• Application Deadline: 2021-07-05
  • Salary: Competitive, discussed during the interview
  • Work experience: 1 year
  • Location: Bishkek, 11th micro district, Aitiev 7
  • Type of involvement: full time
  • Schedule: from 8:30 to 16:30
  • Industry: Education

General information:

Open position for a German Language Teacher (IGCSE) at Silk Road International School for the school year 2020/2021.

At «SRIS» we use English as main teaching language, teach Kyrgyz and Russian as first and second language and offer German as a second language with a Cambridge IGCSE diploma.

We need a qualified German teacher for the school year 2020/2021, to teach 8th and 9th grade beginners. The students need to develop A2 German skills with elements of B1 within two years in 9th grade with 5 lessons per week.

We need you to complement our language team and help us implement captivating lessons and engaging teaching plans. The corresponding Cambridge syllabus, past exam papers and books are of course provided.

Qualification requirements

    • Teaching Diploma in German.
    • At least one year of teaching experience.


    • German: C1 Level (Proficient user > Effective operational proficiency or advanced)
      • [or at least a very solid B2 with elements of C1]
    • English: At least A2; B1 (Independent user > Threshold or intermediate) preferred,
      • Reason: As an international school in Bishkek our school’s work and teaching language is English.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • create and implement enticing lesson plans
  • create and implement engaging project plans
  • Cooperate with the whole language department to update our language curriculum to the very latest and research proven teaching techniques.


Start and Duration

This teaching position is starting on 9th of August 2021 with a two week teacher induction training. Silk Road International School start the academic year on 21st of August 2021.

This position is a full-time position with a one year contract, which will be prolonged for another year with mutual consent.


Salary and benefits are competitive and will be discussed during the interview.

Application Format

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter (email) in English.
  • At least one reference contact or recommendation letter of previous teaching position.
  • In the E-Mail Subject: A reference to the position, for which you are applying for.
  • A highlight of your relevant skills
  • The date of your availability.
  • Your CV (in English or Russian).

Interested applicants should send their application to employment@sris.edu.kg

Language proficiency levels

The Language proficiency levels in this job description are described using the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” also used by “Cambridge English Qualifications“.

  • A1: Basic user > Breakthrough or beginner
  • A2: Basic user > Waystage or elementary
  • B1: Independent user > Threshold or intermediate
  • B2: Independent user > Vantage or upper intermediate
  • C1: Proficient user > Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • C2: Proficient user > Mastery or proficiency

About SRIS – Silk Road International School Bishkek

Silk Road International School («SRIS») is an International School in Bishkek, which offers the full Cambridge pathway from Cambridge Primary, Cambridge IGCSE to Cambridge Advanced.

«SRIS» is the only school in Kyrgyzstan to offer a creative branch with Design & Textiles. Our high school students graduate with Cambridge IGCSE or Cambridge Advanced Levels.

«SRIS» strives to be the best place for merited young talents to develop the stable personalities needed to become esteemed global citizens.

Silk Road International School has offered international education in Bishkek since 1999.

Number of teaching staff: 48

Number of students: 340