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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
TEFL in Egypt - CairoExpand
Date posted:2006-08-03 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: email@example.com
Sakkara, a well established language school, is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic English Teachers for the 2006-2007 academic year. We are located in Maadi, Cairo. Benefits include free accommodation and reimbursed roundtrip airfare ticket. Read more
TEFL in Nouakchott, MauritaniaExpand
Date posted:2006-08-02 | Writer: The English Language Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The English Language Center is a small but growing EFL training center in Nouakchott, Mauritania. We are seeking to replace two out-going teachers and add to our faculty as we expand. Mauritania is a quiet country, whose capital city Nouakchott, is located on the NW cost of Africa. As a quickly developing country where oil has recently been discovered, English has become an essential language to meet the changing demands. Read more
TEFL in Ethiopia -- Addis AbabaExpand
Date posted:2006-08-01 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: email@example.com
Gibson Youth Academy, a school for children from Kindergarten to High School, in Addis Ababa, seeks dedicated, hardworking, professional teachers to teach English to our students. Recently, we were honored by the BBC who chose our school to represent Ethiopia for the program WORLD CLASS. Addis Ababa is a fairly modern city with very good transportation, entertainment, libraries, restaurants, and other activities. The Ethiopian people are gentle, and the country is very sa Read more
TEFL in Sudan / KhartoumExpand
Date posted:2006-07-11 | Writer: CITC Sudan | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A well-established Training Center / language school in Khartoum / Oumdurman is looking for a qualified teacher prepared to commit to a 1 year contract. Experience in teaching youngsters, general English and business preferred. Teachers will find support and excellent teaching resource.Benefits include free accommodation, end of contract bonus and round fare air ticket. Read more
Teach English in Sudan - KhartoumExpand
Date posted:2006-05-25 | Writer: Kibeida International Schools | Email: email@example.com
Native English speaking teachers and head teachers required in Khartoum, Sudan. Benefits include: accommodation, transport to and from school, medical insurance and 9 month contract(July -April). The School was founded in 1994 and teaching is based on the British Curriculum books plus Arabic and Religious Studies from the Sudanese Curriculum. Read more
TEFL in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)Expand
Date posted:2006-03-30 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibson Youth Academy, a regular school for children aged preschool to preparatory college that was founded by an American seven years ago, seeks serious, dedicated, and hardworking native English speaking teachers to teach English conversation, grammar, writing, and reading at various levels in our four schools and nine divisions in the capital city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We provide housing with all expenses paid, and a sizeable monthly payment by Ethiopian standards. Read more
TEFL in Cairo, Egypt.Expand
Date posted:2006-03-29 | Writer: The British International School, Cairo | Email: email@example.com
BISC is Cairo's leading, and most established, British International School for pupils aged
3-18 and provides an excellent and unique teaching environment. The school teaches the British National Curriculum, and from 16-19 the International Baccalaureate. We are seeking an enthusiastic qualified ESL teacher and offer an excellent, competitive package.
TEFL in Marrakesh, MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2006-01-19 | Writer: American Language Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Language Center of Marrakesh, one of ten American Language Centers in Morocco, is currently accepting applications for teachers of English as a Foreign Language to start in October, 2006. Benefits include a housing allowance and travel reimbursement to/from Morocco. Read more
Teach English in Cairo, EgyptExpand
Date posted:2005-10-07 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: email@example.com
The Sakkara Language School is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic English teachers for Elementary & Preparatory stages. Benefits include attractive salary, furnished paid accommodation.
paid transportation to and from School, paid Visa & Work Permit. Read more
TEFL in Ethiopia / Addis AbabaExpand
Date posted:2005-08-24 | Writer: ETHIOPIA NATIONAL SCHOOL | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethiopia National School is looking for voluntary ESL teachers to teach lower primary level. The school provides free lodging, local transportation and basic health insurance. An exciting and rewarding opportunity for a life time experience. Read more