so if you prefer the fast paced city life like Moscow, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we probably have the position for you. We have both Kids & Teens schools and Adult schools in many cities in Russia.


Teaching at EF English First

At EF English First, you’ll be provided the resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology including Internet connected computers, interactive whiteboards and iPads. We also offer a world-class teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers.

Join our growing community of teachers

Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. There’s so much to experience living in Russia and you’ll experience it to the fullest with EF.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A TEFL Certification
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Ability to live abroad for at least one year

So Why Should You Work Abroad?

“80% of employers are actively looking for people who have international experience.”



  • 65,000 Rubles monthly, based on qualifications
  • 3,500 Rubles per month towards annual flight allowance
  • Relocation assistance, including optional salary advance and apartment search support
  • Sponsored legal work visa
  • Health insurance
  • Up to 28 annual leave days plus national holidays
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Training and development programs
  • Contract renewal bonus

Explore Russia through our gallery below

“If I had to choose one word to describe Russia, I’d choose BIG. Not just because Russia is the biggest country in the world, but also because there is so much to see and do! At the schools, you might find yourself at a performance proudly watching students sing a song in English and during your free time, doing something cultural like seeing Swan Lake or something more active like ice-skating, snowboarding, or walking through Russia’s beautiful parks!”


Frequently Asked Questions

No. We never use Russian in the classroom, don’t worry if you think that sounds strange, when you do the TEFL course it will become clear how we do this. Most cities in Russia have English road signs and English metro stations. Most restaurants have food in English, if not they generally have pictures. Learning some basic survival Russian when you arrive, such as addresses for taxis and some food is recommended though just to make things a bit easier.

You can apply and start to teach with EF any time. We have limited vacancies all year round.

If you are graduating this year, you can start teaching after you have the certificate. However, the best time to apply is now so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Yes. Previous teaching experience is not necessary, but is valued if you have it. We will give you all the skills you need to help you feel confident standing in a classroom. As long as you have a bachelor’s degree in any subject we can help you with the rest.


Official Language Training Supplier to 7 Olympic Games

Holder of 2 Guinness World records

Boston (USA)
EF Education First
1 Education Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
Tel. +1 617 619 1938
USA, East Coast office hours.

London (UK)
EF Education First
22 Chelsea Manor Street,
London SW3 5RL. UK.
Tel. +44 (0)7341 8638
+44 (0)207 341 8500
UK office hours.

Moscow (Russia)
EF Education First
3rd floor, Business Center “Citadel”,
9 Zemlyanoy Val Street,
Moscow, Russia 105064.
Tel. +7 495 937 38 87 
Russia office hours.

EF English First is a division of EF Education First Worldwide

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