Teach TEFL in Jerusalem

Date posted:2010-07-22 | Writer: The Ayliha Academy | Email: [email protected]

The Ayliha Academy is a non-profit school located in a middle-class Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The purpose of our school is to break the traditional Palestinian educational mold, by offering an open-minded, environmentally conscious, student-centric, English based curriculum based on modern pedagogy. We have just finished a successful pilot year, and are looking forward to introducing smaller class sizes, science and math lessons grounded in environmental sustainability, and the International Baccalaureate teaching program in the coming years. The school currently enrolls 120-140 students in grades 1-9. We are looking for qualified, dedicated teachers who are interested in volunteering their time working to help the Palestinian children.

We are seeking teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and are TEFL certified. As our curriculum focuses on environmental sustainability any knowledge or experience in this field is a plus. The school year starts in September and teachers will be expected to teach 20 classes a week Monday-Thursday and on Saturday. Class sizes will range between 20 students. The Ahliya Academy will arrange free housing and Arabic lessons for teachers.

Applicants should send resume and a cover letter via e-mail.

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.


As usual, learning the difference between the various future tenses is essential for teacher and student. I was initially confused about the nuances between Future Perfect Continuous tense and future continuous tense but this lesson has helped my understanding. I find the portion on 'future forms' extremely useful as one can easily overlook the fact that 'going to ' tense is also considered a future tense.This unit has provided me with an understanding of how to run an effective lessons and the importance of attitude and structure so that the students are keen and ready to learn effectively. Overall the videos demonstrated how the ESA teaching methods are used in a practical way, this also includes the use of effective hand gestures and smiles, while also maintaining the attention of the class at all times