TEFL in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Date posted:2006-03-30 | Writer: Gibson Youth Academy | Email: [email protected]

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, limited internet access, a sizeable monthly payment according to the Ethiopian economy, and a partial payment of the airfare incentive after the completion of a 10 month contract. Teachers must have a Bachelor degree in education or a bachelor degree in another field and a TEFL certificate. On line TEFL programs in coordination with an existing degree are accepted.

GYA seeks those who look for a professional teaching experience, and not a paid vacation. Our highest priority is to the children we serve. We seek individuals who understand the challenges and rewards of teaching from the heart.

You can see a report done by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) about our school at Contact us

* Our school was chosen from all schools in Ethiopia to be represented on that website for the program WORLD CLASS. Go all the way to the right side of the screen and see a place called archives. Look at the bottom of the choices and see Ethiopia- Gibson Youth Academy. You can see the facilities of one of our schools and get a good idea about what kind of good work we are doing for the children we serve.
The deadline for applications is May 15, 2006. Please write to us at [email protected] and request the ESL Teacher Fact Sheet. We can also provide addresses of former ESL teachers who have worked in our school.

Ethiopia is an interesting and gentle country, and we hope you will join us here.

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.


The unit gave insight in the content of the course. There are several units that will teach me about ideas and methodologies, related to Young Learners, and my role as a teacher. I will learn how to create a teaching syllabus, find and/or create teaching materials and create/apply assessment. Since I am already teaching Young Learners in Vietnam, I can't wait to gain more knowledge and bring my teaching to a next level.Various methodologies are good to know when planning lessons. Some methodologies may not work in certain cases. To be able to change a lesson plan to adjust for another situation is crucial. Also, it's important to keep in mind that correcting all the time is not of the utmost importance. Correcting only when necessary or an egregious error is made during an activity or engage moment is ok. The point is to keep fluency.