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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 Teachers Needed in EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2010-01-27 | Writer: Gibson School | Email: email@example.com
We are a well establish school system with Gibson Youth Academy and Gibson Preparatory College with a tradition of top national exam results for 9 years in a row. We seek dedicated and qualified EFL teachers who are deeply committed to children for kindergarten and high school English courses. We offer a 10 month full time contract with benefits including housing, maid service, and work permit. Read more
TEFL Positions in RwandaExpand
Date posted:2009-11-16 | Writer: Writer:International Languages and Management Institute | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 2009, The International Languages and Management Institute, ILMI, is the first English language and management training institute for local citizens, business executives, and government officials in Rwanda. ILMI is ready to hire talented TEFL qualified instructors to teach English and/or Business English to government officials and business executives in Rwanda starting in January 2010. We offer a superb compensation package with excellent benefits. Click on the job heading for full details. Read more
Positions Teaching TEFL in EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2009-11-11 | Writer: Gondar and Addis Ababa Schools | Email: TeachinEthiopia@gmail.com
Ethiopia is experiencing a growing boom in primary education, as well as at higher levels. TEFL qualified English teachers are highly needed to give our students a base in a language to allow more access to world wide information and education. Ethiopia is not a country with an economy to support high salaries for ESL teachers, when compared to Asian and other schools in other parts of the world. However, you will earn a salary, and accomodations, which are very comfortable by local standards. We are looking for bright, energetic applicants who see the opportunity to be part of an opportunity to participate in an effort to advance local education from the bottom up. Read more
TEFL Job in TanzaniaExpand
Date posted:2009-10-21 | Writer: Kervan Saray Beach and Swahili Divers | Email: email@example.com
PADI dive eco-lodge on the paradise island of Pemba, Tanzania, requires short term volunteer to teach local staff English. TEFL qualification a distinct advantage. Airfares, full board and lodging, free SCUBA, and 100 USD pm bar tab in return for 3 to 4 hours teaching 5 days a week. Beach location, off-the-beaten track, a fab experience. Read more
TEFL Job in LibyaExpand
Date posted:2009-09-29 | Writer: Edgewater College | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 2 full time positions responsible for delivery of English Language training programmes to Edgewater College Clients in Tripoli, Libya. A recognised TEFL qualification is essential. Experience of working overseas preferable but not essential. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Equatorial Guinea,Expand
Date posted:2009-08-12 | Writer: Fluor Industrial Services | Email: email@example.com
Fluor Industrial Services is looking for a TEFL qualified English teacher to work in Malabo on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea. The position is on a rotational basis of 28 days on / 28 days leave based onshore at Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. All airfares covered, accommodation etc. all provided at excellent Western standards. Attractive salary. Read more
Teach TEFL in TunisiaExpand
Date posted:2009-07-21 | Writer: British Council | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Council Tunisia has vacancies for three qualified TEFL teachers and two co-ordinators on full-time contracts to work in our busy and successful Teaching Centre in Tunis. Purpose built 4 years ago, the premises boast possibly the best educational facilities in the Maghreb. Opportunities exist for learning and development via teaching on a full range of course types (Adults and YLs) as well as exams work (IELTS, Cambridge Adult and YL, BEC, ICFE, etc). We offer a generous benefits package including flights and medical insurance for you and accompanying dependants. Read more
TEFL in AngolaExpand
Date posted:2009-05-24 | Writer: Ametrade | Email: email@example.com
TEFL qualified English teachers are required to work immediately in Angola, which is located in Southern Africa. English language training is a must for all Angolans who want to work in the booming oil industry and secure good employment in global organisations, present in the market place. Angola is a safe. For more information about the position, please contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
TEFL Teacher Needed in MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2009-03-29 | Writer: ALC Mohammedia | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALC Mohammedia is seeking a TEFL qualified teacher of English who is available to start work in April 2009. Responsibilities include dynamic teaching for youths and adults in classes of up to 20 students for 15 to 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree and TEFL certification. Classroom teaching experience and survival French or Arabic are a plus. The position offers a comfortable salary, a housing monthly allowance and a relaxed, creative teaching environment in a sunny seaside town convenient to Casablanca and Rabat, two of Morocco's most renowned cities. Read more
Teach TEFL in RawandaExpand
Date posted:2009-02-11 | Writer: British Communications | Email: email@example.com
Full Time TEFL Teachers required to teach English to the Civil Service In Rwanda. The company was established 5 years ago and has carried out training in Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda and has trained many embassies, large companies and organisations in English language and corporate management training. We are now recruiting teachers for contracts starting in May. Contracts are for 1-3 years. Very attractive salary package. You will be teaching in Kigali. Kigali, the capital city, is very orderly with street lighting, tree lined tarmac roads-most untypical of most African cities. Read more