Russia’s drive for international trade has led to a booming market in teaching business English, both through language centres and direct with companies. Either way, you’ll normally be expected to deliver lessons to employees on a company’s premises. If you’re working with more than one company, this can require travel between several locations in a day.
You can earn around $1,500 per month teaching business English classes and teaching on-site can give you a brilliant insight into Russian business life. However, you’re unlikely to get benefits such as accommodation or insurance and the travel between locations can be time-consuming, so make sure you factor this in if you’re weighing up different options.
There is also a big demand for teaching private English lessons in Russia. This can be relatively lucrative, with experienced tutors charging between $25 to $35 per hour. It’s common for students at language centres to approach their English teachers for private tuition. However, make sure that you check the terms of your contract first, as many employers ban teachers from working privately.