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Teach English in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home) Deadline

Teach English in Vladimir, Russia (The American Home) Deadline

Date and Time

Saturday, March 1, 2025


The American English Program has been helping Vladimir residents to learn English since 1992 and currently has more than 600 students each semester who are taught by a group of American and Russian teachers.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: monthly stipend, room and board, one-to-one Russian lessons with faculty trained to teach Russian as a foreign language, thorough teacher orientation and ongoing teaching support from 2 full-time teacher trainers, textbooks customized specifically for our program, a pleasant and well-equipped teaching environment, full Russian visa application support, complete on-site administrative support from excellent Russian staff, and much more.

TEACHER OBLIGATIONS: Plan and teach four (possibly 5) 1½ hour classes that meet twice a week, hold office hours, present a brief “Saturday lecture” on an aspect of American culture, airfare to and from Moscow, visa fee, TESOL certification.

Gain an enormous amount of real-world experience that can translate into future opportunities that would otherwise not be available.  Some teachers stay for more than one year.  For many, the experience is life-changing.

Teach English at the American Home in Vladimir, Russia (ah33.ru)


For simplified application instructions and additional information, please contact Oxana Ustinova (assistant director): [email protected]

Comments about the American Home:

"I am extremely impressed by all that I have learned about the program: the educational opportunities..., the enthusiasm of the participants, the careful planning the American Home staff puts into each participant's experience. In the post-Soviet period there are many opportunities for Americans in Russia; I find the Serendipity program one of the most exciting” (Dr. Judith E. Kalb, Russian Program, University of South Carolina).

“The AH has a superb staff and an excellent reputation in the community” (Momar Ndiaye, Director, Office of International Studies, Illinois State University).

"You have a fantastic program here. This is cooperation at its finest, and the skills and respect that you are giving your students is invaluable” (Patrick Buzzard, NASA, US Embassy, Moscow).

"...I was thrilled by the fact that I would not only be teaching English, but that I would be involved in the community of Vladimir. I really have come to enjoy the role of an accessible, friendly AH teacher—more or less “knowledgeable on things American.” Because underneath the interviews and school visits, what the people here really want to know about is your own individual experiences—and that is something that is easily shared" (Meg White, American Home English Program Teacher).

"I am happy to report that the AH's prominent billing on my resume has opened countless doors for me, both in being admitted to law school, and in getting jobs with international organizations and firms. My thanks to you all for creating and growing this remarkable institution" (Charity Trelease, American Home English Program Teacher).

"I'm a big supporter of the American Home in Vladimir; You have been doing such an amazing job for so many years!" (Professor Maia Solovieva, Faculty-in-Residence, Lecturer in Russian, Oberlin College).

"I came to Russia for exactly these sorts of challenges; I wanted not only to meet new people, explore a new culture, and learn a new language, but, most important, I wanted to step outside my comfort zone. Some days I don’t have the energy or ambition to be brave, and my Russian is still progressing slowly. But motivated by my insatiable sweet tooth, I conquered a fear, and it feels wonderful" (Brooke RIcker, American Home English Program Teacher).

“Vladimir offers a real opportunity to immerse yourself in Russian language and culture. Such immersion can be very frightening at first, and that is why...the American Home is such a plus. Here I am given the opportunity to work with Russians in an atmosphere that is very familiar, fostering, and comfortable. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience Russia for what it really is...” (Matt Plischke, Miami University (Ohio)).

“Vladimir and the American Home are ideally situated. Vladimir is a part of Russia's famed Golden Ring, and the American Home lies in the heart of downtown Vladimir. Here, you have all the advantages of Russian city life, but with all the charm of the nearby dachas. The American Home really is the meeting and mixing point for two cultures. The longer I stay, the more I discover how much Vladimir has to offer me” (Erika Boeckler, University of Wisconsin at Madison).


This event has been tagged as fellowships.


For more information, please visit: http://www.ah33.ru/teach-english/


For more information contact the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at: [email protected] or visit www.ah33.ru/teach-english/.

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