Central European Teaching Program in Hungary
26 - 52 weeks
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Salary / BenefitsAll CETP teachers receive the same pay as the native teachers in their schools. With the current rate of exchange, this averages to USD 500 per month. All pay is in Hungarian forint. Each school set up a bank account for the CETP teacher from which he or she can make cash withdrawals (checking accounts are still a foreign concept in Hungary.
Apr 06, 2018
Sep 29, 2020
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The Central European Teaching Program represents a significant presence in Hungary. CETP has been placing conversational English teachers in Central and European Europe since 1990. Our volunteers are responsible for enhancing student's oral fluency through conversation practice, classroom drills, games, audio-visual instruction and listening comprehension, as well as through working closely with native teachers to emphasize important grammar concepts. High school teachers may be asked to help prepare students for stringent national language exams as well.
Response from Central European Teaching Program
I am so sorry that this teacher had such a bad experience. We do try our best, and usually succeed--this year about 60% of our teachers stayed on for an additional year and many continue for more.
I will stand up for our wonderful Hungarian director, Hajni Vancsik, who works so hard to make certain all of our teachers have a good experience. If the year goes by without needing her services, we feel our teachers should count themselves lucky. But as this teacher stated, when she was in serious trouble, Hajni was truly there for her.
I wish we didn't have to ask any program fee, but we get no funding from government or private organizations to support our program, which is surprisingly incredible to run. (In itself, a week-long orientation in Budapest for 50+ teachers costs a great deal.) I promise no one is getting rich, though I wish we were. :-)
We can't always make it right, but we will always do our best.
I would appreciate this teacher contacting me to see if we can make it right for her.
Mary Rose, US Director