MYP/DP English Language Acquisition Teacher/Specialist


The International School Utrecht is an International Baccalaureate World School and part of SPO Utrecht (primary) and NUOVO Scholen (secondary). ISU offers the complete and connected International Baccalaureate for students from 4-19 from diverse international backgrounds. We are a close knit, inclusive and welcoming community of students, staff and parents. ISU 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 & Vison 

ISU 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

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

Compassion: ISU 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.

Connection: Our ISU 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 International Baccalaureate MYP/DP English Language Acquisition teacher and/or English as an Additional Language Specialist.

The ideal candidate should have the following attributes

  • Appropriate technology skills to support his/her subject teaching
  • Willingness to work closely and collaboratively in a strong team
  • Demonstrates professionalism, commitment, integrity and perseverance
  • Be culturally competent with an internationally minded attitude
  • (Near)native level spoken and written English language

Qualifications and experience

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English Language Acquisition or English as an Additional or Foreign Language
  • For a permanent contract: Fully qualified teacher status to teach all year groups in secondary education (eerstegraads) and in accordance with the standards required by the Dutch education authorities (DUO)
  • A minimum of three years’ classroom / ELA support experience
  • Experience teaching IB MYP and DP is preferred
  • Language coordination experience is preferred

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 and holiday benefits)
  • An attractive package with benefits (Collective Labour Agreement CAO)
  • Salary in line with Collective Labour Agreement (CAO)

Please apply via our 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 ISU requires a police clearance certificate for the last country of employment, as well as three confidential references.