We love teaching languages and culture. It’s as simple as that.
As demand for languages grows, we are always looking for teachers to fill new roles. Teaching assignments can range from teaching individuals from beginner through to A level, or from nursery age to adult. If you’re excited about teaching Mandarin, Spanish, French or Arabic then we want to hear from you.
As a Dragons teacher, your goal is to make language learning fun and exciting for your students. We ensure our teachers excel by providing an in-house training programme focused on student engagement.
With a team of 120 teachers and a dedicated office with more than 16 years of experience, you will be continually supported as you meet your next teaching challenge.
Please note that we can only recruit teachers who have a demonstrable right to work in the UK.
Where and when can I teach?
We have a range of teaching programmes designed for individual tuition, primary and secondary curricula, school enrichment and corporate cultural awareness. With the launch of our e-learning platform ‘Connect’ you will be able to teach to and from any location.
Working with schools can involve timetabled teaching for different age groups on-curriculum, running a regular after-school or enrichment club, or teaching a language as part of a school’s activity week.
Teachers who work directly with individual students at home may tutor complete beginners in short introductory courses or take their student from a beginner through to qualification level. Depending on the demand of a particular language and the availability of students at identical levels, some private tuition may involve teaching small groups of students.
Dragons teachers benefit from full support and training throughout the academic year; the provision of textbooks and schemes of work; and online access to all our teaching support materials. As our Connect programme is a hybrid learning model of both virtual teaching and interactive exercises, you will be unrestricted by geography, meaning that we can offer flexible teaching times to suit both you and our students.
What skills will I need?
Dragons Teaching prides itself on providing expert language tuition from genuine professionals. We look for candidates with strong teaching experience and those who have a demonstrable passion for their chosen language.
You will need to have excellent verbal communication skills and be confident teaching a range of group sizes, from one-on-one tuition to school class groups. You will need to demonstrate patience with learners and have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. As our Connect programme is online, you will also need to be computer-literate and able to troubleshoot basic IT issues.
All of our teachers undergo enhanced background checks, which must be cleared before employment.
Jing (Chinese Teacher)
I have really enjoyed working at Dragons. The professional textbooks match up with the online games and homework are really helpful to foreign learners. The Kungfu Kingdom games from Dragons are really helpful and fun. Students can learn the tones through the Testy tones game and also get familiar with characters through Character Chaos and Stroke of Genius. All the staff are nice and kind. I can get help very soon whether it is a teaching query or another question.
Joseph (Chinese Teacher)
Dragons is comprised of a very friendly and helpful group of people who have been supportive throughout this process, and who have given me the freedom to teach in the way I see fit, whilst also providing support and resources for me to use when I need.
I love teaching and learning Chinese, and I am very happy to be teaching Chinese at a time in which people outside China are starting to realise what a brilliant, beautiful, and potentially useful language it is!
Joline (Chinese Teacher)
The MCTC scheme gave me a lot of ideas; as students we also learned a lot from each other. Also, it was useful to learn about new technology for teaching. Dragons provide a lot of resources for teaching, and of course the scheme itself. There is plenty of room for teachers to include their own ideas as well during the teaching sessions.
Our e-learning platform Connect, available in all of our taught languages, combines online tuition with fun, interactive exercises to consolidate learning.
Train with us
Are you a qualified primary school teacher interested in teaching a new language? We can help you introduce foreign languages into the classroom with our Dragons Teaching Certification.
We have a small team based at our head office in London, and over 60 Dragons teachers. Find out what’s brought us to Dragons today.
Answers to common questions
Frequently asked questions
How do you recruit your teachers?
All Dragons’ teachers go through a rigorous vetting and selection process that follows the Department for Education’s Safer Recruitment guidelines. Our teachers are predominately based in the UK and Taiwan and we maintain our own single central register of all their relevant and vetted personal information.
I am a teacher and I have questions about pay.
What are the rates for teachers?
Rates are variable depending on the lesson type (for example, ConnectLite – 30 minutes of teaching – or Connect – one hour of teaching/teacher presence). Rates will be discussed with you in the application process.
How do I receive my P45 or P60? Please visit http://www.myepaywindow.com.
When is the payroll cut-off? The Sunday before the last Friday of each month.
I’ve been paid incorrectly. Please check that you have confirmed your lessons before the cut-off (see above). If yes, please get in touch and we will rectify this so you receive the correct pay as soon as possible. If you have not confirmed your lessons before the cut-off, unfortunately you will need to wait until the following month’s pay.