Employment teaching EFL in Aden, Yemen

Date posted:2006-01-26 | Writer: American Language Center | Email: [email protected]


American Language Center (ALC) in Yemen is a fun and friendly private establishment that offers short (5 week) courses in English language instruction. Our students are aged 13 to adult and are either sponsored by various organisations or are private students. With native English speakers from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the USA and local Yemeni teachers, ALC is becoming the most popular and successful English language school in the port city of Aden. We're expanding rapidly and are looking to add another native English-speaking teachers to our staff.

Here's a basic contract:

Job: English teacher
Starting date: February 4th, 2006
Requirements: Degree + TESOL or equivalent certification, experience preferred
Place of work: Aden, Republic of Yemen
Contract duration: 6 months or 12 months
Working hours: Full-time (6 hours per day) weekdays. Mornings and/or afternoons depending on class schedule; weekends off
Session duration: 5 weeks (week-long unpaid break follows each session)
Salary (minimum and tax-free): U.S. $600.00 per session (if we pay for your airfare) � OR- U.S. 800.00 per session (If you pay for your own airfare) the cost of living here is very low.

ALC pays for your entry visa, work permit, shared accommodation and (if you take U.S. 600.00 per session salary) your airfare to and from your country of origin. Optional overtime, free field trips and free Arabic classes are also on offer.

We use New Interchange, Passages, Global Links and Yemeni governmental curricula depending on which class(es) you are assigned. We also conduct TOEFL preparation and computing courses. We have local teachers to handle brand new students to English who still need instruction in Arabic � you'll most likely have students in Level 2 and above. Yemeni students are a pleasure to teach since they are easy-going and eager to learn, and we keep class sizes below 15 where we can (but not more than 20 where we can't).

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me e-mail on [email protected] or [email protected]


Areen N. Haddad
American Language Center

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.


Learning tenses is often considered the area of most difficulty. Normally, in Asian countries there is only a single tense. However, in English there are not only three time tenses; Past, Present, Future, but they also have four different aspects that can total twelve all together. This lesson focuses on the Present Tense, which includes: present simple, present continuous, present perfect, and present perfect continuous.Content is comprehensive but brief, most of which may have already been noted by an experienced teacher. In my own opinion, more information should be given about the need for teachers to study and understand the local culture of the country where they intend to teach English language. Ignorance of this may result in unintentional offending of the students, causing loss of respect for the teacher and interest in learning.