TEFL in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Date posted:2008-02-06 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: [email protected]

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 (TEFL) or at least a first degree in English or English education and experience working with children. 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.

About Gibson Youth Academy

Well established school system for children from Kindergarten to High School, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Founded by an American educator 8 years ago with the goal of giving Ethiopian children the very best education possible along with character development and an emphasis on creating strong work ethic, responsibility, and academic excellence among our students.

Ethiopian children are highly motivated to learn, and it is easy to capture their attention. Ethiopia is an interesting country with its own languages (83 of them), alphabets, way of keeping time, calendar, cultural dress, cultural music and dances, endemic animals, unique cultural foods, and much more. 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 safe.

If you are a teacher who is dedicated to the edification of children and willing to give 100% effort for the children we serve and be flexible enough to live and work in a new culture and system, please contact us.

Email [email protected] in order to receive the ESL teacher fact sheet and information about how you can apply. We are also glad to provide you with addresses of former ESL teachers who have worked with us so you can get their perspectives about their experiences in the school.

Recently, we were honored by the BBC who chose our school to represent Ethiopia on their website for the program WORLD CLASS. You can see a short video of our school at under the archives section on the right side of the screen.

All contracts are for at least to July 3, 2008. Apply today if you are interested in teaching for the next school year.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you will join our team

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


In this unit, two sample lessons are presented to the viewer. Both lessons concern the modal auxiliary verb 'can,' but other than that, they're quite different. The first lesson, simply, is awful: the teacher is rude and not engaging, and students do not seem as if they are learning. The second is much better: the students seem engaged, and the teacher effectively conveys how modal auxiliary verbs should be used.This is actually the most difficult unit - somehow it was not easy to comprehend. It would have been good if the examples of the mistakes showed the corrected sentences. In addition, I could not understand why the present simple and present continuous are part of this unit. Maybe it would be good if a final unit can include all the tenses alongside with their examples - that would give me a better comparison.