Innovative Slovak Language Teacher

international school
leaf academy
Start date
15 August 2022
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
Compensation for the role is starting from 1330 euro base, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate.
from 1330 €

Job description

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help build a world-class innovative educational institution. LEAF Academy is looking for an Innovative Slovak Language Teacher. 

Students study all their subjects in English, but they have mandatory weekly lessons in their national language as well. These lessons focus on enhancing the students’ knowledge of their own culture and literature as well as on teaching how to express thoughts on different subjects in formal writing using proper standard language. 

You would be teaching Slovak in all four years of our programme. Students of Year 1 and 2 have two lessons a week, in Year 3 and 4, one lesson a week. As all the documentation and communication at our school is in English, a proficient level of this language is needed. A passion for history and the Central European region is also welcome as is experience in curriculum development. 

We consider ourselves to be a community of learners where the learning happens for all parties concerned. Our lessons are student-centered and focus on developing students’ own thinking strategies and quality questioning. We use visible thinking techniques and other innovative teaching approaches that allow adaptation to different students’ needs. Learners focus on their individual growth that is recorded in an assessment that stems from competency-based rubrics. Students are encouraged to reflect on their work as well as the work of the teacher and to make connections to real life. 

Besides of teaching you would be responsible for:

  • advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary

  • residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend duties in the dormitory

Who are we looking for

  • Working with young adults/teenagers

  • Teaching Slovak and/or Slovak history and academic writing

  • Proficient in English

  • Advanced English writing and speaking skills (near-native proficiency)

  • Academic Slovak writing and speaking skills

  • Highly communicative person

Why should you choose us

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help build a world-class innovative educational institution.

Language proficiency

  • - Slovenský jazyk - C2 - proficient
  • - Anglický jazyk - C1 - advanced


  • - Teaching - proficiency

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and assignment. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF Academy mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.


  • Professional
31. May 2022

About organization

LEAF Academy je medzinárodná rezidenčná (internátna) stredná škola pre akčných študentov so sídlom v Bratislave. Je to inovatívna škola, ktorá ťa pripraví nielen akademicky na ďalšie štúdium, ale aj n..