Teach English in Budapest!

Join our excellent teaching team today !

Be part of a creative, exciting teaching team and experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities first-hand!

Take your first step to teaching English in Budapest by filling out the short application form below.

Why teach English in Budapest at Angol Intézet?

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  1. Be part of a professional, enthusiastic and multi-cultural teaching team
  2. Work with motivated students from various professions
  3. Teach in our modern, high-quality offices, centrally located throughout Budapest
  4. Competitive rates and help to hit the ground running when you first get here

Budapest is one of the world’s greatest cities!

Experience Hungarian life and culture, take in the historic buildings and fascinating architecture, and enjoy the world famous night-life!

The Guardian, Lonely Planet, and the New York Times all rave about Budapest as a top travel destination.

CNN names it outright as the 2nd best city in the world and the best city in Europe, with InterNations ranking Hungary as the 11th best country in the world to live for expats.

Why Budapest?

  1. Budapest is a fantastic place to be. Don’t take other people’s word for it. Find out for yourself. From the city’s unique “ruin pubs“, the Europe-leading “Sziget” music festival, or the world class A38 boat/concert venue Budapest is where it’s happening.
  2. Hungary’s location in the heart of Central Europe makes it a great base for travel in the region. Bordered by seven countries with diverse and colorful languages and cultures all within a 2-3 hour train ride, you couldn’t find a better gate to travel in Europe.
  3. Teaching English in Hungary means the chance to stay abroad while being close to home. Just the right balance of novelty and adventure, yet comfortable and easy to navigate, all in the heart of Europe!
  4. Our teachers absolutely love living in Budapest. They find it to be a manageable city offering everything you could want within easy reach, all with the help of an accessible, world class public transport system.

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  1. Our teaching team – We have experienced, native level English teachers with a passion to see their students develop, and the support to reach their full potential.
  2. Our students – We teach premium clientele looking to improve their English for work and business, as well as general English for adults, and young learners.
  3. Our locations – We have several locations in Budapest and all boast top quality facilities and assistance.
  4. Our benefits – We offer competitive rates, professional guidance, assistance with accommodation and partial flight compensation.

We make it easy for you to teach English in Budapest with:

  • partial flight compensation from the UK/Ireland to Budapest
  • a two-week accommodation stipend when you arrive to help you get your bearings
  • fixed monthly compensation so you know what to count on
  • a free monthly pass to a top fitness facility (near one of our teaching locations) to help you stay in shape and just relax sometimes
  • professional support and guidance on the job
  • and access to one of Europe’s great capitals

Teacher Testimonial

What do you enjoy about working with us?
You have a lot of freedom to teach in your own style and to really satisfy the needs of your students. The locations are fantastic – easy to reach and very comfortable.
What do you like about the team?
Everyone is very friendly and supportive.
What it’s like living in Budapest?
Budapest is a wonderful city. The views down by the river are unrivalled in Europe. The history is fascinating, and its packed with great bars, restaurants and coffee houses. It would take a long time to become acquainted with the whole place, but if you do find yourself at a loose end there are a number of great things to do just outside the city – from walking in the beautiful Pillis hills to the north or going out to the vineyards of Etyek.
Why would you recommend working with Angol Intézet to other teachers?
It’s a good place to work – not at all stressful, and you often work in the heart of the city. You get the space to develop as a teacher, and find out what approach suits you best.
Peter Baxter

How does the application process work at Angol Intézet?

To apply for an open position to teach English in Budapest, first read the requirements and job profile. If it seems like a good fit and something you would be interested in, complete the short application form here.

Applicants with relevant teaching experience and qualifications who meet the essential requirements will be invited for an interview on Skype. Please note, all interview times are given in Budapest time.

This first interview gives applicants a chance to talk about their background and experience, as well as why they are interested in the position and teaching English in Hungary.

Successful interviewees will be invited to a second Skype interview providing the chance to talk about more specific teaching questions and their professional background in greater detail. A candidate or candidates will be selected from this short list to whom an offer will be made.

We don’t currently have the administrative capacity to respond all applications. As a result, only those applicants will be contacted who are invited to an interview.

What qualifications and experience are necessary to apply to teach English at Angol Intézet in Hungary?

All candidates must have a university or college degree, CELTA or equivalent teaching qualification and preferably at least two to three experience teaching English as a foreign language. Furthermore, all candidates are required to have EU citizenship.

 

Are only native English teachers eligible for consideration?

English teacher in Budapest at Angol Intezet

The teachers at Angol Intézet are mainly native teachers from the UK and Ireland, as well as local Hungarian teachers of English.

Most of our learners have an intermediate or advanced level of English and need communication-focused courses to help them succeed at work and in business.

