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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
Teach EFL in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2011-08-17 | Writer: Gibson Preparatory College | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibson Youth Academy/Gibson Preparatory College Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has immediate vacancies for highly motivated, enthusiastic, responsible and energetic TEFL qualified teachers in our kindergarten, high school and preparatory college divisions. The positions vary from English conversation to SAT. Non-native speakers are also encouraged to apply. Click on the job heading for more details. Read more
TEFL Position in Cairo, EygptExpand
Date posted:2011-07-12 | Writer: The Oxford English Academy | Email: email@example.com
The Oxford English Academy, Cairo, is looking for TEFL qualified instructors who enjoy the capacity and competence to deliver General English, Conversational English and Business English courses. Successful applicants shall be considered for an immediate start. Click on the job heading for more details.
Teach English in SudanExpand
Date posted:2011-05-09 | Writer: Asakinah | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have positions available in Khartoum for TEFL qualified teachers teaching mostly adults between 25 and 30 hours per week. This is a full-time position for 5 days a week. Applicants should be native English speakers with a degree and TEFL qualification. Overseas teaching experience preferred. Benefits include a furnished apartment, medical insurance and assistance with airfare. To apply, send your (1)resume, (2)BA degree / TEFL certificate copy, (3)scanned photo in 2 separate attachments to the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
TEFL Job in GhanaExpand
Date posted:2011-03-29 | Writer: Linguaphone Ghana | Email: email@example.com
Linguaphone Ghana is part of Linguaphone Group, a world-leading global language training provider, operating under the internationally recognised Pingu's English, Linguaphone and Direct English brand names. Our first centre is in Accra, with plans to open at least nine more training centres across Ghana in the next three years. As our network continues to grow, we are always looking out for new TEFL certified staff. If you are interested in working for Linguaphone Ghana, please send us an e-mail to the address given on the job heading, including your CV. Read more
Teach EFL in South AfricaExpand
Date posted:2010-11-24 | Writer: Jeffreys Bay Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have part time positions available for TEFL qualified teachers from January to end March 2011 We are looking for teachers who are able to teach at any level between Elementary and Upper Intermediate. Jeffreys Bay Language School is a small personal school where teachers and students socialise both in and out of the class. Maximum of 8 students per class, varying nationalities. Jeffreys Bay is known for its surfing, beaches and friendliness; a relaxed atmosphere is evident throughout the town and thus within the school itself. Read more
TEFL Job in EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2010-10-06 | Writer: Mentzis | Email: email@example.com
We currently have 4 teaching positions available in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for TEFL qualified teachers over 21 years of age, preferably with some experience, to teach primary and elementary level students. Competitive salary and housing provided. For more information about the position, please contact us via e-mail at the address given on the job heading. Read more
Job Teaching English in DjiboutiExpand
Date posted:2010-07-20 | Writer: Oxford International Academy of Djibouti | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxford International Academy of Djibouti is looking for 2 native English speaking TEFL qualified English teachers to work alongside its existing staff. The new teachers will deliver English courses to mainly adult students. Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa. Benefits package includes: flights, accommodation, transport, full internet access at accommodation, and four weeks holiday per year. Read more
Teach English in TunisiaExpand
Date posted:2010-06-09 | Writer: AMIDEAST | Email: email@example.com
AMIDEAST, a non-governmental organization, has 25 positions open in its Tunis office for TEFL certified US and non-US native-speaking teachers. Our aim is to strengthen mutual understanding and co-operation between Americans and the peoples of The Middle East and North Africa. We offer a guaranteed contract over the academic year.
Please send your resume, cover letter and scanned main page of your passport to the e-mail addrss given on the job heading. Read more
Teach EFL in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2010-04-28 | Writer: Wall Street Institute | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wall Street Institute Morocco is looking for a full time native English speaking EFL teacher for our center in Casablanca, Morocco. Potential candidates should have a TEFL/TESOL or equivalent. Work abroad experience, preferred. Our package includes a salary of 12,000 dhs net/month, 18 days paid vacation, paid public holidays, health insurance, a one way airline ticket to Casablanca and 2 weeks in a hotel upon arrival. If interested, please send your CVs to the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
TEFL Job in SenegalExpand
Date posted:2010-03-30 | Writer: VYL Dakar | Email: email@example.com
In Dakar,Senegal a new bilingual school, recognised by the French government, applying the French Curriculum, is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic TEFL qualified English teacher for a full-time position, working 08:00 to 13:15, Mon to Fri. Native English speaker and experience of very young learners essential. Most classes will comprise of students aged 2-7 years old. Extremely competitive salary at 770.000CFA, set to rise to 1.000.000CFA next school year. Help in finding accommodation is also provided. Read more