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English Teacher - TEFL (Summer)

EF Education First

EF Education First

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

English Teacher – TEFL (Summer)


Full Time/Fixed Term

Passionate about education? Bold, confident, and charismatic? Excited to work with a diverse range of nationalities and cultures? If this describes you, EF Education First invites you to embark on a summer of opening the world through education as a TEFL English Teacher!

Careers at EF | Open the world with us

EF Education First’s mission is opening the world through education.

A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large international organisation, with the spirit and energy of a small business. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative, and motivated people who are excited by education, communication, and travel.

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries. In the UK and Ireland, our core presence is felt at our international language campuses and summer schools, where we welcome students from around the world to participate in language learning and cultural exchange. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and encourage you to open the world through education.

Your Role

Work with the support of a professional academic team and award-nominated materials to deliver the EF academic program to classroom groups of up to 17 language students. You will be planning lessons that create an inspiring, safe and supportive classroom environment where building your students’ confidence in using language is your primary concern.

Watching a classroom of different nationalities bond and their language flourish, is rewarding for experienced and novice teachers alike, which is what brings so many of our teachers back year on year. This role is a 4-12 week position running throughout June, July and August 2024, on a fixed term contract and with permanent opportunities available afterwards.


  • Deliver general English and special interest courses
  • Next to planning and teaching classes, you are also responsible for tracking attendance and attending all teacher meetings.
  • Mark students’ work
  • Participate in peer observation programmes
  • Write student reports when required
  • Act as an ambassador for EF


  • TEFL qualified or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of international students
  • Demonstrates a high level of customer service
  • Has strong administrative and organisational skills
  • C2 level of English
  • Clear background check and two references
  • Right to work in Ireland

Why you will love EF

  • Continuous professional development for all staff
  • Work in a truly international environment
  • Regular social events
  • Ambition is nurtured and fast-tracked career enhancement opportunities are provided
  • Staff are encouraged to innovate, take ownership of their ideas and bring them to fruition
  • Global career opportunities
  • External trainings on safeguarding and mental health first aid
  • Classrooms with multiple nationalities
  • Course material and resources provided
  • Accommodation provided in return for residence duties
  • Free parking at school
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

What do our staff say?

  • ‘Diverse teaching team with mix of ages, cultures and interests’’
  • ‘Lots of support from management’’
  • ‘Materials provided so less prep time is needed’’
  • ‘Fantastic international students and good customer service’’
  • ‘You are encouraged to take on as many challenges as possible, which helps you progress as a teacher and professional’’


EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18. Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required. Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.