TEFL Job in Senegal

Date posted:2010-03-30 | Writer: VYL Dakar | Email: [email protected]

In Dakar,Senegal a new bilingual school, recognised by the French government, applying the French Curriculum, is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic TEFL qualified English teacher for a full-time position, working 08:00 to 13:15, Mon to Fri. Extremely competitive salary at 770.000CFA, set to rise to 1.000.000CFA next school year. Native English speaker and experience of very young learners essential. Most classes will comprise of students aged 2-7 years old. 

Initial contract from Apr 5th to July 2nd, possibility of renewal for another year starting Sept 2010.

Duties include implementing the curriculum as well as liaising with the French teacher to ensure a smooth transition for the children from one language to another.

This school is accredited and monitored and moderated by the local French academic inspectorate, and, as such, the successful candidate would be 'titulaire' (officialy regonised as 'enseignant' by the French system.

PGCE preferred, but all native speaker candidates with a TESOL/TEFL, the right experience of teaching young children, a minimum level of French and experience of the French teaching environment will be considered.

The salary is very competitive at around 770.000CFA/month, (£1000 -$1500), one of the best in Dakar, if not the best for someone in a teaching position.

The salary is due to be increased to 1.000.000CFA/month next year (£1375, $2000).

Help in finding accommodation is provided, possibility of subletting a room in staff apartment until you find your own place.

A rough guide to prices in Dakar:
- a bottle of Coke: 225 cfa
- a bus ticket: 150 cfa
- a taxi ride across town: 2000 cfa
- a litre of fruit juice: 1000 cfa
- a loaf of bread: 200 cfa
- a meal in an expat restaurant: 3000 to 5000 cfa per head
- a 3 bedroom flat, unfurnished: 150-250 thousand cfa
- a fridge, cooker, one table 4 chairs: around 250.000 cfa (new)

A final draw would be the music. Dakar has a very rich music scene, with the likes of Youssou N'dour, Cheikh Lo and Orchestra Baobab playing on a weekly basis.

To apply, contact us by e-mail at the address given on the job heading.

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.


This unit focused on the basics of a classroom and what makes a good teacher,, good student, and the relationship between them. As a teacher of ESL, I already have experience of classroom dynamics, but it was very interesting learning the theory to what I experience and seeing the accuracy of it. I already have started applying some of the Teacher Roles into my lessons and varying my role more effectively.Many different teaching aids can be used to make lessons more interesting, effective and less dependent on the textbook. These are some of them: white/black board, interactive whiteboard (IWB), overhead projector (OHP), visual aids, worksheets and work cards, cassette recorder, CD player, videos and DVDs, video camera, dictionaries, coursebooks, resources books, photocopier, computers and online resources.