Macedonia is a small country north of Greece in the Balkans. It is an up and coming destination for English language schools and hence, needs native speaking English teachers. Private companies are beginning to open in Skopje, the capital, at an every increasing rate. Private language companies, like the British Council, mostly cater to adults and business people wanting to learn English or to children. Macedonian children must attend Macedonian schools from grades one through eight, but there are international schools that are taught in English. In high school, all children may go to private schools, so there may be job openings for native English teachers there as well.
Private language companies often hire native speaking English teachers without any university degrees. Private schools and better companies, however, ask for a bachelor’s degree and TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certification. Experience is also always useful for getting any English teaching job.
Private companies generally pay $10-$15 dollars an hour, while private schools pay even more — but expect a salaried wage. Rent is around $250 dollars a month in Macedonia, and transportation and food are also cheap, so you can expect to save a good amount of your income.
If you are working for a private school they should help sponsor you for a work visa. However, tourists are granted three month visas on arrival and can do visa runs every three months for a new tourist visa.
Contact info for private international schools in Macedonia
American School of Macedonia
Makoteks Compleks, Nikola Parapunov bb
Karpos IV 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel +389-2-3063-265 .
Nova International School
Quality Schools International (QSI) International School of Skopje
Inlindenska BB, Reon 55
1000 Skopie, Macedonia
St. George’s School of English