TEFL in Yemen - Aden

Date posted:2007-04-10 | 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 organizations 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 are looking to add another native English-speaking teacher to our staff.

Here's a basic contract:

Job: English teacher
Starting date: April 28th, 2007
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. $700.00 per session (if we pay for your airfare) OR U.S. 900.00 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. 700.00 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 will 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 seriously interested send

1) a copy of your CV/resume;
2) a copy of your passport's photo page;
3) a copy of all relevant academic certificates.

To; American Language Center

Email: [email protected]


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 is about modal verbs and passive voice. There are many usages of modal verbs such as ability, advice, obligation etc. They help to add meaning to the main verb. Different modal verbs bring up different meaning and are used in separate contexts. About passive voice, students can meet difficulty when changing the tense of “to be” from active to passive sentences, and teachers should focus on this.Because my knowledge from the previous units about past and present tense, I think I understode this better. There so many different ways to use future tense so I think it can cause alot of confusion to students if it's not explained correctly. What I like about this the unit is the teaching ideas for teachers that will help make it easier not just for the teacher to teach but for the students to understand aswell.