Moscow is the whole world in one city
Moscow is the major political, economic, cultural and scientific center in Russia and in Eastern Europe. It’s history has lasted almost nine centuries and has created an enormous amount of architectural masterpieces. You might know the most famous places such as the Kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil's Cathedral. However they are just a small part of Moscow’s historical heritage.
Moreover, Moscow is more than just historical monuments and museums. It’s a fast-paced modern city with an exciting night life. There are a lot of different cafes, theatres, cinemas, clubs and shopping malls. Moscow also has a great metro system which is the best way to explore the city.
An experience you will never forget
We not only offer great working conditions, but an environment that inspires you. Uncover a thousand years of culture and history through priceless paintings at the world famous Pushkin Museum, and appreciate the beauty of the ballet or the opera at the Bolshoi Theatre. Try shopping at the breathtaking GUM Department Store. If you are interested in Russian culture and Russian language, B.A.C is a great way to find out about the country.
|The Moscva River||The Kremlin Wall||The Bolshoi Theatre||Tverskaya Street|
B.A.C. British Academic Centre
British Academic Centre is one of the largest and most reputable schools of foreign languages in Russia. B.A.C schools pride themselves upon more than a decade's experience in teaching English. Most of our language schools are located in Moscow, the Moscow Region (Krasnogorsk) and Saint-Petersburg.
An ideal working environment
We want to make the teaching process as effective as possible. Our offices are supplied with everything that could help you realize your idea of a perfect lesson! Get your work space and class room with Wi-Fi, computers, printer/scanner, teacher’s materials and others. Do you need some extra facilities or supplementary materials? We will get them for you.
Choose the perfect place to stay
We know how important it is to find the right place to stay. We offer accommodation with all utilities included. Apartments are usually within 15 minutes walk from the office.
Language courses available at B.A.C. schools
The majority of our courses are general English classes for children and adult students. However we also provide special education courses such as Business English classes, Job-Interview classes, Speaking classes, Day Camps and Cambridge Exam preparation classes (YLE, KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, IELTS, BEC).
Ages we work with:
- 4-6 years old (Kindergarten)
- 7-12 years old (Elementary School)
- 13-17 years old (High School)
- 18 years old and over (Adults)
High quality is the core of everything we do
Each British Academic Centre has its own atmosphere, but all together they are inspired by one common purpose: the very highest standard in language education. We want to make the learning process easy and interesting for everyone. We are fond of creativity and fresh ideas in the learning process. We take care of our students and teachers.
We offer competitive packages depending on experience and qualification which include a competitive salary, flight and visa reimbursement, private accommodation, travel allowance, medical care.
- 9 of 12 months valid contract (September - May or September - August)
- 5-day working week (workdays may be weekdays and weekends depending on the schedule)
- two consecutive or non-consecutive days-off on any day of the week, as mutually agreed between the Teacher and the Centre management
- 90 normal teaching hours (120 academic hours) where
- 6 academic hours for stand-by, placement testing, teachers' meetings, seminars, open days, conversation clubs, discussion clubs, English parties, promo-activities as part of the curriculum and/or plan of events of the Centre
- private accommodation provided by the British Academic Centre, no more than 10 min from the venue on foot
- accommodation, flight tickets (after contract), visa process, medical insurance expenses covered by the British Academic Centre
The application should include the following:
- University or College diploma
- Certificate for TEFL qualification (TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, DELTA or equivalent)
- Letters of recommendation
- Current photo
- Contacts for interview (Skype Name, Phone number, E-mail)
Centre Requirements for English Language Teachers
As a leading English language school, British Academic Centre values its teachers and is proud of their work and professionalism. The majority of our EFL teachers are university graduates and all of our English teachers are required to have a special TEFL qualification, such as the Cambridge CELTA/DELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent.
We also have an experienced educational management team made up of DOSes, ADOSes and senior teachers. Having taught in language schools themselves, they are capable of providing teachers with the guidance and support needed for effective teaching.
In addition, our company offers many opportunities for promotion within the school. We encourage our teachers to grow professionally. Many of those who started at B.A.C. as language teachers some time ago have subsequently been promoted to senior positions in the school. The minimum requirement for B.A.C teachers is the CELTA, Trinity TESOL or equivalent initial qualification.
Other essential requirements include:
- Post qualification experience of minimum 1 year experience after obtaining the teaching qualification
- Full mastery of English across all 4 skills
- Experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) using Communicative Approach
Optional requirements include:
- Experience teaching YLs, Business English, IELTS and FCE Preparation
- Basic understanding of the business world (for teaching Business English)
- Cultural sensitivity/adaptability and some experience living abroad are also valuable in assisting teachers with the adjustment to living and working in Russia
We recruit teachers from all over the world, not only in the UK therefore there are several interview options. Candidates can be interviewed face-to-face at the Head Office in Moscow, via Skype with a webcam. If you are contacted for interview, please state your preference.
