TEFL Job in Iraq

Date posted:2010-05-02 | Writer: American University of Iraq - Sulaimani | Email: [email protected]

The American University of Iraq invites applications from TEFL certified teachers to join the faculty of the University's English Writing Program and Language Institute in Sulaimani in the northern Iraq region of Kurdistan. The area is safe and hospitable, and our students are eager and enthusiastic learners. We expect 200 new students in September for our rapidly expanding program. The University offers a competitive salary, health insurance, travel and moving expenses, and a collegial atmosphere. Housing is in modern, secure three-bedroom apartments with all necessities and travel to and from campus provided.

Job responsibilities include teaching English as a second language 25 hours per week in reading, writing, listening/speaking or grammar, from beginner to pre-academic, and contributing to a happy, adventuresome faculty. Contracts are for one year, September – December and January-June with the summer off. Our goal is to prepare students to succeed in our rigorous academic program.

Faculty members interested in joining us in this worthwhile and exciting endeavor are encouraged to address replies, including names of three references and a recent photo, to Rosalind Warfield-Brown Director, English Writing Program and Language Institute at the Email 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.


Lesson planning is a very important tool in achieving a well-organized lesson. A lesson plan should bot be rigid but flexible to address any unforeseen occurences during the class, Most teachers need a guide in order to have a structured class. Making a lesson plan can also provide a teacher a reference on what has been discussed so far and whether or not the lesson objectives are achieved in every lesson.I learnt from this unit that it is vital to understand the meaning of language, how it is constructed and a learner must be able to practice and produce it. As quoted in the start of this unit, \"Grammar is seen as the tree trunk and branches of a language while vocabulary and its functions are the leaves that add beauty and variety\". Us as teachers need to introduce learners to language in a balanced way