Berlin International School ∙ Lentzeallee 8/14 ∙ 14195 Berlin ∙ +49 30 / 82 00 77 90 ∙

Job Opportunities

Secondary – Full-time German Teacher (26 lessons of 45 minutes duration)

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach German (Mother tongue) in Grades 6-10 and Grades 11 & 12 (IB Diploma) and experience in teaching German as an additional language (DaF/DaZ).   

General Qualifications & experience:
Teacher certification (2. Staatsexamen) is required with, preferably, a minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience. Though not essential, international school experience and knowledge of the IB diploma programme is highly desirable. You should enjoy working in a team of dedicated colleagues and be used to developing your own materials in order to support students in a differentiated learning environment. 

Start Date: 1st August 2019


Berlin International School has a competitive, open and transparent salary scale. Details of this as well as relocation and other benefits will be discussed during the interview process.

Application process and supporting documents

Applicants are asked to send a, photograph and CV that must include demonstrated evidence of the following:

  • Mother-tongue (or near to mother-tongue) English language proficiency
  • Trained Teacher Certification from a University or College of Education
  • At least 2 years of relevant teaching experience, preferably international
  • A Bachelor's degree, Master’s degree or PhD/EdD, in the domain to be taught, from a College or University
  • Experience with the IB Diploma/IGCSE preferred
  • Teachers applying for a teaching position in our school must possess a valid teaching qualification

Highly desirable are:

  • Team players / a collaborative spirit and mentality
  • Experience articulating curriculum in a K - 12 school
  • The ability to improve language competency no matter the subject area taught (We are all language teachers at B.I.S.)
  • The ability to facilitate rigorous learning using advanced ICT
  • Can do, will succeed attitude
  • A sense of humor  

Applications for the attention of the Secondary Principal : Mr. Michael Cunningham  the subject line of the email should indicate the position(s) being applied for and then the applicant's name.


Selected candidates will be contacted for a telephone/Skype interview, followed by, for short listed candidates, an interview in Berlin.

Our interview process for teaching faculty reflects our approaches to all aspects of our work: purposeful and learning-focused.

The purpose here is to assess the degree of fit between your approaches to learning, teaching and assessing, and ours.

We like to give you time to reflect and prepare in advance, so we are providing you now with the main lines of inquiry that will shape our short time together. While each interview evolves differently, our key questions will be as follows:

  • What have been the most influential elements in your career to date, and how have they shaped your approaches to learning, teaching and assessing?
  • Why do you teach?
  • Why should anyone be taught by you? Why B.I.S?
  • Specifically, what is it about our school that interests you?
  • What added value would you bring to our school and community?
  • What might you gain from working with us?

For interviews we encourage you to bring with you evidence of student learning, as an illustration of your approaches to learning, teaching and assessing. This can be in the medium or format of your choice. An observed lesson is part of the process.