English Teaching Jobs in Russia

Teach English in Russia7 recommended TEFL jobs in Russia for entry-level and experienced ESL teachers. Find English teaching jobs in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, or Samara.

For a larger list of 30 recommended English teaching organizations in Russia, visit your OnTESOL student account.

When to Apply for Jobs in Russia: 

Peak hiring season is in September and January, although some schools will hire throughout the year. Each of these cities offers a wide variety of opportunities depending on your interests. Read more

Golden Ring TESOL Russia

The Golden Ring is home to Russia’s oldest and most precious monuments. This ring of ancient towns has played a very important role in the creation of the Russian Orthodox Church, and preserves the memory of the most significant events in Russian history.

The original Golden Ring cities are Sergiyev Posad, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Rostov Velikiy, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Gus-Khrustalny, Suzdal, and Vladimir.

This region represents 1,000 years of rich Russian history. Some of the most beautiful sites include Savior’s Cathedral (1152-1157) the Resurrection Church of Kostroma (1652), the 15th century Trinity Lavra monastery pictured below, Church of Elijah the Prophet (17th-18th century), and the Grand Kremlin Palace.


Summer is the best time to visit the Golden Ring. The best way to reach the Golden Ring is via Moscow.

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TESOL St. Petersburg


Its art, rich architecture, zealous nightlife, extraordinary history and unique cultural traditions have inspired some of the world’s greatest literature, music and visual arts.

Your TESOL experience in St. Petersburg isn’t complete until you visit an opera performance.
The music scene in St. Petersburg is diverse, with several classical, jazz and pop concerts to choose from every week. Tickets are easily available in every street shop.

St. Petersburg definitely knows how to party and has some of the world’s largest nightclubs, offering all kinds of music and styles.

This city is perfect for young ESL teachers in search of an intellectual and fun social scene.

TEFL Moscow

Moscow is as beautiful as it gets. It is best known to the world for its Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the famous Seven Sisters . Modernization has undoubtedly taken places over the years in a drastic fashion, however, the foundations of buildings and the architecture remains the same, minimal and historic.


Moscow has one of the most vibrant and colourful nightlife in the world, with luxurious bars, extravagant restaurants, and great dancing clubs. Russians love music and dancing more than anything in the world and in Moscow you won’t find the typical nightclub. Here everything is larger than life and you’ll experience the best of everything, from salsa and tango shows, to modern techno, classical orchestras, opera, and rock.

Teaching English in Moscow can be a lot of fun, especially if you are teaching to the rich business community. Take your TESOL certificate online and embark in an exciting career!

TEFL Russia

Teachers who hold an advanced TESOL certificate such as TESL Canada or Trinity CertTESOL and have an entrepreneurial attitude can do very well in Russia. While ESL institutes pay an average of $1000/month, those who teach private lessons to the business community can earn anywhere from $20 to $100 per hour.

Russia is one of the coldest countries in the world, but the culture is anything but cold. Russians are some of the most educated people in the world and one can never get bored in their company. They usually enjoy conversations and arguments on deep subjects.

If you like theater and opera, Russia is your place. Russia has the world’s most enormous theaters and live performances, reason being Russians are die hard lovers of live shows. Visitors from every corer of the world can enjoy amazing performances at very reasonable prices.