EFL Teacher: Role Profile

EFL Teachers lead morning classes and afternoon workshops across our immersive English language programme, which provides our students with the opportunity to develop their understanding and control of the English language in preparation for their future education and careers.

Our courses are designed to be demanding and rewarding, taking full advantage of the fantastic facilities and surroundings Oxford affords to widen the frame of learning our students receive. Teachers are fully supported by our staff team and can expect to lead the teaching of programmes which integrate a variety of teaching techniques and opportunities for student-centred learning; these include discussions, debates, practical activities and excursions to sites of academic interest.

Our courses are taught to a high standard and in accordance with the procedures of Oxford Royale Academy and the British Council. From 2010-2013 and in 2015 we received ‘Best Educational Product’ at the British Youth Travel Awards in recognition of the quality of our course materials, teaching standards and academic programme – a standard of quality which we strive to maintain and improve upon.

Why become an EFL Teacher?

We provide all teachers with course guides and relevant materials for the 2 week programmes, as well as in-depth training to prepare you for teaching intensive summer courses to students from a truly multinational background.
Teachers are fully supported by the Director of Studies and other academic staff, allowing for an excellent working environment. The international student body and the city of Oxford make for the perfect role!

What skills do you need?

  • Enthusiasm to teach and guide students
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students through excellent subject knowledge and a range of resources
  • CELTA qualification or equivalent, plus undergraduate degree
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience
  • A passion for education
  • Awareness of individual learner and group management
  • Fluency in English, good organisational skills and excellent ability to communicate complex information are essential

Current Vacancies

Staff Testimonials

Ed Smith

EFL Teacher

I’ve worked for ORA for five consecutive summers – soon to be six – and there are plenty of reasons why I keep coming back. My first three summers as a counsellor were fantastic as I hadn’t quite realised that jobs could be so enjoyable and addictive. My favourite things in life were combined as each day I played sport, met interesting new people from all corners of the world, and organised and took part in various exciting activities. This was enhanced by working with a team whom I could not only trust in a professional manner but who became great friends too. In 2014 I became a qualified English teacher and moved on from counselling to teaching EFL. Over the last two years this has been a brilliant experience – regularly working with intelligent and creative students who impress me more and more each course, having access to outstanding resources, and being able to rely on excellent, professional support whenever I need it. For students ORA is a superb place to study, and for staff it is an equally wonderful place to work.