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Teach English in the Middle East and Egypt

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Egypt: Prosperous Residents Employ Private Tutors

Institutions like the American Univ. in Cairo and the International Language Institute Heliopolis have very exacting standards. At the other end of the spectrum there are plenty of commercial language institutes, often located in the back streets of Cairo, which are less fussy about the backgrounds of their teaching staff.

In prosperous residential areas like Heliopolis, Mardi, and Zamalek anyone who can cultivate contacts may be able to set up private lessons. If you have no acquaintances among affluent Cairenes you will have to advertise with notices written in Arabic and English or in the expatriate press. A simpler way to advertise your availability might be to place an ad in the expatriate monthly Egypt Today or try the notice board at the Community Services Association where expats sign up for adult education courses.

Partly because inflation is very high in Egypt, expenses are low. This is also true for the TEFL training course offered by the American Univ. in Cairo and the International Language Institute.

Most teachers enter Egypt on a tourist visa (which you can purchase at the airport), then ask their school to obtain a work permit for them from the Ministry of the Interior. Work permits are not processed abroad. — Susan Griffith

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Alexandria, Egypt
CTESOL / CTEFL: Teach English Around the World
4 week — Internationally accredited courses worldwide.

Explore the wonders ancient Egypt while completing your TESOL course with ITTT in Alexandria. Free weekend tours are provided for all course attendees allowing you to really make the most of your time with us. During the week our highly experienced trainers will provide you with quality instruction in the theories and methods of teaching English as a foreign language and our high number of practical teaching hours give you the opportunity to put the theory into practice. On graduation all trainees will receive an internationally recognized TESOL certificate and lifetime job placement guidance.
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Via Lingua International TEFL Program in Marrakesh, Morocco
Via Lingua Marrakesh provides an intensive, interactive course to gain certification as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Our program is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date in the world in one of the most fascinating cities in the world! The Via Lingua TEFL Certificate includes vital concepts and strategic skills to live and teach effectively abroad and you acquire a variety of cross-cultural skills with which to analyze different cultures, as well as your own. On successful completion of the course, you will receive the internationally recognized and accredited Via Lingua TEFL certificate.
Teach English in Marrakessh, Morrocco Website:

The American University in Cairo
Graduate Master's degree program and fellowship for teaching English as a foreign language are offered at the American University in Cairo. Courses essential for effective teaching are given by a supportive, skilled faculty. The master's degree program requires 2 years and the intervening summer for completion.

Amideast American Cultural Center
English Teaching Program in Egypt
Applications from qualified EFL teachers are welcomed throughout the year. A teaching certificate in TESOL® is preferred unless candidates have prior EFL experience. All employment agreements are on a local hire basis and compensation is sufficient for comfortable local living. Working conditions are excellent and a typical teaching schedule is 20 hours/week.

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Teaching in Dubai

Teaching in Dubai is a unique chance to experience an ancient culture, live in a totally different part of the world, and significantly contribute to the world’s largest educational reform. Salaries and benefits for teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and other locations like Qatar and Oman in the surrounding Gulf region are famously generous. These jobs are competitive and typically require a government teaching license and two years of classroom experience from a native English speaking country. If you’re a professional educator looking for a change, get in touch and apply today!

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