Country info and advice - Armenia
Your questions answered about teaching English in Armenia, from teachers who have been there and done it!
A CELTA or equivalent will improve employment prospects, but 1-3 years experience can be enough to secure a job without a qualification.
Teachers often arrive in Armenia on a tourist visa. The language school will then arrange a work permit or residency card.
Most work is in Yerevan, with some work also in smaller cities such as Spitak and Gyumri. Contact schools directly to enquire about work.
August to October and January to March.
Language schools typically pay teachers by the hour, which can be anything from 2000AMD (about 5 USD) to 3500 AMD (about 9 USD). Classes are mostly in the late afternoon. Saturday is considered a working day.
There are opportunities for teaching privately, with a big demand for native English speakers.
|a cup of coffee||200 AMD|
|a beer||500 AMD|
|a cinema ticket||1000 AMD|
|a meal in an average restaurant||1500-2000 AMD|
|a month’s rent||120,000 AMD for a 2 room apartment in Yerevan city centre|
|1kg of beef||2600 AMD|
|a month’s internet access||4500 to 12000 AMD|
|a one-way bus ticket||100 AMD|
|a taxi ride||100 AMD per km|
100% of respondents in our survey thought that the cost of living in Armenia is high compared to salary.
Most people use public transport as it is very cheap.
Internet is easy and cheap to install at home.
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