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TEFL Jobs in Africa
If chosen carefully, there is no reason why a job in Africa can’t represent an experience of a lifetime. Tunisia, Cameroon, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania all offer tremendous variety in terms of climate, activities, local facilities and customs - not to mention the fantastic wildlife parks, and truly stunning historical monuments.
Even in countries where French is the official second language (francophones), amongst the younger generation there is much greater interest in English. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for teaching.
Unlike Europe, those wishing to teach in a state or private school do not need a PGCE. You will need a TESOL certification such as that offered by TEFL International and, in the case of state schools, it is worth checking if they require teaching experience and/or a degree.
There are loads of language centers and they are certainly worth a visit to see if they’re hiring. In the public sector, you can expect larger classes with students of varying degrees of ability. Students’ ages may also vary within the same class.
Wages will seem very low and the conditions might often seem basic, but people come to Africa for the experience of a lifetime, not to sit in the lap of luxury.
Visas and Regulations
It is always best to contact the consulate of your destination country to enquire about work permits and what types of jobs you’ll qualify for under your tourist visa. Proof of qualifications, references and resumes should be prepared ahead of time and one should be ready to make them available.
Tunisia offers wonderful Roman ruins at Carthage. Cameroon offers fantastic wildlife parks as well as beautifully deserted beaches. Mozambique has a quaint colonial atmosphere, world heritage sites, islands and again beautiful deserted beaches. Senegal boasts its sophistication of its capital city, Dakar. Once you get tired of the capital, you can make your way to sparsely-populated beaches, or even take in some of the famous bird watching. South Africa has a truly magnificent variety of activities on offer. You can go on safari, climb mountains, and even get in a cage surrounded by great whites.
Getting a Job
You’ll need to prepare ahead of your arrival but all your efforts will pay great dividends. It is a very good idea to contact all of the African embassies in your country of origin, enquiring about teaching and visas, and see what you get back.
For many, getting a job will mean getting out and visiting schools and this is why you’ll need certificates, etc. Local telephone directories will list universities, schools and language institutes, etc., and they are often only too willing to interview candidates. Highly-qualified, prepared and enthusiastic teachers are in short supply. If they like you, they will almost certainly find some teaching for you.TEFL Courses in Alexandria
EFL Positions in Hargeisa, SomalilandExpand
Date posted:2017-01-24 | Writer: Abaarso School of Science and Technology | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abaarso School has opportunities for TEFL trained individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to training top high school students. Teachers will join the school culture that puts the growth of the school and the students first, while finding a way around the challenges inherent in working in the developing world. Between the classroom, preparation, student groups, office hours, and other projects, teachers should expect 50-70 hours of work each week. With successful performance, significant upward mobility is possible for staff members. Abaarso School, featured in the New York Times and BBC World, is a non-profit boarding high school educating the best and the brightest Somali students in the Horn of Africa. The school prepares students to excel in higher education, while also... Read more
Teach EFL in MalawiExpand
Date posted:2016-12-01 | Writer: H.E.L.P. Malawi | Email: email@example.com
H.E.L.P. Malawi's mission is to develop the pathway for children living in rural regions of Africa to become integral members and leaders in society through quality education. Live within the local community and use your TEFL skills to experience life in the African bush while witnessing the pure beauty of Malawi. Tutor small groups of learners in English (ESL) throughout the school day at Nanthomba Primary School. Partner with a government teacher to ensure students are receiving the best education possible. Co-teach the after school English Activity Class and other after school activities offered at Nanthomba. * This is a volunteer position and there are no placement or program fees! We Provide H.ope E.ducation L.ove and P.rotection to the children of Malawi - come and join u... Read more
TEFL Job in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2016-10-17 | Writer: American Language Center Tangier | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Language Center of Tangier has a position teaching EFL to young learners and young adults starting in January, 2017. We are a member of the American Cultural Association, a private, non-profit association with 12 language centers located in Morocco. All classrooms have flat-screen TVs with USB ports, computers, wifi, and AC. Our staff room is stocked with supplementary materials. The center has a café for our students & teachers and our annex is equipped with coin-operated coffee machine and microwave. We are looking for full-time teachers (21-24 contact hours per week) who are familiar with and supportive of the communicative approach to language acquisition. This includes a student-centered classroom with regular, varied pair work and group work activities. We ar... Read more
Teaching English in SomaliaExpand
Date posted:2016-04-07 | Writer: Abaarso School of Science and Technology | Email: email@example.com
