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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 Meknes, Morocco!Expand
Date posted:2005-01-07 | Writer: American Language Center | Email: email@example.com
The American Language Center in Meknes, Morocco is looking for TEFL teachers to staff their private language school. Contract available starting mid-March. Read more
TEFL in EgyptExpand
Date posted:2004-12-28 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sakkara Language School in several locations throughout Egypt is looking for qualified native English speakers. Staff is needed to start immediately - by February 1st. Four month renewable contract includes paid accomodation, transportation, vacation and working papers. Read more
TEFL in Morocco - CasablancaExpand
Date posted:2004-12-06 | Writer: englishfirst | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for native speaker EFL teachers to join our team in Casablanca in January. 7 month contract from January 2005 to July 2005 with possibility of renewal. Partial flight reimbursement
* Medical insurance provided
* Accommodation arranged within walking distance of the school
Volunteer TEFL in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2004-11-23 | Writer: Ethiopia National School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ETHIOPIA NATIONAL SCHOOL is a legally registered Primary School with recognition from the Ministry of Education of ETHIOPIA, from Kinder Garten up to Grade 8 (Age 4 up tp 15 years old). We are looking for VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHERS offering adequate/attractive pocket money with free residence and health insurance. Read more
Teach English in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)Expand
Date posted:2004-11-05 | Writer: GYA School | Email: email@example.com
GYA School in Addis Ababa is looking for full time EFL teachers to start immediately. 10 month contract available. Read more
TEFL in Morocco (Tetouan)Expand
Date posted:2004-10-20 | Writer: Bryan Whitman | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The school is located in the heart of Tetouan, a small city surrounded by beautiful beaches and mountains. The school specializes in teaching ESL to children, students and professionals. Read more
TEFL in Giyani, South AfricaExpand
Date posted:2004-10-06 | Writer: Hillside Foundation School | Email: email@example.com
Native English Teacher required for young learners. Maximum class size 20 students.The school is situated approximately 500km northeast of Johannesburg. Giyani is a town of about 35 000 people in the bushveld. It is close to various tourist attractions like the Kruger National Park (90km) and Magoebaskloof (100km). Read more
Employment teaching EFL in Addis Ababa, EthiopiaExpand
Date posted:2004-06-10 | Writer: GYA School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLISH TEACHING POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2004 Read more
Teach EFL in Cairo, EgyptExpand
Date posted:2004-05-31 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: email@example.com
For the 2004-2005 academic year, the Sakkara Language School is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic English Teachers for the different school stages.
Teach English in EgyptExpand
Date posted:2003-08-18 | Writer: Sakkara Language School | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sakkara Language School, a private English language school located in Maadi, Cairo, is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic English teachers for the 2003-2004 academic year.