TEFL Job in Yemen

Date posted:2009-08-23 | Writer: Yemen-America Language Institute | Email: [email protected]

The Yemen-America Language Institute (YALI), established in 1975 by the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, is a high profile English language institute with average enrollments exceeding 2,800 students per term and peak enrollments of up to 3,500 students. With a multinational staff of approximately 30 employees and 70 teachers, YALI is operated by the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies (YCMES) through a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.  

Eight 5-week terms are conducted annually. Classes are held daily, Saturday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m., and supplemental learning activities are conducted on Thursdays. Facilities are located in a garden-like setting and include four buildings with 40 classrooms, a self-access multi-media lab, and a 48-station computer lab.


The ESL teacher works under the direct supervision of the Academic Coordinator, teaches three (3) classes a day and remains available 2 hours per day for administrative duties.



Summary of Responsibilities Teaches English courses following established YALI guidelines and using acceptable communicative language teaching strategies and methodologies.  Maintains a classroom environment that is conducive to optimal learning.         Monitors, assesses, and evaluates student work and progress.       Participates in teacher training workshops and other developmental activities designed to enhance the quality of teaching and participates in the delivery of such training.      Prepares reports and lessons plans, supplemental materials and activities, quizzes as required. Maintains an up-to-date record of lesson plans, student attendance and grade records, according to YALI procedures.       Contributes to the curriculum and test development activities, as directed.     Assists in miscellaneous administrative duties related to the effective operation of a language institute.       As a native speaker, serves as a resource to new and less experienced instructors in developing their teaching skills and as a resource on the English language and American culture to all instructors who are not native speakers or who are less familiar with American culture.    


Qualifications and desirable skills
      MA in ESL, TEFL, Education, Linguistics or English Literature – or BA with TEFL certification    ESL teaching experience       Flexibility to work in a diverse  and multicultural work environment      Great organizational and multi-tasking skills      Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and computer usage     Only American and Canadian nationals will be considered for this position  


   Compensation      Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting from $18,000/year       Housing accommodation for the duration of the employment at YALI     Round-trip plane ticket offered with a one-year contract, if purchased through the YCMES       One-month severance paid at the end of a one-year contract      Visa and all visa extensions in Yemen     Use of YCMES services, such as airport pickup (upon first arrival and final departure), laundry, internet, etc.      Orientation and cultural activities as offered by the YCMES  Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the e-mail address given on the job heading with ‘English Teacher for Youth Program’ as the subject.

Teachers will be hired on a rolling basis, starting from September 2009.

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 broke down all of the parts of speech which combine to form a sentence. Breaking down the way that I speak and write in such a technical was was very interesting to me. Although a lot of the information had already been explained and re-explained many times throughout my life, a couple of the terms were completely foreign to me. For example, I had never heard of the the terms infinitive and gerund.In unit 7 there was a lot of talk about Modals and verbs.Modals can be used to express obligation, possibility, permission, advice. Verbs in modals don't change according to person the verbs are followed by a base in it's base form. There are two voices in english, passive and active voice. Passive voice is when the verb becomes the subject of the passive verb. Active voice is when the focus is on the agent.