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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 Tetouan, MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2005-08-11 | Writer: DAR LOUGHAT | Email: email@example.com
DAR LOUGHAT is a specialized school in teaching English as a Foreign Language to children, high school and university students, as well as professionals at different levels.
We are conveniently located in the heart of Tetouan, a small town of about 700,000 inhabitants surrounded by beautiful green mountains.
Teach English in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2005-07-18 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibson Youth Academy, a school for students from Kindergarten up to high school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia seeks ESL teachers for all levels for the 2005/2006 school year which begins on September 1, 2005. Benefits include an ample salary to maintain a good lifestyle while living and working in Ethiopia Read more
TEFL in Casablanca, MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2005-05-25 | Writer: EF English First | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for native speaker EFL teachers to join our team in
Casablanca in September / October.Morocco is a wonderful mix of tradition and modernity, famous for its
arts and crafts, music, colourful ceremonies and cuisine. It offers you
mountain ranges, Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches and the stunning
Teach English in Sudan (Khartoum)Expand
Date posted:2005-05-19 | Writer: Teaching Challenge Adventure | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Challenge Adventure Seeking Teachers Required for the third year of our British Curriculum School located in Khartoum, Sudan. Due to our rapid expansion we now have assistant and teaching positions available at all levels and some administrative posts. Start Date: End July 2005 for two week orientation to begin school Mid August. Read more
Teach EFL in Rabat, MoroccoExpand
Date posted:2005-04-13 | Writer: Proformation | Email: email@example.com
Experienced native English language Business teachers needed for full-time permanent or temporary positions. Come and experience the sun, beauty, beaches, and culture of Rabat, with an innovative technique (lessons by internet with webcam) and opportunities for advancement! Rabat is an interesting, and exotic capital. Read more
TEFL in Morocco - TetouanExpand
Date posted:2005-04-05 | Writer: ELIT | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Language Institute of Tetouan is the biggest English center in Tetouan, a city in the north of Morocco. Our students range from eight-year old children to adults. All classrooms are well equipped. Read more
TEFL in Lagos, NigeriaExpand
Date posted:2005-03-29 | Writer: Bryan Whitman | Email: email@example.com
Teacher required for year 6 level, starting on Monday 11th April. Must be willing and adaptable for a challenging and demanding post. Read more
TEFL in Rabat, Morocco.Expand
Date posted:2005-03-23 | Writer: The American Cultural Association of Morocco | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Cultural Association of Morocco, a non-governmental, cultural-educational association which has overseen the running of the American Language Centers of Morocco since the mid-1970s, is seeking applicants for the position of Center Director for its Rabat center. Read more
Teach English in Ethiopia - Addis AbabaExpand
Date posted:2005-03-15 | Writer: Ann Rispin | Email: email@example.com
If you want to make things happen and play a part in exciting new educational ventures in Ethiopia, and are able to accept modest terms and conditions, we can consider you for a range of opportunities. Read more
TEFL in Nigeria.Expand
Date posted:2005-02-17 | Writer: WIDEASSOCIATES RECRUITMENT COMPANY | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wideassociates Recruitment Company, working for a consortium of Government schools in Nigeria, is seeking trained teachers for English classes. Also available are German and French teaching positions. Fully equipped classrooms with a wide variety of resource material. Visas and accommodation costs are included in contract. Read more