Teach TEFL in Yemen (Aden and Sanaa)

Date posted:2009-11-22 | Writer: AMIDEAST Yemen | Email: [email protected]

Dreading Winter? Love Sunshine? Non-Profit Educational Organization Has Positions for EL Teachers in Aden and Sana’a

AMIDEAST, a non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening understanding and education in the Middle East and North Africa, has positions open at its Yemen offices for TEFL/TESOL-certified teachers with Bachelor’s degrees and native or native-like English language proficiency. These positions are ideal for entry-level teachers or anyone looking to improve his or her teaching skills by working with mentors and colleagues in a guided, structured, and supportive atmosphere. Teachers work with students from a variety of ages and backgrounds. A significant percentage of our students are under-served youth who have received U.S.-government-supported scholarships. Teaching is complemented by a library, CALL lab, and multimedia-equipped classrooms.

Teachers can expect to work four to six hours per day (two to three classes per day), five days per week. Sessions last for six weeks and there are one-week breaks between most sessions. Teacher compensation ranges from $11 to $15 per hour, depending upon experience and qualifications. A housing allowance, round-trip transportation to home of origin, and residency processing are also provided for teachers able to make a one-year commitment. Teachers must be willing to work at AMIDEAST’s Aden or Sana’a offices and be able to start by February 27, 2010. There may also be the opportunity to teach at one of our outreach sites in Taiz or Mukalla.

Qualified and interested applicants should contact AMIDEAST EL coordinators Nafisa Bintayeh and Cathi Beban at the e-mail address given on the job heading for application procedures and additional information.

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 covered the five conditional states, as well as their usage and meaning. I learned that there was a \"zero conditional\" which I had always thought was the first conditional. The unit also delved into reported speech and the changes to tenses which occur when speech is reported, as opposed to quoted directly. I learned that many conventions I hold in this regard are incorrect, speaking personally.I had not considered the lack of emphasis on writing skills in ESL classes before reading through this unit, but I think it is very interesting, and I will be looking for ways to incorporate more writing activities in my classes in the future. It was also helpful to have some ideas for games that can be played in the classroom to encourage student participation and improve their writing and speaking skills.