At a Glance: Teaching English in Russia

At a Glance: Teaching English in Russia

With English being the international language of business, many Russians are interested in studying ESL. And what with its innumerable attractions, many ESL teachers want to teach in Russia - its famous steppes, ancient fortresses, and decadent palaces are just the beginning of what make Russia such a unique experience.

Living and Teaching in Russia
Russia: At a Glance
Russia: Living in Russia
Russia: Teaching ESL in Russia
Russia: Financial Snapshot
Monthly Salary*:
25,000 - 100,000 RUB
300 - 1,200 CAD (Mar 05, 2022)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
500 - 1,000 RUB
6.00 - 12.00 CAD (Mar 05, 2022)
Income Tax††: 13 - 15%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 10,200 CAD
Airfare: Rarely included
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Usually included
Holidays: Usually Paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 36
Typical Contract Length: One year or less
Typical Start Month(s): January or September
Application Timeline: 1 - 3 months
Work Visa: Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree, Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes: 1 year of previous ESL teaching experience preferred

Other Eastern Europe Countries:

Bulgaria ~ Czech Republic ~ Georgia ~ Hungary ~ Poland ~ Romania ~ Slovakia ~ Turkey

Teaching English in Russia may not be as profitable compared to other ESL markets, but Russia offers an unparallelled teaching experience for TESOL/TESL/TEFL certified English teachers.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Job Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Russia and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.