Teacher Qualifications in Russia

In order to work in Russia, teacher qualifications are sometimes required. Usually, this comes in the form of a TEFL certificate, although there are higher level certifications teachers can acquire. In order to teach English at EF English First, teachers need at least a 120-hour  TEFL teaching certificate. EF offers a free course for teachers who accept ESL positions at our company. Despite needing teacher qualifications in Russia, it’s very easy to acquire.

Russia teacher learning


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • TEFL certificate preferred
  • Passport issued by one of the following countries: USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Available to live abroad for at least 1 year
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