As a result, all teachers with Angol Intézet are required to have a native level of English language competence.

In addition to native and native level teachers, we also welcome qualified, experienced bilingual teachers (Hungarian and English) for some courses.

What kind of courses are taught at Angol Intézet?

  • Business English courses for working adults. Classroom size is kept small (3-6 students) to afford individual attention and maximum opportunity for communication. The focus of our business English courses is to help students communicate successfully and with confidence in situations related to work in business.
  • On-site courses at companies in Budapest. Here too, group size is capped at six students to ensure effective instruction for all students.
  • Individual courses (1:1) are also available to suit a wide range of needs and interest. 1:1 classes can be business related or general. Course content and topics are tailored to match students goals.
  • We are also launching a program for young learners in 2018, a good opportunity for teachers with a background and interest in teaching children and teenagers.

Students at Angol Intézet are mostly working adults, including career starters and a healthy dose of middle managers, senior executives and business owners/entrepreneurs.

That having been said, we do have the occasional young learner as well as adults aiming to improve their English for general or personal reasons.

What opportunities are there for professional advancement?

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We hold regular meetings and seminars to promote professional development. Also, as we are a growing organization, there are plenty of opportunities for teachers who want to to get involved in special projects.

In addition to teaching, members of the team have also made important contributions in the form of:

  • Hosting weekly business English Meetups
  • Developing course lesson plans and curriculums
  • Level testing
  • Mentoring new teachers
  • Developing and conducting induction
  • Launching new programs
  • Influencing what and how we teach based on their feedback

As we are expanding in size and with regards to our course offerings, in addition to our flagship business English and in-company courses, teachers, if interested, will also have the opportunity to teach IELTS preparation, young learners, and general English.

 

What kind of support is given to teachers who have just arrived to teach English in Budapest?

What kind of support is given to teachers who have just arrived to Budapest

Financially, arriving teachers are given a partial air-ticket stipend (meant to cover most of the cost of a one-way ticket from the UK/Ireland) and two-week accommodation stipend to help them hit the ground running. Upon request, help can be provided in seeking longer-term accommodation.

In terms of professional support, paid induction is provided, and each incoming teacher is assigned a senior teacher or academic coordinator as a mentor available for individual consultation.

Additionally, class visits are scheduled, giving new teachers the chance to see experienced teachers of Angol Intézet in action. Furthermore, all teachers have access to our carefully curated library of digital resources and on-site printing and copying facilities.

What’s more, detailed lesson plans and teaching materials are provided, meaning a safety net and optimal preparation time to ease entry in those crucial first weeks and months. That having been said, as with anything else there is a learning curve. As a result, a teacher’s success for the whole term will depend very largely on how much effort they are willing to put in, especially when they first arrive.

Furthermore, we regularly conduct surveys among students/clients and teachers and continually incorporate their suggestions.

Where will I be teaching at Angol Intézet? What are the facilities like?

Classes at Angol Intézet are held at three central locations and on-site at companies, also centrally located, in Budapest.

All of our language centers are in elegant A+ category offices for the comfort of our students and teachers, one on the Buda side, one on the Pest side, and one in the city center.

All classrooms come equipped with whiteboards or flipcharts, as well as WIFI access. Printing and copying for classes are also provided.

What is a typical day like for a teacher at Angol Intézet?

Individual timetables naturally vary, however, a typical day starts teaching a group at a company. That may be followed by a 1:1 class during the day and a group class at one of our locations in the afternoon. (Teachers who enjoy teaching young learners may have a class with young learners in the early afternoon.)

 

What is the public transport like? How easy is it to get around?

Budapest’s public transport system of four metro lines and an extensive network of trams and buses is world class and easy to navigate.

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All of our teachers consistently praise the excellent public transport and ease of travel in Budapest. Budapest is a European capital with lots to offer, yet manageable in size and easy to get around.

All three of our premium language centers are centrally located and easily accessible. Travel time from one point to the other in Budapest using public transport is typically 20-40 minutes.

The cost of a monthly pass in Budapest is HUF 9,500, providing unlimited access to the city’s public transport infrastructure.

 

What part of the city to live in?

Many of our teachers have found the 8th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 4th districts of Budapest to provide a good balance of affordable accommodations and good access to public transport and the city center.

Here is a website worth checking to hunt for flats: www.alberlet.hu/en. They have flats in English in EUR and in Hungarian in HUF.

Also, here is a selection of active Budapest-based Facebook groups dealing with local flats and rooms for rent in English:

What do teachers about teaching English at Angol Intézet in Budapest?

One of the things that teachers regularly highlight about working with us is the opportunity to teach motivated students and clients of various backgrounds and walks of life.

