EAL - English as an Additional Language Educator

Work Type: Part Time

English as an Additional Language Educator

Part-time, or Full-time with other skills

Starting in August 2024

Are you passionate about inspiring and empowering young people to build a beautiful, equitable, and sustainable world?  Do you have confidence and expertise with 5- to 14-year-olds? If your answers are yes, please keep on reading.

Join us at REAL School Budapest!

We are an innovative international school for young people who will both imagine and shape tomorrow - and today. Through project-based learning, our students discover the world and themselves, develop a sustainability mindset and the skills to make a difference, and learn to embrace change. Whilst we follow the National Curriculum for England for literacy and numeracy, our heart-focus is on nurturing the entrepreneurial skill set, the sustainability mindset, the independent learning skills, and the wellbeing of our students through real-life experiences. We offer our team members an entrepreneurial, respectful, collaborative, kind, high-standard environment where they can bring out their best.

We are inspired by Green School Bali - where our founding team previously worked.

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." (Cicero)

Are you ready for an unparalleled adventure?

Your Opportunity

  • Join a dynamic and forward-thinking school community dedicated to integrating EAL students into our academic and project-based learning environment.

  • Work within a supportive and innovative EAL department committed to student success.

  • Engage in professional development opportunities to enhance your teaching skills and career progression.

  • Be part of a culturally diverse environment, fostering a global educational perspective.

Goal for the Role

In the context of the School’s EAL strategy, the goal is to integrate students with varying English proficiency into the school’s academic and project-based learning environment, empowering them to access both the learning programme and social relationships, enabling them to attain both academic excellence and 21st-century skills.

Your Goals and Responsibilities

  • Language Expert and Assessor: Assess the English proficiency levels of new and existing students and continuously monitor their progress.

  • Instructional Support: Provide targeted, individualised or small-group instruction and collaborate with subject teachers for in-class assistance.

  • Curriculum Integrator: Work closely with subject teachers to integrate EAL strategies into the mainstream curriculum and support project-based learning.

  • Resource Developer: Adapt learning materials, curate supplementary resources, and develop a library for EAL students.

  • Cultural Advocate: Promote linguistic and cultural diversity, assisting new EAL students and their families in transitioning.

  • Family Liaison: Communicate regularly with families, lead workshops, and engage the wider community in supporting EAL learners.

  • Professional Developer: Train school team members on EAL best practices, participate in collaborative planning, and stay updated with EAL methodologies.

  • Continuous Learner: Engage in professional development and network with EAL professionals for idea-sharing and problem-solving.

Your Qualities and Qualifications

  • Hungarian or EU citizenship or transferable work permit for working in Hungary (essential).

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience teaching English as an additional language.

  • EAL/ESL qualification (CELTA or higher preferred).

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (essential).

  • Qualified Teacher Status (desirable).

  • Knowledge of and experience teaching the UK national curriculum (desirable).

  • Demonstrable evidence of adapting curricula to engage students and enable high performance.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Passionate about education and young people, with a commitment to continuous professional development.

  • High levels of personal integrity, excellent organisational skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under pressure, remain calm, and handle multiple tasks proactively.

  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, adaptable, and striving for continuous improvement.

  • Experience with non-neurotypical, culturally diverse, and EAL populations is a plus.

  • Current Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent for countries lived in outside the UK (essential).

Closing date for applications: when the position is filled.

Our team welcomes your questions. Connect with us at [email protected].

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. REAL School Budapest respects and advocates diversity and is an equal-opportunity working environment. REAL School Budapest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers, by following our safer recruitment practice. Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent will be required for all prior countries lived. All employment positions depend on the fulfilment of Hungarian employment law requirements.


“Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.”

The EarthCharter

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With respect to the question below: are you willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from the principal of your previous school, by following our safer recruitment practice? Please note that Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent will be required for all prior countries lived.