Residential Summer Schools

Residential summer schools

Home or Away?

Residential or Non-Residential Summer School?

Working in Summer Schools can be exhilarating, developmental, fun and lucrative (yes, lucrative!), depending on the choices you make.

First, you might like to decide whether you want to work in a residential or non-residential environment.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at Summer TEFL Jobs

What to expect as a residential summer school teacher

By Toby Ord (Own work (Photo by uploader)) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Many summer schools have residential summer TEFL jobs as well as standard positions. This is usually for two reasons. The schools need responsible adults to supervise the teenage students, carry out administrative duties and arrange fun activities outside of the times allotted for English lessons. Also many summer schools are in relatively out of the way, rural locations. In order to encourage teachers to take up positions, they often offer them free or heavily subsidised accommodation plus full or half board options.

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