Summer 2024 EFL Teacher in London

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Start Date
July 2024
Duration or End Date
August 2024
£533.52 per week. Plus paid induction programme.


Essential requirements

You must have a CELTA, Trinity TESOL, or equivalent initial teaching qualification

Job Description

Join Our Summer Team at International House London! 

Oxford | Cambridge | Frensham | London 

What is the role of the EFL teacher? 

An EFL teacher is responsible for planning and delivering high-quality lessons for our students. 
It is a dynamic position which will also involve some pastoral care duties and supporting Activity 
leaders with running Activities. You might also be required to go on excursions with the students or help with registering students for arrivals/departures. 

What does a typical day look like? 

Lesson days: 
Students have lessons in the morning, six days a week. After lessons, EFL teachers might be 
scheduled to assist Activity leaders in running the Activity programme (which usually starts at 2pm and consists of three activities in the afternoon/evening). You might also be required to help with pastoral duties. 

Excursion days: 
Students have one full-day and one half-day excursion per week. You might be on the rota to go 
on an excursion with the students if it is not your day off (teachers day off can only be excursion day or arrival/departure day). On excursion, you will need to show the students around the attractions but will receive an excursion pack with all the necessary information. 

Arrival/departure day: 
Students always arrive/depart on Wednesdays. You might be asked to help with registering new 
students or taking them to their rooms or giving a site tour. Students who are staying for the following week will have holding lessons in the morning which some teachers will have to teach. 

What skills do I need to do this job? 

CELTA qualification or equivalent 
A passion for teaching and working with children 
Excellent organisational skills, punctuality and reliability 
Good knowledge of dynamic classroom activities for Young learners (or the willingness to 
learn if a newly qualified teacher) 

What training will I receive? 

An EFL teacher will receive a comprehensive induction from the Director of Studies regarding the 
academic programme. You will also receive regular Professional development sessions as part 
of the course (run by Director of Studies, senior teacher or Assistant Director of Studies). Summer 
school is also a great way to learn from your peers as we have many returning staff who have a 
wealth of experience and are always happy to share their experience and ideas. 

How will this role enhance my career? What can it lead to? 

Provides excellent hands-on classroom experience working with young people 
Create professional contacts in the EFL profession from around the world 
Develop your skills in the classroom while working with international students 
Academic management positions, e.g. Director of Studies, senior teacher or Assistant Director 
of Studies 

Hours of Work: 
Your normal hours of work are up to 36 per week over a six-day week, to be agreed upon depending on availability and centre requirements. This position involves working on weekends and other unsocial hours. Non-residential teachers may opt out of participating in the social programme and, instead, work 15 hours over five days teaching mornings only 

What will happen before the camp starts? 

There will be induction and training e.g. health and safety, safeguarding, PREVENT 
You will be sent the staff manuals, policies and procedures 
You will have DBS checks 

What will happen during the camp? 

You will: 
Deliver high-quality lessons for students and collaborate with peers 
Assist with pastoral duties where necessary 
Attend professional development sessions/staff meetings 
Support Activity leaders running Activities/ assist with excursions/ registering students when 
they arrive 
Assist with student supervision where necessary 

What will happen at the end of the camp? 

You will: 
Assist with departures of students as required by the Centre Management team 
Check return of all equipment/pack up classroom/teachers room 
Help to pack up the centre

Accommodation: You will get free bed and full board (3 meals a day) provided at the centre


About the school and city

International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over sixty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. 

Our spacious and fully equipped school is based near Covent Garden and we are a founding member of the International House World Organisation.

International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London.

IH London opened in 1959. We are the no.1 language school in Central London, judged by the latest British Council inspections and reported in the EL Gazette (2019). Every year we train over 500 new teachers and enable them to embark on exciting new journeys across the globe to inspire and teach others.