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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
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
Teach EFL in TanzaniaExpand
Date posted:2014-12-08 | Writer: Kiwengwa Nusery & Primary School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiwengwa Nursery & Primary School (KINS) is looking for a teaching assistant/intern to assist in our multi age primary 2 classroom. This is a wonderful opportunity for a recent TEFL graduate or someone new to education to learn and grow under the guidance of an experienced teacher in a close knit and thriving school community. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, open minded, loves children and most importantly want to learn! KINS is a small, privet non-profit school on the east coast of Zanzibar which serves students from 2 to 12 years. The P2 teaching assistant would be responsible for assisting the regular classroom teacher with preparation, displays, one on one reading with students, and other classroom tasks. We would also like this person to take on physical education... Read more
TEFL Job in AngolaExpand
Date posted:2014-11-12 | Writer: EN Campaigns | Email: email@example.com
EN Campaigns are looking for suitably qualified EFL teacher to join our expanding team starting in January 2015. This is a fixed-term contract for 3 months with the option to extend after this period. We offer a competitive salary with accommodation. This is an extremely exciting time to join EN Campaigns as we will be opening a brand new teaching and examination venue in Angola in the new year. Our centre will prepare students for academic English exams including IELTS and also provide professional English training for our corporate clients. For the right candidate, this presents a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting new venture and help to shape a new school as well as deliver world-class teaching to motivated young professionals. Key Responsibilities: • English langu... Read more
Job Teaching English in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2014-08-19 | Writer: Wall Street English | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a qualified EFL teacher looking to work in Africa? Wall Street English is the premier provider of English instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world, and the only ISO certified institute on the market. We opened our doors in Africa in January 2009 with the Wall Street English Casablanca center. We have since expanded to meet the English-learning needs of some of Morocco’s most prominent companies in the engineering, banking, investment, and oil industries. We are looking for a teacher to join our team as we expand our corporate clientele, which means you will be teaching both in Casablanca and at some of our clients’ other sites. You will have exciting opportunities to advance your career by becoming part of the Wall Street English family. You w... Read more
Regular TEFL Positions in EgyptExpand
Date posted:2014-07-17 | Writer: British Council | Email: email@example.com
British Council is UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations and manages a wide range of activities covering the arts, science, technology and education, regularly employing TEFL certified teachers. Working for the British Council offers you a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills. Jobs with the British Council offer scope for versatility, initiative and creativity in a stimulating and supportive environment. Egypt plays a major role in the British Council’s ELT work across the whole Arabic-speaking region. The British Council currently has three teaching centres in Cairo: the main centre in Agouza, a smaller centre in Heliopolis. We have recently opened a new teaching centre in Alexandria with a selection of adult courses availabl... Read more
ESL positions in TunisiaExpand
Date posted:2014-03-15 | Writer: AMIDEAST | Email: Hope.Moorhead@amideast.org
AMIDEAST is now recruiting qualified EFL teachers for full-time positions in our Tunis and Sousse offices. AMIDEAST teachers work with learners of all ages who are eager to expand their opportunities. We also partner with businesses and public agencies to train employees in English for special purposes and provide communication and business skills to youth and others seeking to transition into the job market. In addition to English language training, AMIDEAST offices offer a myriad of other program and activities, including scholarship and exchange programs, professional training, free advising on opportunities to study in the U.S. and daily cultural activities that are open to the public.
AMIDEAST English language teachers benefit from the following:
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Teach EFL in TunisiaExpand
Date posted:2013-09-20 | Writer: AMIDEAST | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMIDEAST Tunisia seeks certified EFL native or near-native speakers of English who can commit to at least 1 year of teaching in its center in Tunis or Sousse. Candidates should be capable of planning and teaching lessons at various levels of General, Business and Young Learner ESL and/or for standardized test preparation (e.g. TOEFL and TOEIC). You should be able to manage a teaching load of up to 30 contact hours per week. Qualifications: * university degree * TEFL / TESOL certification course of 100-120 hrs w/teaching practicum * one to two years minimum experience preferred * 1 yr minimum commitment * native/near-native English speaker Compensation: Hourly rate based on degrees, certification and experience ranging from 19,500 Tunisian dinars (degree + certification + 1 yr exper... Read more
TEFL Job in EgyptExpand
Date posted:2013-08-02 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: email@example.com
For the 2013-2014 academic year, the Sakkara Language School is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic EFL Teachers for the different school stages. Contract starts from September 1st, 2013 and ends June 1st, 2014. Teachers are expected arrival to Cairo between Sept 1st to Sept 5th for orientation and preparation. Academic Year start date is Sept 15th. The Sakkara Language School is a Private English Language School located in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. The School Stages are Kindergarten, Primary Level, Preparatory Level, and Secondary Level. We also have an IGCSE and American High School Diploma Programs on campus. The School was established in 1993 to serve the Egyptian Community, American Community, and British Community who are seeking Advanced Education and Language skills. Since 1993, th... Read more
Teach English in TanzaniaExpand
Date posted:2013-06-13 | Writer: So They Can - Tanzania | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for two volunteer TEFL teachers to assist in our educational pilot projects, in collaboration with the Tanzanian government, that qualifies secondary school dropouts from the rural poor for vocational institutes. The project is situated in the rural village of Mamire, twenty minutes from the nearest town of Babati and two and a half hours from Arusha city. We will pay volunteers flights and a volunteer’s wage (negotiable). Free on-site accommodation will be provided. We would expect a full-time commitment of around 30-40 hours weekly, for a minimum duration of three months, and maximum six. These roles have an immediate start for the right candidates. Thank you, Matthew Holleman Country Director
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Teach EFL in South Africa (2)Expand
Date posted:2013-05-07 | Writer: EF International Language Centre | Email: Natasha.Budd@ef.com
EF International Language Centre Cape Town is looking for an EFL teacher who is available immediately.
What do we offer?
- Working at an internationally accredited EAQUALS school.
- Blended teaching using the newest technology.
- Continuous professional development
- Opportunities for self-development - A salary of R8k - R12k pm
What do we expect?
- passion for teaching and development.
- a min CELTA, TEFL or TESOL and undergraduate degree
- min 12 months teaching experience.
- teachers keen on further development through seminars, workshops and observations
- positive attitude and lively personality
- eagerness to use the newest te... Read more