For more information please contact:
Russian consulate in Washington DC: 2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007 Phone: (202) 939-8907, 939-8913, 939-8918 Fax: (202) 483-7579 Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Web: www.russianembassy.org
Russian consulate in New York: 9, East 91 St., New York, NY 10128 Phone: +1 (212) 348-0926 Fax: +1 (212) 831-9162 Open hours: mon-fri 9.00-1.00pm Web: www.ruscon.com
Russian consulate in Seattle:
2323 Westin Building, 2001 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-2617
Phone: +1 (206) 728-1910 Fax: +1 (206) 728-187 Fax-Back Service: +1 (800) 634-4296
Open hours: 9.00-12.30pm
The Letter of Invitation
Teacher's Visa You will be provided with a Letter of Invitation for obtaining single-entry Work Visa. The Visa will be changed to one year multy-entry Teacher's Visa after your arriving in Moscow (after 1-3 months). It allows you to cross the Russian Border as many times as you want during the year without any additional paperwork.
Letter of Invitation The whole Visa Process can take up to 17 work days. During this time, our Visa Manager (or Branch Manager) will contact you with detailed instructions and requests for information.
To apply for a Letter of Invitation for your Visa, we will need: • A scanned copy of your passport details pages as well as the location (city) in which you will be applying for your Russian Visa • Your permanent adress and a reference of the previous employer • Your passport has to be valid for 6 months after the Visa finishes. With all the information and the copy of your Passport, we will apply for the official Letter of Invitation from the Passport and Visa Department of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.
The Letter of Invitation is normally ready within 17 working days after the application is made. When the Invitation is ready, the Original Letter of Invitation or its scan copy will be sent to you by E-Mail. Before applying for the Visa, we suggest that you should find out all the requirements at the Consulate where you are going to apply for the Visa ie AIDS test certificate, insurance policy etc. You should also find out about the Consulate fee and the time it takes for the Visa to be processed. It is your responsibility to organize the Visa application process, including obtaining an AIDS test certificate if it is required.
You can apply for your Visa either in person or by post. With regard to this, there is one important rule to remember: Letters of invitation are Consulate specific. That is to say, the applicant must designate the location of the Consulate where the Visa will be processed. With few exceptions, you can process your visa at any Russian Consulate provided you have specified that Consulate and provided you go in person. If you wish to process your Visa by post, restrictions normally apply. By way of example, in large countries such as the US, the State to which the Visa is return-posted must be in the jurisdiction of the Consulate processing the Visa. Proximity to a Russian Consulate is not a guarantee of jurisdiction. Therefore, it is best to check for jurisdiction by visiting the website of the Russian Consulate nearest you. Americans living abroad may also be banned from using the post to process their Visas, such as in the UK where Americans must process their Visas either in person or via an agency that specialises in processing Visas. In order to apply for a Visa, the following items should be taken or posted to the designated Russian
• Application Form • Passport with at least one clear page • Letter of Invitation (the original) • AIDS certificate • Letter of Support /Covering Letter (upon request, but generally not required) • Health Insurance Certificate (upon request) • One passport size photo (black & white or coloured) • The applicable fee
Your questionnaire should be either printed or filled in by pen, but not both at the same time. The photos should be glued or stapled to the questionnaire. Please confirm with the Consulate that they have the same questionnaire form as the one we sent you as they may vary from Consulate to Consulate. Should you have any questions about filling in the Application Form, please do not hesitate to contact our Visa Manager. Before going to the Consulate, please check you have all the required paperwork completed according to the instructions you have receive from the Manager. Before leaving the Consulate, please make sure that the Visa has no mistakes and is filled in as the instructions say.
At Customs Migration Card
All foreign citizens are required to carry a Migration Card while staying in Russia. You will be given the Migration Card upon entry to Russia. Complete both parts and present it to Passport Control. The border guard will put a stamp (the same as in the passport) on your Card and remove the top portion.
Do not forget to take and stamp the Migration Card every time you are crossing the border. No one can be registered without a Migration Card.
Registration According to Russian Migration Laws, your Passport and Visa have to be registered within 7 working days upon arrival. Our Manager will contact you personally on the first working day following your arrival. She must submit your Passport, Visa and Migration Card to PVU for registration. At the time of Registration, your Visa sponsor will have to submit the appropriate paper work detailing the address at which you will be living during your stay in Russia. The result is that you will get a red stamp in your Passport and on the Migration Card as well. Please check with the
Visa Manager that there is an address on the stamp and an expiry date. While your Passport and Visa are being registered, we will issue you with a “Spravka” – this is a photocopy of the relevant Passport pages, together with a stamped letter. You should carry this with you at all times.