Are There English Teaching Jobs in Africa?

By: Doug Waxman

Yes, not as many as in some other regions of the World like Asia, Europe & Latin America.  A fluent or native English speaker with an accredited TEFL  Certification from International TEFL Academy can realistically find great opportunities to teach English in Africa. 

From the colorful souks in Morocco, to the ancient pyramids of Egypt, to the amazing wildlife in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, Africa is one of the most exciting places to visit in the world.  For those looking for English teaching jobs in Africa there are opportunities, you just have to know where to find them & you may need to be more flexible & patient in your job search.

It is important to know which nations on this amazing continent have opportunities for foreign teachers as well as an understanding of the differences in salary in each country to make sure teaching English in Africa will be a good fit for you.

What types of schools will hire me to teach English abroad?

English teachers abroad work in all sorts of schools, institutes, academies, camps and other venues.  Most English teaching positions, particularly in Europe and Latin America, will be in private language schools and institutes. Public schools in some countries, particularly in Asia, also hire TEFL certified English teachers.

Can I teach English abroad in the summer?

Are there summer opportunities to teach English abroad? 
YES, however options will be more limited than if you were looking to teach English abroad for a year or even for six months.  Except for some short-term contract work, most language schools look to hire full-time teachers for 10-12 month contracts.  This means that most short-term opportunities for English teachers will be either in summer camps or in a volunteer capacity.