Here are some responses to that question from a recent teacher satisfaction survey:

“Great support network, we’re given some room to learn and adapt to the courses, everyone is willing to help.”

“I enjoy the flexibility, the diversity of the lessons and being part of a growing enterprise with the potential to develop and achieve professionally. Also the opportunity to discuss best practice for teaching and have those opinions listened to and acted on.”

“The professional environment and varied clientele.”

“I really like the team we have and the positive changes the school has made in the last year.”

“Michael provided consistent support while allowing freedom. Also every student seemed to have been well placed to create a good dynamic.”

“Budapest is great, lots to do and helpful people. Job is great with the freedom but you always have a base to help. Michael and co always were available.”

What do our teachers enjoy about living in Budapest?

Here are some responses to that question from a recent teacher satisfaction survey:

“The nightlife is excellent. Budapest has a lot of culture and entertainment which is very affordable. I have found the Hungarians to be very welcoming and met a great deal of people in the relatively short time that I’ve been here. Transportation is extensive and fairly reliable.”

“The wealth of clubs/societies/meetups available. The city and the people.”

“I like the city and the variety of activities it has to offer.”

Normafa, outside the city in 20 mins, beautiful views”

Normafa outside Budapest in 20 mins beautiful views

What are the typical costs of living per month in Budapest according to our teachers?

(EUR 1 = approx. HUF 310)

Housing per person – HUF 40,000-70,000 (EUR 160-250) for rent in shared accommodations (own room, shared common areas). Expect to pay two months deposit and first month’s rent when taking out a flat.

This provides the most economical option as well as the best chance to develop a good social network.

Utilities – HUF 15,000-25,000 (EUR 50-80) gas, water, electricity, building maintenance

Transport – HUF 9,500 (EUR 30), monthly public transport pass, unlimited transport in Budapest

Food – HUF 30,000-50,000 (EUR 95-160), depending on whether you like to cook or eat out more

Entertainment – HUF 40,000-60,000 (EUR 130-190)

Sample of typical food costs: Loaf of bread – HUF 250; Milk – liter of milk HUF 220; Beer in store – HUF 200-250; Coffee – HUF 300 (espresso); Gyros sandwich – HUF 700; Meal, inexpensive restaurant – HUF 1,500; Draught beer in restaurant – HUF 400-600; Cinema ticket – HUF 1,500-1,700

More detailed costs of living here: www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Budapest

On average, our teachers spend approximately a third of monthly compensation on rent for shared accommodations (own room, shared common areas), utilities, and transport with the remaining two thirds left for food, entertainment, and travel.

 

When was Angol Intézet founded? By whom?

Michael - the founder of Angol Intézet language school in Budapest

Angol Intézet was founded in 2013 by Michael Lyons, based on 15 years of experience teaching English in Hungary.

The aim was to establish an English language school with a strong focus on business English with handpicked native English teachers in a premium setting.

The language will be celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2018 and with a growth of 60-70% a year is on track to become Budapest’s leading business English language school by 2021.

Due to this rapid expansion, there is plenty of chance for motivated teachers to get involved and have an impact on this young and growing team.

Read more about our history and vision here.

What are we proud of?

First and foremost, our team. We have an excellent team of competent and personable teachers and a supportive, professional environment.

We are proud of our innovation and green approach. We can honestly say that HR and the professional development of our teachers is our number one priority because we understand that teachers are the key to our success.

What opportunities are there for social interaction at the school?

In addition to meeting on an informal basis, our teachers and team members also have the chance to socialize and relax in the form of teacher socials/teambuilding events held twice a year.

Past events have included laser tag, bowling, and exit room, followed by dinner and drinks.

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What does one of our former teacher say about the school?

What do you enjoy about working with us?
I’ve really enjoyed my time working with Angol Intézet. Teaching students from a wide range of professional backgrounds has been interesting, challenging and fun. The team is great to work with, and the locations and facilities are top quality, which has allowed me to teach great lessons!
What do you like about the team?
There is a wonderful team of teachers at Angol Intézet, all of whom are very open and approachable. It’s great to work with a group of teachers from different ares and with different experiences, who are happy to help and share ideas.
What it’s like living in Budapest?
Living in Budapest is excellent. It is a city with many different faces, and there is always something to do, or somewhere new to explore. It really feels like a different city with each season. It has the energy of a capital city, without being too packed, and you can find anything you need.
Why would you recommend working with Angol Intézet to other teachers?
In my opinion, Angol Intézet is the best adult and business English school in Budapest. You have the freedom to tailor lessons to your students needs, and you also meet some great people in your lessons. The team is friendly and experienced, and the teaching environment is very professional. I have had a great time working with Angol Intézet, and I wish them all the best for the future!
Patrick Connolly