Teachers work in pairs, with a class of maximum 25 students. Together they plan and run the classes, with the help of trainers and our Teacher Coordinators.
The teaching semester is 16 weeks, from September to December, or February to May.
Classes are twice a week, each three hours.
Teacher-training is run by professors specialising in education or languages, from some of our university partners.
Applications for Spring semester teaching (February to May) typically open in November. For Fall semester (September to December) applications typically open in May. We ask you to submit a CV and a short motivation letter. More information is available at these times, but feel free to email us anyway.
Experience is not always needed. You do not need to have completed any professional experience, but any work in languages, NGOs, teaching, tutoring, or education can be helpful. We consider every application on a case-by-case basis.
Classes are three hours long, twice a week. Alongside this, there is around 2-4 hours of preparation for classes. We have many of our own lectures from previous semesters which you can use if you want to spend less time planning, or you are free to plan your own lecturers and activities.
Our teaching positions are all voluntary (unpaid) but some of our teachers are doing a course/university degree that includes an internship or volunteering project. Where necessary, we fill in all the supervisor forms for these. For students at Amsterdam University College, course credits can be gained as an Community Project/Internship.
No, we consider all applications on a case-by-case basis. We also especially welcome applications from people with a refugee background.
We also have a system of ‘floating teachers’ who stand in when others are unavailable. The floating teachers also work on extra academic projects, such as academic resources. If you have ideas for extra academic projects or resources please contact us.
We are always happy to have extra input on teacher-training, or for volunteers to run workshops and training sessions for our teachers. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us.