Full-time English (AND French, Spanish, German, other languages) teachers in Budapest

Start Date
Duration or End Date
End of June or August 2023
To be discussed at the interview


Essential requirements

  • You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification
  • The role is open only to those with the right to work in the EU.
  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)

Job Description

Budapest is one of the most popular destinations thanks to its beautiful sights, amazing baths and spas and its vivid cultural and night life. IH Budapest has a friendly environment and a great community of teachers, Educational and School Management.

We are looking for effective, motivated, and enthusiastic teachers who are strongly committed to on-going professional development. The ideal candidate will be willing and able to teach all levels and all types of classes, including but not limited to general, business, 1-to-1, exams and Young Learners.

There is a maximum average of 25 hours (60 minutes) per week over a four-week period.

What we are looking for:

  • proactivity (e.g., confident in using own initiative, able to anticipate problems/react when they do arise)
  • creativity (e.g., skilled at planning engaging lessons based around learners’ needs, experienced in supplementing/adapting course materials)
  • precision and accuracy (e.g., capable of providing clear explanations in the classroom, adept at maintaining records and administration)
  • teachers will have to be prepared to work split-shifts and/or straight shifts
  • newly-qualified teachers are welcome

What we offer:  

  • monthly travel pass
  • a strong professional development programme (regular workshops/seminars, mentoring system, specialised TT courses, discount on DELTA, etc.)
  • good working environment
  • free Hungarian lessons
  • free IH Budapest mini-courses (YL, Exam Prep, Teaching 1-to-1)

Other benefits:

  • Flights – maximum 70,000 HUF allowance towards the cost of a return flight booked in the teacher’s name, paid following successful contract completion
  • Accommodation – the school can provide assistance with finding accommodation
  • Holiday – 2 weeks paid holiday at Christmas, 1 week in spring and 1 or 2 weeks upon completion of contract depending on the number of hours taught

Other benefits

Flights: Return flight contribution paid after contract completion

Accommodation: We can help with finding accommodation and/or provide information

Visa: Due to the job posting, candidates will need to have pre-existing rights to work in Hungary and the EU.

Holiday: As specified by Hungarian law


About the school and city

Budapest is in CET – Central European Time (GMT + 2) so please consider this when booking your online CELTA course. 

Since its foundation in 1983, IH Budapest has been known for its high-quality English language tuition and its outstanding Teacher Training faculty – and for many, its iconic location in the Buda hills, right next to Széll Kálmán Square, a key transport hub in Budapest.
IH Budapest has always had a great range of teacher training options, and in terms of English teaching the school has always covered the full range of adults, young learners, company classes, exam preparation courses, and its most recent addition, online teaching. Many of our CELTA trainees return to pursue their DELTAs, and quite a few of our DELTA trainees then become CELTA trainers at the school.

CELTA pass rate IH Budapest

Since its very early days, IH Budapest has maintained a wonderfully diverse teaching team and a strong student base where most of our new students come through recommendations of friends and family members who have studied with us before. Our secret recipe is allowing and encouraging the different departments of the school to all work together to make it a success: happy students and loyal staff.