Primary Teacher of English Language Acquisition

International School Utrecht

FTE 1,00

Startdatum: August 2024

Valid through: 31-05-2024

International School Utrecht


The International School Utrecht is an International Baccalaureate World School and part of SPO Utrecht (primary) and Nuovo Scholen (secondary). ISUtrecht offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum for students from 4-19 from diverse international backgrounds. We are a close knit, inclusive, and welcoming community of students, staff, and parents. ISUtrecht is a member of the Dutch International schools (DIS), a group of over twenty schools providing internationally-oriented primary and/or secondary education.

Who we are

We are an IB continuum school offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. We are a fast growing school with over 1000 students and 150 staff members from all over world. We are a community of life-long learners.

Our Mission & Vision

ISUtrecht is a warm and welcoming community brought together by a single purpose: to inspire our students with a passion for lifelong learning, to equip them with the tools to achieve excellence for themselves and the global community they live in. Uncovering and defining talent is at the heart of our educational mission.

Core Values


As an IB world continuum school, ISUtrecht offers high quality education through inquiry-based learning, inspiring student curiosity, lifelong learning, and agency.


ISUtrecht is an inclusive school where everyone is welcome and can be who they want to be. We understand that there are multiple perspectives, and we respect each other’s differences.


Our ISUtrecht community is not defined by borders but exists in connections. To us, connection means belonging, feeling involved, and making links between learning and life.


The International School Utrecht is looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional for a full-time position as an EAL/ELA Teacher for the primary section. Candidates with International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme experience will be taken into consideration first.

Qualifications and experience:

  • A recognised EAL teaching qualification (A degree in English Language or a bachelors plus a PGCE, CELTA, TEFL or similar- DUO approved)
  • Experience teaching EAL in the IB PYP is preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of second language acquisition and multilingualism theory and practice
  • A minimum of two years’ EAL/ELA experience in an international setting
  • Knowledge of how a variety of languages work
  • Team-teaching in-class experience

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:

  • Appropriate technology skills to support delivery of second language acquisition
  • Willingness to work closely and collaboratively with classroom teachers.
  • Excellent spoken and written English language.
  • Professionalism, commitment, integrity, and perseverance.
  • Cultural competece with an internationally minded attitude.
  • An up-to-date knowledge and understanding of safeguarding requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to design and develop language and multilingualism-rich environments and programmes and build on students learning, development and interactions.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and parents effectively.

We offer

  • A very welcoming staff community who get together regularly outside of school
  • An induction programme for new starters
  • Onboarding guidance
  • Professional development
  • An attractive package with benefits (with a 13th month, holiday benefits - Collective Labour Agreement CAO)
  • Salary in line with Collective Labour Agreement (CAO)

Please apply via out website:

Please note that your application will only be considered if you have a permit or visa to work in the Netherlands. If you are interested in this position and meet the criteria, please provide a full CV with three references and a letter up to two pages, detailing your experience.

The International School Utrecht is committed to ensure a safe learning environment that supports child protection. The ISUtrecht requires a police clearance certificate as well as three confidential references.