Abaarso School is looking for TEFL skilled individuals interested in training the top secondary school students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. We are located in in Abaarso, Hargeisa, Somaliland. The Republic of Somaliland, a self-declared state, is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. Abaarso School, featured in the New York Times and BBC World, is a non-profit boarding high school educating the best and the brightest Somali students in the Horn of Africa. The school prepares students to excel in higher education, while also focusing on extracurricular activities and community service. While only founded in 2009, Abaarso School has achieved success not seen in the area for several decades. After three graduating classes, Abaarso has placed over... Read more
Job Teaching English in Ethiopia (3)Expand
Date posted:2016-03-17 | Writer: Zagol Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zagol Academy, a private school in Addis Ababa serving pre-school through primary school (Grade 8), is looking for English teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. We believe our teachers are the heart and soul of our school and treat our teachers with an unparalleled level of respect. We provide a supportive work environment for our teachers to excel and have a positive impact on our nation's future. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a variety of grades (grades 1-4 or 5-8) Enhance English curriculum with the assistance of school administration Assist in editing of school materials Take part in after-school programs QUALIFICATIONS: College degree Demonstrated ability to teach Native level English speaker High-level knowledge of grammar, spelling and vocabulary. TEFL qualificatio... Read more
EFL Teaching Opportunity in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2015-11-23 | Writer: The American Language Center of Oujda | Email: email@example.com
The American Language Center of Oujda (a nonprofit organization) is looking for dedicated and adventurous individuals who wish to teach English and participate in cultural exchange in Morocco. Oujda is a prospering non-touristic city just one hour south of the Mediterranean coast with a beautiful surrounding countryside. ALC Oujda is a great place to work in a relaxed atmosphere while living and traveling in Morocco. The more experienced EFL teacher can excel with our higher levels, TOEFL classes, Business English and other projects, while developing teachers have a great opportunity to hone their teaching skills while advancing in the TESOL field. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Native level speaker of English B.A. + ESL/EFL certification (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA or equivalent) Teaching experi... Read more
Teach English in Rural Tanzania, Africa!Expand
Date posted:2015-10-06 | Writer: Red Sweater Project | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Sweater Project collaborates with developing communities in the creation of affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. The non-profit organization operates Mungere Secondary School near the town of Mto wa Mbu in the northern Arusha Region. We do not charge a program fee but we expect you to cover your living expenses (of around $200-300 per month). We are accepting applications for an English Teacher to teach Form I, II and III English and English as a Second Language (ESL/ELL) courses at Mungere Secondary School, engaging our students to speak, read and write English. Our students live in a remote Maasai community, where English is rarely spoken, and primary school is taught in Swahili. Yet, Tanzanian secondary school curriculum is ... Read more
TEFL Certified Teachers Wanted in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2015-07-23 | Writer: Center for Modern Languages | Email: email@example.com
The Center for Modern Languages (CML) seeks qualified EFL teachers for the Rabat English Language Program. CML is dedicated to teaching English as a foreign language and offers year-around programs in General English and business English along with a popular children’s program and an active cultural activity calendar. We offer courses at all levels, ranging from complete beginners to advanced learners. There are also specialized English courses in Business, Media, University Preparation, Popular Culture, and Technology. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Native level English language proficiency BA/BSc University degree A recognized EFL/ESL Certification (min. 100 hours) with supervised teaching practice. One to two years experience preferred. Salary and Benef... Read more
TEFL Qualified Teachers Needed in EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2015-05-12 | Writer: Ethioteachers | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Although there is ongoing demand in Ethiopia for EFL teachers throughout the year, it is strongest for the start of the academic year in September. This year schools are looking to recruit qualified primary and secondary (maths/science and English/humanities) teachers. There are also some openings to teach English in the Kinder/Pre-school sector and for those without a degree but with a recognized ESL qualification, such as TEFL /TESOL. In addition, there is a vacancy for a primary school principal to lead a new school. Remuneration packages vary from school to school and may include assistance with airfares, work and residency permits, monthly salary and the provision of accommodation or an accommodation allowance. How to apply: If you’d like more information about opportunities ... Read more
Opportunities For TEFL Qualified Teachers in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2015-03-09 | Writer: American Language Center, Oujda | Email: email@example.com
The American Language Center of Oujda is looking for dedicated and adventurous TEFL certified individuals who wish to teach English in Morocco. Oujda is a prospering non-touristic city just one hour south of the Mediterranean coast with a beautiful surrounding countryside. ALC Oujda is a great place to work in a relaxed atmosphere while living and traveling in Morocco. The more experienced EFL teacher can excel with our higher levels, TOEFL classes, Business English and other projects, while newly qualified EFL teachers have a great opportunity to hone their teaching skills while advancing in the TESOL field. We are looking for teachers for our Spring Session beginning April 3, and for the Fall Session in September. Minimum Qualifications: Native level speaker of English B.A. + ESL/... Read more