A chance to teach in Russia

TEACHERS are being invited to travel to Russia to teach English language classes.

The trip is being organised by Durham County Council's international relations team and is for both current and retired teachers.

They will work with the Education Development Institute in Kostroma, which is Durham's partner town, 250 miles north of Moscow.

During their stay, teachers will visit local schools, help Russian teachers with English classes and give lessons.

Volunteers will have to meet their own airfare and visa costs, but their hosts will meet other expenses.

The visit is scheduled to take place from April 16 to April 25 this year and those interested in taking part should contact Durham County Council by January 17.

Lucy Turzynski, assistant international officer with the council, said: "Teachers who have taken part in this exchange in the past have considered it to be a really worthwhile and memorable experience.

"It gives teachers in our county the opportunity to discover more about Russian culture and the city of Kostroma, while the young students and their tutors gain valuable experience."

For more information contact Ms Turzynski on (0191) 3834098 or email lucy.turzynski@durham.gov.uk