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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
Job Teaching English in EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2009-01-21 | Writer: Hilltops Academy | Email: email@example.com
Hilltops Academy is a small, privately owned primary school in Addis Ababa. We are looking for a committed individual who is interested in joining our tight knit staff to teach all aspects of English to our students. The candidate must be a native English speaker and naturally certificates such as TEFL will be advantageous. We offer a sensible monthly salary and free housing in a pleasant apartment block near to the school, including all bills. Upon completion of the contract we will fully refund the flight cost of your return journey in and out of Ethiopia. Read more
Teach TEFL in South AfricaExpand
Date posted:2008-12-09 | Writer: Liejoh Travel | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies are now available in Johannesburg for TEFL qualified English teachers who are able to start in January 2009. The posts involve teaching both adults and children at a variety of levels. Benefits include assistance with processing visas and work permit. Read more
Teach TEFL in BotswanaExpand
Date posted:2008-11-03 | Writer: University of Botswana | Email: email@example.com
The English Department of Botswana University currently has openings for TEFL qualified assistant lecturers. The successful candidates will be expected to (i) assist lecturers in teaching introductory courses in English Language, (ii) assist in grading assignments, tests and examination papers, and (iii) perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Department. The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications Read more
Teach English in West Africa.Expand
Date posted:2008-08-19 | Writer: International Consultants | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Consultants Agency based in Conakry-Guinea, West Africa, is looking for two TEFL (or equivalent) qualified English Language teachers for its English Language Centre in Conakry and Sangaredi. Students range from beginner level up to intermediate. Workload is 8 hours a day from Monday through to Friday. As well as an attractive salary, we supply free accommodation, contribute towards medical insurance and reimburse the airfare. Read more
TEFL in SudanExpand
Date posted:2008-07-16 | Writer: Cambridge International Training Centers | Email: email@example.com
Cambridge International Training Center is a well-established language school in Khartoum Sudan with 3 branches for adults and one center for children. We require TEFL qualified English teachers, for positions teaching at all levels, including Business English to adults, commencing immediately. We offer an attractive salary which will enable you to live very comfortably in Sudan. Read more
TEFL in Maragwa, KenyaExpand
Date posted:2008-05-25 | Writer: Watoto Wa Baraka International | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers to work in a local school teaching English to children of various ages. Volunteers with teaching experience/training will be able to work with minimal supervision however there will be on-hand support at all times. The schools are located in small rural villages where people speak native languages such as Maasai, Chaaga and Swahili, however lessons are taught in English. Resources are limited and volunteers should expect to assist in developing teaching plans and be creative with the resources available.
TEFL in Ethiopia!Expand
Date posted:2008-03-04 | Writer: Southwest Academy | Email: SouthwestAcademy@gmail.com
Southwest Academy is a new school in Addis Ababa that opened in the Summer of 2007. The school is currently seeking native English speakers to fill teaching positions between KG and year 10. A teaching qualification, ESL or TEFL, should be obtained before you begin teaching. Benefits include free accommodation close to the school, airport pick up and arrangements for work permit. Read more
TEFL in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2008-02-06 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: email@example.com
Seeking dedicated, hardworking, professional teachers to teach English grammar, writing, and English conversation to our students. Efficient and competent teachers who have a great interest in teaching, and not only those who are interested in traveling. Teachers should have at least an ESL qualification. Those who have a degree in another field and experience working with children will be accepted if they obtain at least an online ESL qualification.
TEFL in Khartoum, SudanExpand
Date posted:2007-05-30 | Writer: The Winner Language Institute | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teach Business English in Africa's fastest growing economy. We are an English Language Institute located in Khartoum by the Blue Nile and are strengthening our team by recruiting teachers who can offer significant experience in Business English/ English for Occupational Purposes. Teachers will receive a very competitive package, including return airfare (upon completion of contract), Comprehensive BUPA cover and a rent allowance. Read more
TEFL in TunisiaExpand
Date posted:2007-05-16 | Writer: TACC | Email: email@example.com
The Tunisian American Chamber of Commerce is looking for part-time English teachers. TACC has been serving the Tunisian business community for over 15 years and has over 400 business members. TACC is currently expanding its English Language Program and is in need of part-time teachers. Native speakers of English are preferred. Compensation is based on experience. Flexible schedules are available. Read more